OZONE PARK HOMELESS DROP-IN CENTER OPENS: EXPECT “THE HOMELESS WALKING DEAD” TO MAKE THE AREA EVEN SHITTER

Nothing like making a shitty area, even more shitter with  the a so called “safe haven” and drop-in center, which will house 50 adults for an average of nine months and serve a maximum of 75 clients coming off the street for a day to eat and shower.

The center says they will have a robust 24/7 staffing with on-premise security. YEAH, RIGHT. Expect loitering, drug dealing, increase in crime and other nonsense that this population brings to communities.

I wonder if Breaking Ground’s Executive Director has shelters on his/her block or in his/her community.

The bullshit NEVER ends in SE Queens.

How about a “safe haven” for hard working tax payers who own their property and want a decent quality of life. How about that.

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From Queens Tribune:

Ozone Park Drop-In Center Opens

on: May 18, 2017In: 

The Drop-In Center site on Atlantic Avenue. Photo by Jon Cronin

By Jon Cronin, Editor

The Breaking Ground Drop-In Center has partially opened its Ozone Park location.

Marian Molina, chairwoman of Community Board 9’s health and safety committee, announced at the board’s meeting last week that the homeless center had debuted in the community.

However, a spokeswoman for Breaking Ground said that the residential “safe haven” portion of the center is not yet open.

“Breaking Ground Queens Street to Home staff are currently working out of the building and seeing some of their existing clients there,” the spokeswoman said. “The building is not yet open for walk-ins. Psychiatrists and street medicine nurse practitioners are available to Street to Home clients as needed. The opening of the full facility will be in phases.”

Breaking Ground’s mission is to get homeless persons into permanent housing with the aid of on-site social workers and psychiatric and medical staff.

The nonprofit’s plan includes a “safe haven” and drop-in center, which involves the housing of 50 adults for an average of nine months. It would also serve a maximum of 75 clients coming off the street for a day to eat and shower as well as those in need of education and services that aid in the prevention of losing housing.

In the safe haven portion, residents would get their own room or private space and have no curfews or check-ins. The center would also have a robust 24/7 staffing with on-premise security. Residents would not be kicked out during the day as they are in shelters and are encouraged to stay inside and not loiter outside.

The site has drawn protests from local residents and parents of the High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture, which is less than 1,000 feet away.  If the site were a traditional shelter, it would be in violation of state law, which prohibits shelters from being within 1,000 feet of a school.

Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) held a town hall in December, during which residents vociferously demonstrated that they are against the opening of the drop-in center.

MORE SE QUEENS GHETTO NONSENSE AS MAN IS SHOT & KILLED AT PLAYGROUND IN OZONE PARK

And more ghetto nonsense as usual in ghetto SE Queens and in was seems to be getting worse by the minute, Ozone Park.

Let’s see, a Thursday night at 9:30pm, men in their 30’s just hanging out in a playground, SURE, nothing can go wrong with that scenario in the ghetto, especially on a hot evening.

As usual ghetto folks behaving ghetto.

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From The Daily News:

Man fatally shot during argument near Queens playground

The victim, who’s in his 30s, was blasted once in the chest on 88th St. by Atlantic Ave. in Ozone Park.

(Ken Murray/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

A man was shot dead during an argument across from a Queens playground Thursday night, cops said.

The victim, who’s in his 30s, was blasted once in the chest on 88th St. by Atlantic Ave. in Ozone Park, near the London Planetree Playground, just after 9:30 p.m., police said. Police have not yet released the victim’s name.

He was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he died, authorities said.

Cops were searching the scene for evidence early Friday morning.

(Ken Murray/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Cops were searching the scene for evidence early Friday morning.

Police are asking anyone with info about the shooting to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

TYPICAL USUAL SUSPECTS INVOLVED IN ROBBERIES AND ASSAULTS IN OZONE PARK – THE NEW SHITHOLE GHETTO

And it is ironic over at Times Ledger two articles I made comments about (http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2017/19/web-113robbery_2017_05_12_q01.html?comm=1#feedback) & http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2017/19/cuffings_2017_05_12_q.html?comm=1#feedback), someone made a comment about one of my comments about the high crime involving Blacks and Hispanics and the response was:

Wow….. Talk about ignorant racists….I expectED more from you. This engagement in idiotic racial profiling that you’ve displayed just lost you a lot of my respect. Yes, they’re criminals. No one denies that. But whites, asians, latinos also commit crimes. Not only “ghetto thugs.” I respect your fight for civic improvement but you’ve gotta work on your tactics.And actually, crime is spread pretty evenly across races. It’s public perception that distorts things.

But see I never claim that ghetto thugs are of one race, ghetto thugs are just that, ghetto thugs who terrorize communities and the reason why so many communities (especially of color) are not safe and so much nonsense exists in said communities.  And NO, crime is not committed equally among races. I suggest anyone read the NYPD report: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/analysis_and_planning/year-end-2016-enforcement-report.pdf

But then I don’t need to read the report, just look at the areas with high rates of crime in the city, SE Queesn (South Jamaica, Jamaica, Ozone Park), Brooklyn (Brownsville, East New York, Rockaway Beach) and many parts of the Bronx.

I am not being “racist” nor am I generalizing, I am dealing in statistics and facts. And since i have been all over NYC and the different boroughs, it is not like I have my head in the clouds. Reality is just that reality and statistics are just that statistics. But for those who chose not to indulge in reality and facts, I guess Trump is the best president we ever had.

Just own your shit folks. Kind of hard to solve a problem, when you don’t admit there is a problem to begin with.

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From Queens Courier:

Photos via Google Maps, insets courtesy of the NYPD

Police are looking for two unknown men who assaulted two employees while being thrown out of an Ozone Park bowling alley.

At approximately 1:39 a.m. on Sunday, April 9, two unknown individuals were being escorted out of Bowl 360, located at 98-18 Rockaway Blvd., by two male employees (ages 30 and 44) when the individuals started an altercation with the employees.

 During the altercation, one individual hit the 44-year-old employee in the head with a bottle and the other individual hit the 30-year-old employee in the head with an ice scraper. Following the incident, the suspects fled westbound on Rockaway Avenue.

The victims suffered lacerations to their heads and were transported to Jamaica Hospital in fair condition.

The suspects are described as black males. One was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a black and gray sweater, a black shirt and dark colored pants while the second was last seen wearing a blue bandanna, a black hooded sweater with the words “New York” across its chest and blue jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

From Queens Courier:

Photos courtesy of NYPD
The two suspects behind the May 13 robbery of an auto body shop in South Ozone Park.

Cops are looking for two gunmen in sunglasses who held up an auto body shop in South Ozone Park on Saturday afternoon.

Law enforcement sources said the stickup took place at 1:15 p.m. on May 13 at the Ozone Auto Body garage located at 125-07 Rockaway Blvd., off 125th Street.

 According to police, the two suspects walked into the garage and displayed silver firearms as they confronted the shop’s owner and four employees. The crooks demanded the payroll money, then forced the five victims to the ground.

Seconds later, authorities said, the perpetrators removed money and other personal property from the victims, then fled the location foot eastbound on Rockaway Boulevard and then southbound on 126th Street. There, police noted, the suspects were observed entering a white SUV — believed to be a Dodge Nitro — that sped away.

Officers from the 106th Precinct responded to the robbery; none of the victims were injured.

Police described the suspects as black males in their 30s standing 5 foot 10 inches tall and wearing sunglasses. One of the bandits wore a black hooded sweatshirt, a black jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers, while his cohort wore a red hooded sweatshirt, a black jacket, black pants and black-and-white sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects’ whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

 

SO MADAME ASSHOLE KATZ IF “IT’S GOOD FOR FAMILIES IT’S GOOD FOR QUEENS” WHY DON’T YOU PUT HOMELESS DROP IN CENTER IN YOUR HOOD OF FOREST HILLS

The future of Jamaica

The future of Jamaica

As usual not a peep out of questionable Queens Borough President Melinda Katz with this homeless drop-in center being placed in Ozone Park, which DOES NOT HAVE A HOMELESS ISSUE, but it will now when all the problematic bottom of the barrel folks made there way to Ozone Park for a nap, shower (I doubt that), get something to eat, etc. This is the equivalent of putting out milk for stray cats. Once they know where the milk is, they keep coming back and they bring their buddies. But the folks in Ozone Park would rather have cats (no pun intended) than problematic homeless folks, which will more than likely being very problematic single males.

So Katz, why didn’t  you have this put on your block, I mean “if it’s good for families, it’s good for Queens.” I guess as long as it is not in your own backyard, but someone elses like people of color and  immigrant communities.

So black people and immigrants, remember Melinda Katz when it comes time for election. She stood by silently, while they dumped more homeless shit in your community.

WAKE UP FOLKS, STOP PLAYING THE FOOL.katz

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From Queens  Chronicle:

Ozone Park anti-drop-in center crowd promises resistance

 

Ozone Park residents said Sunday they will not be deterred in their opposition to a homeless drop-in center on Atlantic Avenue, even as the lease for the building was finalized days before.

“We’re not giving up the fight,” resident Joe Maldonado said at a protest in front of the building.

The Department of Homeless Services and Breaking Ground last Thursday signed a lease agreement with the landlord of 100-32 Atlantic Ave., which previously housed Dallis Bros. Coffee, to turn the site into a drop-in center. The center will not be a permanent place of residence, but rather a place for homeless people on the street to go to take a shower or get something to eat. It will be operated by Breaking Ground.

Details of the lease or when the site will become operational were not immediately available.

A few dozen residents, along with Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven), stood outside the site Sunday to protest the move.

“You’re getting the worst of the worst over here,” said Maldonado, a Republican who unsuccessfully challenged Miller in November. “It’s unsafe.”

He and others cited the presence of public and private schools within a one-mile radius of the site, including the High School of Construction, Trades, Engineering and Architecture — which is less than 200 feet from the drop-in center.

“Why didn’t they think about that?” said concerned resident Wanda Torres. “I think it’s too close to homes and too close to the school.”

When the drop-in center was first proposed last summer, the community raised concerns over its proximity to the high school because any sex offender potentially staying there would be in violation of state law mandating they stay 1,000 feet from any educational facility.

DHS and Breaking Ground officials told residents late last year it would not serve sex offenders at the site – but that still remains an issue for some who believe the nonprofit will have trouble accurately identifying them.

Councilman Ruben Wills (D-South Jamaica) discussed the matter in a statement, issued in conjunction with Miller last Friday.

“The current deficiencies within the Department of Homeless Services and its providers have led to both unintentional and blatant violations of State statutes that govern the movement of certain sex offenders (i.e. Skyway); the same is likely to happen here,” the councilman said, referring to the South Ozone Park shelter. “I cannot in good faith endorse any such proposal under these circumstances, and have repeatedly urged DHS and Breaking Ground to reconsider.”

Looking for a way to stop the center, residents wondered if they could seek a court injunction against it. Miller said he would contact the law firm that fought a proposed homeless shelter in Glendale.

“Do you see them in there, in Glendale?” the assemblyman responded when asked by a resident if the firm was a good choice.

Stanley Shuckman, a realtor who owns the strip of stores across the street from the Atlantic Avenue site, volunteered to pay for the legal services.

Shuckman said he showed the DHS and Breaking Ground several sites he believes would have been more suitable for the center.

“I had a very specific criteria,” Shuckman said. “It would’ve solved all these problems.”

He did not specify which sites he showed told the two groups but last month officials from both the DHS and Breaking Ground Community Board 9 none of the suggestions he gave them would have been suitable.

But Shuckman believes that’s because the landlord of the Atlantic Avenue site, Fred Khalili, was able to give them an attractive deal.

“Why else would you hold onto a vacant property for months and not put it on the market?” the realtor said.

Miller, in his statement, said, “When Breaking Ground and Department of Homeless Services was given the opportunity to find viable alternative locations they appeased the community by looking at other sites and then claimed the original location was the best fit. They settled for this location because it was available and the landlord was looking to rent it.”

He also said the agencies were not being transparent with the community on the details of the plan.

“No matter how many times I asked for updated information, both organizations were not forthcoming,” the legislator said. “This is the process? Where is the community involvement?”

Community Board 9 Chairman Raj Rampershad said at last Tuesday’s board meeting he plans to meet with the DHS and Breaking Ground in the near future.

Officials from the nonprofit told CB 9 last month it plans to phase in the number of homeless people it serves at the site, starting with 10 per day. That number will remain steady until next year, when it will go up to 50 and ultimately 125.

 

ANOTHER PROBLEMATIC HOTEL TURNED HOMELESS SHELTER WREAKS HAVOC IN OZONE PARK WITH SLOBS, DRUG USE AND PROSTITUTION

katz crapAND let’s be REAL & HONEST, this is why NO ONE wants homeless shelters in their communities let alone communities that already have tons of them like Jamaica and SE Queens. The majority of the people going into them are problematic, lacking in social skills & manners, dirtbags, slobs and any other adjective or name you want to enter here______________.  I have no damn sympathy for these folks, because they treat whatever areas they go into like a garbage dump.

AND no doubt that the homeless in this hotel turned slop house are not even from Ozone Park, I bet they are not even anywhere near the area. Again you don’t see these dirtbags being shipped into Forest Hills, hood of the evil white queens Melinda Katz. Wonder why?

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From Queens  Chronicle:

Homeless hotel causing problems in Ozone Park

 

Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 12:45 pm | Updated: 4:30 pm, Mon Feb 13, 2017.

The Department of Homeless Services recently moved 27 homeless families into the Comfort Inn in Ozone Park — and a nearby resident says the area has become a hotspot for illicit activity.

“It’s filthy there,” said Dominic, a resident who lives nearby. “There’s food just laying on the windowsills all the time … people smoking marijuana outside.”

It’s unclear when the families were moved to the hotel, located at 137-30 Redding St., a short distance from PS/MS 202.

A spokeswoman for the DHS said in an emailed statement, “We are currently using some rooms in this location to shelter homeless families with children who would otherwise be turned out onto the street. We are using hotels as a bridge to shelter homeless New Yorkers while we work to increase shelter capacity citywide.”

Dominic said in addition to people smoking marijuana, he’s spotted people he believes to be living in the hotel engaging in sexual activity.

He’s not the only one to report such acts, as other residents have reported them to area politicians.

Police could not immediately be reached for comment.

 

 

JAMAICA GUYANESE ASSHOLE CAN FACE 25 YEARS IN JAIL FOR CUTTING OFF GIRLFRIEND’S HEAD IN RICHMOND HILL

Let’s see, a Guyanese man who lives in Guyana but resides in ghetto Jamaica on 116th Drive and goes to meet his girlfriend late at night in ghetto Ozone Park to a restaurant and then heads to ghetto Richmond Hill. What can go wrong in the ghetto dirty Southeast Queens with all the wonderful colorful bottom of the barrels.

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From Queens Courier:

A man could face 25 years behind bars for nearly decapitating his girlfriend on a corner in Richmond Hill early this morning.

Prem Rampersaud, 50, who lives in Guyana and is temporarily residing with a friend on 116th Drive in Jamaica, was taken into custody shortly after the attack. According to published reports, witnesses saw Rampersaud kneeling over the victim’s body, making sawing motions with a knife across the victim’s neck. The witnesses said it sounded like he was cutting through the victim’s bone.

Officers from the 106th Precinct arrived at the scene at 12:15 a.m. on Dec. 5 and found the victim, described as a woman in her 40s, with several stab wounds in her neck and torso.

EMS responded to the scene and transported her to Jamaica Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The victim has been identified as Rajwantie Baldeo, 46.

According to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Rampersaud met Baldeo as she finished work at an Ozone Park restaurant at approximately midnight. Police sources said that Rampersaud and Baldeo were engaged in a dispute moments before the homicide took place. He was later arrested and charged with second-degree murder and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. If convicted, Rampersaud faces up to 25 years to life in prison.

The investigation is still ongoing.

 

OZONE PARK: UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY AS WHITE, BLACK, HISPANIC, INDIAN & OTHERS OUTRAGED AT YET ANOTHER PROPOSED HOMELESS FACILITY

Well, after the horrible news we got on election day of a Trump presidency, which will  more than likely see our country go back to the dark ages,  it is more than positive to see all  members, regardless of race, religion, etc come together in unity to opposed yet another homeless facility in a Queens neighborhood, Ozone Park.

Ozone Park made up of mostly families and many homeowners of all different races has no homeless in their community, yet the powers that be want to shove another homeless facility, which can see traffic of around 125 individuals into this community and to make matters even worse place it 250 feet from a school. These people are pissed off and for good reason, a facility such as this which can see people dropping in and out at all hours without any curfew, is putting 125 people before an entire community of hard working tax paying people. Again this is NOT an attack on homeless, but the continuous failure of this deBlasio administration and DHS to properly take care of homeless people as opposed to warehousing and dumping them in communities all over Queens.

I wonder how many of those assholes sitting at the head table who want to place this shelter in Ozone Park, how many of them have shelters in their community that they live on let alone on their block.

The failure of addressing the homeless issue in NYC and other cities  is the problem, not people voicing their concerns for the safety of their community. AND again where is the unethical Queens Borough President asshole Melinda Katz, who has NO homeless shelters in her community of Forest Hills or on her block. It is time for these fucking elected officials and other leaders to start walking the talk and start placing these facilities on your fucking blocks. LEAD by example or get the FUCK OUT.

GOOD FOR YOU OZONE PARK FOLKS!!

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From NY1:

Residents Outraged Over Proposed Homeless Facility in Ozone Park

By Shannan Ferry
Friday, November 11, 2016 at 04:12 PM EST

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A proposal for a homeless facility in Ozone Park was met with fierce opposition Thursday night.  NY1’s Shannan Ferry filed the following report. 

A heated town hall meeting took place Thursday to discuss a proposed homeless facility in Ozone Park.

“We don’t know if there’s sex offenders in here, these people can’t survive on their own,” said resident Christopher Chopin.

The city is working with non-profit ‘Breaking Ground’ on the proposal to serve homeless men and women at a building on Atlantic Avenue.

They said the plan is designed to serve 75 drop-in clients who can stop by for services, and an additional 25-50 transitional housing residents.

Councilmember Ruben Wills and State Assemblyman Michael Miller hosted the meeting.  The goal was to give residents a chance to express their concerns to a panel of representatives behind the plan.

“This allows people to ask questions, and hopefully get some answers, whether they believe the answers or not, at least they are getting some answers, said Wills.

Answers that didn’t seem to sit well with most of the residents who attended, especially since organizers don’t plan to put a curfew in place.

“What happens if one day they’re not on their medication or they’re not receiving the help they need, or they just don’t want the help, and they attack one of our children?” said resident Ivette Hurtado.

Organizers argue they will have 24/7 security inside and outside of the building, and won’t let sex offenders in.

“Oftentimes it’s the street homeless who are at risk, our commitment is to make sure that the place is safe for all including the community,” said Daniel Tietz, Chief Special Services Officer, NYC Human Resources Administration.

There’s no word on when the shelter would be opened if it’s approved.

Councilman Wills said he wants to hold another meeting with a smaller group of residents soon.

Many residents said they plan to protest and rally until the plan is scrapped.

From Times Ledger:

Ozone Park residents oppose homeless center at rowdy meeting

During a press conference on the drop-in center in October, Ruben Wills shakes hands with a homeless woman who wandered into the event and defended people like herself who use the shelter system.

South Queens residents used a town hall meeting to voice their disdain for the proposed Ozone Park drop in center. The meeting, hosted by Councilman Ruben Wills (D- Jamaica) was filled with tension and disorganization.

Residents were totally against the proposed 100-32 Atlantic Ave. transitional home, just 250 feet away from the High School for Construction, Trades, Engineering and Architecture, saying the quality of life would drop and threatened the safety of the children.

The proposed transitional home would be run by the non-profit Breaking Grounds, which has several locations in all five boroughs. Breaking Grounds is a street outreach program that provides supportive temporary housing to the homeless while helping them find permanent housing. During their stay, the organization provides them with food, medical care and a place to sleep.

The panel of workers from the city Department of Homeless Services and Breaking Grounds tried to have an open conversation with residents but were constantly interrupted by jeers and chants saying “Put the shelter by your house!” and “Liar” most of the time they spoke. The frustrated crowd of about 150 people would randomly start yelling and groaning incoherently anytime something was said that was not agreed upon.

Wills acted more like a referee than a host, having to remind the crowd to allow the panel to finish answering questions at least 25 times throughout the night. Toward the end of the night Wills and the panel appeared to give up trying to have a civil conversation.

The biggest concern about the shelter was its proximity to the high school and the threat of sex offenders. DHS reassured residents that any possible sex offenders would be screened, but that was not enough to calm the crowd.

During the Q&A segment the same question was asked at least 10 times by members of the audience and received the same answer. Residents kept asking why this location? They were told repeatedly that different locations were scouted, but this fit the criteria for space, an answer that enraged the crowd.

A representative for DHS told the crowd that the agency’s decision was not finalized for this location and it was willing to look elsewhere, but so far the Atlantic Ave. site was the best suited for the drop-in center. He said winter is coming and a decision has to be reached soon, and so far there were no better alternatives.

Towards the end the DHS and Breaking Ground workers were clearly tired and refused to repeat themselves.

Marian Moore, assistant commissioner for street outreach for DHS, explained the difference between the drop-in center and a homeless shelter. She said the drop-in center was meant to combat homelessness in the area, not just house people without a place to live.

“The main primary focus of outreach is to get those folks off the street,” she said. “Those folks may be older adults who are medically frail so within the Queens community right now we don’t have any facilities to meet their needs, we don’t have any drop-ins, we don’t have any safe havens. Oftentimes the street homeless won’t go in a shelter for different reasons and we like to provide a threshold for them so they can come inside and get off the street. Sometimes these models actually save lives. It’s a warm space, a place where they can come in and shower , talk to someone and get services, get connected to income entitlements , and eventually get housing. That’s our main goal.”

Stanley Shuckman, the owner of the shopping center directly across the proposed drop-in center, told the panel that he appreciated the proposal but just not in that location.

“I believe all of the people here are here because they have big hearts,” he said. “They’re worried about their families and their communities. Knowing that these people took the time to come here is proof that everyone of them feels exactly as you do about your program, except you re just putting it in the wrong place.” He offered to help DHS and Breaking Grounds find an alternative location, much to the delight of residents. DHS agreed to talk to work with him.

At the end of the meeting it was clear that people were not satisfied. DHS and Breaking Grounds promised to continue to look at alternative sites, but made it clear that if they could not find one soon, more than likely the Ozone Park location would be converted into a transitional home this winter.