Dear Councilman Leroy Comrie, Councilman James Gennaro, Councilman Ruben Wills, Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, Senator Malcolm Smith, Assemblymember Rory Lancman, Assemblymember Vivian Cook, Assemblymember William Scarborough, Iggy Terranova, Community Board #12 Members, Community Board #8 Members and Other Concerned Individuals:
It has been awhile since I have written to all of you, but I am still around and keeping an eye on my community of Jamaica.
You folks need to really start to do something about this garbage problem here in Jamaica. You need to really enforce littering laws for businesses and individuals. You need to really crack down on property owners of vacant lots and slum lord buildings. It seems that Jamaica has such poor leadership and political figures (past and present) who are either corrupt (former Senator Shirley Huntley), lazy (Assemblymember Vivian Cook) or plain useless as Queens Borough "piece of shit" Helen Marshall, who has practically sold out Queens like some cheap crack whore to the highest bidder. Some of you other Rogue Gallery politicians seem to be just plain lazy and not give a shit. I see that Senator Malcolm Smith is going to have a couple of town hall meeting (which I attended one last year), but they just seem to be a great photo opportunity, saying things that sound good to the people but actually not accomplishing anything and not addressing or solving our problems. As far as local politicians who have actually reached out to me and help me with the garbage problem have been Assemblymember Rory Lancman and Councilman James Gennaro and they are not even in my district. I do have to say that Laurel Brown from the Jamaica Bid has done an excellent job in improving the downtown area, especially as far as garbage/litter.
Sorry but I don't have much faith for pretty much the rest of you jokers. Why you have all let Jamaica for decades go down the drain is beyond me. This community can be such a great place to live but not with all the bullshit that is going on. For example the brick road area on 164th Street with all the shops there are just plain shit. One ghetto crap place after another with junk shops and beauty supplies stores thrown into the mix. If this street was anywhere else, this would be a very hip place with outdoor cafes/restaurant, boutique shops, etc. As it stands it is just a mishmosh of shit, it does not even have a African-American flair. What a waste. So why is nothing being done to change that or are you all happy attracting low class ghetto people and low class 3rd world immigrants who add to the garbage problem and bring NOTHING to the table. Don't believe me take a look at the stretch of Hillside Avenue between 168th Street and 171st Street, one big filthy third world piece of shit.
As far as garbage below are places that I have been complaining about for a couple of years that are still not being taken care of (pictures are attached):
1. 170-19 89th Avenue (Empty Lot): There is always garbage piled in the front of it and on the sidewalk as well as the wooden fence has been falling apart for some time. Of course the owner bought the property a few years ago, torn down the house there and has done nothing with it and does not take care of it.
2. 168-07 89th Avenue (apartment building): I have been complaining about this notorious slum lord building for a couple of years. They always have overflowing garbage cans without lids on the sidewalk, garbage all over the place. I have seen live rats and dead rats all over there. I just recently reported this for the 100th time to Sanitation and this was their response:
Request #: 2013WB5254405
168-07 89 AVENUE
The Department of Sanitation investigated this complaint and found no violation at the location.
Really, because the photos I took say another story.
3. 88-24 170th Ave (house with junk car with no license, no tires on a slanted driveway. I have reported this a few times and NOTHING.
I noticed on Hillside Avenue going west of Sutphin where there are a lot of empty car places, another big metal part of a gate was just lying all over the sidewalk. Who knows how long this has been. I rarely go in that area but was driving by the other day and saw it.
So what are you all doing to do about this???????????????