Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lots of drunks in Queens

From the Times Ledger:

Residents of northern Queens, put down that beer! You might have an alcohol problem, according to a new study released by the city.

Neighborhoods such as Corona, Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, Flushing and, of course, bar-laden Bayside have some of the highest rates of alcohol-related emergency room visits in all the five boroughs.

The report, released by the city Department of Health Monday, detailed alarming increases in drunken injuries for the 42 percent of all New Yorkers who consume alcohol. Since 2003, citywide drunken emergency room visits tripled for legal drinkers and quadrupled for underage drinkers.

And specifically for northern Queens, increasing numbers of drinkers — both legal and underage — have been hospitalized with ailments such as liver damage, car accidents and injuries incurred from falling or fighting while imbibing, the report found.

In total, 1.5 percent of emergency room visits were alcohol-related for underage residents and 4 percent for 21-to-64-year-olds in 2009 — numbers that are alarming both residents and officials.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, there's nothing to do in Northern QUeens except drink till you blackout/excessively drink.

This goes for all people of all ages. Please somebody tell me some recreational activities (that are actually fun) that can compare to drinking.

AlcohoLOL is the greatest invention to ever exist.

FlooshingRezident said...

There's so much drinking because ignorance is glorified in these areas.

There are no bookstores, no art houses, no museums - it's totally dumbed down.

What do morons do in their spare time - eat, drink, watch TV, and f**k. Look at the baby boom in the Third World nabes of Queens.

In Bayside and Whitestone - well, they're just a bunch of dumb guidos.

Read The Marching Morons by Cyril M. Kornbluth, published in 1951. This is not new stuff.

Queens Crapper said...

The Barnes and Noble at Bay Terrace closed?

Deke DaSilva said...

What self respecting Queens resident drinks Brooklyn Beer?

Personally, I prefer Petrus - I had a bottle of 1961 last night, while reading Herodotus' The Histories.

I also enjoy Port wine - 1966 was a good year for port.

Grosvenor Hallibut said...

FlooshingRezident can't spell properly and is incapable of nuanced thought, and Deke DaWadeNichols really wants us to be impressed by how cultured - and drunk - he is.

That's what I take away from this blog.

Anonymous said...

That's what I take away from this blog.

See? This site is so educational!

Americo said...

In Bayside and Whitestone - well, they're just a bunch of dumb guidos.

Racism at its best.

Moby S. said...

Hic! I'm under the affluence of incohol.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on. If you can't find anything to do in Queens, whether it be North, South, East or West, there is no hope for you!

Anonymous said...

Some of the highest rates of alcohol-related emergency room visits in all the five boroughs.

What emergency rooms - they closed 3 in recent years and the illegal population in Queens are proportionate to the highest rates of alcohol abuse in all of NYC.

Anonymous said...

Shut up and pass the 4 Loko

Anonymous said...

We're so overtaxed, we can't afford to anything else but drink. We also do it to forget about what a great place Queens once was. Now it's a slum thanks to Bloomburg's Sanctuary City.

Deke DaSilva said...

That's what I take away from this blog.

You get out of it what you put into it.

Grosvenor Hallibut said...

Personally, I prefer halibut of the one "L" variety. The halibut and chips at Humpy's in Anchorage, Alaska is simply divine.

As for the two "L" variety - "Grosvenor Hallibut" - better work on your jokes buddy.....they don't do anything for us but flounder!

Anonymous said...

they don't do anything for us but flounder!

And that's not a fluke!

Anonymous said...

now that you mention Alaska...do not forget to vote for Alaska's Bristol Palin on "Dancing with the stars" monday night at 8 pm, on channel 7.

for a young lady who grew up fishing in holes in the ice,she has learned her ballroom dance steps well. she improves each week.

j. grey is a, 50 year old west side of n.y.c. ,professional dancer and should not be in the contest. it was a fix from the start.

let the 19 year olds, Kyle and Bristol ,have the final dance off..... the public can vote 5 times for one dancer, just like in general election in n.y.c......

Anonymous said...

P.S.... Jennifer Grey's bio"s state that she is a trained broadway dancer.
her father,Joel Grey is a trained broadway dancer/actor.

see :google jennifer grey or wikipedia...

is "dwts" a fix??????

Joe said...

Guidos ?
I played in a cover band some years back to fill in for the Bass player who needed bypass, I thought it would be fun...WRONG !
Whitestone or Woodside bar 4AM closing time. Men and women (mostly illegals from Ireland are stumbling, fighting and throwing up all over the street.

Honestly I never saw any real trouble or violence on Bell Blvd. Mostly people having fun, happy drunks at worst. I hang at KC's once and a wile, Yuppies and Mexshitz don't go near the place.

Big Hairy Balls said...

Legalize marijuana & the rates of ER visits will decrease significantly. It's always been my drug of choice & now that I'm retired I grow my own. A good imported beer goes well with my strain of c. indica but note beer is singular. And kids please don't drink or smoke & drive.

E. Cannibus Unum said...

It's always been my drug of choice & now that I'm retired I grow my own.
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How dare you come here and make such a confession...without offering to share!!!

Anonymous said...

Anon No. 15:

You really need to get a life.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, a drinking problem on Bell Boulevard, someone is finally acknowledging this problem!?! I'm pretty sure the paid off cops have NOTHING to do with this, especially on Bell Boulevard. Wake the hell up Internal Affairs!!! You know how many lives are wasted on that "Hell" Boulevard. How many parents are losing their children to a world of alcohol and drugs.. Every weekend more and more underage kids booze up and for the majority it's a damaging activity that sticks with them for life. I've seen a bunch of my old time friends lose themselves on Bell, they're happy making 300 dollars a week and living in their mother's basement because their only concern is to be able to go on Bell and get hammered on Fri- Sat nights. Everytime I'm driving on that boulevard of hell I feel like blasting everyone away like Stallone did in his movie Cobra, machine guns and tomahawk grenades everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Anon No. 15:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-iH6Yq40bQ

Anonymous said...

so solly ,no speekee yoo 4mmmsss7ddd9ttt lingage

liberalism is a sickness. is that what you mean to tell us ?

the elites in the nation are going under. the tea party has the pulse of the nation.

Anonymous said...

if you google "the munsters", you will see a photo of Tina Fey (Mark Twain award recipient) as Eddie Munster....

Anonymous said...

Are you sure that it was Tina Fey and not Sarah Palin?

Anonymous said...

Anon No. 23:

No. I mean to tell you that you don't have the slightest idea as to what you're talking about.

Elites are only liberals? What do you call the Bush family?

Whitestone "Rezident" said...

Hey Flushing "Rezident" wow you must of been top of your class. Last time I checked flushing was a part of northern queens so your obviously making fun of yourself. I'm a resident in whitestone, not a guido and obviously a lot smarter than you. Everyone has a choice in life, some people drink excessively and unfortunately some idiotic reporter decided to write this article about it. I don't see an award going to author however I do see an award for you in being the brightest crayon in the box of retard crayons.
For someone trying to come across smart you make yourself look real stupid. Ignorance is bliss isn't it?
I reside in whitestone and I don't drink until I blackout nor do I revolve my life around drinking. It's called self control a$$hole and the next time you feel the need to share your sensless opinion do us all a favor and keep it between your brain and your skull, I'm sure theres plenty of room ;)