Monday, February 4, 2013
Elected officials stand by as lot deteriorates
"Back on November 23rd of 2012 I reported to both Department of Sanitation and Department of Buildings a vacant lot that had all kinds of garbage on it and in front of the sidewalk (garbage bags, tires, litter, etc) and part of the wooden fence had fallen down, making it a dangerous situation (I have the photo attached). This lot is situated between an apartment building (91-26 175th St) and a house (91-20 175th St), so it is not always easy to tell what the address of the empty lot is, but I assume it is 91-22 175th Street. Regardless it is the only empty lot on that block, which is a pretty nice block and relatively clean. The sanitation service request, which I did two were (C1-1-804162201, which I could not find any information) and (2012WB5254085), which they stated "The Department of Sanitation found that the property is a private tax lot and not a vacant lot. Your Service Request was sent to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for further action." The Department of Buildings service request (C1-1-804162151) also gave no information. I even received a phone call that week in regards to this lot from Department of Sanitation and they were going to check it out.
Well from the after photo, none of the three departments checked it our or did anything about it. Today, February 2, 2013, over 2 months since I reported this major eyesore, nothing seems to have been done, the tire and the big garbage bags are still there, along with new garbage, plus the majority of the fence is now completely down.
This chronic garbage/litter/dumping problem has been going on for way too long with sometimes very little being down to address it or take care of it. Granted this is caused by the low class ghetto/third world immigrant people that populate way too much of Jamaica. But if Jamaica can get cleaned-up and enforcement of litter/dumping laws, maybe better businesses and a better class of people will come into our neighborhood, property values will go up and the low class pieces of garbage who cause this problem will no longer afford to live here and be gone to other areas such as East New York, Brownsville, Hunts Point, etc where they can live among their own kind who engage in the same type of behavior. I really do not give a shit where they get shipped off to as long as they are out of our community for good.
But as long as city leaders and lazy do nothing politicians do not really address this issue, make sure laws are enforced and proper zoning laws are put in place, this issue will continue. I have so little faith in most of the batch of Jamaica politicians, I find them to be pretty much joke, questionable with ulterior motives and do not have the best interest of the community or the people in mind. Because if they did, Jamaica would not look the way it does. When I mention I live in Jamaica, most people just roll their eyes and the words ghetto, crime, dirty, violent, etc pop up. Is that the reputation you want of Jamaica, because that is certainly what you have right now and have had for years.
I lived in Long Island City for many years, even before it was developed and it never looked like Jamaica, not even the low class section where the Queens Projects are. In fact no other area in Queens looks anything remotely like Jamaica nor has the extent of this issue. Again low class people and do nothing questionable city officials and politicians are to blame.
You all should be totally ashamed of yourself for letting this problem get so out of hand for so many years. I certainly will remember you all during elections. For my money, Senator Tony Avella, is the only qualified candidate for Queens Borough President to take over that useless piece of shit Helen Marshall who has sold out most of Queens. Senator Avella is the only candidate who actually cares about Queens and the people as opposed to the other politicians who are whoring out to real estate developers and attempting to sell off our park lands and destroy them (Take note Mr. Comrie, I know where you stand on those issues)."