JAMAICA ELDERLY MAN REMAINS CRITICAL AS BOMB DETONATES LEFT BY A GANG MEMBER

George Wray, 73, remains in critical condition as a package exploded that was left on his doorstep meant for a Blood gang member that was a renter in the home according to The Daily News (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/family-queens-landlord-injured-exploding-parcel-rattled-article-1.3368190).

So if you don’t think shitty ghetto Jamaica can get any worse, get ready. Now gangs are using bombs. Hoards of drug addicts & homeless are roaming the streets and more and more low-class immigrants are arriving by the bus load.

Over a million dollars and you would think this is some little kid playing in the slums of Calcutta, bu no, it is REVITALIZED JAMAICA.

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

The photo below pretty much sums up Jamaica and NYC for that matter,  but it is definitely the new symbol for the “Revitalized Jamaica”.

Jamaica’s new symbol says it all about this ghetto community, which has gotten even worse in the last 6 months.

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From Queens Courier:

Photo via Shutterstock

Detectives continue to look for the perpetrators who left a bomb that exploded and critically injured a 73-year-old man on the doorstep to his south Queens home on Friday afternoon.

Law enforcement sources said the blast occurred at 4:15 p.m. on July 28 in the vicinity of 222nd Street and 145th Road in Springfield Gardens.

 According to police, the senior man discovered the explosive device — contained within a cylinder that was about the size of a Quaker Oats can — near the entrance to his residence. NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said the device went off when the victim went to open it, causing the man to suffer second- and third-degree burns over 80% of his body.

“There is substantial evidence left from this device, which appears to be a victim-actuated device; the explosion was caused by opening the package,” Boyce said. “We consider this a low-explosive; there was no shrapnel associated with this device.”

Officers from the 105th Precinct and EMS units responded to the incident. The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition at Nassau University Medical Center.

According to published reports, police learned that the package contained a single name that was not disclosed to the press. It was not, however, linked to anyone living inside the man’s residence.

No arrests have been made, and the NYPD Arson and Explosion Squad is conducting the investigation, police said.

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SUPPOSED JAMAICA LEADERS SHOULD LEAD BY EXAMPLE BUT ASSEMBLYMEN MEMBER ALICIA HYNDMAN’S OFFICE OUTSIDE LOOKS LIKE TYPICAL JAMAICA GHETTO TRASH

hyndmanThis was sent to me by a reader. Our “leaders” should led by example, but this is the Greater Jamaica area where even those folks seem to not give a shit. Why overall does some black communities in this area look so trashed all the time. But then do you really expect much from SE Queens elected officials. I know I certainly don’t. Christ, where is the damn pride, I mean this is your fucking office Hyndman, hire some broke ass homeless person to sweep up every day on your block. Trash on the streets, trash in the political offices. Asshole Councilman Ruben Wills is a be culprit of this.

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Looks like Assembly Women Alicia Hyndman could care less about appearances. The surrounding area around her headquarters on Merrick Blvd in Laurelton. And people wonder why SE Queens is a dumping ground. The photos speak for themselves, their elected officials could care less.hyndman5hyndman2hyndman3hyndman4

In front of Wills Office

In front of Wills Office

SPRINGFIELD GARDEN TOWN HALL MEETING WITH MAYOR – “A RARE & MEANINGFUL VISIT TO SOUTHQUEENS”, RARE BUT HARDLY FUCKING MEANINGFUL

Rare is right, this asshole Mayor never comes to one of the worst areas in queens, the dirty southeast Queens where people and businesses do whatever the fuck they want, right under the noses of the powers that be with little consequences. The Mayor goes to, of course,  the nicer areas of the Greater Jamaica area, but why not come to the downtown Jamaica area or the wild wild west of South Jamaica, which pretty much resembles a shit hole third world country slum.

The Jamaica area has tons of quality of life issues that are not getting addressed by elected officials, city agencies, Queens Borough Hall and the  you Mayor (get out of your fucking bubble once in awhile and see what the fuck we deal with here on a daily basis).

Illegal truck driving on residential streets, illegal commercial parking of huge tractor trailers on residential streets and inside several of the LIRR tunnels in downtown Jamaica, junked & unlicensed cars scattered all over residential streets by the hundreds from all the thug auto body shops making our community look like one big junkyard, constant illegal garbage dumping, noise issues, crimes, shooting, tons of garbage strewn vacant lots and vacant homes, squatters, drug dealing on corners and in front of delis, homeless shelters dumped by the dozens in the area as well as all the poisonous waste transfer stations dumped here which poison the air, not too mention the hundreds of waste trucks polluting the air as well, making noise and destroying streets.

So Mayor, come the fuck out to Downtown Jamaica and South Jamaica and see what a lack of leadership and a lack of  proper enforcement with  quality of life issues looks like. I will give you a sneak preview.

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Parked all last weekend from Friday thru Monday.

Parked all last weekend from Friday thru Monday.

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Commercial vehicle sitting for who knows how long.

Commercial vehicle sitting for who knows how long.

The back of the house

The back of the house

This was the deli that closed a few years ago for dealing drug, guess it is opened for business again. SLOBS.

This was the deli that closed a few years ago for dealing drug, guess it is opened for business again. SLOBS.

This woman was actually picking up things out of those bags like this was the 170 St LIRR flea market.

This woman was actually picking up things out of those bags like this was the 170 St LIRR flea market.

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Random locations on 94ave heading east from the Van Wyck to 150th st. The place is a mess.

Random locations on 94ave heading east from the Van Wyck to 150th st. The place is a mess.

Totally Illegal blocking of sidewalk. Pretty Girl is one of many stores on Jamaica Ave doing this. Besides making it difficult to manuever, it is low-class ghetto/third world country EYESORE.

Totally Illegal blocking of sidewalk. Pretty Girl is one of many stores on Jamaica Ave doing this. Besides making it difficult to manuever, it is low-class ghetto/third world country EYESORE.

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144st at the end of Nemet Hundai's property (which is located on Hillside ave and 144st).

144st at the end of Nemet Hundai’s property (which is located on Hillside ave and 144st).

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148 Pl and Jamaica Ave, sitting since almost beginning of May 2016

148 Pl and Jamaica Ave, sitting since almost beginning of May 2016

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TOTALLY FUCKING ILLEGAL & DANGEROUS.

TOTALLY FUCKING ILLEGAL & DANGEROUS.

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From Queens Press:

At Town Hall Meeting, De Blasio Talks to Springfield Gardens

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BY TRONE DOWD

Mayor Bill de Blasio made a rare but meaningful visit to Southeast Queens on June 16, participating in a Public Town Hall at the Springfield Gardens High School gym. The three hour affair marked the first time residents of Council District 31 had an extended chance to ask the Mayor just about anything they wanted, ranging from issues specific to their community to citywide concerns that affect all five boroughs.

The town hall was hosted by Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton), who worked on getting the Mayor to come out to Springfield Gardens. More than 300 residents from Laurelton, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens and the Rockaways were in attendance, many of whom came prepared with questions for de Blasio. In addition to residents, the head of all major city departments, including the city Department of Education, the Department of Transportation, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Department of Environmental Protection, as well as the Commanding Officers Inspector Jeffrey Schiff of the 105th Precinct and Deputy Inspector Frederick Grover of the 113th Precinct.
A more than two dozen questions were asked during the town hall, covering a number of different topics.

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at last week’s town hall meeting in Springfield Gardens as Councilman Donovan Richards, seated, listens. Photo Courtesy of NYC Council.

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at last week’s town hall meeting in Springfield Gardens as Councilman Donovan Richards, seated, listens. Photo Courtesy of NYC Council.

Education and Youths
One of the main concerns of the public at the town hall was the Mayor’s stance on supporting local youths.

One resident asked about addressing the needs for certain resources including bookbag and supply giveaways in Southeast Queens neighborhoods. The mayor, along with DOE Deputy Chancellor Elizabeth Rose and Richards were able to bring attention to local bag giveaways organized in conjunction with the NYC Parks Department scheduled for this August. Last year, at similar giveaways in the Councilman’s district, 300 kids were able to get the supplies needed for school.

The mayor also highlighted a number of successes that the education system has had in the last couple of years.

“We have a huge extensive list of priorities in terms of education,” de Blasio said. “We’re very proud of the things that we’ve invested in.”

He called out full day prekindergarten and the guarantee of after school programs for middle school kids as two of his favorite of the successes. He also urged residents to tell parents unaware of the free pre-k offered to young children to get enrolled as soon as possible.

Another resident asked the Mayor what would be the best way of exposing students from schools who may not have access to certain arts related programs to the vast cultural offerings of the city. The mayor pointed to partnerships that the city has made with many on-Broadway plays.

“We recently received 20,000 tickets to the Broadway hit Hamilton for our public school kids across the city,” de Blasio said. “We’re doing that with a lot of other plays more and more. We’re finding partners on Broadway who want to open the main floor of their seats to our public school kids.”

He also pointed to the free IDNYC program as a way of giving public school kids in Southeast Queens access to all 40 of the cultural institutions across the city for a full year.

Mental Illness and Suicide
Mental illness has been a concern of New Yorkers in all five boroughs. Residents in Southeast Queens asked the mayor directly about an issue pertaining to mental illness: growing suicide rates, particularly in the black community.

“This is not something we take lightly,” de Blasio said. He mentioned that identifying these illnesses early in the city’s kids as well as getting parents involved in talking about it free of shame are key to dealing with it.

The Mayor also said that First Lady Chirlane McCray plans to announce NYC Support in October. NYC Support will work as an open line where New Yorkers can call on behalf of any individuals who may be in danger or trouble and need mental health based support. The reported individual will be given a specialist to help and follow up with their progress, ensuring that they get the attention that they need. De Blasio said that this initiative will be for both young and old New Yorkers.

The mayor commended the First Lady on her work in mental illness and combating the stigma that often times comes with talking it. Just last year, Thrive NYC, an initiative to identify and address mental illness in a more productive way, was unveiled.

“Chirlane likes to say, if someone has a broken leg, no one would look at them and say ‘there’s something wrong with you because you have a broken leg.’ No one will say ‘you shouldn’t go to the hospital.’ We have a huge societal stigma where we separate physical health problems from mental health problems in our minds, even though they’re both a part of us and a part of being human.”

Priorities in the 105th
Schiff gave an update on the 105th, a precinct known as the largest in the borough. Schiff took over as commanding officer on March 1 of this year and was able to address a number of questions pertaining to local quality of life issues residents brought up to the Mayor. Nearly all of the queries brought up at the town hall were on the commands radar and were in progress of being addressed.

One of these issues was the operation and parking of commercial trucks on residential streets, many of which have been known to block driveways. This issue has not only been a concern of residents in the 105th Precinct but Southeast Queens as a whole.

“[This] has been a complaint of every community in the 105th,” Schiff said to one resident. “I can tell you up to right now, we’re up 58 percent in truck enforcement summonses. We also did a heavy duty tow operation on April 14th. We also were able to jump ahead of the line […] and we have another heavy duty tow operation coming June 24th. We’re very much on top of it.”

Queries were also brought up about response times in the 105th, many of which will be adhered to as the NYPD and the Mayor’s office inches closer to the building of the 116th Precinct

Progress on the 116th Precinct
The recently announced 116th Precinct was a blessing for community leaders who have been fighting over forty years to split the massive 105th Precinct into two distinct regions. The $70 million project will seemingly solved long standing issues with response times as well as the resources that were often stretched thin across the 12.7 miles of land of the 105th.

The Mayor spoke further on what’s next for the proposed project.

“The fight for the precinct went on for a long time and we were very proud to announce it,” the Mayor said. “We need the community’s help working with the Councilman and with the NYPD in figuring out the right location. My goal is that we will determine the location hopefully by the end of the summer, and then get to work on building the actual building.”

Richards said that he was happy with how the town hall turned out overall. He thanked his constituents for showing out in great numbers to raise concerns that the Mayor should be aware of.

“While the Mayor was not able to provide an immediate solution to every question, he was attentive to the needs of the district and representatives from all city agencies took the time to listen to residents to ensure that the city follows up on many of the local issues,” said Richards in a statement released Friday morning. “I’d […] like thank all of the District 31 residents who came out to respectfully challenge the Mayor to bring more victories back to our neighborhoods. Their efforts truly make me a better representative.”

 

MAYOR COMES TO SOUTHEAST QUEENS, BUT NOT TO THE AREAS WITH MAJOR QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES

I mentioned on this past Thursday (6.16.16) on by blog on about receiving a flyer at 6pm about the Mayor holding a town hall meeting in SE Queens on Thursday, June 16th at 7pm. I pretty much did not see this publicized anywhere, like the Mayor really did not want people to know and to make sure his town hall meeting was filled up with mostly  political lackey’s and ass kissers, but obviously there were some regular folks there since community members expressed concern over quality-of-life issues, including the preponderance of trucks illegally parking or operating in a reckless manner in the confines of the 105th Precinct. 

Well, where have I heard THAT before.

But what is ironic about this meeting, was that it was only for Rosedale, Laurelton and Springfield Gardens, which are the nicest neighborhoods in SE Queens/Greater Jamaica area. Sure they have  some quality of life issues, probably Springfield Garden has the most, BUT these three areas are the nicest of all of SE Queens, have the lowest crime rates and homeowners more than likely outnumber renters as well. Now you folks in those areas, tell me if I am wrong or right. Now other parts of SE Queens/Greater Jamaica area have well worst communities and way major quality of life issues, with South Jamaica being the worst (highest crimes, shootings, poverty, etc), followed by the Downtown Jamaica and surrounding area. So why not hold a town meeting in the places that really need a town hall meeting and really need quality of life issues addressed and really need proper services and major enforcement of quality of life issues.

Again, typical political bullshit of powers that be ignoring areas with the major problems, like they do not even exist. You see this bullshit with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz as well, who is always praising Downtown Jamaica, when there is not really much to praise but more to be criticized and major issues not being addressed.

AND why did the Times Ledger leave out the date of the town hall meeting. Because I am sure if people saw that date, they would say “I did not know about that.”

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From Times Ledger:

Mayor holds town hall in southeast Queens

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Councilman Donovan Richards field questions from concerned community members during a town hall at Springfield Gardens Educational Complex.

Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed a location for the long-awaited new police precinct in southeast Queens might be determined by the end of the summer.

The news about the $70 million 116th Precinct came in the midst of a two-hour town hall held at Springfield Gardens Educational Complex. The event was moderated by Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton).

Community members expressed concern over quality-of-life issues, including the preponderance of trucks illegally parking or operating in a reckless manner in the confines of the 105th Precinct.

De Blasio also expounded on what he said were the major successes throughout his administra­tion’s tenure, including universal pre-K as well as after-school programs for sixth through eighth graders.

“There are still parents who don’t know pre-K is available for free,” he said. “Every middle school is guaranteed an after-school seat.”

The mayor also said that citywide, murders were down 10 percent compared to the year before, with gun arrests up 20 percent. He contrasted his vision with previous administrations and critics.

“I said we need a safer city and a fairer city,” he said. “And there were many people saying you had to have one or the other.”

 

SOUTHEAST QUEENS FINALLY GETS NEW PRECINCT (116) TO COVER LAURELTON, ROSEDALE, BROOKVILLE & SPRINGFIELD GARDENS

“Our investment in a new 116th precinct will address community needs, help reduce response times, and bring an additional police presence to the fast-growing neighborhoods in Southeast Queens,” Mayor de Blasio said.

Well, what the fuck took so long, this was just plain common sense. I mean residents have been saying they needed a new precinct for over 40 years and this damn city is finally getting around to it. What makes me think if this was an all white area, they would not have to wait that long.

Such bullshit that goes on in the dirty Southeast Queens.

Now let’s see how long it will actually take to complete this.

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From The Daily News:

EXCLUSIVE: NYC budget to include $70M for planned NYPD precinct in Queens

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 3:00 AM
The planned 116th Precinct will cover Laurelton, Rosedale, Brookville and Springfield Gardens. Gary Hershorn/Reuters/REUTERS

The planned 116th Precinct will cover Laurelton, Rosedale, Brookville and Springfield Gardens.

The city will set aside $70 million for a new NYPD precinct in a bid to speed response times to a sprawling section of southeast Queens, the Daily News has learned.

The upcoming city budget will include $70 million in capital cash to build a new 116th Precinct, covering Laurelton, Rosedale, Brookville and Springfield Gardens — all now served by the 105th Precinct.

The city hasn’t announced a timeline for construction, and must still find a site for the new stationhouse.

“Our investment in a new 116th precinct will address community needs, help reduce response times, and bring an additional police presence to the fast-growing neighborhoods in Southeast Queens,” Mayor de Blasio said.

Residents have been clamoring for nearly 40 years for the 105th precinct to be split up. It covers 12.7 square miles and 354 miles of roadways; only three precincts encompassing more geography.

A satellite precinct opened in 2007 had not been staffed from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. until last month when City Hall announced that it would keep it open 24 hours a day.

“By creating a separate command within this area, the NYPD will be able to provide more localized service to the community,” NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said.

The city last opened a new police precinct in 2013, when it carved up parts of Staten Island’s 120th and 122nd Precinct to create the 121st Precinct on that borough’s northwest shore.

The 105th Precinct has seen a small decline in major crimes so far this year — a drop of .4 % through April 17, compared to the same period last year.

The precinct has yet to see a homicide this year, compared to four killings in the first three-and-a-half months of 2015.

 

THREE NEIGHBORHOODS WITH MAJOR HOUSE FLIPPING: SOUTH JAMAICA, ST. ALBANS AND SPRINGFIELD GARDENS

St. Albans and Springfield Gardens does not surprise me with this house flipping, but South Jamaica , which parts of it tend to be problematic,  is the big surprise.

Between this, Starbucks, fancy hotels with roof top bars (http://qns.com/story/2016/04/22/huge-15-story-hotel-will-soon-rise-along-archer-avenue-downtown-jamaica/) and lots of development, something is happening here in Jamaica.

But some major clean-up is much needed in the decades neglected neighborhood, which never should have been neglected to begin with. Blame poor leadership and a crooked South Queens Democratic machine which includes many entrenched useless and corrupt elected officials.

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From Queens Courier:

Photo: Google Maps

Photo: Google Maps
St. Albans is one of the neighborhoods with a high number of house flipped.

Property values in Queens are steadily on the rise thanks to house flipping.

According to a study conducted by the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, the flipping of small houses have caused an enormous increase in the price of homes within residential neighborhoods, and reduced the number of available affordable homeownership.

The study defined home flip as a home that is bought and sold within a 12‐month period.

As of 2015, the study showed that Queens neighborhoods such as South Jamaica, St. Albans and Springfield Gardens saw some of the most dramatic increases in property value. These neighborhoods experienced a total of 246 flips over the course of the year.

It was also found that re-sale profit of homes in New York City as a whole has come to produce an approximate $200,000 payout, more than double the national average.

Currently, house flipping is more profitable than it was at the peak of the housing bubble.