Sunday, November 22, 2009

Illegal day care center in Flushing



From the Daily News:

Last month, a resident of Queens Jade apartments at 140-11 Ash Ave. in Flushing, Queens, noticed workmen carrying in wood to build more walls.

"You'd have to be an idiot not to know what's going on," said the resident, who phoned 311 to report the landlord for creating more rooms in four apartments around her.

Her call wasn't the first, records show.

Since 2008, 23 complaints have been filed claiming illegal apartments - potential firetraps - in the apartment complex. An unauthorized day care center in 1H has been on the city's radar for nearly a decade.

In 2002, the city cited the building's former owner for blocked exits at apartment 1H "which is now an illegal school." The owner was cited again last year and fined $2,500.

Inside 1H on Thursday, Jerry Shen insisted the day care center had closed. "This is a home office," he said, a notebook titled "Student Roster" open on a table in front of him. Crayon drawings hung on a wall nearby.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully there is a fire that kills all the people/children inside and maybe THEN people will learn their lessons.

Missing Foudation said...

You have to be an idiot not to know what is going on:

Everyon knows whas is going on on so many levels in this city, except a toxic stew of ingredients that always seem to be clueless:

1. your local politican
2. your local newspaper
3. your city agency

and of course, the one thing that makes that happen, you, dear voter.

Anonymous said...

Jerry Sheng...eh...a Chinese lawbreaker once again!

"Vibrant, bustling"...
this sort of crap didn't exist before the inv-Asian of Flushing!

Now call me a racist...and FU!

Anonymous said...

And what action did John Liu take regarding these earlier complaints?

NOTHING! He was busy grabbing photo ops outside his district.

Anonymous said...

"Forget it Jake...it's Chinatown".

The Chinese seem to have very little regard for the law...which they feel they're entitled to break at every whim!

Criticize them and they scream "racism"!

Ah...go stick an egg roll up your ass!

There...now you've got grounds to call me a bigot!

Alex Treback said...

Someone's in jeopardy...

1. your local politican
2. your local newspaper
3. your city agency

1. Who is John Liu?
2. What is the Queens Tribune?
3. What is the DOB?

How did I do?

primadonna said...

"Hopefully there is a fire that kills all the people/children inside and maybe THEN people will learn their lessons."

You should NEVER wish for something like that. Could you imagine the devastation if a fire broke out in a daycare? The thought is even sickening. We really need to get these politicians to finally crack down on these incompetent/corrupt city agencies so there's not one more death ever again due to fires from illegal conversions.

Edith Raw said...

We really need to get these politicians to finally crack down on these incompetent/corrupt city agencies so there's not one more death ever again due to fires from illegal conversions.

Hey primadonna...what are YOU going to do about it (other than complain on a blog)? All talk, no action???????

primadonna said...

"..All talk, no action???????"

Exactly.

Just like almost everyone else here.

Satisfied, "Edith"?

Taxpayer said...

The Commissar's rule: Kill 'em in the womb; kill 'em in the crib; kill 'em in the playgrounds; kill 'em in the schools; kill 'em in the streets; kill 'em wherever they are.

Kill all the children. I don't care where or how. Just make 'em all dead!

Bring me their scalps, you'll get a promotion and a bonus.

Just kill 'em!

I'm the Commissar for life. The moron fools saw to that!

Anonymous said...

He's probably here illegally too. These people don't care about our laws because they know that the police won't enforce them. Talk about the land of the free - they are free to do whatever they want to do. They know that nothing will happen to them. This is why New York is going down the tubes. The politicians don't care. They want as many poor, uneducated, illegal people in there districts as they can get. It's called job security for them. They get paid to represent people who won't complain.

Anonymous said...

"An unauthorized day care center in 1H has been on the city's radar for nearly a decade."

Nearly a decade??? That's our city. Aren't you proud how they do nothing about any complaints?

Any wonder why people that can are getting the hell out?

Edith Raw said...

Exactly.

Just like almost everyone else here.

Satisfied, "Edith"?


Not really. You speak out regularly on here. You have no problem putting in your 2 cents but don't follow it up. I apologize for making you the target of my frustration but if even one quarter of the people who came here daily wrote a letter or made a phone call, you might be surprised to see what power you actually have. I have observed that about 2-3,000 people visit this site on any given day. If all of you weren't such lazy bastards, you could accomplish alot. All you need to do is focus on an issue and pursue it. You have the numbers but you just don't have the motivation. What's it going to take before the Queens Crap group stands up and gets noticed? Personally, Willets Point, the threat of eminent domain, and a corrupted bunch of city officials, lobbyists, and community board members might be a good place to start. Don't just sit there...DO SOMETHING!!!

PS I am doing my share but we'll address that shortly. Please stand by...

primadonna said...

First of all, Edith, maybe the people here do make a difference, but maybe don't want to talk about here because they don't want their identity exposed.

For all you know I could be a community activist that has been making a huge difference in her neighborhood.
Don't assume we're all lazy and don't care. We DO care. That's why we come here to gripe about all the Queens "crap".

panzer65 said...

Alex Treback said...

Someone's in jeopardy...

---------------------------
Hey , good one, seems even New York's Bravest are in Jeopardy! when responding to illegal fire traps!

Anonymous said...

I have observed that about 2-3,000 people visit this site on any given day.

Bullcrap. Making up statistics in order to make a point?

Anonymous said...

Where else would all the jack pot babies go when their illegal alien parents are out taking jobs and income from Americans?


Asians receive the highest amount of government benefits in the US. The Chinese snatched up all the affordable apartments that were built in LIC. sad but true.

Edith Raw said...

"Don't assume we're all lazy and don't care. We DO care. That's why we come here to gripe about all the Queens "crap"."

All the more reason for people who are proactive to make their activities known by the rest of us. If nothing else it would be inspirational. We don't need to know identities but it would be nice to know what type of things people are doing.

"Bullcrap. Making up statistics in order to make a point?"

11/19/2009 12:50 a.m. 2,358,060
11/20/2009 12:50 a.m. 2,361,850
11/21/2009 12:50 a.m. 2,365,080
11/22/2009 12:50 a.m. 2,367,620

Now do some basic arithmetic using the daily counter numbers above and see for yourself...or are you too lazy to even do that?

primadonna said...

Edith:

Why don't we start with YOU? What have you done to make a difference in your neighborhood? Maybe the rest of us will follow your lead.

Edith Raw said...

Why don't we start with YOU? What have you done to make a difference in your neighborhood? Maybe the rest of us will follow your lead.

Have a little patience and I promise you that what I've done will blow your mind. Guaranteed!!!
However, now it's your turn! (I'm such a tease!).
PS Some of it has already been "leaked." Expect to be shocked and awed by next week...

I can only pray that you and the rest of the readers will follow my lead!

primadonna said...

Can't wait!

Edith said...

Can't wait!

It'll make you happy! I hope it inspires some of you to become proactive. It really wasn't that hard.

primadonna said...

Don't know if I'm excited or a little creeped out. Maybe you're really a terrorist preparing to blow something up!

Oh and if you are, aim for Bloombucks...

Edith said...

Oh and if you are, aim for Bloombucks...

Bigger fish to fry...and I am totally non-violent.

For some, it will be an early Xmas present.

Chris said...

Hey PrimaDonna,

I did something recently and I think that other people should do it too. I wrote to Verizon and told them that I wouldn't sign up for FIOS until they initiated local programming. I told 'em that I wouldn't give up NY1 unless they came up with a decent alternative. I also said that they needed to set aside channels for local access. Picture quality is not as important to me as programming. I am waiting for their response. I'll share it with the group.

Anonymous said...

In the age of Obama (ha, ha, ha...snicker, snicker...they've already named it that) or shall we say now a new "improved" old age where an Obama wrapper has been put on the same old candy bar of corruption...the Prez visits the far east to kiss some ass.

He even does a full waist bow to Japanese officials.

I guess those 80 year old plus WW II vets don't mean shit to the Prez because they'll be dead soon.

Particularly be polite to the red Chinese who already own most of our our debt!

Do you really think we want to offend these powerful Asians on a national or local (Flushing) level?

Hell...no...be lax with them.

Look the other way when they open up their whore houses, illegal gambling dens or sell their own people into one form of slavery or another.

Welcome to the downtown Flushing environs where life is cheap and the laws of the land are broken on a daily basis by ruthless barbarians!

Anonymous said...

so cool: a catfight between primmadonna (fka Italian Girl) and Edith (from "All in the Family"?)

And anon no. 1 is an asswipe!

primadonna said...

What catfight, you idiot?

How do you know "Edith" is even a woman?

Anonymous said...

How do we know you're a woman for that matter "primadonna"...just because you've posted a little female looking icon of yourself ?

You might even be a drag Queen....not that anybody really cares.

Archie said...

Hey Edith there, get away from that computer there and fix my supper. Those meatheads will have to find a new dingbat.

primadonna said...

"You might even be a drag Queen....not that anybody really cares."

Yes, that's me! A drag queen.

lol

Anonymous said...

Regarding Edith's Numbers:

Unique Visits and Total hits are two different things. Only an admin can know unique visitors.

And can we please not try to "one up" each other in activism? Who's the bigger badass of change? Puhh-lease. If complaining on a blog is all people need to do to fell enfranchised, great.

Anonymous said...

And can we please not try to "one up" each other in activism? Who's the bigger badass of change? Puhh-lease. If complaining on a blog is all people need to do to fell enfranchised, great.


And your point is...?
Why shouldn't the people who post here encourage each other to get off their asses and do something? Are you coming here to tell us that you have a problem with that? Then I think that YOU are the problem, troll.

PS Even if some of the hits are repeat visitors, the numbers are still impressive, bozo!

By the way, wasn't the original topic about an illegal Flushing Day Care Center? Let's stay focused although that appears to be a challenge for some of us. Perhaps the tone of the first commenter was a buzz kill.

Troll Patrol said...

"Puhh-lease. If complaining on a blog is all people need to do to fell enfranchised, great."

WARNING!
TROLL ALERT!
TROLL ALERT!
I smell asshole.

Anonymous said...

fell enfranchised
##############################################
Huh?
Speak English much?

Queens Crapper said...

Unique visitors are between 2500 and 4000 on average per day. Page loads are 3500-5000/day

Truthseeker said...

Anonymous said...
Regarding Edith's Numbers:

Unique Visits and Total hits are two different things. Only an admin can know unique visitors.

Queens Crapper said...
Unique visitors are between 2500 and 4000 on average per day. Page loads are 3500-5000/day
.............................................
Well I guess that settles that! Thanks Crapper for the truth!

Anonymous said...

I think it's great that we share our ideas here, but let's also all bombard our elected officials with these types of notes and phone calls. It's absolutely unbelievable that someone would want to make money at the risk of young children's lives; but to ignore it makes equally guilty of murder, should there be a fire.

Anonymous said...

Now that's much better "Primadonna"!

Hubba...hubba!

Anonymous said...

"Primmadonnna's a man - baby!" Austin Powers

primadonna said...

Pssssst.

Hey Austin....


I'm actually a pussycat.

Meow.

Felix said...

I'm actually a pussycat.

How about taking a paws??!!?!!?!

Anonymous said...

We have an illegal daycare on 56th Drive. The city has gone twice to inspect - she puts the kids in her room upstairs - so the agency worker doesn't see them.
She once asked a parent not to bring her kids for 2 weeks till the inspections were over. VERY NICE LADY, obviously she knows how to work the system.

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