THE “CHIPOTLE ARMEGEDDON” STILL CONTINUES AND THE BEST COMMENT ON WHY JAMAICA AVENUE SHOULD HAVE A CHIPOTLE

Who knew that the mention of a Chipotle coming to Jamaica could get some people in a damn tizzy (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/reality-check-folks-chipotle-coming-to-the-ave-is-not-the-end-of-the-world-or-gentrification-it-is-just-a-fucking-chipolte-a-couple-of-notches-above-taco-bell-not-some-fancy-5-star-french/). Wish there was this much reaction to the garbage strewn, nonsense mess that is what Jamaica seems to be about (which is one reason for the development), but that, not a peep from the crew, but attempts at improving this ghetto run down area just slightly has hood rat panties in an uproar.

Since I posted this, on the Clean Up Jamaica Queens Facebook Page, 1,258 folks were reached, 3,312 had reactions, comments & shares combined with 756 comments on the shared. Damn, it is a Chipotle, not a cure for cancer or the end of the world. Even though there were plenty of negative comments (mostly from the young crew), overall, the majority of people found this new bit of info in a positive light, even though some people seemed to be more stuck on the term “Downtown Jamaica” as opposed to the hood phrase, “The Ave”, which I have not heard it called that since I moved here several years ago. BUT get over a damn name folks, before some of you coined it the ghetto “The Ave”, back in the pre-garbage strewn days it was just Jamaica Avenue before it became ghettoized.

But speaking of shared comments, this happened to be the best one on Clean Up Jamaica Queens Facebook on WHY we should have a Chipotle here in Jamaica, Downtown Jamaica, Jamaica Avenue, The Ave or DoJam.

Sight of the new Chipotle in Jamaica at corner of Jamaica Avenue & 160 Street

I mean… I’m biased in this situation because Chipotle is my everything. But, what is a Downtown Jamaica? #SouthsideJamaicaQueens  In addition, call me oblivious, but what is wrong with a little gentrification? So, you guys would really rather have FOUR stripper shoe stores than 3 stripper shoe stores and a Chipotle?  I’m just saying .

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SO CHIPOTLE IN JAMAICA CAUSES SUCH AN OUTRAGE FOR SOME IN THE COMMUNITY, BUT THE GHETTO CRAP THAT WAS IN THAT SPACE WAS JUST FINE & DANDY – REALLY

Chipotle is planning to open its new restaurant at 160-02 Jamaica Ave. (DNAinfo/Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska)

So having a Chipotle at the corner of Jamaica and 160th Street (SW corner) on “The Ave” in “DownTown Jamaica” in the section known as “DoJam” is the end of life as we know it in Jamaica for some folks (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/reality-check-folks-chipotle-coming-to-the-ave-is-not-the-end-of-the-world-or-gentrification-it-is-just-a-fucking-chipolte-a-couple-of-notches-above-taco-bell-not-some-fancy-5-star-french/) causing laughable comments on Facebook like:

The Regentrification of Jamaica Centre, Jamaica has already begun. First Starbucks now Chipotle! Hmmmmm!

If I see one more post abt down town Jamaica. Mother fucker this isn’t manhattan it’s called the fucking ave dick heads. On another note cool chipotle gone be over there. Still another sign of gentrification.

Right lmao tryna make it sound sophisticated n shit

OOOOOHHH IT’S OVER

But the ghetto crap that was there before was just fine and dandy.

Classy! Jamaica Ave and 160th St

GET REAL FOLKS and as I said before, it is just a fucking Chipotle. You mean the Jamaica ghetto bar is so fucking low, that some of you are threatened by mediocre Chipotle. Oh, MY, it is the END OF JAMAICA. Have you ever walked along the entire length of “The Ave from 170th to Parsons, pretty much most of it already looks like the end of Jamaica, the shit back-end of Jamaica.

Jamaica in the box retail

Shit retail litter Jamaica Avenue. This display is totally illegal according to DOB rules, yet nothing is done about this.

Shit Jamaica Ave retail crap tossed out on the street.

NE corner of 163th & Jamaica Ave.

Jamaica Ave, although this looks even worse when I saw it the other day.

 

REALITY CHECK FOLKS: CHIPOTLE COMING TO “THE AVE” IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD OR “GENTRIFICATION”, IT IS JUST A FUCKING CHIPOLTE, A COUPLE OF NOTCHES ABOVE TACO BELL, NOT SOME FANCY 5 STAR FRENCH RESTAURANT – GET OVER IT

OH MY FUCKING GOD.  While my recent post about the opening of Chipotle in downtown Jamaica (that some hate that term) on the Ave  (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/chipotle-planning-to-open-in-downtown-jamaica-on-the-ave/) had many liking that idea, there were, of course (it’s Jamaica), those who thought a 5 star fancy French Restaurant with valet parking was coming and that it was the end for Jamaica and major gentrification. One commented “They shutting Down The Ave

REALITY CHECK FOLKS, it is only a fucking Chipotle. A CHIPOTLE, owned by McDonald’s and a two notches above Taco Bell and a notch below AppleBee’s. Probably the same folks who were outraged that how dare an Applebee’s come into the  hood and ruin “The Ave” and all it’s crappiness.

That “Chipotle Armageddon” post on Clean Up Jamaica Queens Facebook page was shared like crazy and some of the Jamaica residents (mostly young) thought it was Armageddon Gentrification.  Many also hated the term “Downtown Jamaica”, which, was a term I coined when I first moved here to Jamaica, because, well, it is the business district with businesses, etc, so I would call it that, then down the road, I noticed the powers that be and developers were using it all the time. Again, get over the use of that, I mean it is a downtown area, small, but a downtown area, never the less. I am partial to “The Ave”, much hipper and cooler, so maybe you don’t want that because then you will notice developers and greedy real estate agency saying “Great apartment location and just a few blocks from  THE AVE, where you can work & play.”

This was one of the top highest posts since this blog was created, with the “Chipotle Armageddon” reaching 1,019 and 1,957 (readers, comments & shares). While as can be seen, most liked it, there were of course the ones, who cannot stand to see any type of positive progress in Jamaica and look at it as “gentrification”, which when you think about it is a sad state of mentality with some people here, they would be content to see Jamaica continue as a trashed, crime ridden, nonsense, crap retail/food ghetto place. While there are some things I like about the area and I do like that real urban feel (as compared to fake hipster cool), the area does need cleaning up and some sprucing here and there and that means some nice places to balance out the crap like 99 cent stores, cheap electronic stores, tons of beauty supply stores, crappy food choices and flea market type retail.

Anyway, I had to post some of the comments where folks were in an outrage and I found some of them to be funny, but my 5 top ones, be they negative or positive were these ones, of course #1 being my favorite, this person KNOWS REALITY:

  1. Yeah. But until this place gets gentrified, this is going to to be the ghettoest chipotle to exist.
  2. Yay white bitches in the hood
  3. They always gonna run out of chicken
  4. Trash ass food
  5. That’s what they’re putting there?! There’s already an overpriced Taco Bell across the street!

 

 

And here are some of the “doomsday” Facebook comments:

they really making jamaica white again smh

There ain’t no downtown Jamaica

Downtown Jamaica ?🤔🤔 Its Called The Ave

First Starbucks now we getting chipotle to ? 😭

I knew it son I was like they either gonna put a shake shack or chipotle 🤦🏾‍♀️

OOOOOHHH IT’S OVER

DOWNTOWN JAMAICA 😂😂😂😂😂😂

They “downtown ing ” everything right?

Gentrification on the way

The Regentrification of Jamaica Centre, Jamaica has already begun. First Starbucks now Chipotle! Hmmmmm!

opened a Starbucks and now this, I peep the game now

Downtown added to anything other than manhattan means “gentrification, coming to a hood near you”

oh man remember when we used to joke about a chipotle on the ave…it’s really happening 😩😩😩😩

The part that’s killling me is they said downtown Jamaica.
They shutting Down The Ave
Nah the Dallas BBQs that’s going to be on parsons is going to shut down the Ave

Stop trying to gentrify Jamaica Queens.

Just stop. 🙄🙄

Downtown Jamaica. Stoppppp

Tf is going on here

Gentrification

Yeah. But until this place gets gentrified, this is going to to be the ghettoest chipotle to exist.

If they add a chik fila it’s gonna get noticeably gentrified real quick

 

Gentrification. They trynna fix the area up so more white people will invest in it and push the minority’s out

 

If I see one more post abt down town Jamaica. Mother fucker this isn’t manhattan it’s called the fucking ave dick heads. On another note cool chipotle gone be over there. Still another sign of gentrification

 

Right lmao tryna make it sound sophisticated n shit

 

The bar is set high as to the people who live there set it high enough to be gentrified no? so please STFU… when it comes to knowing what is bad and what is good for a community…last time I checked the places that had Chipotle or a trader joes…there was less and less black folk to be found… so shove all that 1…

GOOD RIDDANCE: FAMILY DOLLAR STORE ON JAMAICA AVE (169 ST) CLOSING UP SHOP IN TWO WEEKS

For years (decades) on Jamaica Ave and 169th Street on the South side was a large empty lot that was just an eyesore. A few years ago, a low rise retail building was erected that was able to house a few businesses.  The first thing that went in was Planet Fitness (actually one of the nicest Planet Fitness around, two stories, huge and lots of equipment). The powers that be  bragged about this building and how new businesses were going to go in. Well, as usual, that is not what happened,all of the spaces to this day are empty and the one business that opened up after Planet Fitness, was another shitty dollar/99 cent store, Family Dollar (not to be confused with the one that NY recently did a story on about all the garbage being illegally dumped on their property).

Well, after working out today at Planet Fitness, I notice a big sign on the crappy Family Dollar, “Everything Must be Sold, Store Closing” and I thought THANK YOU, like we really needed another low-class dollar stores, I mean the area is littered with this shit places. Sure one or two are fine, but why do we need dozens of these cheap quality places to begin with.  And how do so many all clustered together make a profit at all. My theory,  many of these places, like many of the “repeat” businesses in the area probably are money laundering places or some other shady bullshit.

Anyway, this place, I don’t think even made two years, will be history in two weeks. Don’t let the door slam you on the ass on your way out.

GOOD RIDDANCE. Enough with all the shitty crappy  businesses that are way too prevalent in the area. Hopefully some more shitty businesses will follow suit and slowly some a better class of retail will arrive in the future. PUT a fucking limit on the number of 99 cent stores, cheap electronic stores and beauty supply stores that can open in an area.

IS THIS WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE JAMAICA TEXAS CHICKEN & BURGER JOINT ON JAMAICA AVE – SEEMS TO BE A MAGNET FOR GHETTO HOOD RATS

I doubt we will see this on this part of Jamaica Ave, but funny how so much ghetto bullshit happens in super expensive hipster Brooklyn. At times it actually makes Jamaica look civilized, well at least in “The Twilight Zone”.

Told you before it was ghetto and placed in ghettoish areas.

Play the video below to see hood rats behaving the usual, fucking badly. And well, they are black as pretty much seems to be the norm anymore for this kind of nonsense in NYC. Whatever happened to the days of Black Pride & Black Power, when did it all take a nasty U-turn to this ghetto bullshit.

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From CBS:

Police Arrest 1 Of 4 Men Wanted In Brooklyn Restaurant Beating

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One of four men who allegedly beat a man inside a Brooklyn restaurant earlier this month is now in custody.

Joseph Molohon, 37, was attacked after he offered to help them pay for their meal at Texas Chicken and Burgers in Flatbush on March 1, police said.

The suspects punched, kicked, and hit him with his cane, causing broken bones, cuts and bruises, police said.

Surveillance video showed someone trying to steal Molohon’s wallet as the victim laid on the floor, police said.

“The wallet was on my other side,” Molohon told CBS2. “I was laying on it and I had almost $1,000 in it. They didn’t get that.”

Kariem Roberts, 21, who lives near the restaurant, has been arrested in connection with the case and charged with gang assault, menacing and four counts of robbery.

COMING TO JAMAICA AVE NEW THEMED EATERY: TEXAS CHICKEN & BURGERS – “ALWAYS FRESH, LOCAL & NATURAL BECAUSE YOU CHASE IT DOWN, KILL IT AND WE PREPARE IT FOR YOU”

Thanks to some readers who gave me the idea. How did this one slip by me, it was SO OBVIOUS.

TEXAS CHICKEN & BURGERS

147-12 Jamaica Ave in beautiful downtown Jamaica. While you are here, pick up some lingerie and sport wear we have in the back with each meal.

100% Beef.

Our Burgers are made of 100% natural, additive-free, and preservative-free beef – always. We maintain a solid and constant commitment to sourcing fresh ingredients from similar-thinking local producers, who deliver our ingredients daily. We always use freshly ground beef, and all-natural lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles- every day.

Our restaurants combine our goals to provide fresh fast food and our dedication towards fulfilling our guest’s satisfaction – whether it’s natural ingredients, or smart value, we always think of our customers first! What started as a dream has become a delicious reality – Keep your eyes open, we are coming to your neighborhood soon!!

So come on down to the Ave soon, where you can pick your own steer at the local slaughterhouse, we let it go and you chase it down in downtown Jamaica, capture it and let us do the rest! Bring the whole family and make it a “FAMILY FUN DAY”.

Hala Live Slaughterhouse (92-56 165th St) right in the middle of downtown Jamaica and yes those are apartment going up across from it.

Downtown Jamaica, third world shithole. UNBELIEVABLE.

The running of the bulls in downtown Jamaica

Aziz Slaughter House (151-24 Beaver Rd) in downtown Jamaica, where another poor creature attempted to escape but eventually died. BARBARIC.

Taste so much better when you chase it down.

COMING TO THE AVE: MORE NEW CRAP TO REPLACE OLD SHITTY CRAP

The community of Jamaica, always keeping the bar as fucking ghetto low as can be. So I guess the steps in the community are:

  1. LOW-CLASS GHETTO THIRD WORLD SHIT & CRAP
  2. GHETTO SHIT & CRAP
  3. GHETTO FAB
  4. DECENT
  5. ???????????????

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OLD JAMAICA SHIT

OLD SHIT: A & J Unisex and Friendly Uniform & More (which is really African Movie Store), they just did not bother to replace the sign.

NEW JAMAICA SHIT

(because you can never have enough fried chicken and burgers in this community). Well, at least Texas Chicken & Burger, which is a chain states “All of our beef and chicken come from farms where they are ethically housed and fed a fully grain-based diet – and never get administered antibiotics, growth hormones, or other unnatural chemicals.” There are over a dozen of these places in NYC, mostly in ghettoish areas, which tell you something.