FOR THOSE WHO SAY THE HOMELESS PROBLEM IS DUE TO LACK OF EMPLOYMENT IN THIS CITY – HELL FUCKING NO

Saw this comment over in Queens Crap and I could not agree with it more. AND why is it always the same kind of people and groups that are unemployed and homeless.

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The homeless problem is due to a lack of employment? In order to be employed, one has to have some education. And if you would walk through the halls of NYC high schools, you would see a great number of students walking the hall in droves, cutting class, or not even showing up at school. Parents don’t even know if their kid is in school, let alone when report cards come out. And they don’t know if their kid is doing drugs as many of them are doing drugs themselves. So what kind of housing will these students be able to afford, if they cannot even read at grade level, have math skills way below grade level, and are incapable of critical thinking? Answer: they will be dependent on public funds for housing. The city does not “owe” you employment; you must apply yourself while in school to prepare to support yourself. So the “lack of employment” answer is not valid. It’s more like, the “lack of employable”. Good paying jobs are going unfilled as employers can’t find qualified people to hire. Seeing other people, who DID apply themselves in school and who subsequently are enjoying the fruits of their endeavors in decent places to live, nice clothing, etc. brings about resentment from those who did not, which can lead to domestic violence and turning to drugs to escape a less rosy reality.

The public is not responsible for this. They provided funding to give a basic education. If this was not taken advantage of, you want to make it a public responsibility to supply that which other people have worked toward and earned. Does no one take responsibility for themselves these days?

It is also true that people are streaming into NYC in order to avail themselves of the generous housing/welfare services offered. We are already paying several BILLION dollars to support this mess. There needs to be a strict long residency requirement to get public housing, welfare, etc. and there needs to be a time limit set on this. No more multigenerational cases, so that the few can work to support the many. That’s ridiculous and leads to the lowering of quality of life for all.

THIS IS HOW THIS MAJORLY FUCKED UP CITY TAKES CARE OF THE ELDERLY & SICK, WELL IF YOU ARE NOT MEGA RICH

Now this is in Kew Gardens, a nice neighborhood, can you imagine in places like Jamaica and lower income communities and communities of color, forget about it, they would be allowed to rot and die in their buildings, which is pretty much what is happening in this building in Kew Gardens. Totally unacceptable. Notice that lack of any elected officials or city administration on this. And where is the Public Advocate. James should have been out there in person.

Perfect example of how this fucking asshole city (far from the greatest city in the world as many have said past and present) treats lower to middle class people, elderly and sick. You can damn well bet that if this happened in one of the glass towers in LIC or in Brooklyn, this would have been taken care of in hours and if not the there would have been plan B to take proper care of the people.

We all have to question why we continue to stay in a city that is so expensive, has the worse quality of life of any major city in the country, is filthy ALL OVER, over-crowded, a shitty subway system, awful roads & major congestion, extremely overly priced, super high taxes and not a damn thing unique that made this city unique in the days. Besides being super expensive it has become super bland with nothing to offer unless you are mega rich.

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From Queens  Crap & WPIX:

Elderly and infirm residents are trapped in their building

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From PIX11:Imagine you have no elevator service for a month and you’re a senior citizen or have serious health issues.

That’s what dozens of residents in a Kew Gardens apartment building are coping with.

“We do the best we can,” Sidney Tesher, an 87-year-old tenant of the Austin Street building, told PIX11. “Excuse me for being out of breath.”

PIX11 News reached out to the building’s management company, PSRS Realty Group, for comment, but has not received a response.

Nobody was working on the elevator when PIX11 was there. The realty group told residents in a sign in the building that elevator service will be restored on Jan. 18.

QUEENS CHRONICLE: THE ONE LOCAL MEDIA THAT ACTUALLY DOES SOME REAL REPORTING ON REAL COMMUNITY ISSUES: MORE RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION BULLSHIT

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So much of what passes for journalism today is a fucking joke and the so-called reporters could not get a job for a local high school paper: misspelled words, incorrect facts, wrong photos for the story and a lack of any type of reporting knowledge, not to mention how so many of these local rags are just an extension of the local government or real estate developers, never really reporting IN-DEPTH on major issues in local communities from local government corruption, especially in the SE Queens area or the major amount of quality of life issues that either don’t get reported or just get glossed over, but one media outlet is actually above the local rags and that is the Queens Chronicle which has focused on quality of life issues and problems and goes more in-depth than most and actually does follow-up pieces.

I know personally, Queens Chronicle has done many stories on problems in Jamaica.

Here is another great bit of reporting. While not in Jamaica, it shows the stories that others do not even bother to cover. Spotted this one over at my favorite blog Queens Crap. Another problematic religious institution making problems for the community they are in. Amazing what these charlatan snake oil places get away with, including not paying any damn taxes.

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From Queens Crap & The Queens Chronicle:

Reporter captures food pantry debacle

Great job by the Queens Chronicle‘s Ryan Brady in following up on our original story:

A Queens Crap blog post from last month featured a complaint from an anonymous person about the crowds that come when the synagogue gives out food and block the entrance to a nearby community driveway.

Nisanov said that people who come to the food pantry are encouraged to avoid blocking the community driveway.

“Whenever there’s cars coming by, we always ask the people to move,” he said. “Even when there is no car coming by, we always tell people, ‘Please, it’s a driveway; we don’t want anyone to get hurt.’”

But when the Chronicle went to the location on Wednesday morning during the time of the food pantry’s operation, an entrance to the community driveway was blocked by a number of people waiting in line.

The rabbi added that the synagogue being in the area has benefited it in other ways.

“A house of worship and especially a synagogue in the neighborhood has raised the values of homes tremendously,” he said.

The Board of Standards and Appeals issued a variance for the building to be a synagogue with an accessory apartment for the rabbi in 2007 on the condition that it get a new certificate of occupancy reflecting the usage, according to the agency’s executive director, Ryan Singer. The certificate was necessary for the variance to legalize the building’s usage as a synagogue. The building did not have one by 2011, the deadline to do so under the conditional variance.

The Queens Chronicle:

Synagogue owes almost $130K to city

Kehilat Sephardim of Ahavat Achim has received myriad civil penalties

A synagogue called Kehilat Sephardim of Ahavat Achim in Kew Gardens Hills at 150-62 78 Road has racked up $129,500 in Department of Buildings and Environmental Control Board civil penalties.

Violations were issued because of occupancy contrary to the building’s certificate of occupancy, which is for a one-family residential home, work without a permit and construction violations, the details for which could not be given to the Chronicle prior to deadline.

A partial vacate order meant to stop the building from being used as a house of worship was issued by the DOB on Jan. 9, 2009 after it was determined by inspectors to lack proper fire suppression systems and a place of assembly certificate, according to a spokesperson for the agency. It is still in effect.

Places of worship are allowed in some residentially zoned areas, the spokesman added, but the status must be reflected by the certificate of occupancy, which in the synagogue’s case says the building is a single-family home.

Rabbi Shlomo Nisanov, the head of the synagogue, says that it is working to pay the fines.

“It’s something that we’re trying to rectify,” he said, adding although his group has not asked for a fine reduction, it will.

A Queens Crap blog post from last month featured a complaint from an anonymous person about the crowds that come when the synagogue gives out food and block the entrance to a nearby community driveway.

Nisanov said that people who come to the food pantry are encouraged to avoid blocking the community driveway.

“Whenever there’s cars coming by, we always ask the people to move,” he said. “Even when there is no car coming by, we always tell people, ‘Please, it’s a driveway; we don’t want anyone to get hurt.’”

But when the Chronicle went to the location on Wednesday morning during the time of the food pantry’s operation, an entrance to the community driveway was blocked by a number of people waiting in line.

The rabbi added that the synagogue being in the area has benefited it in other ways.

“A house of worship and especially a synagogue in the neighborhood has raised the values of homes tremendously,” he said.

The Board of Standards and Appeals issued a variance for the building to be a synagogue with an accessory apartment for the rabbi in 2007 on the condition that it get a new certificate of occupancy reflecting the usage, according to the agency’s executive director, Ryan Singer. The certificate was necessary for the variance to legalize the building’s usage as a synagogue. The building did not have one by 2011, the deadline to do so under the conditional variance.

“To date the owners of the property have not been issued a new Certificate of Occupancy, and have not complied with the conditions set forth in the BSA variance,” a DOB spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

A complaint from November 2012, which also is active, says that cars are frequently parked on the sidewalk in front of the building.

Flushing resident Paul Graziano, a long-time critic of the Department of Buildings and challenger to City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside), says that fines issued over problems at buildings are often ignored and toothless.

“The city does not enforce its own fine collection; it doesn’t enforce its own rules,” he said.

 

SHELTERS TO THE LEFT OF YOU, SHELTERS TO THE RIGHT OF YOU, STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF SHIT – THE NYC WAY

The article in The Daily News below stated this about the Ambroses, who came from Maine and plopped right into a homeless shelter and the other day, their very young daughters were killed due to a slumlord’s faulty building that the city does business with: “Did they come here for medical services for Scylee, who had a rare congenital malformation? Or was it, as their father Peter said, so the girls could grow up in a big city with big opportunities? Or was it because he knew the city must, under law, provide housing for him and his family if they couldn’t afford it?”

Let me answer that, since there has been plenty of information about the Ambroses. Both are drug addicts (not sure if they are recovering or still using), neither had full time jobs and obviously no kind of savings. Yet, with no savings, no jobs, they choose to have not one, but two kids, when they were not able to take care of themselves. He had run ins with the law as reported by The NY Post. There were also issues with child welfare, about 6 instances. They had family and friends in Maine, but none of them took them in. Wonder why, would you.

Then they move from way less expensive Maine and come to the most expensive city in the country with no job, no money, no savings.

ANSWER: They are fucking deadbeats who came to suck off the big NYC government tit, that we the tax payers have to foot the bill for deadbeats like this. This whole right to shelter bullshit is problematic. Look at places that have this in place and look at the size of those places homeless population and the problems: NYC, Los Angeles, Seattle, all have major homeless issues.

Lets just be fucking real and speak the truth. The Ambroses should be the poster folks on just how fucked up this whole system is. On one had you have asshole elected officials and DHS who have are fucking up the city and the tax payers and on the other hand you have deadbeats like the Ambrose lining up to suck up that big fat tit.

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Appeared on Queens Crap:

It’s all about the “right to shelter”

From the Daily News:

We don’t know why the Ambrose family moved from Maine to New York City roughly a year ago. What we do know is that Ibanez Ambrose, 2, and Scylee Ambrose, 1, suffered terribly from severe burns before they died from exposure to radiator steam and might be alive today had their parents remained in Maine.

Did they come here for medical services for Scylee, who had a rare congenital malformation? Or was it, as their father Peter said, so the girls could grow up in a big city with big opportunities? Or was it because he knew the city must, under law, provide housing for him and his family if they couldn’t afford it?

It’s unclear how many people enter the homeless ranks only because they know New York City must, under court settlements and state regulations, provide them free housing.

Don’t get me wrong. The law is just, and I don’t oppose it. No one wants anyone, especially children, to be homeless. But given that the number of homeless people in New York City is not stabilizing despite a concerted and well-funded effort by Mayor de Blasio, city leaders should consider a public awareness campaign that lets people know that staying put, moving to a city with more affordable housing or doubling up with relatives may be a much better solution than entering a shelter system bursting at the seams.

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELESS SERVICE NEW POLICY: MAKE PEOPLE HOMELESS IN ORDER TO HOUSE OTHER HOMELESS

Below was from Queens Crap, the ONLY media, that actually broke the whole homeless shelter fiasco in this city and especially in Queens and still continues to dig and dig and dig, which is what the other so-called media outlets should be doing, you know, their fucking jobs.

Yep, this asshole Mayor and this majorly fucked up city agency, DHS, really care about fixing the homeless issue………..SURE……………………..


Queens Crap:

DHS ok with making people homeless in order to house other homeless

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From the Daily News:A faith-based Queens nonprofit is trying to boot low-income renters into the street in the midst of the holiday season — in the hopes of converting their building into a homeless shelter, residents told the Daily News.

The New York School of Urban Ministries in Astoria wants tenants out of the 46th St. building as soon as possible and has been using underhanded methods to speed up the process, residents say.

Pastor Peter DeArruda, the executive vice president of the ministry, sent notices out last month informing tenants they must vacate the building by Dec. 31.

City officials said they were approached about using the site as a shelter but scuttled any plans when they realized that there were long-term tenants in the building.

“We’re absolutely, positively not using this place,” said Department of Homeless Services spokesman David Neustadt.

This DHS is something else. They lured a young couple to NYC with the promise of free lodging under “right-to-shelter” and ended up killing their young children. Now they’re ok with evicting low income tenants so that they can stash their homeless there instead – until they get a phone call from a newspaper.

RESIDENTS COME OUT FOR SOUTH JAMAICA HOTEL PROTEST – BE READY, MORE TO COME AS JAMAICA BECOMES “HOMELESS SHELTER VILLAGE” NOT “AIRPORT VILLAGE” AS POWERS THAT BE LIED ABOUT

“Our voices matter, we matter……….As we continue to not  say anything, things like this will continue to come into our community and other communities”.

Michelle Keeler-Community Board 12 Member

Of course Senator Comrie and Councilman Miller did not show up for this first protest, guess they were too busy preparing the canned bullshit speech at the Rufus King Park Holiday Tree lighting that evening. You know, one must have priorities. And of course not a peep out of BP Melinda Katz, not one peep out of her on this whole homeless shelter dumping bullshit, NOT ONE PEEP. Remember that voters if you even give a shit. And nowhere to be seen was totally useless Assembly Member Vivian Cook, yet you folks voted this dumb do nothing bitch back in office for the umpteenth time, yet her opponent from the most recent elected, Rodney Reed was out in the freezing weather giving his support and speaking.

And this is why so much of Jamaica is the way it is and why so much shit gets dumped here, most residents don’t give a fucking flying. They can’t bother to come out to protest on a important issue, they can’t bother to file numerous quality of life complaints, they can’t bother to get involved and they continue to vote in the same old do nothing Southeast Queens Democratic Black Gangsters who have proven for decades they don’t give a shit about this community. When you had a chance to put in fresh Rodney Reed, you put in same old (and I mean OLD), do nothing Vivian Cook.

You get the community you deserve.

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From Queens Crap:

Residents come out for South Jamaica hotel protest


At the corner of 115th Avenue and Guy R. Brewer Blvd, a developer is building a hotel which residents fear will become a hot sheets type place or a homeless shelter.

You can see in the video that this property abuts the LIRR trestle. A large MTA bus depot sits across the street.

A group of residents braved the cold weather yesterday to protest this project at this unfortunate location.

There is an advantage to being able to see the writing on the wall.

ANOTHER NOTEWORTHY LOCAL BLOG “IMPUNITY CITY” WORTH READING TO FIND OUT THE REAL SCOOP ON NYC BULLSHIT THAT THE REGULAR MEDIA (ESPECIALLY LOCAL) KEEPS IGNORING

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The local media in SE Queens is atrocious at times, if they are not sensationalizing a story with screwed up facts (Queens Courier), pandering to local politicians (Queens Press, which Senator Comrie’s wife works for) or criticizing local residents when they complain about justified glaring ongoing quality of life issues not being addressed (Queens Times Ledger),  not hitting hard enough because they are afraid to offend (Communities of Color),  they are just not digging deep enough or following up on stories like why NYPD and elected officials are not addressing properly “illegal truck driving on residential streets ” or “auto body shops and dealers who place their junked and unlicensed cars all over public streets and sidewalks” or hammering hard all the crooked do nothing elected officials in the dirty Southeast Queens and. Sure they are fine to get a little overview, but if you are looking for substance or in-depth no holds barred reporting on issues that affect us regular folks, then time to go to local blogs like Queens Crap, the granddaddy of focusing on local issues, Progressive Queens, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York, New York Shitty, Newtown Pentacle,and Project Woodhaven  to name a few. My morning starts off with going right to Queens Crap.

Well now there is another blog to add to this list and one that I have been waiting for, since I have been following comments on various sites by this person for some time. Always on the mark, highly intelligent and well read, plus an affinity for pop culture, this individuals blog is now here, which began in November, although from reading his comments for some time now, it was just a matter of time:

IMPUNITY CITY

which states “A weekly update on the myriad injustices and exploitations of sell-out elected officials, voracious multinational corporations, soulless manipulative lobbyist firms and individual craven corrupt recidividists with ruminations on culture decay and fond nostalgia.”

With a city that seems so out of control, where the inmates are running the asylum and nowhere is that more prevalent than in the Dirty Southeast Queens (which this individual coined), where local media rags like Queens Courier and Times Ledger just are not doing responsible in-depth reporting (with follow up) on the important issues of the day, where elected officials (both Republicans & Dems) have been feeding us bullshit for decades and where too many people are getting news from Facebook (Zuck should be ashamed of the whole ‘fake news” bullshit) and our next President, con man Trump, gets his news from “And I heard….” and is has a twitter addiction, it is great to be able to read another source that actually focuses on the issues at hand that affect our communities (and beyond) and tells it like it is with facts and reality and does not pander to elected officials or is afraid of rocking the boat. We are in dire times (which has been building for over a decade) and we can no longer count on especially local news to give us the REAL SCOOP and DIG.

BUT remember, it is good to read as much as you can from conservative to liberal and everything in between to get the whole picture and hear from those you may disagree with. Don’t just stay in your own little bubble.

WELCOME IMPUNITY CITY (great name).

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