Sunday, June 28, 2009

Part of St. John's to become homeless shelter

"COMET will be cosponsoring a meeting with CB 4 to discuss The Queens Alliance's as-of-right interim housing for 29 homeless people at the former convent for the nuns at St. John's Hospital on 58th Avenue. The meeting will be held at the Bethzatha Church, 85-20 57th Avenue, tomorrow Monday, June 29th at 7:00 pm. Representatives from the Queens Alliance will attend."

Maybe someone can ask why the homeless seem to be directed out of Manhattan and into the other boroughs?

18 comments:

italian girl said...

Why can't the homeless be directed out of the city altogether?

Anonymous said...

Ship the homeless to Gracie Mansion - it's not being used by the Mayor except for functions which they could be employed as servers etc.

linda said...

can you believe this shit....
next they'll be walking up grand avenue past the future new HS and into our community..

i'm attending this one tomorrow.
does bloomturd fund this shit? he can keep it in the city we don't want it................

Anonymous said...

Why can't the homeless be directed out of the city altogether?
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The city did this for a LONG time. They use to operate a shelter outside of the city, Camp Laguardia, but it was closed in 2007.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dhs/html/press/pr111606.shtml

Sid? said...

This is certainly a problem for the area. I wonder how fast will those number of homeless increase?

Taxpayer said...

Sid? said...
"This is certainly a problem for the area. I wonder how fast will those number of homeless increase?"

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On opening day!

Linda, you are sooo right. And, they will be in our yards, garages, hanging out on school and church grounds.

We will be dealing with beggars every time we go near a store.

But, the Commissar will be delighted. It's his way of punishing Queens voters in advance of our voting for Avella on September 15 - as will the other boroughs.

Anonymous said...

The zombies will connect with those who live in shanties on the conrail RR tracks alongside the new Tank park. I guess that why this park was created - to give the homeless a summer recreational place.

Anonymous said...

If this thing opens, it will be packed to capacity in a month, and there will STILL be the same homeless riding the E train night after night. This will accomplish NOTHING.

Anonymous said...

Patrick Henry sazs:

Tom Ognibene was the former councilman for the 30th council district. Although he served his community well there are some concerns regarding some serious entanglements. In 2001, Ognibene was under investigation for his relationship with buildings consultant, Ronald Lattanzio. It was reported in the NY Times: Councilman's Actions Factor in Inquiry that in exchange for Ognibene’s assistance and political influence to help fix government variances, jobs and investigations in Lattanzio’s favor, the former councilman would receive entertainment, tickets, vacations, gifts, meals, campaign contributions, campaign activities and other services. Although no charges were brought Ognibene, his quest for a judgeship was squashed. In addition, there were reported shenanigans going on at Christ the King that included the sale of “questionable” memorabilia. Residents are also concerned about Ognibene’s health and ability to muster the strength for this special election. I think we can agree that Ognibene had his chance to represent the district; however, the 30th council district deserves a chance for new leadership.

Anonymous said...

Why can't the homeless be directed out of the city altogether?

What a good Christian! A fine example for all of you to follow. Keep up the good thoughts and deeds!

Anonymous said...

St Johns hospital can be turned into the largest homeless facility in America - it would help the local economy with the clients shopping in the Qeens, target and century 21 malls across the way from this facility.

In fact specialized out patient treatment for those client who prefer living in the fresh air of our parks and RR tracks and alleyways can go to get methadone therapy and other services that help insure their population increase buisness at all store fronts nearby.

These folks can be hired as security watches for our neighborhood in place of the police.

Jimmy said...

THIS CAN'T BE OPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS WILL DECREASE THE PROPERTY VALUE!!!

ALL THE HARD MONEY WE EARNED IS DOWN THE DRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why can't the homeless be directed out of the city altogether?

What a good Christian! A fine example for all of you to follow. Keep up the good thoughts and deeds!
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So when the government refuses to handle the homeless problem responsibly. when decades of christian charity towards the homeless only results in being taken advantage of by the very people it is intended to help, when people get frustrated after giving until they can't give anymore, when they finally get tired of being played as suckers by the system, then you criticize their christianity because you can't get them to do what you want them to do anymore?? I am a proud Christian, and I am full of compassion, but I am no fool, and my compassion and my tolerance for this nonsense only goes so far!

Anonymous said...

when people get frustrated after giving until they can't give anymore, when they finally get tired of being played as suckers by the system, then you criticize their christianity because you can't get them to do what you want them to do anymore??

Me, me, me... djever stop to think there are systemic roots to the homeless problem? That maybe this is linked to the deplorable employment situation, which in turn is linked to globalization and the exporting of jobs and production? Nope. You're too busy thinking about how heavily everything weighs on you to even CONSIDER the problems faced by those less fortunate.

Anonymous said...

The roots of the homeless problem are alcoholism and mental illness.

linda said...

went to the meeting and it's not homeless families who lost their homes, but HIV/AIDS homeless...

the problem the community are having with this arrangement is that they were not notified and don't want recovering druggies living next door near their children.

i'm sick of NYC dumping everything on us here in elmhurst/maspeth.. we get the sick homeless, the H.S.(we didn't want, that's contaminated), and Waste management with the garbage. shelters like this should be in a more commerical area, close to trains and buses, not smack in the middle of a residental neigborhood.......

protesting JULY 11th at 11 a.m. in front of the building..

and every chance i get i tell people not to vote for bloomberg or any of the morons holding office......

the best is that liz crowley showed up at the meeting, not even her district..... my question was where the hell is melinda katz?????

Anonymous said...

Why can't the homeless be directed out of the city altogether?

What a good Christian! A fine example for all of you to follow. Keep up the good thoughts and deeds!
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So when the government refuses to handle the homeless problem responsibly. when decades of christian charity towards the homeless only results in being taken advantage of by the very people it is intended to help, when people get frustrated after giving until they can't give anymore, when they finally get tired of being played as suckers by the system, then you criticize their christianity because you can't get them to do what you want them to do anymore?? I am a proud Christian, and I am full of compassion, but I am no fool, and my compassion and my tolerance for this nonsense only goes so far!
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The subject was christian bashing. Where the hell did you interpret a "me, me, me" attitude in anything I wrote? Nice but ineffetive attempt to turn the argument around.

Anonymous said...

Should post and hand out flyers to local business stores and Queens Center Mall in protest this AIDS/HIV homeless shleter. Mass media to its Queens Center Shoppers and local business, as they should be aware of what elected official plan to do in ruin their community and should fight against this AIDS/HIV shelter. Also should send out flyers near the schools for the parent who send their kids there to help voice the protest.