Last night at about 7:30pm, walking home from Blink gym, I head up 163rd St toward Hillside Avenue to walk along that stretch. Do not ask me why, I think Hillside Avenue from Queens Boulevard all the way to 175th Street at Major Mark Park is one of the ugliest, disgusting, dirtiest stretch of streets outside of some third world country, in fact Hillside Avenue pretty much resembles some third world country such as Pakistan. It is constantly filthy, the mostly shitty stores are a miss-mosh of shit that sometimes I have not idea what they are since there are so many signs, car lots scattered all over and it is heavily traveled by not only cars but buses with bus stops everywhere. It is just one big major shit hole. Probably the worse in New York City.
While walking along this nasty ass stretch, I came across this site at the corner of 168th St & Hillside, in front of the customary 99 cent store. To really take this in, you had to be standing next to this. At first when I was standing next to the street sign post, I had no idea this was a garbage can, since a big blanket was sticking out of it and draped along the side of it. Of course there was all this other shit there as well. It was not till I turned at another angle that I realized there was a garbage can underneath all of this shit garbage.
This is not unusual for Hillside Avenue, but this was one of the worst I have seen. I realize there is no Business Improvement District here (the biggest improvement would be to tear this whole stretch down and start over) and that the majority of people who visit this stretch and congregate here are pretty much low class slobs (I do not know if they even noticed this or if this was just normal to them), but you think sanitation can make more stops here. Since this is a very heavily traveled stretch and so many garbage cans get filled with not only daily shit but household crap, why doesn’t sanitation make more stops in this area or put more trash cans and why don’t our elected officials, including you Mr. Comrie, see that this happens and clean this low class third world hell hole up.
Astoria City Councilman Candidate Costa Constantinides, running for one of the thug Vallone Brother’s (Peter Vallone Jr.) seat, says he has a “five point” plan to battle litter and overflowing trash cans in Astoria — including a pledge to push for more frequent trash pickups and to hire street cleaning crews.” Obviously the garbage problem is just not confined to Jamaica.
Why not beat him to the punch Mr. Comrie. So where is your “five point” plan or your “anti-blight bill” that I heard you mention on the 4 part garbage series back in March? Or were you just blowing the typical political smoke up one’s ass bullshit.
Hell there are enough people in Jamaica out work, get some funding for them and put them to work to walk around this area and keep it cleaned, get more trash cans and have sanitation make more stops. Damn, why is everything a big ass issue for simple things.
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