South Ozone Park, N.Y., U.S.A. In what I admit could be an abberation in the usual posts that get written here, here is an actual good news bulletin and sign of albeit late ass civic progress. As reported here since this digital publication’s inception, it took almost 4 years, but the main entrance of the … Continue reading Mission Virtually Accomplished: The Lefferts Blvd. Elevator Is Activated.
Lefferts Blvd. Station, November 2017. Ain’t a damn thing changed. Richmond Hill, Queens, N.F’n.Y. The renovation and modernization of the Lefferts Blvd. Station remains incomplete and nearly 2 years behind schedule. This was supposed to be finished on September 2016. When I last wrote about this, it was with great relief that the staircase was … Continue reading There Is A Delay At Lefferts Blvd. Station Renovation Ahead Because Of State And City Government Indifference And Negligence, Stupid Bickering From The Governor And Mayor, Tardy Contractors, Selective And Overdue Renovations At Other Stations, And Stupid Priorities Focusing On Optics And Social Interaction.
Richmond Hill, The Dirty Southeast Of Queens, N.Y. It is done. It took 2 and a half years to renovate and restructure. It took so long that the station looks unrecognizable. Maybe because thousands of people aren’t moving at a snail’s pace to exit. For it now looks free for proper egress. Anyway here it … Continue reading Bereft Of An Event Of Balloons, A Light Show And Craft Beers, The Lefferts Blvd. Stairway Is Complete.
The past year, or two has seen drastic renovations being done at the final stop of the A line going to Richmond Hill. With the modernization and crucial fixes to the staircases at the boulevard entrance, with atypical habits being way behind the scheduled completion date, it has turned into a drop-in center for the … Continue reading The MTA Presents: Lefferts Blvd. Wildlife Refuge.
Richmond Hill, Queens, N.Y. A recent post on the essential Queens Crap linked my last update and essay on Mario’s sons’ willful ignorance on the glacial and nearly 2 year pace on providing a simple stairway and handicap and elderly accessible elevator. For which this digital publication is thankful. So, it’s only fair to acknowledge … Continue reading The Station Aegis: Stairway To Lefferts
Mayor de Blasio’s recovery for all of us since spring started has not gone as well as he planned. Because the only recovery that has occurred since the temps got higher is the recovery of felonious crimes and wanton senseless violence. None more pronounced than the steady and now daily rises in random and intentional … Continue reading New Bad Days 85: May Flowers Bloom With Ultraviolence In The Subway And Bullets Flying Everywhere; A Gang Initiation Ritual Transit Commute Leaves 4 Straphangers With Stitches; Gangbangers Engage In Wild West Evocations With Daylight Shootouts; Citizen Israelis And Palestinians Go Wild During Competing Midtown Protests, Leading To Blowback Extraneous Altercations And Vandalism In Other Boroughs; NYPD Doesn’t Bother To Put A Cop On Post For Woman With Order Of Protection Against Ex Boyfriend Who Lives In Same Building And She Winds Up Murdered By Him; Mentally Mad Men Continue To Wander The Streets Attacking Other Men, Women And Children; Two Women Killed Themselves Trying To Hop Buildings; Washington Square Transforms Into Party And Drug Ground Zero And Outdoor Insane Asylum; Two Boys Got Shot To Death In Two Gang-Related Hits; Grade School Student Dies From Getting His Skull Battered By Bullies; People Are Resorting To Fisticuffs, Guns And Knives In The Civil War For Dwindling Parking Spaces As Trends Rise In Auto Thievery And Vandalism And Continuing Gang Warfare
This post on the scenes of Queens focuses on one of the MTA and NYC Transit’s most recognizable depots, the Rockaway Blvd. Station in Ozone Park, where the A trains go to and from Lefferts Blvd. and Mott Ave. destinations before going to their destinations in Richmond Hill and Far Rockaway. Although at times it’s … Continue reading Scenes Of Queens: Rockaway Boulevard Station, Art Over ADA Compliancy
Richmond Hill, Queens, New York On the day after the six-alarm fire that destroyed the homes above storefronts in Richmond Hill and taking pics of the charred windows on the buildings, strolling about 8 blocks east by Lefferts Blvd. there exists this unsightly gated wall protruding on the sidewalk next to a barber shop … Continue reading Jamaica Avenue’s Million Dollar Pit Of Despair And Graffiti
South Ozone Park, Queens, New York The recently departed legendary journalist Pete Hamill once said about New York City that it’s a “city of daily irritations, occasional horrors, hourly tests of will, and even courage, and huge dollops of pure beauty”. And strolling by the Belt Parkway recently all of those and some sorry imitations … Continue reading Anarchy On The Belt Parkway
Andy Byford and that moment of clarity he abandoned to take the reins of the MTA, the worst fucking transit system of the universe. Andy Byford may have just realized he is in way over his head and out of his league in his well-paid state service leadership position (yeah it’s redundant, I’m writing about … Continue reading Just Walk Away From The MTA, Transit President Andy Byford
Look, subway graffiti is coming back… Brooklyn In downtown Brooklyn by the Barclays Center around 2:15 p.m., a man pulled out a gun and starting firing wildly around the terminal, wounding a 50 year old man. In Park Slope, a man was chased, beaten with bats and stabbed to death by a group of 3 … Continue reading New Bad Days 23: Cell Phone Thefts Grow In Queens With The Victims Mostly Kids, Kinky Hookups With Terrible And Fatal Results, And More Shootings And Stabbings Dispersed Through The Boroughs
The Lefferts Blvd. Stairway in 24/7 still life. It’s almost the middle of May, about 6 weeks into the 2nd quarter of 2017, and the notorious tardiness renovating the Lefferts Blvd. station continues unabated and sadly unconcerned by the higher administrative brass and even the thousands of commuters who rely on this heavily populated hub. … Continue reading MTA Misbehavin’