$10 MILLION DOLLARS TO “REVITALIZE” DOWNTOWN JAMAICA – AND GOD FUCKING LAUGHED SO HARD HE SHIT OUT RUBEN WILLS & REV. FLOYD FLAKE

First off $10 million dollars is NOTHING and cannot revitalize a block, let alone downtown Jamaica. AND how do you revitalize an area when the city keeps dumping homeless shelters, hotels turned homeless shelter, supportive housing and group homes in the area. As of last count there are 26 homeless shelters and this does not count the group homes or the hybrid half hotels/half homeless shelters.

AND what about all the fucking gangs that thrive here, the criminal element, the hood rats and all the low-class ghetto slobs. Might as well flush that fucking 10 million down the shitter along with the $2.2 million for the upgrades to Rufus King Park outdoor homeless shelter and garbage dump.

Damn, that white boy in the back is cutting up some good shit.

Bad Mexican Hombres drinking in public, white white boy in background, cuts up some drugs. A few blocks from where Mayor and crew were doing their bullshit publicity stunt.

Downtown Jamaica Comfort Inn. Worker inside told me that 3 floors are for hotel guests and three floors are for homeless. Nothing like being greeted at a hotel than by a half naked homeless man sitting in hot weather.

FUCKING SCUM HOOD RATS who gang raped a mother of two in Jamaica July 11th/12 and lived in a group home on South Road.

Over a million dollars and you would think this is some little kid playing the slums of Calcutta.

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From Queens Courier:

File photo/QNS
Downtown Jamaica will receive $10 million to revitalize the neighborhood.

As Jamaica continues to grow with initiatives like the Jamaica Now Action Plan, seven projects from the neighborhood will receive their share of the state’s $100 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) to further transform Jamaica.

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced the project winners, which will receive a total of $10 million that will go towards revitalizing downtown Jamaica, modernizing infrastructure, and bolstering Queens’ economy by working in conjunction with state agencies and the Regional Economic Development Council.

 “This critical investment in Jamaica’s downtown will help it grow into a major economic hub that boosts small businesses, expands economic opportunity for residents, and draws new residents and visitors to the community,” Cuomo said. “These projects will help transform downtown Jamaica into a bustling neighborhood, spurring economic development and creating a brighter future for residents and workers across the great borough of Queens.”

The winning projects are:

  • Greater Jamaica Development Corporation Co-Working Space: Funds will help create a 10,000-square-foot shared workspace for up to 90 local entrepreneurs and independent professionals at the Moda Building, run by Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC). The space will provide an affordable, flexible workspace and access to business equipment and services for startup companies, freelancers, and others.
  • Bring High-Speed Broadband to Downtown Jamaica: This will boost Jamaica’s broadband infrastructure to support high-speed service to existing businesses as well as the public. The project will bridge two gaps in the conduit pathway so that new lines are able to be run to Jamaica, providing needed capacity and allowing for the installation of fixed wireless hubs to support Wi-Fi based broadband connectivity and a broadband market.
  • Conversion of Archer Archways – 159th Street into a Public Space: This project will create a public space around the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) underpass at 159th Street. Improvements will include overhead lighting, public art space, seating, and event space.
  • Downtown Jamaica Gateway Improvements: Jamaica Center will be transformed into a downtown gateway with pedestrian space, lighting, and streetscape improvements and enhanced pedestrian space on Parsons Boulevard between Jamaica and Archer avenues.
  • Fund for Dining Options Downtown: Funds to improve the dining options and nightlife activity in the downtown area by establishing a Restaurant Startup Fund as well as an incubator space for new food businesses at the Jamaica Market.
  • Prime Skills Entrepreneurship Fund: Expand the Prime Skills program, an entrepreneurship training program that helps low-income Jamaica residents launch or grow businesses. Funding will support two additional program cohorts, expand mentorship and support to previous program graduates, and provide a fund to purchase equipment for program graduates.
  • Career Prep at Edison High School: Funds will help enhance the Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School’s nationally recognized Career and Technical Education programs by purchasing new equipment and software that will enable the programs to ensure graduates are job-ready for employment in the tech, design and health care sectors.

“Everyone has long recognized Jamaica’s inherent potential for smart growth, and the 7 winning projects selected under Governor Cuomo’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative are critical to Downtown Jamaica’s economic growth and development,” said Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. “This is a concerted, strategic investment toward revitalizing Jamaica’s downtown core by enhancing education, entrepreneurship and public space. The selected projects are also consistent with the vision of the holistic and comprehensive Jamaica NOW Action Plan underway, and will make the area even more attractive to residents, businesses and investors.”

 

TO PARAPHRASE IBSEN: THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE ARE OUR NYC ELECTED OFFICIALS – OUT OF TOUCH, DO NOTHINGS, CORRUPT & LIMOUSINE LIBERALS

Queens Borough Katz

The enemy of the people, especially in SE Queens are not the low-end criminal hood rats or the gangs like MS-13, creeping in the shadows, hiding under scaffolding, lying in wait in dark corners,  but they are in our back yards HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT with suit and ties, THEY ARE OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS, whose corruption, do-nothing attitude, brokering shady deals and inaction has created the low-end criminals, the gangs and the nonsense. to THRIVE.  From the top with the fake progressive Mayor DUMBO and his bullshit Queens circus tour which amounted to nothing more than a publicity stunt and a campaign tour & Queens BP Melinda Katz who has never really even walked around Jamaica, except to stand at the corner of Sutphin Blvd & Jamaica Avenue for the BULLSHIT TOUR or the steps of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (hell she has not even been to the $2.2 million dollar upgrade to Rufus King Park that she loves to brag about to see what a garbage dump it is and how it has turned into an outdoor homeless shelter complete with public drinking and drug use) t0 all the black hacks like Gregory Meeks, Leroy Comrie, I. Daneek Miller, Vivian Cook and the ones who got caught like Malcolm Smith, Shirley Huntley, Williams Scarbough, & Ruben Wills. Then there are past elected officials and so-called community and church leaders like Rev. Floyd Flake, Archie Spigner, Manny Caughman and other buffoons.

Useless do nothing Senator Leroy Comrie

Former corrupt Senator douche bag Shirley Huntley, one of the local leaders who only looked out for herself. Now she is Big Bertha’s bitch in prison.

Councilman Ruben Wills being arrested in November of 2014

Buddies, Senator Malcolm Smith & Rev. Floyd Flake

Congressman Gregory Meeks

Bill De Blasio (c.) campaigns at Rochdale Village the day before Election Day with Assemblywoman Vivian Cook (second l.), Councilman Leroy Comrie (third l.), Assemblyman William Scarborough (third r.) and state Sen. Malcolm Smith (second r.) What a fucking embarrassment and look, it is useless Assemblymember Vivian Cook, rising from the dead and some of the other assorted Jamaica “leaders”.

AND I point out that these local elected officials are black because black communities and communities of color tend to suffer the most while the same color elected officials fuck over these communities like allowing a well known, documented poisonous, polluting waste dump, ROYAL WASTE, to be placed in the downtown area near thousands of homes and families and across from a park, Detective Keith Williams Park instead of standing up and FIGHTING IT (hell, Ruben Wills actually took campaign donations from this company).

They have all sat idly by while thug auto body shops, especially on Merrick Blvd, have turned the streets and sidewalks into a junk yard with junked and unlicensed vehicles and dangerously blocking the right hand lane of one of the most busiest streets in Jamaica, Merrick Blvd. They have sat quiet while a large number of underage girls of color have gone missing, kidnapped, raped and forced into prostitution like the 15 year old black girl who was kidnapped by St. Albans Joseph Gilbert and pimped out for FOUR MONTHS in Rev. Floyd Flake’s Greater Allen Church Senior Residence on Merrick Blvd (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/24-days-the-flakes-and-greater-allen-church-have-made-no-comment-about-underage-girl-being-pimped-out-of-greater-allen-cathedral-senior-residence-for-four-months-and-neither-have-any-loca/).

Instead of visiting blighted areas of the community, which there are many, they choose instead to do bullshit photo-ops at Senior Citizen places (but probably not Flake’s House of Underage Prostitution), bullshit street naming ceremonies, like changing that awful stretch of South Road (where that group home where the four hood rats with long arrest records were living when they gang raped a mother of two on July 11th) to Tuskegee Airman Way, which is an insult to those brave men who actually DID SOMETHING as opposed to these hack black elected officials who are a DISGRACE.

What’s more is that too many of the Jamaica residents VOTED for this clowns not just once but in the case of useless Leroy Comrie, several times (three for City Council) and once for Senate, somehow believing their transparent bullshit and lies, while not acting in their own best interest and the communities best interest.

Below is a comment from an area resident and his total dissatisfaction with the elected officials past and present. While Clean Up Jamaica has not really kept these clowns accountable as he stated, Clean Up Jamaica has exposed them for the complete udder frauds that they are and the complete and total bullshit and nonsense that goes on in this community with a dosage of FACTS, REALITY & PHOTOS.

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Received this from Brendan Birth, a local SE Queens resident, who started a blog called BLIND JUSTICE.

I just want write this message to say thank you for keeping our politicians in Jamaica accountable. I really appreciate that, and it means the world to me that you all have sought to do this. My family had Anthony Seminerio as my Asssemblyman when I moved to this part of Queens (actually South Ozone Park, but often I get Jamaica pols like Wills, Meeks, etc.). I’ve suffered through Ada Smith, Shirley Huntley, and James Sanders as State Senators. Wills is my councilman, and years ago Alan Jennings was my councilman. Meeks carries a stench too. My long and growing list of people representing me who’s acted inappropriately and/or in a corrupt manner would be funny if it weren’t so sad. The saddest part about all of this is that few people seem to care. Not many voters. Not the Queens Democratic Party. Not Floyd Flake and the blasted political cartel in this area. And not most of the media. Given the amount of corruption I’ve experienced since moving to this area 18 years ago, you can see why I am tremendously grateful though for people who actually….excuse the language…give a shit about the corruption that constituents like me have experienced in this part of Queens for decades now. So I am grateful for Errol Louis and his showing the political cartel in this part of Queens for what it is…the only issue with Louis is that his plate is full trying to also cover the shenanigans in the rest of NYC. And I am most for you all at Clean Up Jamaica Queens, because you all have been such a consistent watchdog in this part of Queens. Thank you so much. Keep up the good work. And hopefully Wills being found guilty will be the beginning of the end of corruption in this part of Queens (though I won’t hold my breath on that).

OUR LIMOUSINE LIBERAL MAYOR, BOROUGH PRESIDENT & OTHER HYPOCRITICAL ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO DO NOT WALK THE TALK

Ironic that this completely hollow and superficial “borough tour” BULLSHIT (and major bullshit it was) happened during an upcoming election. This smacked straight on of a publicity stunt and an election campaign, nothing more. Completely HOLLOW and SUPERFICIAL with NO SUBSTANCE at at all.

This “Tale of Two Cities” Mayor and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz for that matter have never walked a day in the regular person’s shoes (let alone walk around their communities they are supposed to serve or take a subway for that matter) nor experienced all that we deal with on a daily basis. deBlasio lives in Park Slope, where his block or surrounding blocks, have no homeless shelters, no drug clinics, no illegal conversions, no trucks driving illegally on his street, no ROYAL WASTE DUMP near by for him to deal with 24/7 truck traffic, diesel fumes and foul smelling wastes, no auto body shops that have junked & unlicensed vehicles up on sidewalks and on streets, etc, etc. . His son is going to an expensive college in Germany, how many of you folks can do that. AND Katz lives in Forest Hills and does not have to deal with any of that shit either. Hell, these two clowns don’t even take the fucking subway (neither do any of the other hack elected officials). To come to Jamaica, dumblasio was chauffeured as was Melinda Katz who was coming only from Forest Hills to Jamaica and was chauffeured in some big ass gas guzzling black SUV.

Katz getting out of her chauffeured SUV to join dumBlasio for the BULLSHITPOLZO QUEENS TOUR. What can’t take the subway from Forest Hills. YOU ARE NOT THAT RECOGNIZABLE.

In the meantime while deBlasio and Katz were spilling bile out of their mouths all over Sutphin Blvd & Jamaica Ave, right up the block, a homeless person with one leg in a wheelchair was begging for money in front of a Rite-Aid, about five blocks away in South Jamaica a mother of two was brutally beaten and gang raped July 11 by four young hood rats with long arrest records living in a group home that no one from the community even knew was a group home and obviously had no kind of curfew or security, three blocks away a crew of homeless took over the Rufus King Park Pavilion (which $2.2 million dollars was wasted on upgrades) drinking beer while one individual was slicing up some drugs.  AND six blocks away, a recently built Comfort Inn on 162 St is now three floors for hotel guests and three floors for homeless, in which a half naked man in some kind of wheel chair thing was sitting right out in front near the entrance. DO YOU DUMBLASIO OR KATZ have any of THAT in your hoods, on your blocks, next to you?

Up and Coming Jamaica, a community in crisis.

Bad Mexican Hombres drinking in public, white white boy in background, cuts up some drugs. A few blocks from where Mayor and crew were doing their bullshit publicity stunt.

Damn, that white boy in the back is cutting up some good shit.

Downtown Jamaica Comfort Inn. Worker inside told me that 3 floors are for hotel guests and three floors are for homeless. Nothing like being greeted at a hotel than by a half naked homeless man sitting in hot weather.

Typical LIMOUSINE DEMOCRAT LIBERALS. AND you wonder how a completely unintelligent, totally unqualified dumb ass like Trump got to be President. Just use deBlasio and Katz alone as an example. Two hacks who are COMPLETELY OUT OF TOUCH with the regular folks of NYC and Queens and have no clue what we deal with on a daily basis. AND if you vote for either of them, YOU ARE A COMPLETE FUCKING IDIOT YOURSELF. A vote for deBlasio or Katz is a vote for MORE SHIT and a vote that reveals how fucking stupid, how uneducated, how out of touch with reality and against your own interests most voters are.

Our asshole local elected officials like Meeks, Comrie, Miller, etc, same shit. Have any of them ever taken time out to walk ALL over their community and  I mean all over, not just “good” spots, but in the dark, deep, recesses of Jamaica, where there are plenty to see how people live, what some places look like, see all the SHIT that is everywhere. I HAVE and I am not a public servant but someone who actually has a full time job, but find time to see the community. How can you say you represent the community, when you  have never really seen the majority of it. Kind of hard to do when you are shuffling off from one idiotic photo-op to another inane photo-op for STUPID street name ceremonies, various clubs, ribbon cutting bullshit or any number of the out of control hyper-developments that go on. ALL elected officials should be required to clock at least TWO DAYS of just walking around (or in Comrie’s case, scooting around) different parts of the community to see what they represent.

SUCH FUCKING HACKS.

Watch dumBlasio as a Queens woman gives it to him on one his neighborhood strolls and watch him not look at the woman, not answer her question, turn his back on her and head with entourage to his chauffeured vehicle.

 

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From AM New York:

Our limousine liberal mayor

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks earlier this month during the “Hamburg zeigt Haltung” (Hamburg shows dignity) gathering in Germany as world leaders met at the G-20 Summit. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images / SINA SCHULDT)

Are you a limousine liberal? Do you live in a trendy NYC neighborhood — maybe in a building with a doorman — but still vote for Democrats or consider yourself progressive?Though he or she might prefer Uber rather than an actual limo, a limousine liberal is generally someone who espouses a brand of politics that doesn’t quite match up with his or her tax returns and actions.Mayor Bill de Blasio, with his police-chauffeured SUV rides from Gracie Mansion to his Park Slope gym, is a limousine liberal. He tells tales of two cities, but it’s getting harder for New Yorkers to believe he’s in touch with theirs.

His liberal bona fides will be put to some sort of test in November. He’s raising tons of cash for his re-election campaign. No, he’s not using money from the now-defunct Campaign for One New York, which got substantial coin from real estate developers and invited the attention of local and federal prosecutors. However, the mayor’s progressivism and hat-in-hand requests for cash now look strange, and somewhat despicable, after this so-called progressive criticized how non-mayor New Yorkers ask for money on the street.

Not long after stepping out of his SUV and into a plane headed for Germany, our limousine liberal mayor phoned in to a NYC radio show and shared his disdain for panhandling. Some New Yorkers begging for money do it for the fun of it, he theorized, despite his lack to evidence to back it up. He’s asking the NYPD to be “creative” in how it enforces rules against begging, which isn’t illegal.

While de Blasio’s comments are reminiscent of Rudy Giuliani’s crusade against the squeegee men in the ’90s, keep in mind another irony for a mayor who’s attempted to promote his progressive image abroad despite a homelessness problem here at home. While de Blasio flew to Germany to protest world leaders, including President Donald Trump, during the G-20 gathering of world economic power brokers, residents in my neighborhood of East Harlem unveiled a mural on East 116th Street to protest the mayor.

Movimiento Por Justicia en El Barrio, an immigrant-led group of tenants and families who have rejected city rezoning plans for the neighborhood and rallied against the mayor, pushed for the mural to object to the mayor’s housing plan. A Trojan horse sits at the center of the mural, a symbol of the city’s affordable housing plan, which they say is a luxury housing plan.

As with all politicians, it’s best to focus on de Blasio’s actions — not his words or political stunts. Taking money from the real estate industry, being protested by tenants and bashing beggars aren’t indicative of a progressive reformer. You see, our limousine liberal mayor doesn’t want us to ask for change — either on the street or in ballot box. He represents the status quo of rising rents and disdain for the poor.

It’s time to show him the door and work to keep people in their homes with policies that favor the poor, not the rich.

Josmar Trujillo is a trainer, writer and activist with the Coalition to End Broken Windows.

 

MS. PAMELA HAZEL REPORTS ON JAMAICA UPS & DOWNS INCLUDING A VIOLENT ENCOUNTER WITH ASSHOLE RUBEN WILLS

From Pamela Hazel:

Well after more than a month of having to bear the sight of mosquito, infested Zika cesspool; relief is finally here. Maybe because Katz and her cronies are prancing around her “World’s  Borough,” Queens as she calls it.
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Parsons & Archer, taken today ( 7/19/17)

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Thieving Councilman Wills is fuming, also is the garbage in his jurisdiction. Part of the money for his non-profit initiative was earmarked to clean-up his jurisdiction.
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Guy R. Brewer Boulevard & 108th. Avenue. Photo was taken two weeks ago.

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The last time I saw Wills was at a community affairs meeting. He was cursing me while unbuttoning his jacket and yelling at me; saying that me and my comrade are fuxxking bothering them. A police officer had to intervene.

Councilman Ruben Wills being arrested in November of 2014

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Sidewalk/bushwalk still harbouring rats and other human menace. The filthy mattress and the garbage are still over the fence.
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Photo was taken about two weeks ago

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The dangling wires are still dangling and dragging on the ground. As soon as a child gets hurt; the problem will be fixed with expedience.
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Corner of Merrick Boulevard & 108 th. Avenue. Photo was taken more than two months ago.

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Neighbours are still living in fear of raccoon dwelling. The raccoons are still tormenting neighbours.
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167-05  144 Avenue,

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Borough president Katz, can you please contact the appropriate agencies and resolve this ills?

P. Hazel: Social Media Journalist for Justice.

57.4 % JAMAICA RESIDENTS THINK THEIR COMMUNITY SUCKS: CRIME, STREETS, HOMELESS OUT OF CONTROL, GARBAGE, DIRTY PARKS & ALL KIND OF GHETTO NONSENSE

A recent survey of residents in the Jamaica area concludes that over half (57.4%) think their community SUCKS, despite all the bullshit coming from elected hacks like Queens BP Melinda Katz, Congressman Greg Meeks, Senator Leroy Comrie, GJDC President Hope Knight and other master bullshitters.

Residents site crime and problems with local streets, but there are many more issues of why that large percentage think JAMAICA SUCKS. It is low-class ghetto from the retail to the food choices, it is FILTHY with tons of illegal garbage dumping and litter all over the damn place, homeless shelters are being dumped by the dozens while group homes are being put in (like the one with the hood rats who gang raped a mother of two) without anyone’s knowledge, the homeless population has SKYROCKETED in the past year alone in downtown Jamaica with this new hybrid combo of hotels/homeless shelters like the Comfort Inn on 162 St right in downtown Jamaica, auto body shops that have taken over sidewalks and streets with their junked and unlicensed vehicles, the parks like Rufus King Park and Major Mark Park are not only garbage dumps  but have turned into outdoor homeless shelters as the homeless and drug addicts make homeless encampments out of them, a major polluting & poisonous waste dump, ROYAL WASTE,  in the downtown area and near hundreds of families is not only foul smelling but the majority of diesel fuel polluting trucks that run through the downtown are from them, illegal parking of huge foul smelling waste trucks inside the LIRR overpass tunnels in the downtown area, shootings, stabbings, rapes, assaults, robberies, kidnapping & forced prostitution of underage black girls like what took place at Rev. Flake’s Greater Allen Senior Residence (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/11-days-the-flakes-and-greater-allen-church-have-made-no-comment-about-underage-girl-being-pimped-out-of-greater-allen-cathedral-senior-residence-for-four-months-plus-some-new-info-arises/) and every other ghetto nonsense and bullshit you can think of helps to make JAMAICA SUCK.

AND then we have some of the most corrupt and do nothing elected officials around. We have already had two come out of jail (Huntley, Scarborough), one still in jail (Smith) and another on corruption trial and more than likely will be going to jail (asshole Wills).

BUT the people have spoken elected officials and Ms. Hope Knight:

JAMAICA SUCKS MAJORLY like Linda Lovelace.

BUT on the other hand 42.6% are satisfied with Jamaica, so who are those idiots. Must be elected officials, propaganda puppets, the homeless, hood rats, low-class ghetto folks who don’t know better and the new batch of immigrants who considering where some of them come from think Jamaica is the French Riviera.

So Ms. Knight, I doubt this survey will be finding its way into any of Greater Jamaica Development Corporations promotional material.

Downtown Jamaica Comfort Inn. Worker inside told me that 3 floors are for hotel guests and three floors are for homeless. Nothing like being greeted at a hotel than by a half naked homeless man sitting in hot weather.

Damn, that white boy in the back is cutting up some good shit.

Bad Mexican Hombres drinking in public, white white boy in background, cuts up some drugs. A few blocks from where Mayor and crew were doing their bullshit publicity stunt.

Up and Coming Jamaica, a community in crisis.

The morning rush hour druggies

Ruben Wills District of prostitution, garbage and other ghetto messes. 157 and Tuskegee Airman Way

Homeless Drug Addicts in love.

These alcoholic bottles did not magically get place here, our diverse population put them there and I am sure then took plenty of pisses there as well.

Over a million dollars and you would think this is some little kid playing the slums of Calcutta.

The Rufus King Park Welcome Wagon.

Sutphin Blvd between Jamaica Ave and 90th Ave

Royal Waste

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.

Royal Waste comprises the entire blue rectangle. As can be seen thousands of homes and a park are at risk.

168 pl at 90 ave in downtown Jamaica

Practice games for terrorist. The 170 LIRR Tunnel in Downtown Jamaica.

Zale Thompson, attacked officers with machete on Jamaica Ave in October of 2014

Totally Illegal blocking of sidewalk. Pretty Girl is one of many stores on Jamaica Ave doing this. Besides making it difficult to manuever, it is low-class ghetto/third world country EYESORE.

She certainly does not look like some starving young girl in Africa.

Is that Assembly Member Vivian Cook addressing her constituents.

Downtown Jamaica

And they are dumping 1+ million dollars in this park, really. Does that include the removal of the bottom of the barrel folks.

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

Is this an example of being on “the right track”.

Elderly man’s legs are crushed by dangerous tractor trailer truck in downtown Jamaica, Friday (7.8.6) due to chronic neglect by elected officials and city agencies.

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From AM New York:

Only 42.6 percent of respondents from Community Board 12, which includes parts of Jamaica, Hollis and Springfield Gardens, were satisfied with their neighborhood. They cited problems with local streets and roads as well as crime. Only 45.5 percent said they felt safe walking in their neighborhood at night. Read http://www.amny.com/news/rockaway-residents-say-city-unprepared-for-next-sandy-survey-1.13808510.

From Metro New York

 

SNEAK PREVIEW: MAYOR BIG SHOW AND ENTOURAGE MAKE VISIT TO THE BUSINESS DISTRICT OF DOWNTOWN JAMAICA

AND take a wild guess the person whose is speaking to GJDC President Hope Knight.

“Christ, can’t this guy get anywhere on time. And they talk about CP Time.”

Katz & Miller’s lame attempt to do a “Jamaica Abbey Road”

So it is Day two of Mayor Big Show’s traveling circus this week in Queens with his “City Hall in Your Borough” Cavalcade and your the so-called “Tale of Two Cities” Mayor made a stop at 6:30pm (well, deBlasio time, which meant he was late of course) in downtown Jamaica at the corner of Sutphin Blvd and Jamaica Queens with the usual suspects like GJDC President Hope Knight, Madame Bullshit Queen BP Melinda Katz & her deputy, the always sexy Melba Miller and escorting the Mayor around the area, Jamaica’s own Heckel & Jeckel, Senator Comrie and Councilman I. Daneek Miller.

I did not know of this Jamaica tour till the last minute, so I got home, grabbed a bite and headed out on my bike. As I got there, some of the usual suspects were there, but not the Mayor. As soon as I pulled up  to the crowd, I yelled out, “I hope the Mayor is going to see the all the crap in Jamaica and just not a few of the “pretty spots”. Immediately a tall gentlemen in a nice suit approached me and introduced himself as Greg Bishop, Commissioner of NYC Department of Small Businesses Service and I let him have it about Jamaica and that Comrie and I. Daneek Miller certainly are not going to show the Mayor or tell him about the “Jamaica Hot Spots” and he said that the Mayor is aware. AND then I said is he aware of Merrick Blvd and all the auto body shops that have made a mess of the sidewalks and streets with their junked and unlicensed vehicles and he told me he was not aware of that and to send him photos after I told him I have photos and a blog. He said they will have a talk with those shop.

This bus had to move into another lane due to auto body shop blocking the lane.

Well, you know I am going to follow up on this. Anyway, he said the purpose of this appearance by Mayor Big Show, was the seeing some of the small businesses in the area.

Well, eventually Mayor Big Show comes and yammers about some shit that I could not hear, along with Katz and some others saying more shit that I could not hear, but there will be plenty of coverage from the reporters that were there to hear what he and company had to say about ghetto Jamaica. After awhile I left, because if I want to see and hear a bunch of shit, I will just cruise over to the $2.2 million dollar homeless shelter and garbage dump, known as Rufus King Park.

AND speaking of ghetto Jamaica and Mayor “Tale of Two Cities”, here is the perfect example of that. While Mayor Big Show and the bullshit elected officials were spilling bile all over the streets of Sutphin, a few blocks over at Rufus King Park, showed the usual garbage, homeless at the Pavillion with drinking by the Mexican crew, while a white boy in back of them seemed to be cutting up some good drugs to snort.

Damn, that white boy in the back is cutting up some good shit.

“Welcome to vibrant downtown Jamaica and enjoy your stay at the Comfort Inn. ………………………Do you have a dollar?”

A few blocks over at 89-34 162nd St, right in Downtown Jamaica, is the Comfort Inn, that was put up about 2 years ago, not quite sure of the date. Well, one look at the “doorman” and I contacted the hotel to find out that 3 floors are for hotel guest and 3 floors are for the homeless, which I thought so in the past because some of the “folks” I saw going in. So if you are wondering why there is such an increase in the homeless in the downtown area, between all the homeless shelters, group homes, plus drug clinics, we have this new hybrid of Hotel/Homeless Shelter and nothing screams out “COME STAY WITH US” like a half naked homeless man in some kind of wheel chair thing hanging out in front of it. SO Ms. Knight of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, did you know that one of your downtown hotels is half a homeless shelter. Somehow I don’t think this business will be in the tour of Mayor Big Show nor in one of GJDC’s promotional material, “THE JAMAICA COMFORT INN – EXPERIENCE THE REAL JAMAICA”.

 

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From Times Ledger:

Day Two: Mayor brings top staff to Queens to run city government

After heading to Citi Field to take in a Mets game Monday evening, Mayor Bill de Blasio has a full day scheduled for Tuesday in Queens.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his commissioners had a busy schedule planned Tuesday on Day Two of City Hall in Your Borough as they listened to constituents, made announcements and toured facilities in Queens.

9 a.m. – noon – Mayor hosts a resource fair with constituent hours, Queens Borough Hall, Helen Marshall Cultural Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

1 p.m. — Mayor and first lady Chirlane McCray make an a health care announcement, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, 136-26 37th Ave.

1:30 p.m. — Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks joins Borough President Melinda Katz at Homebase Office, Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, 161-10 Jamaica Ave.

3 p.m. — Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and DEP Acting Commissioner Vincent Sapienza attend a ribbon-cutting on a $1.75 million renovation of Junction Playground, 34th Avenue and Junction Boulevard.

3:30 p.m. — Mayor visits Corona Park with Assemblyman Francisco Moya, William F. Moore Park, 10706 Corona Ave.

3:30 p.m. — Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and NYC Economic Development Corp. President James Patchett tour S&L Aerospace Metals LLC, 120-12 28th Ave.

6:30 p.m. — Mayor tours small businesses in Jamaica with City Councilman I. Daneek Miller and state Sen. Leroy Comrie, Jamaica Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard.

7 p.m. — Consumer Affairs Commissioner Lorelei Salas hosts a town hall to talk to immigrant business owners, Elmhurst Hospital, Room A1-22, 79-01 Broadway.

A LITTLE JAMAICA CRAP FOR EVERYONE: NYPD, DOS, DOB & ELECTED OFFICIALS – BLOCKED SIDEWALKS, SHADY IRRESPONSIBLE CONSTRUCTION, HOMELESS AND OF COURSE THAT OLD CHESTNUT, GARBAGE

This newsletter by Assembly Member Clyde Vanel was sent via email, but I think Vanel and crew need a serious REALITY CHECK.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the winning projects selected for the neighborhood of Jamaica, Queens in New York City as part of the state’s $100 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The DRI aims to transform local neighborhoods across the state into vibrant communities where the next generation of New Yorkers will want to live, work and raise a family. Working together with state agencies and the Regional Economic Development Council, Jamaica, Queens has built a strategic investment plan that identifies catalytic downtown projects consistent with the initiative’s goals.

“This critical investment in Jamaica’s downtown will help it grow into a major economic hub that boosts small businesses, expands economic opportunity for residents, and draws new residents and visitors to the community,” Governor Cuomo said. “These projects will help transform downtown Jamaica into a bustling neighborhood, spurring economic development and creating a brighter future for residents and workers across the great borough of Queens.”

Lieutenant Governor Hochul said, “Jamaica is poised for substantial job and economic growth as the Downtown Revitalization Initiative neighborhood for New York City. The projects announced today will capitalize on Jamaica’s higher education institutions, cultural cornerstones, diversity, and status as a transportation hub to increase its appeal to residents, workers, students and visitors, fueling its growth through career preparation, entrepreneurship programs, business creation and downtown improvements.”

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks said, “Without Governor Cuomo’s dedication and leadership, this project wouldn’t be possible. This $10 million investment will certainly improve the Jamaica community and invigorate our local economy. I congratulate the initial winning projects of the Jamaica, Queens Downtown Revitalization Initiative and I look forward to working with all our partners in building a stronger Jamaica.”

Senator Leroy Comrie said, “The DRI has come a long way in recent years—and it’s all thanks to the small business and civic leaders who have put forth this tremendous effort to realize their vision of what Downtown Jamaica should be. Funding these projects will help us unlock the full potential of the Downtown area. I look forward to continuing this work with local residents, my colleagues, and Governor Cuomo, whom we thank for his leadership.”

Assemblywoman Vivian E. Cook said, “Thanks to Governor Cuomo for providing this wonderful opportunity to revitalize and invigorate Jamaica’s diverse downtown. These projects will not only improve public spaces for everyone to enjoy and spur investment in the area, but also place a premium on preparing the local community for jobs through educational programs, as well as entrepreneurship and workforce training.”

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz said, “Everyone has long recognized Jamaica’s inherent potential for smart growth, and the 7 winning projects selected under Governor Cuomo’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative are critical to Downtown Jamaica’s economic growth and development. This is a concerted, strategic investment toward revitalizing Jamaica’s downtown core by enhancing education, entrepreneurship and public space. The selected projects are also consistent with the vision of the holistic and comprehensive Jamaica NOW Action Plan underway, and will make the area even more attractive to residents, businesses and investors.”
 
Jamaica, Queens in New York City
As a vibrant mixed-use community with a central downtown and a multi-modal transit hub, Jamaica, Queens is on the cusp of a renaissance. Downtown Jamaica is experiencing a wave of private and public investments in infrastructure, housing, hospitality, retail and jobs. The DRI will build on existing public and private investments through a comprehensive strategy that will maximize community assets to become an affordable, livable and sustainable mixed-use community for residents, workers and visitors.

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SO NOW TRUTH & REALITY

Rufus King Park: $2.2 million dollars spent for improvements and upgrades, but TRUTH & REALITY is the park has become a major outdoor homeless shelter, drug addict/alcoholic hangout and a huge garbage dump. AND this just across the street where the photo above of the major bullshit clowns stood.

Over in that horrendous South Jamaica, at 165 St & 107 Ave, a block where, of course there is a church, this new construction, which looks to be a three family unit, has the spectacular view of, well, a ghetto garbage dump. While taking these photos,  a real estate agent was showing an Indian family the property and they seemed not bothered by the view, even when I went up to them and told the real estate agent, “So, what is your selling point, the garbage dump next door”. Business went on as usual with not even a blink of an eye.

Wait till you see the fantastic view.

Three blocks from here was the Jamaica historic house, the James Fobb Mansion, which community activist Pamela Hazel, just reported on not that long ago about the illegal garbage dumping that has been going on for years, yet no elected officials seem at all bothered by this and just allow this to continue over and over again, like this is what communities of color are for, DUMPING. Needless to say, two black churches are within two blocks of this historic site.

Another dumping ground (171 St and 104 Ave), where you can easily pick up a slightly used mattress, no home delivery, pick up only.

AND this is why communities like Jamaica and other neighborhoods are being destroyed and looking like shit. The piss poor zone that allows neighborhoods to be totally destroyed by allowing crappy third world apartment buildings with multiple families and an absentee landlord take the place of what once contained a 1 family house, destroying all the green space, crowding an already crowded and overtaxed infrastructure, garbage issues, parking issues and none of our elected officials are doing anything to change this laws. Case in point, at 170-19 89 Ave, where sat a small one family house with much green space, is now becoming a 6 story multifamily apartment building on a  small block of small 1-2 family homes. The woman who owns the brownstone next door and has several side windows, will no longer be able to use the side windows, since this building has built an outside wall smack against her building and completely blocked all her windows on that side, probably the only windows in some of her rooms. She paid for a brownstone with side windows and air, now she has NONE. How the fuck does that happen and why does DOB allow such bullshit. Something tells me if this was Melinda Katz’s house or Gregory Meeks or Leroy Comrie or the Mayor, this would NOT BE ALLOWED.

AND one of the most mind blogging situations that have been going on for years and years, yet still continues again and again. The placement oF junked, unlicensed and licensed vehicles from the Merrick Auto body shops, up on sidewalks, the side streets and the right hand lane of Merrick, which causes a bottle neck of traffic on one of the  busiest streets in Jamaica. The sidewalks were so bad, that I could not even get my bike through some of the double parking on the sidewalks. YET, elected officials say nothing about this mess and even though NYPD does ticket and tow every now and then, the problem keeps going on. WHY, because after decades and years of breaking laws with little consequences, everyone knows they can do whatever they want in Jamaica, block sidewalks, dump illegally, have illegal sidewalk parties,  pimp out 15 year old girls at  HUD Greater Allen Senior Residence and  every other nonsense you can think off. Ironically when I rode my bike a few more blocks from this mess, I saw a NYPD patrol car parked and went over to speak to the two black female officers about what I just saw. As the windows slowly went down and the officers had that shitty looking look on their face that you see at the people who work in the crappy stores on Jamaica Avenue, I preceded to tell them about the cars from the auto shops on the sidewalk. Their response, “And what would you like us to do”? I said, “you are familiar that blocking of sidewalks is illegal and said that this would never happen in Forest Hills”, in which they responded “And what would they do in Forest Hills”? I just shook my head and said “I was hoping something better from the two of you” and then just went on my merry way. AND this is another example why shit is the way it is in this community.  NO PRIDE, NO ACCOUNTABILITY and little enforcing of quality of life issues.

BUT I did get this response back, when I filed a 311 complaint:

Service Request #: C1-1-1433864191
Date Submitted: 07/15/17 3:11:07 PM
Request Type: Illegal Parking
Details: Blocked Sidewalk

Your Service Request was closed.

The Police Department responded to the complaint and with the information available observed no evidence of the violation at that time.

AND this administration’s constantly attempting to tie the hands of the NYPD, the really one agency that actually DOES WORK, serves no purpose, especially in nonsense bullshit communities like Jamaica, which needs the strong arm of the law. Also if that means getting more police in Jamaica, then do it, because $2.2 million dollars thrown at Rufus King Park obviously did nothing and I mean REALLY, $100 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative. What the hell will $100 million dollars actually get you.  Take at least a third of that to get more police officers to focus just on these quality of life issues alone, because $100 million for the downtown revitalization doesn’t go as far as it did 30 years ago. So while you keep putting up all these buildings and other shit, THE MAIN SHIT in the community keeps going on like the Energizer Ghetto Rabbit.

In the meantime, The Daily News front cover had a different variation on Jamaica revitalization.

Up and Coming Jamaica, a community in crisis.