COBBLESTONES PUB GETS BROKEN INTO – NO SURPRISE WITH A HOMELESS SHELTER, PANHANDLERS ON QUEENS BLVD & OTHER SHADY CREATURES

I mean are you surprised at what goes on in Forest Hills anymore. A problematic homeless shelter just a few blocks on Queens Blvd in Kew Gardens, constant panhandling in this particular area in front of CVS and Fed Ex, mentally ill & drug addicts roaming around, homeless taking shits inside the Austin Street Underpass walkway, I mean let’s face it, not much is being done about these issues to begin with. I mean how many of you have seen the same talking to themselves panhandlers in front of CVS & Fed Ex Office on a daily basis bothering people, while the NYPD does very little with these folks. I guess something will be done when someone get seriously hurt.  Wait till a jail gets placed here. Forest Hills will be the new Jamaica Queens. I mean the section between 82nd Ave in Kew Gardens to 78 Ave already looks pretty damn shitty with all the litter, empty alcohol bottles and panhandlers.

There goes the neighborhood. AND what is worse, so many people here do not seem to care and just think this is normal and deal with it.

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From Forest Hills Post:

Police Release Video of Man Who Allegedly Broke into Forest Hills Pub, Stole Liquor

Nov. 13, 2018 By Christian MurrayThe police have released video footage of a man who allegedly burglarized a Forest Hills bar/restaurant during the early hours Monday.

Police said that the suspect climbed a fire escape and gained access to the rear yard of Cobblestones Pub, located at 117-18 Queens Blvd., at around 5:40 a.m. Monday. The man then grabbed a bottle of liquor and then fled the location through a side door.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned male, with eyeglasses; last seen wearing a knit cap, a hooded sweater, a jacket, pants and sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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THE CONTINUAL DECLINE OF NEW YORK CITY: IF NYC, MTA & PORT AUTHORITY CANNOT HANDLE A LITTLE RAIN/SNOW, HOW THE HELL ARE THEY GOING TO HANDLE AN ACTUAL BAD STORM

Yes, this post is not about some of the filthy conditions of Forest Hills, though those issue still rage on (Austin St pedestrian underpass is still a mess of graffiti, human feces, litter, empty beer & alcohol bottles, while Queens Blvd (between 82 Ave & 78 Ave) still has constant homeless panhandlers bothering hard working people every day, litter all over sidewalks (that places like CVS and FED Ex Office never clean up) and who knows what else lurks in other parts of this neighborhood, but I am sure many Forest Hills/Kew Gardens residents had to deal with another commute from hell (which by the way is pretty much an every day  occurrence in this poorly run, filthy, corrupt, extremely EXPENSIVE and over-crowded third world country city (which has TONS of money). BUT hey, lets bring in an awful company like Amazon to make even a more mess of this city.

AND Daily News, you should be ashamed of yourself (besides jacking the price up to 50%, less news, less sections, cutting over 50% of your staff, etc) for the title. NO, Thursday’s weather was NOT A FREAK SNOWSTORM. It was not a FREAK of nature nor was this a snowstorm AND we had well in advance about the weather. It was a small mix of rain/snow. AND why did I see TONS of salt just poured on streets in narrow columns (and I mean DUMPED) at the intersection of Cuthbert & Lefferts Blvd in Kew Gardens around 10am,  right near the Homestead Gourmet Shop, that pigeons were pecking at it like a tractor trailer of bird seed overturned and they all hit the jackpot.

Start to read the great blog (Impunity City) which goes into detail about this city and Queens as it slides further down the crap shoot, especially with its posts called “BAD NEW DAYS” (already up to Day 57), which sums up all the crime, all the nonsense, all the corruption and all THE SHIT that is fit to print in a nice summary (and check out the few examples below that Impunity City posted.

https://impunitycity.wordpress.com/2018/11/15/new-bad-days-57-saudi-arabian-sisters-found-dead-by-the-hudson-rivers-taped-facing-each-other-crucifix-style-doesnt-warrant-further-investigation-or-local-or-international-news-intrigue-career-wom/

In Times Square at the station of the same name, an idiot bum stood at the edge of the platform, dropped his pants exposing his ass and proceeded to urinate on the tracks as the R train was arriving. And yes, service had to be suspended so he could finish.

 

Also in Columbus Circle at the station of the same name, a man boarded the D train and stood behind a woman and whipped his dick out and whipped it good and came on her and fled when the train arrived at the Rockerfeller Center Station. Check out the super funny NY Post take. “Nut busted for ejaculating on straphanger”

AND NOW for the WORST behavior on the subway, not done by a homeless person, a drunk, a masturbator or the annoying pole dancers, but by the entitled hipster HIPSHITS who have to constantly post photos of their minute existence for the world to see. BUT what people really see is WHAT ASSHOLES MANY OF YOU ARE thanks to crap like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, You Tube and SnapShit.

On the J train, a stupid hipster woman arranged a luxe birthday party in a train car that included imbibing alcohol that lasted throughout the whole route of the line despite MTA rules and vagrancy laws prohibiting it and being witnessed by commuters and a transit worker. Despite the high end meal, it had the ambiance of and the planning, assembling, and creative stylings normally utilized by white trash. The shitty shindig’s nadir was when the hipshits set up a pinata and the moron smashed it with a wine glass. Hey Andy Byford, where’s your new zero tolerance anti-social policy concerning littering you bloody twit?

YEP, the inmates are running the asylum called City Hall, MTA and NEW YORK CITY. Yes, dumBlasio, you did not create all this mess, but you sure as hell added more SHIT to the heaping steaming SHIT PILE.

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From The Daily News:

Freak snowstorm causes commuter hell, shuts George Washington Bridge, Port Authority Bus Terminal, slides buses and trains to a halt

Freak snowstorm causes commuter hell, shuts George Washington Bridge, Port Authority Bus Terminal, slides buses and trains to a halt
Commuters are packed inside Port Authority Bus Terminal as snow shuts down the terminal Thursday Night, (Krystal Baldie)

New York became a frigid commuter hell Thursday as a slushy snowstorm froze train service to Long Island and upstate, slid buses and subways to a halt, and closed the George Washington Bridge.

And Mayor de Blasio was right on it — at 5:16 p.m., hours after the snow began to fall, he tweeted that “plows are out in force.”

By then, government agencies had already failed commuters.

Headed for the suburbs? Eight Long Island Rail Road lines and all Metro-North main lines were delayed.

Headed for New Jersey? The Port Authority Bus Terminal got so crowded after NJ Transit cut service — delaying buses for up to three hours — frustrated commuters were turned away as a safety precaution.

“@NJTRANSIT @PABusTerminal I’m gonna need you to give all port authority bus commuters a one month free bus pass this is RIDICULOUS !!,” tweeted frustrated rider Krystal Baldie.

The bus terminal delay dragged on for hours. “No estimate of normal service. NJT bus passengers should use rail/ferries as alternatives,” the Port Authority tweeted at 10:37 p.m.

Did you want to drive to New Jersey instead? Well, the George Washington Bridge shut down during rush hour, the city Office of Emergency Management reported.

A 25-car pileup on the snow-slicked Manhattan-bound side of the bridge about 3:25 p.m. caused the delay, said a source.

No one was badly hurt — but it took hours for crews to clear the mess.

The Port Authority was so badly prepared for the storm that it had to call city Sanitation Department crews to plow the bridge, said the source. Usually, the Port Authority plows the bridge itself.

City and Port Authority spokespeople denied that the city was asked to plow the bridge. In any case, the bridge didn’t reopen around 6:30 p.m., the city reported — but the residual delays continued for hours.

There were no problems with the Port Authority’s preparation for the storm, insisted agency spokesman Steve Coleman. “We were not blindsided, and we were not unprepared,” Coleman said.

As for NYC Transit subways and buses — well, look at what people wrote on Twitter:

“@MTA what’s wrong with the 456 trains they keep stop for long amount of times,” wrote @popieeastside.

“Hope no one’s planning on moving to w86 [street] since all the @MTA #m86 buses are grounded because #nyc did not prepare at all for this storm!” wrote@ReasesPieeces.

The Sixth Ave. line was delayed by a signal problem at Rockefeller Center, disrupting southbound B, D, F and M trains.

A switch problem at Astoria-Ditmars Blvd. in Queens forced service changes on the N, Q, R and W lines. Those lines were recovering from a signal problem at 14th St.-Union Sq. around 4 p.m.

Delays were also reported on L train, and on all the numbered lines except the 7.

Commuting to Long Island was also no fun. Malfunctioning track switches west of the Woodside station in Queens slowed six Long Island Rail Road branches, officials reported. Trains were delayed up to 15 minutes, and some trains were canceled.

“I love the snow, but man the tri-state area sure f*cked this one up big time,” wrote Casey Cipriani at the handle @CaseyCip. “Schools were not closed at a good time, offices making people stay late, and ZERO prep on the roads via salting or plowing. How was this so poorly handled?”

City officials said they did their best, and the Sanitation Department reported it had 700 salt spreaders deployed by noon. Later on, the department added 300 additional pieces of equipment to the job.

“The afternoon snowfall was much heavier than had been forecast by all weather outlets requiring that we deploy plows,” said Sanitation spokesman Vito Turso.

“Complicating issues was the fact that several bridges were closed and traffic, particularly in the Bronx, upper Manhattan and on Staten Island, came to a halt with our snow clearing equipment stuck within.,” Turso said.

Trees downed by the heavy snow were a big problem, Torso added.

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First snow of the season blankets parts of northeast and Mid-Atlantic

De Blasio was scheduled to head to Washington to give a speech Friday. But he scuttled the trip to monitor the storm.

Other elected officials say his administration will have to answer for its handling of the situation.

“The City clearly didn’t properly prepare for tonight’s snowstorm — it’s a mess. My office will be following up with the Department of Sanitation to demand answers,” City Controller Scott Stringer wrote on Twitter.

“Hearing reports from all over the city about slow response to today’s storm and I’ve seen downed trees outside of each event I’ve attended tonight,” tweeted City Council President Corey Johnson. “I’m working to get in touch with DSNY to get some answers because this is unacceptable. Stay safe out there everyone.”

With Dan Rivoli and John Annese

 

SAY F**CKING HELL NO TO THE ASSHOLE MAYORS NEIGHBORHOOD JAIL PROPOSAL

…………AND give Council Asshole Karen Koslowitz a piece of your mind, since she approves this bullshit.

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Say “NO” to the Mayor’s neighborhood jail proposal

Voice your positions using the contact information and link listed at the end of this newsletter.

Deadline for public comments is October 29th
, an email link and pdf form are attached below – please act now. This is urgent. Here’s what you need to know . . .

HOW DID WE GET HERE?

On August 15, 2018 Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced a plan to close the Rikers Island jail, replacing it with four gargantuan “jail” micro-cities in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, each borough except for Staten Island. The proposed Queens jail would be constructed adjacent to Borough Hall, at the junction of Kew Gardens, Forest Hills and Briarwood.
Urgent Call to Action:
We must not allow this to happen – join us!

Public comments on the Mayor’s Borough Based Based Jail System proposal are due to the City by October 29th, 2018. Only emails or mailed comments will be considered.

Send emails expressing your views to:

Howard Judd Fiedler, A.I.A. 
Director of Design Unit, NYC Department of Corrections
Click this email link provided boroughplan@doc.nyc.gov
to contact Mr Fiedler. A compose-email window to his office, will automatically open for you to easily compose and send your message.

To compound your effort, we suggest cc’ing or forwarding your email after you have sent it, to the below representatives as well:

Borough President Melinda Katz: info@queensbp.org
Council Member Karen Koslowitz: koslowitz@council.nyc.gov
State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.: addabbo@nysenate.gov 
State Senator Leroy Comrie: comrie@nysenate.gov
Assemblyman Daniel Rosenthal: rosenthald@nyassembly.gov
Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill – Community Board 9:
communitybd9@nyc.rr.com
Forest Hills, Rego Park – Community Board 6:
qn06@cb.nyc.gov 
BriarwoodKew Gardens Hills – Community Board 8:
qn08@cb.nyc.gov 

If you prefer to print the comment form, please click this link for the pdf and post to:
Howard Judd Fiedler, A.I.A. 
Director of Design Unit, NYC Department of Correction
75-20 Astoria Boulevard, Suite 160
East Elmhurst, NY 11370

Sign our petition, follow us on social media & more:
If you haven’t already signed our online petition please click here.

To join our email list for updates and future actions, click here.

ARMED ROBBERY: IS THIS IS THE NEAR FUTURE OF FOREST HILLS/KEW GARDENS?????? COULD WELL BE WITH A HOMELESS SHELTER AND POSSIBLE JAIL

Many are seeing the decline of quality of life in Forest Hills/Kew Gardens, it starts off small and slow, with litter and garbage appearing, then there is panhandling by the homeless and mentally ills folks dumped into the area, thanks to deBlasio (the mayor of destroying communities), a graffiti marked Austin St Pedestrian walkway underneath Union Turnpike where gang graffiti, litter and empty beer and alcohol cans/bottles can be found and where it has become a go to place for people to piss and take a shit. While the crime rate in Forest Hills is still low compared to many other places like Jamaica and Jackson Heights, there has been changes taking place in this community and we are seeing more crime than before.

Courtesy of the men from Comfort Inn Homeless Shelter on Queens Blvd

AND with a problematic big homeless shelter for single men that was dumped onto 82nd Ave and Queens Blvd in the Comfort Inn hotel and now talk of the disastrous borough based jails in 4 boroughs, including here in Kew Garden/Forest Hills on 82 and Queens Blvd at Borough Hall, could we begin to see more of the below article from Queens Courier.

At a public meeting for the Kew Gardens/Forest Hills jail proposal (yes, by the destructive deBlasio), the majority of people were outrage (and no this is not a “white people anger thing” as some have suggested, because an even more angrier crowd at a public meeting in the Bronx, who may also get a jail dumped smack in their residential area, the crowd consisted mostly of people of color. FACT: While people feel that the NY jail system needs a long overdue reform, people do not want a jail right in the middle of their residential area, PERIOD.

Ironically and not surprising, the two HACK elected officials representing the Kew Garden area, Councilman Karen Koslowitz and Senator Leory Comrie (the do nothing politician of Jamaica), refused to speak and give their comments on the issue, Comrie citing some bullshit, that the meeting was for the community. As if Koslowitz and Comrie are not part of the community. Typical crooked behavior from the corrupt Democratic Queens Machine, which is destroying Queens and saying FUCK YOU to the hard working constituents who pay taxes, while cow towing to the homeless and criminals, neither who pay taxes and help to keep this city running.

KEW GARDENS PUBLIC MEETING

 

SOUTH BRONX PUBLIC MEETING

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From Queens Courier:

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a crook who robbed a man at gunpoint in Forest Hills early Wednesday morning.

According to police, at 5:35 a.m. on Oct. 3, a 59-year-old man was on 70th Avenue when he was approached by an unknown man. The man then displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s property.

The victim complied and handed over his cellphone and wallet, which contained four credit cards and $200 in cash. The suspect then fled the scene on foot down 70th Avenue.

An ongoing investigation found that at 6:45 a.m. that same morning, the crook had used the victim’s credit cards to buy $12.23 worth of merchandise from a B & B Gourmet Market, located at 790 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.

Later that morning at 7:53 a.m., authorities said, the thief tried to make an unauthorized purchase at the Harlem Smoke Shop and Deli, located at 304 Lenox Ave., with the victim’s credit cards.

Police described the thief as a man in his 20s with a dark complexion and was last seen wearing a red du-rag, a white shirt with red lettering on the front, black sweatpants and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

 

WELCOME to a possible future Forest Hills/Kew Gardens, and YES, it can happen, the decline is already being seen by many residents.

KEW GARDEN RESIDENTS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO STOP JAIL FROM OPENING IN THE COMMUNITY

TIME TO STOP THIS NONSENSE of spending billions and billions of dollars to close a jail to open up several jails in various communities, hence destroying again quality of life for communities. With a price tag of $30 billion (and you know damn well this will just go up), a large sum of money like this can go for fixing infrastructure, building affordable housing, actually REALLY helping homeless as opposed to just warehousing them and fixing up a jail that is already built. AND what makes this idiotic irresponsible mayor think that smaller jails will have no problems. WHY isn’t the Riker’s jail being fixed internally as well as externally. THIS DIRTY DEAL smells of a big land grab for rich developers and FUCK THE CONSTITUENTS of Kew Gardens and Forest Hills.

I mean ask the hard working constituents of Jamaica and SE Queens, how dumping over 20 homeless shelters in their community improved their quality of life. HELL, just look at what the Comfort Inn homeless shelter has done to our area: panhandling, noise, loitering, drug use, public defecation/urination and litter.

Courtesy of the men from Comfort Inn Homeless Shelter on Queens Blvd

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From Forest Hills Post:

Civic Group Launches Campaign to Stop Reopening of Kew Gardens Jail, Public Hearing on Project Scheduled

Kew Gardens Jail (Source: Office of the Mayor)


Sept. 18, 2018 By Tara Law (Edited 9/19)

A number of Kew Gardens residents have come together to launch a campaign to block the reopening and expansion of the Queens House of Detention.

About 25 residents have formed the Community Preservation Coalition, a group that aims to stop the Mayor’s plan to reopen the shuttered 126-01 82nd Ave. facility.

The group is comprised of many of the same people who led the successful effort to the save the Lefferts Boulevard Bridge, according to coalition member Dominick Pistone, who also heads the Kew Gardens Civic Association.

The coalition argues that the mayor’s proposal for a 1,500 inmate jail at the Kew Gardens site— adjacent to Queens Borough Hall and the District Attorney’s Office— would be out of scale with the surrounding buildings and exacerbate traffic in the neighborhood.

Pistone said the mayor is calling for a “monster facility that’s totally out of scale with the neighborhood.”

The coalition intends to launch a public awareness campaign after the City holds a public hearing on the project next week, Pistone said.

The hearing, which will be held at Queens Borough Hall at 6 p.m. on Sept. 26, is part of the Environmental Review Process that is required for the site to be rezoned. The public will have the opportunity to hear more about the project and to ask questions.

The City needs to rezone the site for the jail expansion to move forward.

The group launched a petition against the jail on Sept. 18, and Pistone said the group and will begin to distribute fliers about the group’s concerns in coming weeks. He said the coalition knew that the City was considering reopening the jail, but was shocked as to the scale of the expansion.

While the existing structure is 497,600 square feet and housed about 500 inmates, the new facility would be 1,910,000 square feet and house 1,510 inmates.

The Kew Gardens Jail reopening is part of the mayor’s plan to close the massive Rikers Island jail complex, and replace it with four borough-based “community jails.” There would be a facility in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn.

The mayor’s office argues that the new jails would be smaller and safer, and detainees would be housed closer to their lawyers, the courts and the community.

Pistone said that he is in favor of reforming the justice system; however, he said, jails should not be put in residential areas. He argues that the City should invest in the existing facilities on Rikers Island.

The coalition plans to put pressure on Council Member Karen Koslowitz and other elected officials to stop the project. Pistone said that he would like to see the project postponed until de Blasio’s term ends, so that the next mayoral election can become a referendum on community jails.

However, the jail has garnered the support of many local leaders, including Koslowitz. The council member was among the city officials to release a statement of support for the project after details about the jail were released on Aug. 15.

Although Koslowitz initially expressed reticence about the project, she agreed to back it if the city ceased to house the homeless at the Kew Gardens Comfort Inn, Koslowitz spokesperson Michael Cohen said earlier this year.

The city plans to move all of the homeless individuals out of the Comfort Inn in February, Cohen said today.

When asked if Koslowitz was aware of the size of the jail before the mayor’s plan was released, Cohen responded in a statement, “The Councilwoman anticipated that the new jail would be larger than the old Queens House of Detention, but was not aware of the exact number of units.”

Cohen said that Koslowitz encourages the community to engage in the review process.

According to Cohen, Koslowitz “urges all residents to become familiar with plan and voice their opinions and suggestions, if any.”

 

WEDNESDAY, 9/26 PUBLIC MEETING ON RIKERS CLOSING- MUST ATTEND TO PROTECT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

On Wednesday, September 26th, the City will hold a public meeting to solicit input on their plans to close Rikers and move prisoners to community jails. At this meeting, learn more about what your neighbors are saying and share your concerns with the Mayor’s office and other elected officials.
 
As the population of the City continues to grow, so will the prison population.  Once Kew Gardens is at capacity, where else will the City target?  At a cost of over $30 Billion, which equates to $6 Million per cell, can the City afford this price tag?   Wouldn’t the money be better spent on fixing our failing schools, public transportation, housing and mental health for the homeless and our decaying infrastructure? 
 
Please take the time to attend this important meeting.  Let your members know how important it is to speak up NOW.  I’ve attach information on the Riker’s closure.  Please read and forward to your friends and neighbors.  The silent majority must speak out before it is too late. Attend this public meeting and voice your concerns.


Borough of Queens, September 26, 2018, 6:00 PM
Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11424  

Look how our elected officials screwed us over with this problematic homeless shelter in our community

CONDITIONS OF AUSTIN ST UNDERPASS WALKWAY HAS RESIDENTS FUMING, WHILE COMMUNITY BOARD 6 & 9 LIE “THERE HAVE BEEN NO COMPLAINTS”

Courtesy of the men from Comfort Inn Homeless Shelter on Queens Blvd

From the Queens Chronicle:

Underpass causes stir for residents

Petition started to have walkway in Kew Gardens cleaned, made safer

Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:30 am

PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER BARCA
Residents say this underpass connecting Kew Gardens to Forest Hills is strewn with graffiti and trash. A petition was started to have the city fix the problem.

Marc Morgenstern has been a resident of Queens for the past 25 years, having resided in Kew Gardens the last 15. A couple times each year, he uses the nearby pedestrian underpass at the intersection of Austin St. and Union Turnpike that links his neighborhood to Forest Hills to avoid walking across ever-busy Queens Boulevard.

But recently, Morgenstern grew tired of the appearance of the underpass. The poor lighting makes some fear for their safety, he said, while feces and trash covers the floors.

“It’s just filthy,” he said. “It’s filthy and dirty. It smells like urine and there is graffiti all over the wall.”

In July, Morgenstern took to change.org to start a petition encouraging neighbors and residents to have the problem rectified. As of press time on Wednesday, he had garnered 44 of the 100 signatures he set out to get.

“We, the residents of Kew Gardens, NY, respectfully demand the New York City Department of Sanitation keep the Austin Street underpass clean and navigable,” Morgenstern wrote on the petition. In addition to requesting that the department regularly clean the underpass, Morgenstern wants trash receptacles placed in it.

In a Wednesday statement, the department said that while the underpass will not get trash cans, it is still cleaned regularly.

“The Department of Sanitation routinely checks this location every week and periodically cleans the steps and walkway of this underpass by removing trash and debris,” Dina Montes, a DSNY press secretary, said in the statement. She also said that the department does not remove graffiti.

“This location does not fit the criteria for litter baskets,” Montes continued. “Litter baskets are for pedestrian litter, and are placed in busy commercial and pedestrian-heavy areas, not in primarily residential areas.”

In a Facebook group entitled “Our Communities” that includes residents of Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Rego Park, members voiced their concerns over the lack of response from the city.

Some, including Morgenstern, said that the underpass has been in poor condition for several decades.

Steve Abraham, who lives on Austin Street at 67th Avenue, said that he often saves five minutes on his walk to the Kew Gardens Cinemas by using the underpass.

He said that problems have gotten even worse this year, so much so that he does not mind the 45-minute trek to the theater.

“I never know who might be hiding down there,” Abraham said. “I have considered it unusable for a couple of years now. So I walk along Austin to Ascan and then to Queens Boulevard onto Kew Gardens Road and down Lefferts Boulevard.”

When contacted, Community Board 6 District Manager Frank Gulluscio said the board has not received any complaints about the underpass.

The same was true for CB 9, according to a representative.

Morgenstern said he sent an email to DSNY Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and copied the Queens Borough President’s Office. To his surprise, the DSNY quickly responded to Morgenstern.

“I got an email from somebody from the Department of Sanitation saying they were aware of the situation and they had a supervisor go inspect it and clean it up,” he said.

Although an injury he suffered in a recent automobile accident has made it hard for Morgenstern to walk and prevents him from visiting the underpass to see any new changes for himself, he said he will continue to advocate for its upkeep.

When asked if he thought the petition and the attention that followed it would gain the community response it has, Morgenstern initially minimized its potential.

Now, he has one final message.

“What started as me just wanting to do something good for the community snowballed into something else,” he said. “I didn’t expect anything to really happen. If you live in Kew Gardens or Forest Hills, go to change.org and sign the petition to keep our community clean.”

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In the above article:

“When contacted, Community Board 6 District Manager Frank Gulluscio said the board has not received any complaints about the underpass. The same was true for CB 9, according to a representative.”

BUT THAT is completely false, “The Filth of Forest Hills” blog has been reporting on this situation with photos since March of 2018 and sending the posts to the not only the local community boards, but Councilmember Karen Koslowitz, Queens BP Melinda Katz and her staff, Senator Andrews Hevesi and DOS. In fact here is a response from community board 6 back in March. SO HOW can they say there have never been any complaints, when they have received SEVERAL from THE FILTH OF FOREST HILLS, plus post have been place in the Forest Hills Post as well.

QN06 (CB) <qn06@cb.nyc.gov>
To thefilthofforesthillsqueens@yahoo.com
Mar 19 at 10:29 AM
Thank you for contacting Community Board 6. </qn06@cb.nyc.gov>

We will forward your concerns to the New York City Department of Sanitation and New York City Council Member Karen Koslowitz.

Queens Community Board 6
104-01 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Telephone: 718-263-9250
Fax: 718-263-2211

Name: The Filth of Forest Hills

Address:

Phone:

Email Address: thefilthofforesthillsqueens@yahoo.com

Questions or Comments: The Austin Street pedestrian underpass is filled with litter and dumped garbage, not to mention all the graffiti. Some fo the garbage like the photo of the bagged Christmas tree has been there for months. SO WHAT IS this board and the local hack elected officials are doing about this. AND why isn’t there more outrage from Forest Hills/Kew Garden residents about this. Keep being complacent, a homeless shelter hotel at the Comfort Inn housing single men has already causing issues and trash/litter, loitering and panhandling is already noticeable. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR, to turn Forest Hills/Kew Gardens in the next ghetto like Jamaica Queens. https://thefilthofforesthillsqueens.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/the-filth-of-forest-hills-kew-garden-journey-continues-garbage-graffiti-mars-austin-street-underpass-kew-gardens-rodney-dangerfield-still-gets-no-respect-in-death/

HERE IS ANOTHER ONE SENT:


From: Forest Hills [thefilthofforesthillsqueens@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 7:23 PM
To: AnnMarie Boranian; GulluscioFrank; Andrew Hevesi; Helen Marshall; Karen Koslowitz; Melva Miller; Sally Wang; DSNY, Commissioner (DSNY); Queens Crap; Iciano, Bruno (DSNY); peter Mastrosimone; Greg Mocker; Channel 4 newstips; NY 1 NY1; Terranova, Ignazio (DSNY); Turso, Vito (DSNY)
Subject: [SUSPECTED SPAM] More garbage, more homeless, more not a damn thing being done about any of these situations in Forest Hills
Read below for more of the decline of Forest Hills.
AND in the meantime, the Austin Street Pedestrian Underpass Walkway is still a disgrace of grafitti, garbage and flooding that make it difficult to go up and down the stairs since the drain is clogged. The condition has been like this since December 2017. AND none of that garbage on those cement barriers on Queens Blvd have yet to be cleaned up and more garbage has been added.
Good job folks, wish I had a job where I did not have to do anything or be held accountable and bring home a nice hefty paycheck.

SHAME on you community boards. Why lie about this when you have recieved numerous complaints about this situation since March from this blog and even responded a couple of times to the complaints. AND where is Karen Koslowitz and Melinda Katz, each who have also received numerous complaints from this blog on this situation.