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

Polluting solid waste company, Royal Waste, dumped into a residential area, a few blocks from Downtown, thanks to elected officials.

Royal Waste, a polluting business in our community that is not following proper protocol about using truck routes instead of residential streets and leaders NOT doing a damn thing about it.

TOTALLY FUCKING ILLEGAL & DANGEROUS. Watch crossing the streets tourists. Such trucks come from Royal Waste Services.

Royal Waste sits in back of these residents spewing poison, not too mention all the noise from trucks and equipment

These large waste trucks SHOULD NOT even be allowed in this area, since they can barely turn on this street, 170th, heading to the Royal Waste dump a few blocks away.

THE BIG LIE:  Mike Reali, vice president of Royal Waste Services,s aid the owners and staff at the dump are from the community and they bring high paying union jobs with benefits to Jamaica residents.“Royal Waste is tremendously invested in the well-being and vitality of the community we call home,” he said. “We operate a facility according to all regulations set forth by city, state and federal regulators. We pride ourselves on continuously raising and improving our safety and environmental standards.” Excerpt from Times Ledger article, March 2, 2017. Wonder how many waste dumps are in Mike Reali’s neighborhood.

So, where are the elected officials and community leaders standing up for what is right and fighting to toss Royal Waste to the curb. Recently Councilman I. Daneek Miller and a few members from Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral and Rev. Andrew Wilkes held a “pray/protest” at Royal Waste to bring some attention to this polluting, poisonous company whose trucks have terrorized residential streets by not following the law. BUT where are Congressman Gregory Meeks, Senator Comrie, Senator Avella, Senator James Sanders, Councilman Donovan Richards, Councilman Ruben Wills, Assembly Member Alicia Hydndman, Assembly Member Vivian Cook, Assembly Member Clyde Vanel, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (she knew how to make an appearance at the Astoria Dump just the other day), Rev. Floyd Flake and his wife Elaine, all the members of Community Board 12, all of the various church leaders and other so-called community leaders like Archie Spigner,  Manny Caughman. Where were the folks from Greater Jamaica Development Corporation like President Hope Knight, how about the Jamaica BID. AND how about the wonderful Public Advocate, Letitia James, I mean this is a no brainer for her to show up for this. WHERE? You all should have been there in FULL FORCE supporting Councilman Miller.

And just exactly what has to be so fucking bad in a black community for it’s residents & it’s so-called leaders to say enough. I mean if poisoning black and other ethnic babies and children is not enough (why do you think Jamaica has the highest rated of asthma and who know what else), then black communities have no hope what-so-ever. I mean you are allowing yourselves to be poisoned.

It is bad enough black communities like Jamaica get all the shit dumped from homeless shelters to Royal Waste. BUT it is especially bad when the majority of black leaders from Jamaica turn their backs on a major problem of epic proportions that create a healthy hazard to the community, to babies, children, the elderly and the rest of us and affect our quality of life in an extremely detrimental way. FOR SHAME, but I have come to expect that in this black community. WOW, even when your own babies, children and elderly are slowly being poisoned (who knows the long term health effects from Royal Waste on this community), you still don’t stand up for what is right. And you all call yourselves Democrats and for the people. The almighty dollar seems to be getting in the way of your conscience, if some of you still even have that.

All the talk about “revitalizing Jamaica”, all the talk about the “Jamaica Now Action Plan”, all the talk about investing in Jamaica, yet this serious issue in the community with Royal Waste gets swept under the rug and by people like Katz and Comrie. Think it would have been swept under the run in Forest Hills, but then again, it would have NEVER been placed in Forest Hills.

AND where is the media in all of this. I mean this is a BIG STORY about poisoning a community (Jamaica has the highest rate of Asthma), the mob run waste industry, elected officials in bed with these folks or completely ignoring the issue as Katz does and environmental racism on the level of Flint Michigan. What elected officials and community leaders gave the okay on this, I mean, it could not just have sneaked in all by themselves, some folks had to give the green light: Comrie, Meeks, Smith, Scarborough, Flake, dead Marshall, etc, they were all around. Royal Waste/Regal Recycling contributed to dirty Councilman Reuben Wills campaign. Come on, act like you are journalists.

Hacks like Mayor deBlasio, Public Advocate Tish James, BP Melinda Katz, Congressman Leroy Comrie, Councilman Rory Lancman have all spoken in Jamaica about “undocumented immigrants” or Muslim hate crimes, YET, a MAJOR CRIME, environment racism and slowly poisoning Jamaica residents in that surrounding area of Royal Waste, which by the way include “undocumented immigrants” & Muslims, has been COMPLETELY IGNORED by all of them. When did you ever hear one of them speak out about this or Royal Waste, when did Tish James haul her ass out here and stand in her high  heeled shoes in front of Royal Waste on the broken down Douglas Avenue where pools of poisonous water are all abound. WHEN? When did a well known local media outlet do an extremely in depth  story on this and I am not talking some little one minute fluff piece on WPIX, which they did not even do that). WHEN?

So how is all of this any different from this dialogue from The Godfather (just exchange the characters to folks like DeBlasio, Katz, Comrie and the rest of the crew :

Don Zaluchi: I also don’t believe in drugs. For years I paid my people extra so they wouldn’t do that kind of business. Somebody comes to them and says, “I have powders; if you put up three, four thousand dollar investment, we can make fifty thousand distributing.” So they can’t resist. I want to control it as a business, to keep it respectable.
[slams his hand on the table and shouts]
Don Zaluchi: I don’t want it near schools! I don’t want it sold to children! That’s an infamia. In my city, we would keep the traffic in the dark people, the coloreds. They’re animals anyway, so let them lose their souls.

Let us educate ourselves on this polluting, poisonous and shady bad neighbor, ROYAL WASTE, who does not follow the rules and should have never been allowed to open such a business in a heavily residential area:






And let’s hear from some other folks about Royal Waste, including a former employer of the notorious BAD neighbor that it seems many elected officials are in bed with:

Anonymous Anonymous said…

So, the company (and family) name itself, Royal Waste, should be a visible clue for anyone who would even THINK to do business with these crooked, corrupt, Neanderthal-thug mutations.

As a former employee of this filthy company of sub-human debris (whose business offices are located inside of a trailer, on property that the Reali family owns, but refuses to build on it because of the intensely cheap matriarch’s refusal to pay property taxes on an ostensibly empty lot). During the short time that I worked for these ugly, unstable empowered idiots (all of whom are an embarrassment to actual primates!), I’ve had furniture ‘accidentally’ thrown at me, a tyrannical, incompetent family member named Tina threaten my job (for no reason), and online pornography viewed daily (and openly) by demented brother Peter Reali, because there doesn’t appear to be any government regulation within a slimy-and-sleazy, family owned trash dump that is so repulsive, that even REAL organized crime family ring goons shrug in utter disgust at the sight of these troglodytes!

But, the crowning moment of shame and danger came when one of their own workers was crushed to death by a machine operator during my first week of service, because the worker was not wearing the proper Day Glo vest while walking on the company grounds outside of the trailer offices of this toxic dump site (the least of which was toxic because of the inanimate garbage and debris).

Shortly after that, I finally took leave from that trailer from hell that is unfit for humans, passed go, collected my $200 (and unemployment insurance), and then I never looked back at the Reali den of family owned filth and openly practicing psychopathy ever again.

My recommendation to any and all sane and ethical business persons? Banish and boycott this SCOURGE before they advance to ‘accidentally’ knocking off anyone else who comes between their filthy garbage pit, and the even filthier money that continues to falsely empower this ugly empire of ignorant, arrogant, uneducated slugs!

Anonymous Anonymous said…

What’s truly sad is how the entire Reali Family behind Royal Waste (which is a nepotistic mix of father, brother and sisters, all of whom personify arrogance, entitlement, ignorance and zero education), continue to behave in ways that even animals themselves could never behave like! They all give MENDACITY a bad name!

But, anyone who would even consider doing business with a company named ROYAL WASTE, should expect nothing less than a royal waste of their time and money in the first place, not to mention having to deal with some of the mangiest (and dumbest) rats in the sewer!


Anonymous JQ LLC said…

You know, everywhere I look in Manhattan, towers commercial and rental, and pestilent hyper-development of unsightly new faux luxury towers, all have dumpster bins with the Royal Waste logo. This may be why they are able to get away with the shit they do since they provide a service to the perpetual money makers of the city. High end real estate.

So it’s not a surprise that all the collective feces and debris of the elites gets sent to the dirty southeast of Queens, the bastard stepchild of the borough. And why any transgressions committed by this defiantly corrupt business, from traffic violations to fatal accidents on their lot, gets ignored by our so-called officials.

And will continue. Because this city is in debt to these mendacious fiends and they know it. As well as scumlords who run clusters and stingy developers who won’t build unless they gouge the paychecks of their workers

But if it’s an abandoned lot near a trendy niche area with skyline views like Astoria cove, then it gets the attention from the hacks in elected office and their appointees.

Their discriminatory concerns cannot be more obvious.


Anonymous Anonymous said…

To CleanUpJamaica and JQ: Don’t expect a developer’s whore like Melinda ‘Alley’ Katz to investigate the toxic, raw sewage dump that exists on 170th Street and Douglas Avenue (a disgrace of epic proportion), when the toxic dump site itself doesn’t even smell as badly as Katz and the Reali Family scourge–COMBINED!

Hats off to CleanUpJamaica and JQ, then, for talking truth to corrupt power, not airbrushing reality and always challenging the crooked powers that insanely be! As a resident who lives only blocks away from this ‘open cancer’ above ground, I gave up on this openly practiced crime spree years ago, after making many complaints to my worthless city council creep, worthless assemblyman, worthless state senator and completely worthless representative (as they have all ignored my complaints and looked the other way with impunity–a testament to how city and state government has long ago collapsed, and completely failed to represent their completely languishing constituenty, and the reason for why crime, violence, lawlessness, vigilantism and anarchy are all on the rise–and, climbing daily by the hour!

Watch this poisonous waste facility in action, all while located across from a park and residential homes to the south and residential homes to the north on the other side of the LIRR tracks. While filming  this, the noise and the stench was unbearable. The tall building in the background in the 2nd video is that of the NYCHA senior citizen apartments, just two blocks from this environmental mess.

Time for the Jamaica corrupt kingdom to be dismantled!

Church which more than likely was here before Royal Waste, but you would think the leader of this church would stand up for the moral and right thing.

How the fuck can this be deemed an Industrial park (the term park is a fucking joke), across the street is a REAL PARK, Detective Keith Williams Park and hundreds of homes.


Poisonous Royal Waste in the downtown Jamaica area which hundreds of homes surround this poison center.


You cannot have nice things in a ghetto community like Jamaica where at least 50% of your population is low-class ghetto slobs, because they will not take care of anything and even more so they will TRASH IT.

Case in point, Rufus King Park (which I am sure the ghetto slobs have no idea who Rufus King is). The park recently had a $2.2 million plus upgrade to improve the park ( when it was done looked beautiful, a nice little gem in the middle of downtown Jamaica, BUT, alas the ghetto slobs around here wasted no time in trashing it to death. Besides the typical low-class ghetto trash the reside here, to make matters worse the park is a hangout for all the homeless, drunks and drug addicts that are in Jamaica. Just three blocks from Rufus King Park on 89th Avenue and 161st Street is a big ass homeless shelter filled with low-class ghetto slobs whose life goal is to just hang out on street corners, make noise and  hang out in Rufus King Park, I mean why bother looking for a job or trying to better yourself when this way too liberal and progressive city and Mayor will house you, even if you are not from the area or from New York.

The below photos were taken from a reader on Monday (4.11.17) and this is totally unacceptable. When we they add park enforcement to issue out littering tickets or at least a warning, so that some of these ghetto slobs know they are no longer in the third world shit hole country.

Statement from our Borough President Katz, April 21, 2015 which appeared in DNAInfo New York:

“Rufus King Park is a neighborhood treasure for families in Queens, and we’re pleased to renovate it for enhanced public use and enjoyment,” said Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.

Hey Katz, certainly does not look like a neighborhood treasure, more like a fucking garbage dump.

Queens diversity my fucking ass and most of you reading this, even though you may not say it, know it is the damn truth. And most of you know why Jamaica is the way it is.


The powers that be KNOW this happens on a regular basis with the garbage dumping at the abandon James Fobb House ansd has been happening for years, so how hard is it to catch these folks. You either install cameras or have a DOS sanitation officer stake out the area.



From Pamela Hazel, resident and community activist:

Katz, gave blacks garbage on Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday was a SAD day for churchgoers in parts of Queens; that’s despite a sunny day, with thoughts of Jesus Christ who died to save us all. Churchgoers were faced with terrorism because of Borough President, Katz. She bluntly refuses to cleanup the ongoing eyesores all over Jamaica Queens.
Churchgoers from at least four nearby churches were confronted with an eyesore that was especially disturbing on the holy day. The corner at 108 Avenue & Guy R. Brewer Boulevard was filled with garbage: a piss-filled couch, huge black bags and rotten food accompanied by a parade of rats.
Katz is well aware of this area, but she has done nothing to identify the four legged animals. This gives them the authority to victimize law abiding, residents. Rest assure that this atrocity is not taking place in Katz’s area, Forest Hills.

According to a neighbour/supporter,  a van was parked in James Fobb’s garage; which is located a few steps from the corner. Therefore, the quality-of-life terrorists had to opt for the corner to dispose of their garbage.

Also, Katz has not responded to Zika-zone cesspool. It is located near Archer Avenue & Parsons Boulevard. The cesspool is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. They are multiplying at a fast pace.
The breeding ground.
Boranian, you are responsible for serving Queens; as a paid employee in Katz’s office. You were provided with information of the breeding ground. Thus, far you have not taken any action to clean the cesspool.

Please do your damn job.

P. Hazel: Social Media Journalist for Justice.


Has anyone noticed the many drug rehab commercials and opioid addiction commercials play like some wonderful back with nature drug rehab spa and they contain all white people. Well, back in the day when the crack epidemic was mostly hitting black people or poor people, no one really gave a shit and just ignored it to allow major destruction of black communities, like South Jamaica. BUT flash forward to today, where the number one drug addiction is Opioid addiction, the prime choice of white people, especially in the suburbs and places like Long Island AND now all of a sudden, this is a BIG BIG ISSUE. When drug addiction was tearing up black communities back in the 80’s, no one blinked an eye or gave a shit. NOW all of a sudden we see tons of commercials with drug rehabs that look like all inclusive getaway spas or put drug places that cater to white folks in black communities like Jamaica as opposed to Long Island, since many come from there. Interesting I DON’T hear the far left white progressive liberals bringing this issue up, why all of a sudden this particular drug addiction is now a big deal. Seems like when white suburbia gets hit, now it becomes major press and WE MUST DO SOMETHING.

Take a look at the drug place,  Lab Corp, on Hillside Avenue and 175th that opened about 8 months ago, sure you will see some black people, BUT the majority of folks are WHITE and you will notice the huge amount of Long Island taxis dropping the white folks off while they park in the Walgreen’s parking lot.

So now “we are concerned”, yet back in the 80’s or when black communities were affected, there was no major press, no fancy drug rehab commercials with a person lying on a massage table getting a massage or a person strolling through the woods for fresh air and to get back to nature.

Well, we were not concerned for the same reason that poisonous waste facilities like Royal Waste get placed smack in the middle of a residential downtown Jamaica area, yet Melinda Katz and crew gather to do a news story at some empty lot being used as a dump in Astoria where the luxury “Astoria Cove” was to be built (  All my years I have not even heard once, Katz talk about the polluting Royal Waste (let alone come out for a press conference), yet she always knows how to mention “Jamaica Now Action Plan” and talk about how great Jamaica is. She and the do nothing elected hacks just don’t want to visit or mention “the elephant in the Jamaica living room”.

And this is the big issue I have with my progressive liberal brothers and sisters, they pick and choose their atrocities based on where they are located and who is affected. White and well to do, A GO…….Black and poor, FORGET ABOUT IT. Such major HYPOCRITES, staring with the Dope from Park Slope, Big Bird deBlasio and his pet City Speaker to Public Advocate Tish (you think she would be on this Royal Waste issue) and BP Katz to all of our local elected officials.


The Daily News:

Opioid overdoses killing New Yorkers at record pace

“When we interview those who have been lucky enough not to die after an overdose, we tell them we are not going to lock them up,” NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said.

(Susan Watts/New York Daily News)

Heroin needles in their arms. Prescription painkillers swallowed or crushed and snorted. And gel scraped from fentanyl patches eaten by abusers.These are the ways a record number of New Yorkers — about 1,300 people — fatally overdosed last year. That’s more than twice the number of people who were murdered or killed in car wrecks — combined.

Officials attributed about 80% of the overdoses to opioids; out of those, 90% were caused by heroin or fentanyl, a powerful synthetic drug.

The stories of people dying to get high are as common as they are startling.

Nine people overdose in 24-hour span amid NYC’s opioid epidemic

“I could recount to you story after story that would literally chill you,” Dermot Shea, the NYPD’s chief of crime control strategies, said Thursday. “Pregnant women overdosing. A couple, one is saved and an hour later we’re responding back to the same apartment for the other.”

The overall number of overdoses jumped about 39% last year from the year before. And the number of overdoses has more than doubled from two decades ago, prompting some health officials and cops to compare the opioid crisis to the crack epidemic of the ’80s and early ’90s.

The problem has gotten so bad, the NYPD has begun tracking opioid overdoses in “real time.” Every overdose report — from heroin or pain killers — is tracked in a system called RxStat — similar to the NYPD crime-tracking system CompStat — to identify “hot spots.”

 Speaking at a conference attended by law-enforcement executives from across the country, Shea said 17,000 NYPD officers have been trained in the use of Narcan. The NYPD uses the nasal spray form of the drug, which blocks the effects of opioids. By June, all 23,000 or so patrol officers will be equipped with the medication.

City vows to cut overdose deaths by 35% over next 5 years

All FDNY medics are trained and equipped with the drug, a spokeswoman said.

Police officials on Thursday revealed other alarming stats:

Heroin was involved in 59% of all overdose deaths in the city in 2015, the latest data available.

About 23% of overdose deaths in 2015 were attributed to pain pills.

Two overdose on opiates at Staten Island Ferry Terminal

Out of the 1,300 overdose deaths in the city in 2016, some 80% of them involved opioids, officials said.

While 1,300 people fatally overdosed in the city last year, 334 people were murdered and 225 died in car wrecks.

About 50,000 people across the country died of drug overdoses last year, while 38,000 people died in car crashes.

Between 2011 and 2015, heroin sales arrests in the city increased by 57%.

Police and health officials say that addressing the opioid issue requires a multi-layered approach, including public education and treatment.

President Trump vows efforts to combat opioid addiction crisis

“We can’t arrest our way out of this problem,” said NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill.

The NYPD has become more lenient on low-level drug offenders, focusing instead on nabbing big-time dealers, O’Neill said.

“When we interview those who have been lucky enough not to die after an overdose, we tell them we are not going to lock them up,” O’Neill said. “We want to know how and when they got their drugs.”

Mayor de Blasio has vowed to cut drug deaths by 35% over the next five years, spending $38 million a year on a new push to combat opioid addiction.

New Mexico to require officers to carry overdose antidote

On Thursday, police chiefs from municipalities including Seattle, Philadelphia and Louisville searched for solutions and shared horror stories cops have seen on the frontlines.

Louisville Assistant Chief Gregory Burns Jr. said cops in his city sometimes are administering Narcan two or more times in a day — to the same person.

“This heroin problem, it reaches across color, it reaches across zip codes,” Burns said. “Rich people, poor people. It’s all across our city. So it’s a problem that we’re seen rise throughout the years.”



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

Where are all these politicians, especially Katz and Jamaica’s elected officials, concerning the poisonous, polluting Royal Waste Service, which was dumped in the downtown area of Jamaica at 170th St and Douglas Avenue about 10 years ago and is right next to thousands of homes and apartments, including a NYCHA Senior Citizen apartment building. WHERE ARE THEY on this site, which pollutes the ground and air while putting hundreds of trucks traveling through the area 24/7, while they pick up most of NYC’s garbage, not too mention that smell that comes from this open air waste dump and the noise that comes with it and the huge amount of truck traffic that takes place illegally on residential streets.

TOTALLY FUCKING ILLEGAL & DANGEROUS. Watch crossing the streets tourists. Such trucks come from Royal Waste Services.

Royal Waste, a polluting business in our community that is not following proper protocol about using truck routes instead of residential streets and leaders NOT doing a damn thing about it.

Polluting solid waste company, Royal Waste, dumped into a residential area, a few blocks from Downtown, thanks to elected officials.

Royal Waste, aerial view. Residential homes and apartments set right across from the open air Royal waste with only the LIRR tracks separating them.

Royal Waste, aerial view

And considering how that place looks and operates, I am sure they are not following any rules or guidelines, but that is not the point. The point is, Royal Waste was dumped into a heavily populated area and right across from Detective Keith Williams Park to the detriment of people’s health and quality of life.

But I guess a community of color does not quite rank with Astoria, even though Katz always makes mention of the Jamaica Action Now Plan, which obviously does not include a noisy polluting waste dump that affects healthy and quality of life issues.

So where is ALL the media articles on this DUMP.

Example of sound that more than likely comes from Royal Waste mornings and especially from 5pm up to and sometime past midnight all week long.


From The Daily News:

Pols and health team tour run-down Queens lot under state investigation for illegal dumping

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (r. to l.), City Astoria Councilmember Costa Constantinides and executive director of NYCOSH Charlene Obernauer braved the rain to pick their way through the debris strewn around the space.

(Build Up NY)

Elected officials, health workers and community activists toured an empty lot in Queens Thursday after the Daily News revealed the state is probing it for illegal dumping.The Astoria Cove site along the Queens waterfront was supposed to be a gleaming condo development with shopping, schools and more services for the community.But after a state tax break for the developer dried up two years ago, it turned into a derelict lot — one that has caught the eye of environmental officials.

“(We are) investigating the use of 8-01 26th Ave., Astoria, Queens, for the illegal dumping of hazardous substances and solid waste. The investigation is ongoing,” Erica Ringewald, a spokeswoman for the Department of Environmental Conservation, told The News last week.

The cluster of people who toured the site — owned by Alma Realty — on Thursday braved rains to pick their way through the debris strewn around the space.

Charlene Obernauer, an industrial hygienist and a Safety and Health Specialist from the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, led the inspection team.

The Daily News revealed the state is probing the Astoria Cover site for illegal dumping.

(Build Up NY)

“We did a walk-through and right away saw scaffolding that was unsafe — it presents an imminent danger,” said Obernauer.

She noted that there was no security to keep local kids off the lot, a cause of “grave concern” given that asbestos had been on the property at one time and there was a lot of runoff.

The huge federal threat to NYCHA

“These are the kinds of questions we need to be asking,” she said.

Obernauer was joined by an asbestos remediation investigator from LiUNA Local 78 and a demolition expert from Construction & General Building Local 79.

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz also took the tour, standing in the rain to address the community residents’ concerns.

The site owned by Alma Realty poses safety threats, Obernauer said.

(Build Up NY)

“This is a site that clearly is dangerous to the surrounding area. We worked toward making agreements that would be beneficial to this site and we need to make sure those are fulfilled,” she said. “We do need to send a message to Alma, we need to keep the site safe and trained workers … for their sites.”

The inspection also included walking into an abandoned building on the lot — which was heaped with empty cans, plastic bags and larger items like shopping carts and even a beat-up old car.

It was a far cry from what 2030 Astoria LLC, the developers who were going to build on the site with Alma Realty, had imagined it would look like by 2017.

Astoria Councilman Costa Constantinides said Alma Realty had agreed to make the job a union site — but nothing had come to fruition.

“We’re here today … to make sure promises are kept,” he said. “We want to make sure our workers are kept safe and our community is kept safe.”

The lot was originally intended to be turned into a condo development.

(Build Up NY)

Alma Realty’s renderings called for 1,700 units in five mixed-use buildings — each of them six to 32 stories high.

After negotiating with the local Community Board, the developers agreed to make 27% of the units affordable — roughly 465 apartments.

But the deal fell through when Gov. Cuomo let the state’s 421-A tax program expire.

Last week Alma Reality, owned by Efstathios (Steve) Valiotis — a Greek immigrant turned real estate multi-millionaire — issued a statement denying the site was used as an illegal dumping spot.

“Allegations concerning unauthorized waste handling are completely untrue,” the company said.

“The work that has been done recently at the site involves the deconstruction of a building under a demolition order by the city. All permits for this work are accurately filed, and all regulations pertaining to safety and environmental requirements have been complied with,” Alma Realty said.

“No violations were issued in connection with this work. We look forward to continuing to work with all stakeholders in the community as we move forward,” the company added.


From The Daily News:

Waterfront dump site a nightmare for Queens residents who say lot is toxic


Ortiz says asbestos-laden bags are housed at the rough-looking site.

(Debbie Egan-Chin/New York Daily News)

When Jeannie Ortiz was growing up, the vacant waterfront lot behind her apartment in Queens was a leafy, tree-filled haven.Now it’s a trash-strewn lot full of construction debris — and under investigation by the state for its alleged use as an illegal waste transfer site.Frustrated neighbors for the last few years have bombarded 311 with noise and other complaints. And they’ve called any agency they think can help.“It’s been a nightmare,” said Ortiz, 45, who now looks down at a lot filled with trucks and dumpsters, many of which are stuffed with bags of what appears to be construction debris.

“They’re using the lot as a dumping site. There are trucks bringing in trash from all around,” she said. “The noise, the dust, it’s horrible.”

Officials with the state Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed they were investigating complaints at the site at 8-01 26th Ave. in Astoria.

Ortiz and neighbors are also convinced hazardous materials are among the muck.

 “They’re not following the right safety steps — and we’re all breathing this in,” Ortiz said. “We’ve got seniors here and kids playing all around — not to mention the dangers to the workers.”


Jeannie Ortiz says the dump site illegally houses toxic waste, poisoning the air for nearby residents.

(Debbie Egan-Chin/New York Daily News)

The state wants answers.

“(We are) investigating the use of 8-01 26th Ave., Astoria, Queens, for the illegal dumping of hazardous substances and solid waste. The investigation is ongoing,” said Erica Ringewald, a spokeswoman for the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Alma Realty, principal investor of 2030 Astoria Developers, the company intending to build on the site, denied any illegal activity had occurred.

“Allegations concerning unauthorized waste handling are completely untrue,” 2030 Astoria Developers said in a statement.

Under state environmental law, anyone found guilty of dumping hazardous waste can face criminal charges and a fine of $37,500 for each day of violation and civil penalties up to $22,500.

Three years ago, the now-blighted lot was going to be the next hot waterfront development — Astoria Cove.

Renderings of the unrealized project include a tree-lined esplanade along the water. Gleaming condos look across the East River — offering wide-open views of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge and the Upper East Side.

The lot, in 2010, was verdant and a welcome sight for Astoria residents.

(Debbie Egan-Chin/New York Daily News)

The plan was for 1,700 units in five mixed-use buildings each of them six to 32 stories high.

Built in phases over 10 years, the project also included a school and commercial spaces.

Mayor de Blasio praised it during his 2015 State of the City address — claiming its affordable housing component was a victory for his administration.

But instead of the promised housing, and jobs and community benefits, Astoria Cove brought chaos and frustration, local residents say.

Alma Realty owner Efstathios “Steve” Valiotis — who landed at No. 3 in Public Advocate Tish James’ list of worst landlords in 2016 — pledged to use union workers for all phases of clean-up and construction at the site, according to Build Up NYC, an umbrella-group of various labor groups.

Community Board 1 actually voted against Astoria Cove in June 2014. But after the developers agreed to increase the percentage of affordable housing to above 27% — 465 units — and let locals have first crack at jobs, the project got through.

Right out of the gate, Valiotis went back on his word, said Mike Halpin, a steering committee member of Build Up NYC.

A sanitation worker inspected the site on Thursday.

(Debbie Egan-Chin/New York Daily News)

Instead of hiring union workers to do environmental clean-up at the site, he brought in a “low-road” company called Tristate Cleaning Solutions, Halpin said.

“We’re very disappointed that the developer breached his agreement to use responsible contractors,” said Halpin. “His own environmental impact study found hazardous substances on the site and the contractor he used has no record of participating in any state-approved training on best hazardous practices.”

Another snag followed.

The state’s 421-A tax abatement program — which gave subsidies to developers including affordable housing in their projects — expired in the summer of 2016. Without the tax break the project was completely stalled, Astoria Cove principals maintained.

Since 2016, no meaningful work has been done on the massive waterfront construction site — but there’s a constant flow of material on and off the property, Ortiz and other concerned residents say.

“They’ve had workers in here at all hours, doing who knows what — and trucks are just showing up with debris and material. It never stops,” she said.

The Daily News visited the site on a snowy day in January. Dumpsters full of black garbage bags lined the property and trucks backed in and out.

Residents say they’ve tried everything to get the city to resolve their troubles with the dump site — to no avail.

(Debbie Egan-Chin/New York Daily News)

But since then, activity has stepped up at the eyesore site. On a second visit Thursday, two derelict buildings on the edge of the property were in the last stages of being torn down.

Workers were also using a backhoe to bring down a tree near the property line that slopes toward a row of single-family homes.

None of the unions that were supposed to be the labor force for the project were contacted to do the demolition work, Build Up NYC said.

“Our hope is that the developer will live up to his commitments to both the workers and the community,” Halpin said. “It was supposed to provide good jobs and more affordable housing, not just drag the community down.”

Earlier this year, Gov. Cuomo came up with a replacement 421-a tax abatement program which might put Astoria Cove back on track. His “Affordable New York” plan is part of his 2017 budget, which has yet to be voted on by the Legislature.

Officials with 2030 Astoria Developers said Tristate was a one-time job.

“Tristate Cleaning Solutions was hired on a limited basis for hazardous materials abatement and completed its work over a year ago. No violations were issued in connection with this work,” the developers said.

“The work that has been done recently at the site involves the deconstruction of a building under a demolition order by the city. All permits for this work are accurately filed and all regulations pertaining to safety and environmental requirements have been complied with,” the developers said.

“We look forward to continuing to work with all stakeholders in the community as we move head,” the statement concluded.



The same old ghetto shit in shit ghetto Jamaica.


From Pamela Hazel, Jamaica resident & community activist:

Katz and her gang are terrorizing black residents, Part 2

Katz has been reigning as borough president  of Queens for more that three years. She is the leader of the terrorist group that terrorizes the residents of Jamaica Queens They ignore quality-of-life terrorism. One of her members, John Sampson is scheduled to surrender on April 21st. He was involved in foreclosure terrorism.
Residents are terrorized by dilapidated  abandoned vehicles occupying our spaces; even in front of our homes. The owners  are protected by the political gangsters.  A fleet of vehicles has been on 108 Avenue; beginning at Merrick Boulevard corner. Some of the vehicles are registered to residents in Virginia, Florida, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Yea, but vehicles are not suppose to be parked for seven consecutive days in one spot. Maybe the law applies to Katz’s territory only, Forest Hills.
Oh, by the way, a church is located at the side of the abandoned vehicles; about 12 feet away. I asked several of the members what their pastor is doing about the situation. One replied. “We do not get involved in politics.” Sooooo, the man of cloth cannot get involve in abandoned vehicles on behalf of the poor.  Please Lord open their eyes? Guide them to Jeremiah 5:21, “Hear this O foolish people, who have eyes but see not.”
Residents are terrorized by the deplorable, dingy, trestle-wall all along Archer Avenue. Particularly from Guy R. Brewer Boulevard all the way to Parsons Boulevard. More than two years,  ago a crew from the LIRR unit began painting the wall. On the first day, they packed up and left abruptly. A worker told me that they had an emergency. They  have not returned from the emergency which occurred on the first day, September
14th. 2014.
Residents are terrorized by piss-quarters. The area under the trestle near 153 rd. Street and Archer Avenue. It appears to be a forgotten place. It maintains a smell like stale piss mixed with garbage.
Update on James Fobb’s garage. Photo was taken 4/2/17. The area has been cleaned. Two weeks ago. The garbage runneth over, four churches are within three blocks. 
In a New York Post report published yesterday, April 5th, Dr. Anne Schuchat acting director of CDC said, “Zika continues to be a threat to pregnant women across the US. With warm weather and a new mosquito season approaching, prevention is crucial to protect the health of the mothers and babies.”  This disease causes birth defects.  Needless to say, the cesspool at Archer Avenue near Parsons Boulevard is also a threat again. The cesspool is filled with water and garbage. It is a breathing ground for the mosquitoes to continue to spread Zika disease.
It is unfortunate that the political terrorists refuse to find a solution on this small area. Katz, refers to Queens as the “World’s Borough.”  Can you please contact the responsible agency?  Please inform them that part of the world’s borough continues to be a mosquito haven. It is just another issue that this black community has to endure. Please hurry, the mosquitoes are multiplying rapidly.

P. Hazel: Social Media Journalist for Justice.


Democrats, Republicans, most are a notch below child molesters.


From New York Post:

Indicted bathhouse owners gave $206K to Queens Democrats

The owners of a steamy Queens bathhouse indicted on tax-fraud charges last week showered $206,400 on borough Democrats over the past decade, according to campaign filings.

Spa Castle CEO Steven Chon and several members of his family gave $31,300 to Queens Democratic Party Chairman Joe Crowley; $35,200 to Rep. Grace Meng; and $12,350 to Queens Borough President Melinda Katz since 2006, according to federal, state, and city campaign filings.

Crowley welcomed Chon as his guest to see South Korea’s then-President Park Geun-hye address Congress in 2013. The invite came six weeks after Chon and four relatives pooled $12,700 for Crowley’s campaign coffers, records show.

A rep for Crowley did not return messages.

Chon, 57, and his siblings, Victor Chon, Daniel Chon, and Stephanie Chon, were indicted on 11 felony charges Wednesday for allegedly failing to pay $621,000 in sales taxes, $207,000 in withholding taxes, $610,000 in corporate taxes, and $131,000 in MTA-surcharge taxes. All four pleaded not guilty.

The College Point complex had quietly become an underwater warren for X-rated activities, The Post reported last March. One staffer said “there is a big problem with customers having sex in the pools, and the management doesn’t know how to handle it.”

The city temporarily closed the spa for two months last year after a 6-year-old girl nearly drowned in one of its pools.