Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Kew Gardens residents upset that their building became a homeless shelter

From the Queens Chronicle:

Tenants living in the apartments above the Kew Gardens Comfort Inn — where the city is renting 42 rooms and housing homeless individuals in 19 of them — only found out about the move through media reports, according to one resident who spoke at Community Board 9’s meeting Tuesday night.

“I myself found out watching the evening news,” said Jonathan, who only wanted his first name used. “And then my mother called me to tell me she saw it on the news as well.”

According to Jonathan, residents at The Kewl — the name for the apartments above the hotel — have been unable to get in contact with their management company about the situation.

“We know nothing,” he said.

He pleaded with board members to provide the tenants with any information they can.

“Help us know what’s going on so we can make decisions for our family,” Jonathan said.

Raj Rampershad, chairman of CB 9, said he, too, was irate at the lack of notice.

“We weren’t consulted on this,” Rampershad said.

A Department of Homeless Services source said the agency plans on using all of the 42 rooms it’s rented at the 123-28 82 Ave. Comfort Inn to house homeless individuals — despite Mayor de Blasio’s promise last year to reduce the city’s reliance on hotels to alleviate the homelessness crisis.

(Despite disrespect like this happening on a regular basis throughout the borough over the past 4 years, Queens will dutifully march to the polls in less 3 weeks and re-elect de Blasio.)


JQ LLC said...

This is the real affordable housing plan for the poor in NYC. And it's very very profitable. If you can't fill rooms might as well sign a lucrative contract with the city.

The ironic thing is that the cost for housing homeless families exceed the market rate rent by a couple of grand.

The Kewl is such a stupid, stupid name. Hipshits are not just the only demographic getting attention, but they are also creating this awful marketing.

Anonymous said...

And reelect the city council that by regularly permitting stuff like this and saying nothing about it know they can get away with it - by throwing us trinkets, redoing playgrounds that they let get run into the ground, let us engage in the participatory budgeting tripe (that always seem to end up with the programs they are going to do anyway), provides us bike lanes and ferry boats that helps a tiny minority while we wait on buses and in tunnels, and whom treats Queens voters like stupid silly ignorant peasants that don't know any better by sending them back of office every time.

We are not peasants!

Gary W said...

Despite disrespect like this happening on a regular basis throughout the borough over the past 4 years, Queens will dutifully march to the polls in less 3 weeks and re-elect de Blasio.)

This! A whole blog of posts dedicated to why Queens sucks summed up in one sentence.

Anonymous said...

Stop exalting a vile, shabby default mayor like Bill de BLASS-hole, Gary W. No one should be rewarded for epic, political fail like THIS filthy, REBNY-owned shill, and I know for a fact that ALL of my neighbors will not be voting for that disgraced, cradle-to-grave government embarrassment to ACTUAL primates, when he has already proven how completely entrenched and establishment-rigged this troglodyte is——and, always HAS been!

Worse, he's already got more city pensions (along with the other, double pension dipping octopus, Carmen 'Cream Of' Farina), that should be legal to bundle. NO ONE LIKES, much less wants a lethal scourge like him——and, let's give him the same ouster that his new BFF, Bull$hitlary got on November 9, 2016——RIGHT AFTER de BLASS-hole HIMSELF endorsed 'Her Crookedness,' over BERNIE SANDERS——for which lethal DemonRats like de BLASS-hole, Bull$hitlary and 'O-BOMB-A' actually worked FEVERISHLY to ELECT Trump to presidential victory, after AMBUSHING BERNIE, then stealing his votes followed by the greatest election fraud crime against humanity that remains without ANY consequence!

And, if these rabid DemonRats of the sewer keep playing games and tampering with We, the People's democracy, freedom, rights, liberties and elections, then get ready for Trump's SECOND, 2020 inauguration, 'SHEEPLE!'

What delicious irony, indeed!

Anonymous said...

In 20 years all of Queens will be a homeless shelter.

Gary W said...

Umm I'm not a fan of Bill

Anonymous said...

To Gary W.: Now, I am happy to hear your last comment, but who could possibly be a 'fan' of Bill de BLASS-hole, when all he has done for the past 25 years is suck from the government teat, as he continues to lie, cheat and steal - EASIER than he breathes?

And, Queens County has ALREADY become a homeless shelter, surrounded by Third World over development, and a cultural wasteland that is starting to make Newark and Jersey City appealing!

M. How said...


Please, please, please, vote for ANYONE BUT DE BLASIO. Anyone!
The majority of Queens residents do not like TRUMP or REPUBLICANS, we all know that.
So, write in a name OR vote another party.
Anything other than Democratic.

we will be in SHAKEDOWN MODE again.

Think about it:

I'm willing to take a chance. Will you?

M. How said...

Be prepared to fight bedbugs. Better yet, take out insurance so you can sue management when they invade your apartment.