Let’s face it, public housing sucks and especially when it is in shitty South Jamaica. But it doesn’t have to be like that because there are many hard working people who can only afford to live in public housing. What makes it suck are the criminal element, the hood rats, the ghetto slobs and the other assorted shit that are also in these places who end up holding the hard working folks hostage with their damn ghetto behavior. Public Housing should do a much better job so that that the problematic ghetto element does not get in or otherwise provide extremely tough security, but my option is toss the misbehaving hood rats out.

I cannot even imagine what daily life must be in these hell holes, but the damn city needs to do something about this for the hard working folks who just want to come home to a clean, quiet and safe place after a hard day’s work, not do with ghetto nonsense from hood rats.

Fucking hood rats.

106-35 159th St. in the South Jamaica II public housing development

106-35 159th St. South Jamaica II public housing development


From CBS News:

Police Fire Shots In Confrontation At Jamaica, Queens Housing Development

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police fired shots in Jamaica, Queens Wednesday after they were confronted by suspects carrying imitation firearms.

Officers were called at 7:45 p.m. about people fighting and using drugs inside the building at 106-35 159th St. in the South Jamaica II public housing development, police said.

Upon arriving, they found three suspects holding guns in a second-floor stairwell, police said.

The officers drew their own guns and ordered the men not to move. At that point, at least one of the men turned toward the officers while still holding a firearm, police said.

An officer then fired one round, striking no one, police said.

One of the suspects was arrested at the scene, while the other two were still on the loose late Wednesday night, police said.

Two imitation firearms were recovered, police said.



Waste facility truck barely squeezes by school bus.

Waste facility truck barely squeezes by school bus.

I dislike politicians, most are a notch below child molesters, but I fucking loathe Jamaica’s ebony clown posse of lazy, cheats, crooks and total fuck ups. Why, because they do not have the balls to stand up for what is right and serve the people and the community they way they should. Plus they steal and cheat just like the street thugs who roam South Jamaica. Decades of poor leadership is one of the reasons for the downfall of Jamaica from the 50’s.

We have a major dangerous traffic issue in this community, poor roads, illegal truck driving on residential streets, double parking on Merrick Blvd, speeding, all which causes dangerous situations. Go to a nice (and white community like Forest Hills) and you see good roads, no double parking, no trucks driving on residential streets, strict enforcement of speed limit, speed bumps on roads known to have many children, signs put up, etc.. Here in Jamaica, no one gives a fuck because if they really did, Jamaica would not be the way it is and elected officials would be demanding to make this community much safer and much better, BUT they are not, including fat fuck pompous useless Senator Leroy Comrie, one of the laziest career politicians there ever was. But he is easy to control by the powers to be by saying YES, MASTA, YES MASTA and so he stays down on the plantation.

Useless Senator Leroy Comrie. Fat, Uneducated and Lazy.

Useless Senator Leroy Comrie. Fat, Uneducated and Lazy.


The Daily News:

Boy, 8, seriously injured after struck by car in Queens, second child hit during Memorial Day weekend: police

Published: Monday, May 25, 2015, 6:33 PM
Updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 12:06 AM
Cops interview the driver of the car involved in the crash in Queens.  Jeff Bachner for New York Daily News –Cops interview the driver of the car involved in the crash in Queens. 

An 8-year-old boy visiting his grandmother’s Queens home for Memorial Day was hit by a car and critically injured — the second horrifying traffic crash involving a child on the holiday weekend.

Sincere Atkins was crossing the street from his grandmother’s house near Baisley Pond Park in South Jamaica to join an older cousin on a playground when a maroon Toyota Corolla ran into him, witnesses said.

The impact send the 8-year-old crashing to the ground and panicked parents running to the scene.

“I saw a little boy, lying on the street, his left leg was a full 45-degree angle from his body and his other leg was parallel to his body. He had a laceration on his head and he had bit his tongue, he was bleeding from the mouth,” said DiMaggio Spencer, 43, who was in the park with his stepson.

Police investigate the crash that injured an 8-year-old boy in Queens on Monday. Jeff Bachner for New York Daily News –Police investigate the crash that injured an 8-year-old boy in Queens on Monday.

“I grabbed his hand, we were trying to get everyone away from him, we didn’t want to move him,” said Spencer.

“He was gasping, every few minutes he was opening his eyes a little bit but his eyes were rolling in the back of his head. He was actually trying to move his head,” the man said.

The driver stayed at the midblock crash scene on Sutphin Blvd. near 125th Ave., where multiple signs displayed the 25-mph speed limit, witnesses said.

An NYPD officer investigates the scene where a young boy was struck by a car on Monday. Jeff Bachner for New York Daily News –An NYPD officer investigates the scene where a young boy was struck by a car on Monday.

Sincere’s cousin said he had dashed over to his grandmother’s house to get something and got hit when he ran back.

“Being kids, he just ran down the stairs, as he ran out into the street, I guess (the car) came speeding by,” she said.

“I thought it was glass that’s how hard he hit his head on the ground,” she said.

A dent is visible on the hood of this vehicle at the scene of the crash on Monday.  Jeff Bachner for New York Daily News –A dent is visible on the hood of this vehicle at the scene of the crash on Monday. 

A family member said Sincere was in stable condition by nightfall and undergoing X-rays.

His hair-raising accident came a day after Abriana Carrasco, 7, was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the Bronx as she ran home with an ice cream.

The girl suffered multiple injuries, including two broken legs and a broken hip, when she was hit just after 10 p.m. Sunday at E. 214th St. and Paulding Ave. in Williamsbridge.

“The driver was driving recklessly,” said Abriana’s cousin, Elvis Perez, 32. “It’s Memorial Day weekend. You can see there’s an ice cream truck, you know there are gonna be kids. How can you just speed down the road?”

Police ask anyone with information on the Bronx hit-and-run to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.



???????????????????????????????As you are aware of from me reporting this, but a group of women from Jamaica spent the Saturday before Easter cleaning up all of the garbage, food, bottles, cans, etc from the vacant James Fobb house and putting into about a dozen garbage bags for pick up (since our leaders have refused to address this issue or take any steps), BUT, the Queens Borough President’s Office feels no obligation to make sure these garbage bags are picked up. Here is what one of the women, Pamela Hazel, friend, comrade-in-arms and community activist reports on the useless administration of Melinda Katz and their response after the ladies did all the hard work, while Katz and her cronies were enjoying their day off.

Women of Jamaica take matters into their own hands concerning a garbage strewn vacant home.

Women of Jamaica take matters into their own hands concerning a garbage strewn vacant home.

From Pamela Hazel:

I called Ms. Boranian/ liaison at the borough president’s office several times yesterday and today, (4/23/14). The purpose of my calls was to find out when the garbage will be removed from James Fobb’s  location at 107-58  164th Street.
Ms. Boranian told me that the situation is no longer a health hazard because we (team P/J and supporters) cleaned- up and contained the garbage in bags.
She continued, that the case was referred to the health department. Thereafter, the health department will give sanitation the “RIGHT” to go on “private property” to remove the garbage. This, she said can take about a week.
As the -enigma- continued, I told her that Mr. La Mura secured that “RIGHT” LAST YEAR for the same problem.
To residents who are calling team P/J, for an update, you can call Ms. Boranian at (718) 286-2669  your self.
 Maybe, she can expound on this enigma.
Typical BULLSHIT from useless lazy leaders collecting paychecks that me and of you reading this pay for. So give Ms. Boranian a call at 718-286-2669 and give her a piece of your mind (like I did) and ask why they are dragging their feet on this situation.


This was sent to me from a long time Jamaica resident but wanted to remain anonymous.


I won’t go through my entire story in this email…it would be too long. So let’s go with the Cliff Notes version.
I was was born and raised in Queens, Hollis Queens. (which has somehow become St Albans) and that’s another story. Well, like many of my peers (who survived the drug binge of the 70’s) I moved away. Sure, I would visit my Mom, pick her up and at times tried to convince her to move, but she wouldn’t hear it.
So as fate would present itself, 10 years ago I needed to come back to the neighborhood when my Mom went to a nursing home (that’s another long story). Well, Joe, I was shocked at the decline of Southern Queens and thought that I was the only one who was disturbed by it. I can tell you, there REALLY were White Picket Fences, Milk deliveries, the Dry Cleaner picked up clothing weekly, there was a Carousel Truck that came to the neighborhoods in the summer for the kids, Mister Softee and Good Humor drivers wore uniforms, the Rock on Farmers Blvd had park benches, there was a Butcher, a Fish store, a Shoemaker and mini Department stores. Two Supermarkets,Gas stations. The LIRR at Hollis was clean and safe, Churches were in CHURCH BUILDINGS and storefronts were for STORES. One Barber and One Beauty Salon to a neighborhood. Oh and the laundry mat actually was CLEAN.
Jamaica Ave, even with the EL Train above was a clean shopping center, with Macy’s, Gertz, May’s Department stores, Jewelry Shop ( I think it was Kays) Glove shop (yes gloves and imported shoes from England) Banks, and the Bus Terminal was CLEAN. The movie theater’s..RKO and Valencia actually held R&B concerts with HIT artists performing…no one was shot, no fights, no gangs no guns.
Laurelton, Cambria Heights had Restaurants and Jazz Clubs. There were party places..The Galaxy on Farmers, Club Ruby on Baisley, another on Merrick off Linden (the name escapes me right now), no one was shot, no guns, no fights.
Hillside Ave was a continuation of the shopping and Restaurants.
And, in the 80’s..the Music Building on Archer that house many musicians who went on to success. (oh yeah, that building mysteriously burned).
I could go on, but I’ll stop here.
So I ran across your Blog site CUJQ…and see a vision for Jamaica. I want you to know that you’re not imagining…you’re remembering . I suppose you’re any OLD SOUL.
I would like to meet you. Talk with you about your ideas and get the real story about what the hell is going on here in Jamaica. I’m familiar with those who you speak of on the political front, but not sure about their results for the community.
Another concerned resident.
So there you have it from a long time resident who had fond memories of Jamaica, left and came back to see total devastation of a community that this person obviously loved.
So what has happened, I guess one would have to talk to several people, but it is obvious that many factors played a part. One is a society that stopped caring or giving a shit and just took what was handed to them from the powers to be and never made anyone responsible. The unequal distribution of wealth that made the rich richer, the poor poorer and the middle class in shambles (where upward mobility is pretty much a thing of the past and mostly for the rich), apathy, lack of pride, bad manners and social skills,  demographic changes, lack of quality of life enforcement, more renters than home owners, slumlords, low-class people and their behavior, poor zoning laws allowing destruction of a community’s esthetics and of course, poor leadership and a society where public servants no longer care about the community, but what they can get out of it and how they can pad their own pockets and a total lack of responsibility and passing of the buck, especially from our leaders and the biggie, a total lack of caring about communities of color.
All have contributed to the decline of Jamaica.

A common site, vacant lots that have become garbage dumps.

A common site, vacant lots that have become garbage dumps.



From the Queens Times Ledger:

Council calculates violence

By Rich Bockmann

Gun violence in South Jamaica has dropped precipitously since the City Council implemented a pilot program last year based on the Cure Violence initiative, a project out of the University of Illinois-Chicago that approaches violence as a public health crisis.

Erica Ford (r.), founder of Life Camp, speaks about the organization's 10-year history as Kimberly Spellman, whose son was murdered in 2008, and Councilman Ruben Wills look on. Wills has introduced a bill to investigate the root causes of violence.

Erica Ford (r.), founder of Life Camp, speaks about the organization’s 10-year history as Kimberly Spellman, whose son was murdered in 2008, and Councilman Ruben Wills look on. Wills has introduced a bill to investigate the root causes of violence.

Now the Council is looking at violence from an economic development point of view.

The Council’s Economic Development Committee last week held a hearing on a bill introduced by Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) that would create a commission to investigate and address the root causes of violence every three years.

“We are now trying to identify or drill down to the root causes of violence, which plagues many of our communities, which adds to many of the negative impacts such as disinvestment and lower property values,” Wills said.

As part of a task force to investigate gun violence announced in 2011, the Council created pilot programs in five high-crime neighborhoods that marry the interruption and outreach components of the Cure Violence initiative with a holistic effort to coordinate city agencies and community support groups.

The NYPD’s most recent crime statistics show that South Jamaica’s 113th Precinct has counted six murders so far this year, down 63 percent from the same time in 2012. Shooting incidents have dropped 33 percent.


In an assessment released in August of South Jamaica’s program, which is headed by Erica Ford’s LIFE Camp, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice noted the positive relationship with the Police Department as one of its strengths, but said funding and continuity posed challenges.

“Each provider partner received its funding at different times, which prevented the initiative from establishing coordinated strategies at start-up,” the report said. “Additionally, there is an ongoing need for more complementary services for participants, such as drug rehabilitation, as well as counseling and human resources supports for staff.”

Committing funding and coordinating efforts were the main points stressed by about 20 intervention specialists who testified at the hearing in favor of the bill.

Richard Glover, who heads the school safety division of Columbia University’s School of Social Work, said he favored the framework that the Federal Emergency Management Agency uses, which measures crises in order to decide how best to allocate resources.

“It provides policymakers with a context in which to set priorities and comprehensive approaches to address violence — how much prevention, how much intervention, how much response,” he said.

And as any economic development specialist will tell you, you have to spend money to make money.

“As we approach it we’re going to find probably that it’s fixable — it’s doable — but it’s going to be hard,” said Allan James, a program manager at the Center for Court Innovation. “It’s going to be expensive and when we discover that, I hope we don’t shrink from it.”


Here are some recent photos of South Jamaica I just took last weekend and you wonder why the area is the way it is.97c56-garbage-12-8-13-0080205a-garbage-12-8-13-0493df03-garbage-12-8-13-04336acd-garbage-12-8-13-039a2bf8-garbage-12-8-13-036

The article ends with the statement “As we approach”.  Well FUCKING WHEN, you have all had decades to address this.

Well, start with cleaning up the area of the tons of garbage and litter all over the place, illegal dumping of garbage, vacant lots, burned out buildings, abandoned homes, abandoned cars, like the 15 or so cars dumped in a vacant lot between two houses which can all be seen at

The area looks and has looked like a battle field for decades and many of the people’s hope shattered since none of our leaders, including Ruben Wills, has done a damn thing about addressing this. I have reported many of these areas so many times and little has been done to address these issues. Abandon cars still sit, vacant homes are still not sealed off, garbage still lies all over.

Studies have proven that communities with high amounts of garbage and litter all over have higher crime rates, which is the case with South Jamaica, so why have not one of our leaders addressed this issue at all.

The true black on black crime that is happening in Jamaica is the black leaders (by the way all of our leaders ares black) not doing anything about this quality of life issues in mostly black communities of South on black crime


From the Queens Crap Website:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jamaica eyesores are simply astounding

This may be Joe Moretti’s worst photo series yet

You all should be ashamed, do not any of you leaders go there, I know you have, since you are renaming that horrible stretch of South Road to Tuskegee Airman Way, a total disrespect for those brave men.


Anonymous said…

I’ve seen worse…in Jamaica, of course.

georgetheatheist said…

“Jamaica Reviled” bringing more up-scale eateries to the area: filet de rat with discarded oil sauce Yum-yum.

Jon Torodash said…

Hey Joe, has the BP elect provided a public statement on the Jamaica garbage problem? Her name is even emblazoned on a trash can or 2 here in Central Queens from her time of service in a lesser office when she ostensibly acquired funding for them.

Anonymous said…

It’s easier to rename a street after a politically correct hero than to clean it up. Hey Joe, how is Sean Bell Street doing these days?



The other day, I reported on the horrendous condition in South Jamaica and how our leaders and the city have pretty much turned their back on this area. You can see those photos at

Case in point, the boarded up vacant lot at 104-74 165th St (between South Road & 107th Ave) sits between two homes on a residential street, but this is not an ordinary vacant lot. Behind the wooden fence sits approximately 15 abandoned cars, in various condition, some look like they have been sitting for years, some without plates, a few with plates. Besides being a major eyesore, (although they pretty much cannot be seen head-on from street level, but if you venture in front of the one  house you can see them), there is a health risk involved since these cars can have all kinds of toxic fluids, possibly leaking into the ground. Since this is South Jamaica, these cars can be stolen, they can be holding some dead bodies, who knows unless it is investigated.??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????abandoned cars.jpg 3

An aerial view.

An aerial view.

According to the Department of Building website, a caller called in July 9th, 2012 to report a lot in a residential area where cars were being stored and it seems that not one person looked into this as can be seen by the report. Here it is a year and a half later and the cars still sit in this lot posing a health risk to the community and showing the total decay of this area. Now, was this reported to police, local officials, sanitation, community board 12, but we do know that some people in the city knew about this, yet did nothing.abandoned cars.jpg 2

So again I pose the question, why is this not being looked into and would this happen in Forest Hills, Long Island City or Park Slope? And why does this and other major quality of life issues allow to happen once again  in a community of color while our leaders do nothing and just continue to go on as this is normal?