King Manor Museum in Rufus King Park.

In this corner is the Garbage Champion, RUFUS KING PARK, (with it’s $2.2 million dollar renovation, that could have just been flushed down the crapper) and loads of garbage and litter thanks to many of our slob residents, our homeless folks (since the big homeless shelter El Camino is just a few blocks away and who knows what other little shelters are abound in the area) who have made this “could be a beautiful park” & historic park an outdoor homeless shelter and who cause a good bit of the litter, bottles, shit and piss. On any given day, step right up to see drunk homeless sleeping on a bench, dazed and confused drug addicts walking around or passed out and of course our vibrant & diverse slobs who think nothing of tossing pizza boxes, bottles, plastic bags, cans and other assorted shit on the soccer field and all throughout the park. AND let’s not forget the lousy NYC Department of Parks & Recreation who seem to not know how to trim. Thanks to a follower of this blog and resident for the Rufus King Park photos (6.23.17).


In this corner, our welterweight, but very scrappy little Garbage Challenger, MAJOR MARK PARK, which has the distinction of being across the street from the Opiod Clinic (where you will see the most white people in all of Jamaica, many who arrive from Long Island) and make this little scrapper a place to nod off, hang out and get into that nice drug induced stage of the “walking dead”. Most benches are taken up by them and the countless homeless crew who sleep here over night to wake up to the bright sunshine, take a piss and dump, throw there shit on the ground and begin their hectic jam packed day. Then of course we have our homegrown vibrant & diverse residents who want to feel like they are in their mother country and toss all kind of shit on the ground.

Homeless Drug Addicts in love.

So hurry, hurry, step right up and get your tickets to the 1st annual Jamaica battle of the garbage dump parks.

SO any thoughts from our fearless leaders from Queens Borough President Melinda Katz  & Senator Comrie to Councilman Rory Lancman (Rufus King Park) and I. Daneek Miller (Major Mark Park) and all the others in between.

Speaking of thoughts, still not one peep from any of these hacks about the 15 year old girl who was pimped out for FOUR MONTHS in the almighty Rev. Floyd Flake’s Greater Allen Cathderal Senior Residence on Merrick. NOT ONE WORD or COMMENT ( This underage black girl was just thrown completely under the bus and NOT ONE ELECTED OFFICIAL STOOD UP FOR HER. Maybe if she was an illegal homeless immigrant, someone would have stood up for her.

Rev Floyd Flake all pimped out.


“Jamaica’s Element”

First thing is first. I know many people got into a tizzy about this new bill that makes minor offenses like urinating or drinking in public and noise complaints warrant civil summonses instead of criminal summonses, which is what it was and the change makes sense. I mean does one really  need a criminal record for pissing in public. Come guys, how many of us, had to take a piss really bad with  no bathrooms in sight and took a piss behind a tree, near a vacant lot, etc. But too many people thought that one would just get a pass for these minor offenses and that is not the case, so let me break it down:

So instead of getting a criminal summons for these issues, a person will appear before the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, rather than criminal court. BUT, if you get three summonses and ignore them, you will be sent to criminal court. And if you don’t show up for that hearing, a warrant will be issued. PLUS people with open warrants, prior felony arrests in the past two years, and people on parole or probation (which is probably thwo-thirds the population of Jamaica/SE Queens) will still get a criminal summons and have to appear in criminal court. A cop can also cite a “legitimate law enforcement reason” to give a criminal summons, which must be approved by a supervisor who comes to the scene.

So all the conservative right folks, take a damn breather, no one is getting off for pissing or drinking in public.

NOW, on to the major issue and that is with one of our “limousine Democrat Liberals”, Councilman Rory Lancman (24th District), which covers parts of Jamaica, including that filthy garbage strewn Rufus King Park. This ass does not want to see the exceptions to the bill (such as people with open warrants, prior felony arrests in the past two years, and people on parole or probation), using the race baiting card as most white “limousine liberal Democrats” like to play.

His illogical reasoning:

The exceptions for recidivists “will unfairly burden and impact communities of color, because in those communities more people are on parole or probation and more people are arrested.”

NEWSFLASH Lancman from a person who ACTUALLY LIVES in this ghetto ass community as opposed to you, who I am sure do not have a homeless shelter within several blocks of you, garbage all over, illegal immigrants, etc. There is a reason communities of color have a high rate of people on parole, probation and get arrested. THEY DO STUPID SHIT PERIOD. You know how many shootings and killings have been in Jamaica since a few days before Memorial Day and do you know they were all people of color, African-Americans. For whatever the underlying reasons are (and there are many), the FACT is communities of color have much higher crimes than other communities, so they are going to have more arrests, more people on probation, etc. IT IS FUCKING COMMON SENSE AND BASIC MATH. The issue is not the fucking law, it is the FUCKING BEHAVIOR AND ACTION OF SOME PEOPLE and living here, I see this shit all the time as do many others, including people of color, while you don’t see any of this shit in your community or on your block, so GIVE IT A FUCKING REST Lancman.

AND this does not mean that all people of color engage in this shit, most don’t, but there are plenty in communities of color that do, hence the poor quality of life in such communities as opposed to majority communities that are not of color. So keep ignoring this FACT and the problem and these communities will continue with this bullshit.

I mean, your area covers the garbage strewn homeless outdoor park, Rufus King Park. See all those fucking bottles of alcohol on the hand-ball court in Rufus King Park. They did not just magically appear their and I will take a gander that 99.9% of it was done by people of color in the community.

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

SO ENOUGH with the constant justifying of bullshit by playing the race card so you can get fucking votes. When your block has all these bottles in front of your house, then we can talk, otherwise SHUT THE FUCK UP, because I pay for you over bloated salary.

AND again, this is why that idiotic, Trump, got put into the White House, stupid progressive liberal bullshit like this from “limousine liberal Democrats” like Lancman. Christ even when you white elected officials THINK you are helping communities of color, YOU ARE NOT, you are causing more issues.


From The Daily News:

‘Minor’ offenses like public drinking, noise complaints warrant civil summonses under new NYPD patrol rules

People who have two or more felony arrests in the last two years, have three or more civil summonses they’ve failed to answer for in the last eight years, or are on parole or probation will be hit with a criminal summons instead, the rules say.


People who commit minor violations — like urinating in public or drinking a beer in a city park — will no longer get a criminal summons, officials said.The new patrol guidelines, which went into effect on Tuesday, have been in the works for about a year since the City Council passed a law that overhauled how cops enforce quality-of-life offenses.

About 96% of patrol officers have been trained on the new guidelines — estimated to reduce the number of criminal summonses issued a year by about 100,000.

Instead, people will appear before the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, rather than criminal court.

City Council approves plan to ease punishments for minor offenses

But if you get three summonses and ignore them, you will be sent to criminal court. And if you don’t show up for that hearing, a warrant will be issued, said NYPD Inspector Thomas Taffe.

People with open warrants, prior felony arrests in the past two years, and people on parole or probation will still get C-summons and have to appear in criminal court.

A cop can also cite a “legitimate law enforcement reason” to give a criminal summons, which must be approved by a supervisor who comes to the scene.

 The new rules say civil summonses can be given out for instances of public drinking and urination, littering, spitting, excessive noise and violating park rules — except under limited circumstances.

“It’s a huge step forward, but I’d rather not see the exceptions that are there,” said Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Queens), an architect of the legislation.

(Angus Mordant/for New York Daily News)

Cops can still ask someone they catch in one of the small-time crimes for ID to check for warrants, and arrest them if they have an open warrant or cannot produce ID.

Taffe said in those instances, cops will allow people to get their ID before making an arrest.

“The last thing we want is for someone to go through the system for drinking a beer and no ID or spitting and no ID,” he said.

Taffe said he did not think the crime rate will be affected.

“As long as police officers are out there paying attention to what’s going on and intervening in these low-level violations, we stopped you from doing what you’re doing,” he said.

Councilman Rory Lancman called the move “a huge step forward,” but questioned the exceptions.

The exceptions for recidivists “will unfairly burden and impact communities of color, because in those communities more people are on parole or probation and more people are arrested, even if they’re not ultimately convicted,” he said, “All it does is perpetuate a cycle of involvement in the criminal justice system.”



Here is a case of major “Identity Politics” created by the Democrats and a worse case right here in Queens, “The World’s Borough” to can a phrase by Queens BP Melinda Katz.

Melinda Katz, Councilman Rory Lancman, Assemblymember David Weprin & Councilman Barry Grodenchik are a classic example of identity politics at its worse.

When Sikh taxi driver Harkirat Singh, was stiffed of his fare and his turban pulled of by four douchebag assholes, something really not worthy of a news conference, well, there was a news conference,  with those four douchebag elected officials who attempted to turn this very minor issue into a “hate crime” and of course stir the pot up, while in reality, they were plainly whoring themselves out for votes, especially Katz, who will be up for re-election as Queens BP. Throw in some bullshit Religious Garb Bill by Weprin, which has been sitting collecting dusk (both the bill and Weprin) and then attempting to turn this into some “hate crime” not only shows how far this bullshit “identity politics” has gotten out of control, but also shows just another reason why a big douche bag like Donald Trump was elected President.

In reality, there was actually no crime and no assault, so there was not even anything close to a “hate crime”. These were young asshole douchebags acting like typical NYC asshole douchebags, but four worthless Queens politicians wanted to turn this into something bigger, get a nice photo-op and garner votes like the whores they are. I mean I don’t see this foursome having a press conference about a poisonous polluting waste facility, Royal Waste,  dumped in the downtown area of Jamaica, which affects ALL CONSTITUENTS. I don’t see them holding a conference of major and dangerous truck driving on residential streets or auto body shops blatant take over of public sidewalks and streets or any other ignored quality of life issues which affect ALL CONSTITUENTS including Sikhs. BUT no, they pander to the lowest denominator with this crap.

Enough with the bending over backwards for selected groups of people based on ethnicity or religion. We are ALL CONSTITUENTS and we are ALL AMERICANS. And this type of pandering is what pisses people off and helps lead to actual “hate crimes”.

As one individual on the Times Ledger article put it in the comment section:

Why don’t they just step into the 21st century and embrace freedom and the fact they live in America? If every race and religion stopped attempting to divide themselves then maybe hate crimes would go down. Everyone in America especially here in nyc cry over everything being racist or a hate crime based on religion, meanwhile, they create the hate themselves by dividing themselves into separate communities, and separate schools and by the garments they wear. If it was up to me, I would not allow religious schools that divide our children, I would make everyone learn English, I would not allow people to wear “religious or cultural garments” in the public streets unless they are going to their place of worship. The media and newspapers ARE THE BIGGEST CULPRIT of spreading racism and hate among religions.

Whether you agree with the statement above, part of it or not at all, a valid point is brought up and “identity politics” by Democrats is one thing that helped them to lose the most recent election.

“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth”, NOT Sikhs or other select groups. PEOPLE, ALL PEOPLE.



From Times Ledger:

Sikh taxi driver says turban pulled off by unruly passengers


More than 30 members of the Sikh community joined elected officials last Friday in a show of solidarity for taxi driver Harkirat Singh, 25, at the Gurdwara Sikh Temple Society in Richmond Hill where Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Hollis) held a news conference to address the assault on the driver.

Singh recounted what happened to him as he was driving a block away from Penn Station and picked up drunken passengers, three men and a woman, at 5 a.m. on April 16. They asked to be driven to the Bronx.

As he approached the destination, Singh said the four customers hurled slurs at him and became even more belligerent when they realized they had given him the wrong address. Singh requested payment on their $41.76 fare, and that they leave his cab. When they refused to pay, Singh called 911. The driver said the female gave him cash, but one of the men got back into the taxi to pull off his turban and tried to take his phone before they all ran off. Singh, who came to the United States from the Punjab three years ago, managed to get a snapshot of one of the four passengers during the ordeal, Weprin said.

Weprin hopes that the attention generated by this incident will help get his long gestating Religious Garb Bill to the Senate floor.

“I have a bill that was passed four years in a row in the Assembly and it has not passed the Senate yet,” Weprin said. “It would outlaw discrimination in any employment in New York state, public or private, for people wearing religious garbs, such as turbans or people wearing facial hair,” Weprin said. “With hate crimes rising in 2017, it is more important than ever that we stand together with our fellow Americans of faith.

Weprin called the theft of Singh’s turban a hate crime and believes that, even though the taxi driver was not seriously harmed, “the police should investigate it as such.”

Joining the assemblyman was Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Council member Barry Gordenchik, Franck Joseph II of the Commission on Human Right, new Sikh Society President Kudip Singh Dhillon and Councilman Rory Lancman. (D-Hillcrest).

“It is a courageous thing to come forward and speak,” Katz told Singh, who lives in Ozone Park. “It is not easy to have your faith insulted and go through a robbery like you did. Messages of hate will not be tolerated in the city of New York, especially in Queens.”

Singh later thanked the NYPD for putting all their efforts into the investigation and for responding within the five minutes of his 911 phone call during the attack.

The investigation is currently being conducted by officers at One Police Plaza.


Hillside Avenue as it looks today

REALLY, a community festival. Only if it entails people carrying brooms, mops, hoses and garbage bags to clean up the FILTHIEST DISGUSTING stretch any where in NYC.

THIRD WORLD BANGLADESHI AVENUE (formerly known as Hillside Avenue. Shove your diversity up your ASS.

Right outside shitty Yummy at corner of Hillside Ave/168th. Typical of the Hillside Ave but perfect for the low class ghetto and low class third world folks.



Funny how you never hear the over-bloated do-nothing Leroy Comrie addressing quality of life issues in Jamaica, including his district, way back when he was Council-member for 12 years, you know issues like illegal truck driving on residential streets, illegal parking of tractor trailer trucks, the take over of Merrick Blvd by thug auto body shops who clogged our streets and sidewalks with junked and unlicensed vehicles, tons of illegal garbage dumping and the BIG ISSUE of Royal Waste, the poisonous polluting waste transfer station smack in the downtown area, near thousands of residents, including Muslims. THOSE he does not address, but he makes sure to show up at the Jamaica Muslim Center, to talk about “hate crimes” which he really is powerless on this issue, but actually can do something along with other local elected officials to address LOCAL issues like what I mentioned. BUT then that would mean he would have to actually work as oppose to speak at some PR stunt and of course to make sure he gets the Muslim votes. But if you are going to talk about “hate crimes”, why just pick out one group. What about gays, what about blacks, what about Jews, what about transgender and on and on. So if you are going to discuss “hate crimes”, why do it at a specific religious site as opposed to an open forum at a non-religious or ethnic site. VOTES, that is why.

In the meantime another local elected official, Councilman Lancman wants a grant of $25 million towards hate crimes. REALLY isn’t ALL CRIMES just that CRIMES. Doesn’t matter why it was committed, it is a CRIME period.

Seems like more of Democratic identity politics that really piss people off and creates even more division that is necessary. Between Republicans and Democrats, I don’t know who is worse for the division of people and communities. It seems like Republicans start it and Democrats just throw gasoline on the fire.


From Times Ledger:

Jamaica Muslim Center head wants to build wall against hate

“No one should be afraid if they are the victim of a crime,” says Carmencita Gutierrez, the Queens DA’s director of the Office of Immigrant Affairs.

The Jamaica Muslim Center was packed last Friday as state Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) held a Town Hall Against Hate with representatives from nonprofits and city agencies throughout New York.

“It’s important to get the information out to as diverse a community,” Comrie said. “The Jamaica Muslim Center is at the forefront of Muslim affairs in bringing peace and harmony to the community.”

He pointed out that Queens residents must have every chance to protect and defend themselves.

One of the members of the center was Kagi Oddin, 36.

“We are suffering [from hate crimes] and this kind of program is good for us,” he said. “This will create more dialogues that will benefit our community.”

Jamaica Muslim Center President Nizam Hassan opened the proceedings.

“I came here for a better education, to be a better individual,” he said. “I’ve been asked about my time here now and when I initially came to America,” Hassan said. “I said yes, we need to build a wall, a wall against hate, we need to deport hate not liberty.”

Comrie was the first panelist to address the crowd.

“It disturbs my heart the hate speech coming out of Washington, D.C.,” he said, referring to some of the comments made by President Trump and members of Congress.

Comrie added that the rhetoric was “causing a divisiveness that should never happen in this country [and it] compels me to say that we need to change the course of this country by voting.”

Comrie later said that “by doing that we can change the country from the inside out.”

Comrie emphasized that he intends on keeping New York a sanctuary city and that he will combat misinformation that creates “anxiety” and “panic” in the Muslim-American community.

City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest), spoke about the recent surge in anti-Semitic incidents.

“The tremendous spike in hate crimes in this city and this country has gone through the roof in the first two months,” Lancman said, referring to the period following Trump’s inauguration. “Not just Jews but Muslims as well,” he added. “All of us must work together in coalition as friends.”

“It starts with knowing what your rights are,” Lancman added.

The policy manager from the New York Immigration Coalition, Muzna Ansari, advised Muslims-Americans and immigrants how to proceed in difficult situations.

“If you are an undocumented immigrant, you should have an emergency plan,” she said. “If ICE comes to your home, you do not have to open the door unless they have a warrant with your name on it signed by a judge.”

Ansari further explained how undocumented immigrants should respond to police officers, that they should have a person to provide legal authority over their affairs, to document improper search and seizure and what to do about a deportation notification or court warrant. She also elaborated on arrangements for minor children, travel under the new travel ban and how citizens have the right to deny giving their technical devices to airport officials.

Queens Borough Director of Community Affairs Jessica Douglas represented the mayor at the event.

“I want to relay that for those that might not have the courage to be here tonight we are here to support you,” said Douglas. “It’s only through education that we can eradicate this fear to make this community great not just with citizens, but with immigrants, too.”

The last main speaker of the night was Carmencita Gutierrez, director of the Queens District Attorney’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

“District Attorney [Richard] Brown created the Office of Immigrant Affairs so that no one should be afraid if they are the victim of a crime,” Gutierrez said.

“We should not be afraid to seek help,” she added. “Just like Lady Liberty stands in the harbor to welcome all, Lady Justice, she represents justice for all.”

From Times Ledger:

Lancman leads the call for $25 million security grant

City Council members asked the city for a $25 million grant to protect community institutions from hate crimes.

City Council members gathered on the steps of City Hall last week calling for a $25 million security grant to combat the rise in hate crimes.

Members of the City Council’s Jewish Caucus, Council members, city leaders and non-profit institutions asked the city to fund a $25 million security grant to protect Jewish, Muslim and other community institutions. This comes after the NYPD announced hate crimes have gone up 55 percent from last year, the increase is being driven by a 94 percent increase in anti- Semitic hate crimes. While the rise in hate crimes has been a national trend since the election of President Donald Trump, New York City has outpaced the national rise despite the 2.8 percent drop in overall crime. Hate crimes in New York City have included bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers and graffiti.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Councilman Barry Grodenchik (D-Oakland Gardens) joined Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest), who led the call for the program. According to the councilmen, federal government and New York State both fund programs designed to improve safety and security at schools and day care centers at risk of being targeted in hate crime attacks. The Council members called for the creation of a companion city-funded security grant program to assist community centers and cultural institutions that are considered at risk of being targeted because of their ideology, beliefs or mission. These funds would pay for security upgrades at the institutions, including equipment and additional staffing.

The existing federal and state programs focuses mainly on school security, but the coalition of city leaders and nonprofits called for city funding that would focus on community centers, cultural institutions, and advocacy organizations. The program would be open to institutions that face a higher risk of being targeted in hate crimes.

“I am proud today to stand with my colleagues in the City Council to call on the city to make this crucial investment in a security grant program that will help protect at-risk locations,” Lancman said. “In the face of rising anti-Semitism and hate crimes in New York City, we must take action to best ensure the security of at-risk NYC community centers and cultural institutions. The security grant program will be an essential resource to keep New Yorkers safe.”

Council member Mark Levine (D- Manhattan), chair of the Jewish Caucus, said institutions being targeted for hate crimes need additional funds for security.

“We are here today to respond to an unprecedented rise in hate crimes across New York City,” he said. “Though there are state and federal programs to enhance security for at-risk schools and day-care centers, our city’s community centers and cultural institutions, which have been repeatedly targeted in recent months, are left with nowhere to turn for help in meeting their security needs. When hate crimes and threats occur, they are not just an attack on innocent victims, but on the values we share as New Yorkers.”



hillside-garbage12-4-16-002So who is at a fault for this disgusting stretch of Hillside Avenue, pretty much from Queens Blvd to 179th. The worst being between Merrick and 170th Street and the HORRIBLE between 168th and 170th. Hillside is a mess of litter all over, illegal garbage dumping, dirty storefronts where many owners rarely clean in front of their property and blocked sidewalks by Auto Dealers and some of the supermarkets on the North Side, which one can barely get through, especially between 167 and 168. AWFUL. No doubt the worst stretch in all of NYC and that includes Fordam in the Bronx and 125th in Harlem. Neither hold a candle to this shithole of an area.  Most of the mess surprisingly was on the North Side, community board 8 and Lancman’s area.

So who are the cuplrits:

  1. The slob Bangladeshi population here, since most all of the businesses are Bangladeshi and so are the customers.
  2. Elected officials on like Councilman Rory Lancman & Community Board 8 for the Northside & Councilman I. Daneek Miller and Community Board 12.
  3. Slob visitors passing through.
  4. DOS & NYPD for not enforcing litter laws, blocking of sidewalks by stores and blocks of sidewalks by the auto dealers.
  5. All of the Above.

All of these photos were taken on a Sunday afternoon stroll. Completely third world ghetto and disgusting. Doesn’t even look like America, well the new shitty America.


Just look at this fucking mess of a street!!!!





Though the proposal has not been voted on, the powers to be will not be  happy until they turn the entire SE Queens area into one big homeless shelter and low life community with hood rats running around reeking havoc all over the damn place.

While the talk is for affordable housing, the building if the proposal gets approved will also be supportive housing, the operative word is “supportive housing” which can house mentally ill, drug addicts and homeless. And we know what that would mean for he surrounding area. FUCKING MORE CRAP.

I mean here is this great art-moderne style building designed in 1937 and a chance to turn this into a really nice apartment building for young single professionals and families, but they want to fuck it up with this supportive housing bullshit, which just causes problems in communities. I mean where is Community Board 8 on this issue. I mean, the affordable part is fine, we need more affordable apartments in Queens, but to have some of “supportive housing” is an AWFUL IDEA.  I know I would not want to live in a building that has “supportive housing” and most people feel the same way.

Here are some comments from the article:

Community Board #8 should be ashamed of themselves


Another DeBlasio scam to get homeless off the streets. Jamaica already has the highest number of shelters in the ENTIRE city. They say affordable housing now but then once passed they change it. SCAM!!!!!


Also the building is loaded with asbestos, which during the renovation will blow and settle on all the people and houses in the neighborhood. Who will pay to clean that, the homeowner that’s who


Yes we need affordable housing but the supportive housing is a very very bad idea. We have enough crap going on in the Motel down the block which is now a homeless shelter and we in the neighborhood voted against this.


And my buddy in the area had this to say:


I’m totally on board with the commenter exposing what BS this project will be. Jamaica does not need another glorified housing project for low life’s. What I heard was that the supportive housing is supposed to be for mentally ill tenants. Sounds like this is going to be a giant homeless shelter. I’ve heard residents in Jamaica Hills are pissed about this and they should be.


I just don’t trust these fuckers like Councilman Rory Lancman. Ask him how many fucking supportive housing and homeless shelters he has on his block.

From DNAInfo New York:

Historic Hospital Building Eyed for Affordable Housing in Jamaica Hills

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | December 1, 2016 3:43pm
 The long-vacant former hospital may soon be replaced by affordable and supportive housing.

The long-vacant former hospital may soon be replaced by affordable and supportive housing.

DNAinfo/Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska

QUEENS — A former historic hospital, which has sat empty in the heart of Jamaica Hills for many years, may soon be replaced by affordable and supportive housing, officials said.

Brooklyn-based Dunn Development Corp. has proposed converting the 75-year-old building, located within the Queens Hospital Center complex, into 130 affordable housing units and 75 studio apartments designated for supportive housing, according to Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), which operates 11 public hospitals in New York City.

The Art Moderne-style 10-story building at Parsons Boulevard and Goethals Avenue, known as the “T building” for once serving patients with tuberculosis, was designed in 1937 by John Russell Pope, who was also the architect of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

It opened in 1941, but has not been used to treat patients for years. Recently small portions of the building have been used as hospital office space.

Over the past decade, the former Triboro Hospital for Tuberculosis has been the subject of many proposals, including turning it into market rate condominiums.

Some also pushed for its demolition, causing an outcry among architectural preservationists.

Under the proposed plan, Dunn Development will lease the building for 99 years and renovate it, setting aside 12,000 square feet for the hospital’s use, and another 8,000 square feet for use as a community facility in addition to the residential units, according to HHC and Community Board 8.

There will also be on-site social services for residents.

“We are pleased to take this important step to transform the underutilized T Building into a vibrant presence that serves the Queens community,” HHC said in a statement. “The redesign of the former Tuberculosis Hospital will offer modern, affordable, and supportive housing to help residents of the borough live successfully in the community.”

According to the HHC, rents in the building will range between:

• $865 and $1,055 for studios with applicants making $30,994 to $63,500
• $929 and $1,320 for one-bedrooms with applicants making $33,223 to $72,500
• $1,121 and $1,591 for two-bedrooms with applicants making $39,840 to $90,600
• $1,289 and $1,831 for three-bedrooms with applicants making $46,046 to $105,100

Those criteria will not apply to supportive housing where tenants are often selected based on their need for housing and ability to live independently, according to the HHC.

The project, already approved by the HHC’s Board of Directors, was also backed by Community Board 8, despite opposition from some residents of nearby Parkway Village, according to Seymour Schwartz, vice chairman of CB8.

“We are confident in the developer’s proven record of reliability and his commitment to high standards of tenant admissibility and security issues,” Schwartz said, adding that the board has endorsed the plan on condition that the planned community space will provide a variety of programs and activities for residents of all ages.

The proposal still has to be approved by the City Council, according to Schwartz and HHC.

Councilman Rory Lancman, whose support will be pivotal for the project, declined to comment through his spokeswoman.

It was not immediately known when the City Council will vote on the project.