Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bayside Jewish Center to be bought by Korean services group

From the Queens Chronicle:

Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York Executive Director Linda Lee spoke to the Northwest Bayside Civic Association last Thursday about the group’s plans to purchase the Bayside Jewish Center.

“We have the only Meals on Wheels program that serves Korean food in all of New York City,” Lee said, telling those in attendance about KCS at the meeting, which was held at the Grace Presbyterian Church of New York in Bayside. The agency, which has offices in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan, mainly provides programs for seniors, and mostly serves the Korean diaspora of New York City.

When Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) announced last May that the School Construction Authority planned to purchase the Jewish center, the congregation of which has largely dwindled in recent years, the plan was not greeted warmly. Citing the effect that the proposed eight-story school would have on parking, traffic, property value and other worries, many community members were livid. After a fight led by the civic and state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), the SCA dropped the plans last November.

If KCS buys the building, according to Lee, it will use it from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. And most of the seniors served by the nonprofit, she added, use public transportation.

When a member of the civic asked Lee if KCS plans to build onto the building, the nonprofit executive director said that it was not likely. “In our conversations right now, that’s not on our radar,” she said, while not saying outright that the agency would agree never expand the structure. “I don’t think we would even make plans to do that because we would have to have a good reason for doing that.”

However, Lee said, the building would have to be brought up to compliance and its kitchen would have to be renovated. And because handicapped individuals are served by the nonprofit, other changes would have to be made to the inside of the building to make it easier for them to move through it.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another "church" coming soon?

Anonymous said...

You know where this is going.

Anonymous said...

Great more Krazy Korean "Church" vans speeding thorough the neighborhood !

Anonymous said...

I hope they plan on teaching the English language at this place. There is a great need for the Koreans to learn to speak English.

Anonymous said...

They fought to prevent a school. Some local civic leaders warned this would happen. Here it is.

Anonymous said...

Koreans love Christianity unlike the Chinese. As long as there arent huge crowds and insane traffic jams im all for it!!

Anonymous said...

" And most of the seniors served by the nonprofit, she added, use public transportation."

How do you say 'Lying Dog" in Korean? The surrounding streets will be blocked by Adult Day Care Center vans in the morning and at night. Not to mention the Access-A-Ride vans.
Take a look at 35th Ave by Harrington and 137 street by 31st road. Traffic jams morning and night.

Anonymous said...

"I hope they plan on teaching the English language at this place. There is a great need for the Koreans to learn to speak English."

Why? These people don't want to be integrated in American society.

chico0100 said...

How is this a "Community Facility" if it only supports Koreans?

Anonymous said...

Korean food for lunch for a $1.50. If I were a senior I'd be going there everyday.

Anonymous said...

Whites need not apply !

Anonymous said...

Be careful what you wish for.

Anonymous said...

Koreans love Christianity unlike the Chinese. As long as there arent huge crowds and insane traffic jams im all for it!!

The chinese might built.. But koreans likes church. And I agree..as long as there aren't huge crowds and insane jams .. it's all good!! that's what we fought for right!.

Anonymous said...

Great more Krazy Korean "Church" vans speeding thorough the neighborhood !

They fought to prevent a school. Some local civic leaders warned this would happen. Here it is.

How do you say 'Lying Dog" in Korean? The surrounding streets will be blocked by Adult Day Care Center vans in the morning and at night. Not to mention the Access-A-Ride vans.
Take a look at 35th Ave by Harrington and 137 street by 31st road. Traffic jams morning and night.


BLAH BLAH BLAH.. wha wha what.. crying losers. damn if you and damn if you don't.
Ok, How about give it back to vallone so he can make it even worst by MUCH MORE traffic jams than those vans and also buying up other properties by imminent domain!.. whin whine whine, but you don't do shit.. If you are that good, go buy it yourself, if you have that much money and ability. Else don't whine because you sound like a fucking loser.. That's what losers do.. whine..and damn if you and damn if you don't.

Anonymous said...

"I hope they plan on teaching the English language at this place. There is a great need for the Koreans to learn to speak English."

Why? These people don't want to be integrated in American society.


Um, like they say, it's for SENIORS. If your grandma is italian and came here a little while, do you expect your grandma to speak ENGLISH FLUENTLY!! No!.. so they have to learn.

Hey , you are just like the other poster.. it's damn if you do and damn if you don't.. AT least they are TRYING to make them integrated..it's called progress. I'm sure when you are born you can't speak english fluently. But you learn, because you PROGRESS! smh.

Anonymous said...

Korean churches are money laundering operations.

Anonymous said...

Most churches including the non-Korean ones are money laundering operations.

Anonymous said...

That whole area was always low end realty. It will be abused.

Anonymous said...

Everyone fought against the school. What did they expect?

Anonymous said...

"Why? These people don't want to be integrated in American society."

Don't know where you're getting that from. Look at the specialized high schools and Ivies. They're overrepresented and seem to be doing fine integrating into American society.

Anonymous said...

If they're integrating into american society so well, why do they want to live in ethnic ghettos?

Anonymous said...

All churches are not money laundering operations in the same sense as Korean churches. Can you take your cash income, pass it to the church without reporting it, then use it as an oblique financial institution outside the eyes of the IRS? Can you go to a real estate agent and show a 1040 with 20K in income and have them call a banker supporting a $1 million mortgage? Doubtful. We have worked hard to eliminate institution racism, but now we have to sit on the sidelines while others plan by bigoted rules.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Korean food for lunch for a $1.50. If I were a senior I'd be going there everyday.
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Except you would likely get turned away at the door.

Anonymous said...

>Except you would likely get turned away at the door.

That's illegal. They'll just make you feel clearly unwelcome, and resolutely refuse to talk your language.

Anonymous said...

read "ADIOS AMERICA" by Ann Coulter

Anonymous said...

Just another reason why most natives of the area under 45 years old have left.

Anonymous said...

All churches are not money laundering operations in the same sense as Korean churches. Can you take your cash income, pass it to the church without reporting it, then use it as an oblique financial institution outside the eyes of the IRS? Can you go to a real estate agent and show a 1040 with 20K in income and have them call a banker supporting a $1 million mortgage? Doubtful. We have worked hard to eliminate institution racism, but now we have to sit on the sidelines while others plan by bigoted rules.

Dude dude dude.. you and others who say korean churches are laundering money have NO IDEA how they really launder them. The REAL MONEY laundering IS NOT FROM CHURCHES DODOHEAD.
IT IS FROM REAL ESTATE PURCHASING!!! oh, it's not korean.. it the chinese.

I can bet you 1 million dollars( if you have that much money) that someone with 20K income can still get 500k loan nowadays. There is no income verification mortgage loans out there and yet you think you know what you are talking about. smh. If a property is 900k, I can up bid to 1 million. Then I dump in 500k cash as down payment so I can get the other half as a loan from no income verification mortgage. The cash has to come from bank accounts, but they already know how to put it in there slowly for a while in preparation for this.

Ooh ooh ooh.. forget about the mortgage, I will buy the property 1 million dollar CASH. That way no need for banks or mortgage broker to check ANYTHING including where their money comes from! You have no idea the connections they have to make this happen. It make you look like a sunday school kid. Now that's how they launder it... not from dingy tiny church amounts.. as we are talking about big money here...and church donation/income is so small compare to a property price. Man, get grip.

Anonymous said...

All churches are not money laundering operations in the same sense as Korean churches. Can you take your cash income, pass it to the church without reporting it, then use it as an oblique financial institution outside the eyes of the IRS? Can you go to a real estate agent and show a 1040 with 20K in income and have them call a banker supporting a $1 million mortgage? Doubtful. We have worked hard to eliminate institution racism, but now we have to sit on the sidelines while others plan by bigoted rules.

Dude dude dude.. you and others who say korean churches are laundering money have NO IDEA how they really launder them. The REAL MONEY laundering IS NOT FROM CHURCHES DODOHEAD.
IT IS FROM REAL ESTATE PURCHASING!!! oh, it's not korean.. it the chinese.

I can bet you 1 million dollars( if you have that much money) that someone with 20K income can still get 500k loan nowadays. There is no income verification mortgage loans out there and yet you think you know what you are talking about. smh. If a property is 900k, I can up bid to 1 million. Then I dump in 500k cash as down payment so I can get the other half as a loan from no income verification mortgage. The cash has to come from bank accounts, but they already know how to put it in there slowly for a while in preparation for this.

Ooh ooh ooh.. forget about the mortgage, I will buy the property 1 million dollar CASH. That way no need for banks or mortgage broker to check ANYTHING including where their money comes from! You have no idea the connections they have to make this happen. It make you look like a sunday school kid. Now that's how they launder it... not from dingy tiny church amounts.. as we are talking about big money here...and church donation/income is so small compare to a property price. Man, get grip.


They only build churches for the tax write offs. Do you really think that any of these home owners pay taxes on the homes they own? They claim it as part of a church and don't pay a dime of taxes on it! I say tax the churches and then you'll see how many of these asian churches are built!