Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Danger signs in Forest Hills

Attached are some photos I've taken on 108th Street in Forest Hills.

The apartment building on the corner of 108th and Jewel Avenue has recently gone condo under its old name of Forest Royale. it is yet another example of intentional misspelling by the developer. Remember Soundview Pointe? Developers love the letter E.

But what is really hot about this building is its new sidewalk. Instead of the boring rectangular concrete patterns, this one has semicircular brick designs. Nice. Better watch your step!

A few blocks away, the Beth Gavriel Bukharian synagogue is being expanded. Being a block away from Forest Hills High School, its plywood construction fence has become a canvas for gang tags, including MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha.

This is a violent Salvadorean gang that is trying to recruit members within the school's Latino population. Hopefully, the synagogue will take note of this, and paint over the tags before some student gets hurt!

-anonymous

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

But "royale" is the proper spelling.

Anonymous said...

Just read on a Yahoo AP release that the "13" in these nationwide tags stands for the 13th letter of the alphabet in allusion to the Mexican Mafia.

Anonymous said...

I think that the "13'
probably refers to "MS 13"or Mara Salvatrucha
(I hope I spelled that right)
a vicious Salvadoran gang.

If they're in the area....moving in from Corona....
you've got a lot to worry about!

Anonymous said...

The Bukharian mafia will take care of them.

By the way,
what's Kasiev doing these days
at the old Trylon theater ?

mazeartist said...

To the last anonymous-

I don't want any mafia in my neighborhood. Whether it's Italian, Mexican, or Bukharian.

Anonymous said...

I agree with mazeartist, the mafia is bad no matter what. Is one mafia better because of their skin tone? When it all comes down to it, crime hurts people no matter who does it.

Anonymous said...

"Mazeartist" (& Co.) ....
you've been "huffing" too much
and don't recognize sarcasm
when it's put right under your nose!

Watch out for those olfactory and brain cells.

You don't want to lose any more.

Anonymous said...

It's been called Forest Royale for many, many years -- long before it went condo.

Anonymous said...

As in "Casino Royale"......

put an "E" on the end
and you'll convince a dopey would be buyer
to think that he's now got some "KLASS".

Those "elite" Forest Hills folks
just love puttin' on the dog!

Anonymous said...

You know, it could be Hebrew grafitti. That would make a lot more sense. I kinda looks like "Z-O-L" and then something I don't understand.

Anonymous said...

If it is indeed MS-13, get ready for some horrible times. Those are the scumbags who executed the 4 college students in Newark. MS-13 is one of the most vicious gangs around... no respect for human life or decency, just their own machismo and disgusting facial tattoos. Absolute trash.

Steven said...

It's definitely MS-13. Everyone in Forest Hills High School knows that this neighborhood (Forest Hills) is being trampled by gangs, and it's happening FAST. If you didn't know it going in as a Freshman, you knew it when you left as a senior, as was the case with me. It's not only MS-13. I'm talking Bloods, Crips, Latin Kings, everything.

As for mafias, there's always been a mafia presence in Forest Hills. I suppose the dentist getting killed by two men in long black coats who seemed inconspicuous didn't ring a bell for any of you, but that's not the only time. When there was a night club on the corner of 97th Street and 64th Road, there was a shooting. Doesn't anyone remember that there always used to be two men in tuxedos standing outside of the club? They were NOT bouncers. I was young, but young enough to remember.

Persian Prince said...

Steven the dentis was not a MOB hit it was set up by his ex wife becuase she was jealous of his success... but still bukharian mafia is going up and around like crazy around there i was in forest hills high school about to years ago as a senior i was driving a benz and these 17/18 year old gotti wannabes were pullin up in bentleys in front pizza pasta city there were nothing but bmw and benz's and bently's and all these kids would be driving them i was like wow not one of them work and having money like that... something is wrong... and gang wise forget about it russians and black /spanish kids having fights and brawls that could fill up shea stadium

Anonymous said...

MS 13 Grafitti at 135-30 82nd Drive, Jamaica, Queens, NY! Ironically located in the buildings RIGHT BEHIND the Queens Criminal Courthouse....

Watched documentary on this gang and am frightened!!! I am a law-abiding, hard-working woman, and to have this show up on the building has my very disturbed and wary....

Anonymous said...

Did you know that Forestdale, Inc. the
Formerly known as the Brooklyn Home for Children, currently provides foster replenishing to the gangs