Sunday, April 12, 2009

Chronic flooding in Jamaica

From NY1:

Some residents of Jamaica say flooding in their neighborhood has become a chronic problem.

Hey isn't this the area that was recently upzoned? Don't go calling Bill Thompson now for damages.


Anonymous said...

Iam certain Jamaica Estates will join the rest of Queens's communities affected by severe flooding. The shame is that in our case this could have been prevented.The Saint John's off campus dormitory on Henley Road stands to ruin our community since our aging sewer system is incapable of addressing the needs of this large structure. We will all be affected, scew the residents/taxpayers in the name of overdevelopment.

Anonymous said...

Oh, well, we'll always have Venice...
and we won't even have to go there.

PizzaBagel said...

The city can just ignore the infrastructure, let this neighborhood fall into disrepair, eminent domain all the homes, then replace them with something that will bring in mucho revenue, a la their tactics with the Iron Triangle businesses. Don't put it past Bloomy-Doo and Company. Gotta keep a hefty stream of cash flowing in order to maintain the pyramid scheme that NYC has become.

Anonymous said...

Pizza, you gotta understand that they do not run this city for us, but to make money for ... them.

Ask Hunters Point about displacement ... in plain view of the UN.

Of course the mainline preservation community doesn't give two shits outside of their landmarked districts (where crap like this never happens) and the eastern part of the borough, busily downzoning, would be only to happy to thow the rest of the borough to the dogs.

Now its starting to spread to the rest of Queens poor government is starting to be a big issue.