MODA “UPGRADED LIVING” APARTMENTS – MORE LIKE GLORIFIED HOUSING PROJECTS IN THE NEWLY REVITALIZED JAMAICA COURTESY OF THE JAMAICA NOW NON-ACTION PLAN

I must say that every time I walk by the Moda “Upgraded Living” Apartments and see that sign, I just laugh. UPGRADED LIVING, only if “upgraded” in Jamaica means garbage, litter, an outdoor drinking cafe for the local drug addicts & homeless and the MODA outdoor restrooms.

And with this location, you get just a block away, the Rufus King Outdoor Homeless Shelter & Garbage Dump.

FROM THE MODA WEBSITE:

From the moment you enter your Moda apartment it will feel like home. Designed for living — and living it up — you’ll enjoy all the comforts and conveniences that are distinctly Moda.

If you haven’t seen Moda, you don’t know what you’re missing.

Well, we are GOING TO SHOW YOU WHAT YOU ARE MISSING as  THE PHILTER shows in photos, you know REALITY.

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From The Philster, Roving Reporter of CRAP:

Upgraded living “Jamaica Style” at The Moda. Just think of the lovely sites and smells the diners at Dallas BBQ will have to endure while eating their meals in the outdoor seating. Photo 10 shows the outdoor bathroom options at Moda. You know where the bathroom is because the smell of urine knocks you out of your shoes about a 1/2 a block away. Plenty of opportunities to make a little side change at The Moda with all the empty beer cans and bottles disposed of in ghetto fashion in the tree pits. There’s plenty to go around, the gentlemen in the picture said he sticks to the cans because the bottle are too heavy to carry around. Yup, pay market rate rent to have your residence use it as a drinking spot, urinal, and trash dump. Only in Jamaica.

 

At least Zara and Chetrits building on 88th Ave keep their properties clean. I think anything affiliated with the Grater Jamaica Development Corporation is going to be a glorified housing projects for the locals.

IS THERE REALLY ANY ENFORCEMENT AT RUFUS KING PARK BECAUSE IT IS TRASHED AND THE OUTDOOR HOMELESS SHELTER IS THRIVING WHILE QUEENS BP KATZ AND ELECTED OFFICIALS IGNORE THE SITUATION

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

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

Well, if anyone is taking advantage of the $2.2 million dollar upgrade to Rufus King Park, it is certainly the homeless and the ghetto slobs from the area.

I was told that there would be Park Enforcement at Jamaica’s Outdoor Homeless Shelter, but from the looks at the photos below, it seem scarce. Hey Melinda Katz, how many of the parks in your hood look like this. AND try answering a constituent’s question for a change or are you pulling a deBlasio?

ANOTHER PROUD MOMENT in the  REVITALIZATION OF JAMAICA.

Photos below taken by “The Philster on 7.26.17. GREAT SHOTS PHILSTER!

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From The Philster, Roving Reporter:

Despite stepped up enforcement, Rufus King Park is still being trashed by the locals. As usual, the “Bad Hombre” hotel at the pavilion is open for business, and business is good!

HOMELESS TAKE OVER OF JAMAICA PARKS, GARBAGE, & OTHER NONSENSE BEING COMPLETELY IGNORED IN THE “REVITALIZED JAMAICA”

TO THE POWERS THAT BE:

Explain to me how Jamaica is “revitalized” because the photos below show no indication of it. AND opening yet another Beauty Supply Store and another sneaker store (KICKS) on The Ave in the old Citi bank building does not scream revitalization or improvement or up-in-coming, it just screams out SAME OLD SHIT.

As one reader said:

How come the Jamaica Business Resource Center which opened to great fanfare in the ’90’s, the former landmarked La Casina commercial building on 160th street opposite the entrance to the Jamaica Market, is now a dentist’s office? What happened to all the governmental dough that was shoveled into the JBTC maw? Hmnn? Wasn’t this supposed to be an “incubator” of “holistic” enterprise? And how come CityRib/ModaGrill went belly-up?

As another stated:

Jamaica Non-action plan is sounding more like a slush fund. Do not be surprised if there is a scandal involving this program the same way the PVB was used in the 80’s.

Guess these below spots were not on the agenda by the Mayor Clown Jamaica Tour last week. AND what will be the deal on August 1st,  103rd’s National Night Out Against Crime at Rufus King Park from 7pm to 9m. Will the bad hombres be there for all to see, along with the other residents of Rufus King Outdoor Homeless Shelter.

Hear the sound of the $2.2 million spent on Rufus King Park or the $10 million (lose pocket change) from Cuomo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-3Iq3XQkAw

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From The Philster, roving reporter:

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

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

I went back to work today and stopped by Rufus King Park. It’s a lot cleaner this enforcement has stepped up, but still not perfect. The bad hombres took over the pavilion with cots and cardboard. Imagine if the bad hombres decided to set up camp in a park in Forest Hills. They would be booted within a hour.

 

Upgraded living Jamaica Style at The Moda, which now offers Market Rate outdoor living.

Nothing screams ghetto more than a trashed tree pit next to a stripped chained bicycle. Ah, Jamaica’s tourist attractions I presume. 147pl/Archer ave.

This is a major problem with community gardens in Jamaica. They get taken care of for a season or two, then they are forgotten about. Then the gardens become overgrown with weeds, illegal dumping occurs, loitering, and of course they become a drinking spot for low life’s (notice the empty Corona Bottles). This is the George Eagle Carr community garden on 148st, and obviously the community does not care about it. I was in LIC this weekend and I walked by two community gardens, both of which were cared for and in pristine condition. People from the hood always always whine that they do not have enough green space or community gardens. Well, you have one on 148st, take care of it, dammit!

Look at a community garden in LIC. I walked by 2 this weekend and both were beautiful. People do not take care of anything around here.

NON-GHETTO Community Garden in LIC.

 

RUFUS KING PARK FINALLY GETS MUCH NEEDED PARK ENFORCEMENT – WHAT TOOK SO DAMN LONG

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

My sources have informed that Rufus King Park, which has been turning into a garbage dump and an outdoor homeless shelter with alcohol drinking and drug use, is FINALLY get much needed park enforcement in the evenings and on weekends, which is when it tends to be very problematic.

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Seems like I am not the only one who has been raising a fuss about how this park has been going down hill.

NOW time to tackle that much smaller but more problematic park, Major Mark Park.

LT. GOV HOCHUL & QUEENS BP SPEAK ABOUT UPGRADES TO DOWNTOWN JAMAICA ON JULY 12 ACROSS FROM RUFUS KING PARK OUTDOOR HOMELESS SHELTER JUST AS PARKS DEPT & NYPD WERE REMOVING HOMELESS – COINCIDENCE????

On July 12 in the morning, roving reporter “The Philster” was taking photos of Park Dept & NYPD who were removing the homeless encampment in the Rufus King Park garbage dump & outdoor homeless shelter (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/breaking-news-nyc-garbage-truck-nypd-come-to-filthy-rufus-king-park-to-clean-up-the-trash-and-the-human-homeless-trash/), while just across the street on the steps of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center at 153-10 Jamaica Ave, Lt. Gove Kathy Hochul and Queens BP were getting ready to blow smoke up everyone’s else and crow about wonderful Jamaica is and all the new upgrades that are taking place. Coincidence of these two events going on at the same time. OF COURSE NOT. This is the classic OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND. If we remove the homeless encampment before the bullshit elected officials hit the podium, then there is not a homeless encampment at Rufus King Park

Also this same day in the evening several blocks away at 150 St and Liberty, a mother of two heading to the subway from her church was robbed at gun point and brutally beaten and ganged raped by several Jamaica hood rats, three who were recently arrested and lived in a shitty group home on South Road behind York College (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/3-fucking-sub-human-hood-rats-arrested-julisses-ginel-brandon-walker-justin-williams-for-horrifying-rape-and-they-are-from-jamaica-living-in-a-group-home-and-this-community-wants-more-supportiv/), while on July 4th a hood rat opened fired at 3am at a Jamaica House party, not far from the downtown area, killing a mother of two and another individual, while injuring a 3rd (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/hiatus-is-over-for-the-time-being-now-back-to-the-bullshit-that-jamaica-and-this-city-has-to-offer-police-killing-holiday-shootings-killings-asshole-ruben-wills-and-other-nonsense/). AND in June, a hood rat, Joseph Gilbert, was arrested for kidnapping and pimping out a 15 year old girl for FOUR MONTHS at Rev. Floyd Flake’s Greater Allen Senior Residence on Merrick Blvd (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/11-days-the-flakes-and-greater-allen-church-have-made-no-comment-about-underage-girl-being-pimped-out-of-greater-allen-cathedral-senior-residence-for-four-months-plus-some-new-info-arises/), which by the way, the almighty Flake is a member of the Jamaica Now Leadership Council.

Up and Coming Jamaica, a community in crisis.

So while these limousine liberals, including Leroy Comrie were spilling out tons of bullshit, a crew was hurrying up removing the homeless encampment from the Rufus King Park Pavilion, which they all returned today and a mother of two was brutally gang raped that night several blocks away.

SOME FUCKING UPGRADES.

AND why didn’t this Color of Community run by Karen Clements, bring any of these issues to fold instead of being the typical media prop for these clowns. AND Clements, being a black female, should have jumped on this issue of a  15 year old black girl (one of many in the area) forced into prostitution. Communities of Color is no different from pretty much the rest of the local media, no balls, no spine and just a propaganda machine for these do nothing elected officials, never calling them out on their shit or bringing up the poor quality of life issue being ignored and holding these elected clowns accountable.

So when is the area going to get a REAL black owned media outlet or at least a black blogger to report on all the bullshit and nonsense in this majority black community. I mean since some folks like to say I am “racist” or always attacking Jamaica,  and criticizing the hypocritical black preachers and the do-nothing crooked black elected officials who are NOT serving the constituents, then step up to the fucking plate if you dare.

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From Communities of Color:

Lt Gov Announces Upcoming Upgrades to Downtown Jamaica

July 13, 2017
Lt Gov K. Hochul on the steps of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center

On a beautiful, hot and sunny day in front of the historic façade of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced the winning projects selected for the Jamaica Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI).

In August 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Downtown Jamaica was the winner of the $10 million DRI, a plan that looks to transform local neighborhoods into the next generation of communities.   The winner was selected as part of a competitive process by the state’s Economic Development Council.

The projects that will be funded under the grant include a space for businesses, pedestrian plazas, infrastructure upgrades, support for dining options, increased broadband width and employment supports.

Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC) will create a 10,000 square foot shared workspace for approximately 90 local entrepreneurs and independent professionals at the Moda Building.  The LIRR 159th Street underpass will be converted into a pedestrian gateway between York College and Downtown Jamaica.  The underpass will include vendor and event space, public art work and seating.  Pedestrian, lighting and the streetscape will be improved along Parsons Boulevard between Jamaica and Archer Avenues.  Jamaica’s broadband infrastructure, to support high speed delivery, will be strengthened.  There will be funds to invigorate nightlife and dining options as well as an incubator space for new food businesses.  Entrepreneurship training for low income residents to launch and grow their businesses and career preparation at Edison Career and Technical Education High School will help develop a qualified workforce.

“We still have a lot to do,” said Senator Leroy Comrie who delivered remarks at the announcement.  On his to-do list was the initiative to ensure that “promotional dollars” were in place guaranteeing that any development was adequately populated.

In addition to this grant, Downtown Jamaica’s is seeing the infusion of revitalization dollars from the Jamaica Now Action Plan.  Jamaica Now is a $153 million dollar investment from the City which will add upgrades to local parks, provide additional transit routes, redesigned store fronts and add new mixed income housing, retail stores and business incubator spaces.

Downtown Jamaica’s transit hub will be getting a boost as well with $8 million dollars in state allocated funds for upgrades to its transit hub.  The Jamaica transit hub is one of the city’s busiest transit centers hosting the E,J and Z trains, numerous bus lines, the LIRR and AirTrain to JFK.

JFK International Airport, which is located just minutes from Downtown Jamaica, will also be revived with an influx of funds.  Governor Cuomo announced $10 billion in funds last year to transform JFK and its connecting commuter links into a 21st Century airport redesign.

In addition, both the city and state have set goals that 30% of its awarded contracts should be allocated to Minority and Women Owned Businesses.

All this opportunity and redevelopment would seem a boom for local businesses and the area’s high unemployment rate, but challenges remain.  “Unemployment is high,” acknowledged Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in her opening remarks at the podium.  Along with the grant, Katz sited the Jamaica Now Plan and private funding as initiatives that can close the gaps.

But local businesses are challenged when it comes to working with the larger companies that are central in the revitalization of Downtown Jamaica.  Thomas Crater, owner of newspaper ‘The New York Page’, frequently expresses frustration at his attempts to connect with GJDC and York College for possible funding avenues.  It is a frustration shared by this news organization.  “It’s hard,” Crater reported that Hope Knight President GJDC of said of the challenge of working with area black media businesses due to having no money.  Knights’ resume includes as stint with the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone whose chief area, Harlem, has recently experienced revitalization.  Dr. Marcia Keizs, York College President, and Earl Simons, York College Director of Government and Community Relations were eager to set up a meeting, and receive proposals about types of partnerships.

Residents and community stakeholders who participated in the planning and provided recommendations for the Jamaica Now plan provided input stressing that it was vital any Downtown Jamaica revitalization touched the neighboring communities and include the main thoroughfares which connect the neighborhoods to Downtown Jamaica.  A few members of the Leadership Council of the Jamaica Now Initiative did not want to speak on the record of their concerns of the early efforts of the program.

York College President, Dr. Marcia Keizs, serves on Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council and has been credited with helping to secure the grant.  The council was designed as a shift in the state’s effort towards economic development which includes a community-based approach that harnesses local expertise.

For more information on the seven winning projects, click here.

RUFUS KING PARK PAVILION HOMELESS SHELTER OPENED BACK UP FOR BUSINESS – $2.2 MILLION DOLLAR DOWN THE DRAIN, SO WHAT DO YOU THINK MELINDA KATZ, HOPE KNIGHT AND RORY LANCMAN

“The Philster” roving reporter has stated that the Rufus King Park Pavillion Homeless Shelter is back opened for business.

So Hope Knight, President of GJDC and Queens BP Melinda Katz, is this the major benefits from the Jamaica Now NON-ACTION PLAN you talked about in the Queens Courier article (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/talk-about-fucking-delusional-gjdc-president-hope-knight-sees-major-benefits-from-jamaica-action-plan-let-me-show-you-the-real-ghetto-benefits-ms-knight-and-it-aint-fucking-pretty/). I mean please pass me the drugs you folks are taking to help me escape from TRUTH and REALITY. AND Katz, are you the bullshit artist that  is always selling this line of crap, “What’s good for families, is good for Queens”, BUT does that NOT apply to Jamaica.

THE NEW BAD DAYS FOR JAMAICA: A COMMUNITY COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL AT CRITICAL MASS WITH NO END IN SIGHT, WHILE ELECTED OFFICIALS & OTHER SO-CALLED LEADERS PLAY POCKET POOL

Jamaica is spiraling DOWNWARDS and FAST, especially in the past year and no amount of development nor Chipotle’s or Starbucks or even a massive expansion of Resorts Casino is going to help (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/resorts-world-casino-bets-big-400m-queens-expansion-article-1.3322071). I mean certainly $2.2 million dollars down the proverbial fucking ghetto drain did not help Rufus King Park, that Queens BP Katz loves to talk about. That park has pretty much turned into an big outdoor homeless shelter, with an encampment in the Pavilion and the much much smaller park, Major Mark Park at Hillside Avenue & 175th Street (WHICH WAS A MAJOR DISASTER THIS MORNING), is an utter complete disaster of mounds of garbage, litter, liquor bottles and a big homeless encampment, where not only have homeless taken over the benches, but are now making the lawn their new home. My eyes have witnessed arguments, drug use and shitting & pissing in public. The situation has gotten even worse with the drug clinic, which was moved from Archer & Parsons, to right across the street next to a liquor store (who thought this one through). Last year a shooting erupted by two drug addicts from the clinic in the park. AND the park in is in the district of Congressman Meeks, Senator Comrie, Councilman Miller & Assembly Member Hyndman, who have all been completely silent on the issue, no surprise.

A rise in young black underage girls being kidnapped into prostitution, the latest being the 15 year old girl who was pimped out for FOUR MONTHS in Rev. Floyd Flake’s Greater Allen Senior Residence (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/11-days-the-flakes-and-greater-allen-church-have-made-no-comment-about-underage-girl-being-pimped-out-of-greater-allen-cathedral-senior-residence-for-four-months-plus-some-new-info-arises/), while not one local elected official, including Queen BP Katz or that wonderful useless black female Public Advocate Letitia James, have not said ONE WORD or COMMENT about this situation which took place in the beginning of June. I mean how does the Flakes, Greater Allen Church or the management of this HUD senior residence have no idea that a 15 year old girl is being held against her will in a senior’s apartment while johns go in an out taking advantage of this young girl, while her kidnapper, St. Albans hood rat, Joseph Gilbert makes this place his home and office. I mean what has to happen to young black girls in this community for elected officials to speak out against this. AND just the other day, a pervert pastor in Queen Village, Rueben Chizor, went to prison for raping two sisters, age 12 & 14 in the basement of his church (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/more-hypocrisy-from-se-queens-church-leaders-queens-village-pervert-pastorreuben-chizor-gets-15-years-behind-bars-for-raping-14-12-year-old-sisters/).

AND NOW comes the most horrifying and atrocious story of a mother of two, who was brutally beaten, robbed and raped at gun point by five fucking hood rats with guns (no doubt all of them from Jamaica),  a block from her church, Celestial Church of Christ (150-08 Liberty Ave) that she attended and was heading to the subway (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/like-one-needs-another-fucking-reason-to-hate-ghetto-jamaica-mother-of-two-viciously-beaten-robbed-at-gun-point-and-raped-by-five-hood-rats/). AND have we heard from any of these spineless local elected officials on this. You do know this story made the cover of The Daily News.

Up and Coming Jamaica, a community in crisis.

Then the usual bullshit and nonsense of constant garbage dumping, that this blog and Ms. Pamela Hazel has been reporting on for years with no solutions or results. The lack of enforcement of so many quality of life issues, like the ILLEGAL sidewalk parties with loud music, going on most weekends on 90 Ave (169 & 170 St) by residents of an apartment building at the SE corner of 169 St & 90 Ave) that start in the afternoon and go well past 11pm. A situation that has been going on for years, despite numerous 311 complaints and illegal issues of sidewalk obstruction, outdoor parties on public sidewalks complete with loud music from speakers.

ILLEGAL Sidewalk Party almost every weekend on 90 Ave by 169th St

YES, we are obviously sliding down the ghetto spiral and heading into the NEW BAD DAYS OF JAMAICA, which is evident in every direction you go.

So elected official and so-called community leaders…………………………what do you have to say?

Douche Bag elected officials on trail for corruption, stealing and falsifying documents, yet still is running for election and backed by the douche bag Queens Democratic Party and it’s leaders.

The media center. We are still waiting for the HD television

Five weeks ago. Jamaica’s Famous Bushwalk that Ms. Pamela Hazel reports on over and over again.

Homeless Drug Addicts in love.

Rufus King Park

The face of Jamaica.