Cleanup Jamaica Queens:
We have “Jamaica Revealed”, the Jamaica BID event to promote the potential of Jamaica. We have the “Jamaica Now Action Plan” by Queens Borough Melinda Katz and Mayor de Blasio for the revitalization of Jamaica. But what we really have in Jamaica is SHIT and more of it being dumped into this community.
Across the street from the New Ideal Basket Grocery Market (very nice), near the Walgreen’s and by several apartment buildings, located at 175-20 Hillside Avenue is a very plain looking 3-story building which over the last couple of years housed the Allen Health Care Service, a dentist office, an STD Testing Express site and some other businesses, but since last year has been empty, that is until now.
Walking by last week, I noticed, shall I say, “questionable types” going in and out of the building, some getting out of vans, others walking and being let in by a security guard. At first I thought, homeless shelter, but they all did not quite fit that bill and the faces were always changing. So today, when I walked by the “folks” hanging out waiting to go in around 8am, I stopped and talked to the security guard to ask him, what is in the building. He hesitated and really did not want to say anything, but eventually told me, that is what a methadone clinic. Maybe that explained the baggie filled with orange pills on the sidewalk at the entrance of the 179th Street station.
So is this what you call the “Revitalization of Jamaica”? Just what we need, a bunch of heroin addicts hanging out.
As usual let’s keep dumping crap into our community while praising the “potential” of Jamaica. So what power to be gave the go ahead on this one and where was Community Board 12 of yet another crap thing dumped into the hood.