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Great News: No one shot at Queensbridge Houses in all of 2015

Info Below on: College Fair, Summer Jobs, Broadcast Media Mentoring Program

Video of NYCHA March 25, 2015 Board Meeting Available Below

Queensbridge Area Upcoming Events Schedule Below

Includes Community Meetings

It appears that the NYCHA Chair

 may soon be talking some time off


You may be eligible for FREE WIFI


From Saturday

Tenant Association Meeting

Hear Yolanda Johnson-Perkins on WBAI

College Fair

Special Feature with videos

Queensbridge Outreach is not currently Getting Funding

"We the People"  Click HERE

Ryo Oyamada February update:
His parents flew in from Japan to attend Memorial
at 40 Avenue and 10 Street, Queensbridge.
Gothamist reports HERE

DNAinfo reports NYPD Car That Fatally Struck Student Didn't Have Lights On, Officer Admits.

http://www.timesledger.com reports

Free legal services

 launched at Queensbridge first and third Tuesday
 of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
At @UrbanUpbound_NY

FREE Tax Preparation

Video of press conference
Thursday March 26, 2015
 12-15 40th Avenue,
 Long Island City, NY 11101

Still showing:

The Iceman Confesses:

 Secrets of a Mafia Hitman,

"The Iceman Confesses"
is also known as
"Iceman II",
a true story.
HBO, 2001
with two former
Queensbridge Tenant Association Board Members
and current
Queensbridge Outreach Board Members
and current
Queensbridge Tenant Council Board Members
and current
SAG-AFTRA Seniors Committee members
portraying EMTs

Also see former Queensbridge Houses
Tenant Association President in Dave Chappelle
DVD Season One

It looks like NYCHA is selling a Queensbridge Houses building:
41-01 Vernon click here Blvd. Ask them questions.

Air Rights around Queensbridge Houses may be up for grabs also.

Special Event at 41-04 Vernon Blvd, Queensbridge Houses
Bio Hazard
Photo Credit: Normandeau Newswire

pipe crop
Photo Credit: Normandeau Newswire

Canine fecal matter dripping INSIDE kitchen.

Tenant had kept dog chained to pipe upstairs all day.
Washing machine floods floor causing flooding to floor below
This has happened many times
NYFD and NYCHA ESU responded multiple times
Meanwhile elsewhere at 41-04 Vernon ...
This has been described as toxic mold on stairwell wall. It has been there since May 2014! On multiple floors!

[Photo Credit: Normandeau Newswire]

Dark Hallways and more NYCHA safety issues

85% Failure Rate on NYCHA Safety Enforcement!
Nursery Participants Escape Horrific Death

Hallway light problem reported by LEGALLY BLIND TENANT,
with ticket # 16,385,878 to
NYCHA in February 2011
was not repaired until August 2011!
QB hallway
[Photo Credit: Normandeau Newswire]

 Why doesn't Jimmy Van Bramer ever point the finger at NYCHA?

Is NYCHA at all responsible [due to contributory negligence] for violence that happens? What do you think?
If NYC Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer was concerned about NYCHA's gross negligence and depraved indifference when it comes to tenant safety
safety at Queensbridge Houses, he would kick NYCHA's ass about their neglect of unlocked lobby doors and light outages that ensure the get-aways of criminals.

What is little talked about, is that NYCHA has past history of deliberately leaving lobby doors unlocked to punish tenants for not "Volunteering" for Tenant Patrol [or whatever that protection racket is now called]. Crime victims' attorney should contact us for more information.

We report more NYCHA wrongdoings then he does!

NYCHA pays Tweeters. We Tweet about NYCHA for FREE!

Book now for your party


His music at dances is always "Just Right".
Dance-able and not ear-splitting.
For Bookings: shaolin5454@yahoo.com

Sample music mix

Queensbridge Arts District Events


Pirate Pete

.Drawings of Anthony Baus
- architectural and perspective-based compositions


46-06 11TH ST, LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101

April 17 - May 8, 2015

opening reception Friday, April 17 6-8pm

Friday May 15 5pm - 8pm
Saturday May 16 12noon - 6pm
Sunday May 17 12noon - 6pm

22-25 Jackson avenue
See schedule of events HERE

Free for Queensbridge Arts Area residents

Having a Queensbridge Event?

Art show?
Gun fight?
Open House for Apartment Sublet?

Email us a .jpg flier and we will try to post it here.

LIC Bar.
Calendar of Events

Someone's medical related mail with proper apartment number and proper NINE DIGIT ZIP CODE, was placed in wrong mailbox.

U.S. Postal Service not delivering YOUR mail properly?

Because they don't like route?

You are not alone.
Some postal patrons' mail gets put in wrong boxes.

If the wrong recipient looks at their mail in the lobby; some misdirected mail gets thrown on the floor in urine.
Pisstal servie
US Pisstal Service
[Normandeau Newswire Photo]

Some misdirected mail is discovered when brought up to apartments and is then thrown in the trash.

So if you are not getting rebate checks or Social Security checks, now you have an idea of what is happening.

Has Post Office added a new service where they decide which junk mail you want delivered and which you want dumped at the Post Office?

Yahoo problems information at http://RIPyahoo.NewsNYC.us

How well does Yahoo Email rate? Click HERE


Time Warner Cable Lied!!!

 rep "Hendrix" announced at Queensbridge Houses
 September 17, 2013 that
 TWC rates would be going down at Queensbridge and that exterior cabling will be disconnected and connections changed to interior wall cabling. Years ago NYCHA had installed conduits in all apartments for this purpose. He stated that this should give better service after their erratic speed fluctuations were discussed.

#TWC Rep mentioned problems with animals in current exterior cable boxes.
TWC birds
which should be resolved by use of interior boxes installed by NYCHA as shown below
NYCHA cable box
[Normandeau Newswire Photo]
A and B provides for TWO competing cable companies.
TWC and RCN! Time to give RCN a try!

It turns out that Time Warner LIED.
We received a letter stating that rates are going UP!

Find out what all that wiring is really capable of HERE
News of NYCHA IP and BPL services

Read about Cable-TV Bribery Scheme

Think, you know which NYC Government Agencies Are The Most Corrupt? Click HERE

NYCHA repairs

Tweet NYCHA problems to
 @311NYC or TEXT 311692

Mold in your NYCHA apartment?
Click Here

Is NYCHA ignoring problems?

Want to establish a complaint trail?
Here is what to do:
Report problem to NYCHA
Get a complaint number
After a few days, report problem to 3-1-1 with NYCHA complaint number.
FREE photography of unsafe conditions in your Queensbridge apartment. Contact us.

http://speisa.com/ reports:

"All evidence indicates that the copilot of Airbus machine in his six-months break during his training as a pilot in Germanwings, converted to Islam and subsequently either by the order of "radical", ie. devout Muslims , or received the order from the book of terror, the Quran, on his own accord decided to carry out this mass murder. As a radical mosque in Bremen is in the center of the investigation, in which the convert was staying often, it can be assumed that he - as Mohammed Atta, in the attack against New York - received his instructions directly from the immediate vicinity of the mosque."

NYCHA 3/25/2015 Board Meeting VIDEO

Queensbridge Houses mentioned HERE

ACA Dance
Astoria Civic Association Scholarship Fund Raising Diner
Saturday March 28, 2015

More photos at

call for NYCHA

(1) Call Speaker Carl Heastie at 518-455-4800 or 718-654-6539

(2) Call Senator Jeff Klein at 518-455-3595 or 718-822-2049

(3) Call Assemblyman Carl Heastie at 518-455-4800 or 718-654-6539

(4) Call Senator Dean Skelos at 518 455-3171 or 516 766-8383

and tell the person who answers or leave a message saying:
"NYCHA Matters!  Public Housing desperately needs an allocation of $300 million in this year's state budget as a down-payment towards a commitment of $1.2 Billion of state funds over the next 10 years.  Please help save this critical affordable housing stock in NYC!"

Let's make sure they get a lot of calls!  Don't forget to forward this to others!

Make free calls to anywhere in USA and Canada using
Google Voice.
Use it on WiFi with Hangouts on new versions of Android

Make free phone calls to anywhere in USA and Canada via WiFi using VOIP with this FREE Android app

Want to complain right to the top of the chain?
Go to https://twitter.com
and follow, respond to and Tweet to:
@NYCHA [these are Tweets paid for by NYCHA]
Chirlane McCray: @Chirlane

Feel free to reply to their Tweets

Ted Cruz

 New Currency of Union of

Canada and USA

Will later be named the Cruzero

Send us your
notices as
or .JPGs


Muhammad was a pedophile!

See complaints about
Greystone Management Solutions,
the company handling

NYCHA Tenant Parking



Scammy "Affordable" Care Act not affordable for many Seniors

my ass

Public Law 111?148, 111th Congress, An Act
Entitled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
.?If a taxpayer?s household income for the taxable year is in excess of 100 percent, but not more than 133 percent, of the poverty line for a family of the size involved, the taxpayer?s applicable percentage shall be 2 percent.

The Affordable Care Act [ACA] defines "affordable" as health insurance that costs you less than 9.5 percent of your income.

At 100%-133% of Federal Poverty Level [FPL]
2% of your income should be the ACA monthly premium.

At 133-150% FPL: 3-4%.

In NYS, at or under 138% of FPL, you disqualify for NYSOH subsidies and you will be referred to Medicaid to sign up.

Medicaid income limits are: 138% of federal poverty guidelines: Individual= $15,856/year, Family of 2= $21,404/year

Note that you don't have to be enrolled in Medicaid to be disqualified for NYSOH subsidies; just being eligible for program is sufficient to disqualify you.

The Medicaid budgeting limit for two is $1192 monthly or
 1192 X 12 = $14,304 yearly.

The difference HAS TO BE PAID TO NYS MEDICAID AS A PREMIUM. Medicaid calls it a spend down.

So the family of 2 at $21,404 would be surpassing the Medicaid budgeting limit which is $14,304. The difference of $7,100 would have to be paid to Medicaid as a spend down [premium]. That is 33% of income!!

Let's take the case of a Senior Citizen couple with a total monthly income of Social Security of $1547 [less a NYS Medicaid deduction of $20] which nets $1527.

The Medicaid budgeting limit for two is $1192 monthly which means a $335 monthly spend down/premium or
21.65% of income! This is not what is affordable as defined by Public Law 111?148, 111th Congress.

Obviously, in NY State, millions MAY BE SIMILARLY SITUATED; but may not realize what is happening to them!

Ask any Senior Citizen how much they are paying monthly for health insurance or Medicaid spend down.

We contacted US Rep Maloney about above - 4 Apr 2014; ONE YEAR AGO and are still waiting a proper response.

NYC HRA Crime News

Fraud investigator with the New York City Human Resources Administration Arrested for Fraud

More #NYCHRA scandals HERE

NYC HRA tries to get some people to pay 33% of income for health insurance. Who gets that money?

What is happening at the New York City Human Resources Administration Medicaid Office?

Surplus Fax Medical Bills faxed in September 25, 2014 for October Medicaid coverage not acted upon by October 20, 2014.

Calls to the HRA Medicaid Helpline at 1-888-692-6116 are sometimes dropped while client is making selections by tone input.

At 4:38 PM a call put on hold is abruptly disconnected at 4:55PM.
After an immediate redial a worker tells client to hold the line. After holding to 5:32PM no one has come back on line.

But here is the prize:

Listen HERE as New York City Human Resources Administration Medicaid Office IVR system, after client responds with several client tone inputs, client is told that HRA Medicaid phone number "IS NOT IN SERVICE"!

Want to
Send a message to
Steven Banks, Commissioner
Human Resources Administration?
Go ahead, you won't get an answer though!
At least one message sent
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 16:01:23
still has not been responded to!

Is Someone Stealing NYC HRA Medicaid Spend Down Money? ACA says collect 2%, #NYCHRA Getting More!

Hypothesis: Some clients are corrected for proper spend down and the difference stolen. This would only work if a very small amount of accounts treated this way. Maybe 1% or less. This would still involve millions of dollars. Is organized crime involved?

Ebola may be on hands of TSA agents after a groin inspection

Why won't US Rep Maloney talk about TSA abuse of examination gloves?

We asked U.S. Rep Carolyn Maloney's office, BACK IN 2010, how often TSA examination gloves should be changed and we are still waiting for reply!

Read terrifying medical warnings HERE

Will ISIS send infected people thru TSA check points?

If you want a better place to live, don't be hesitant to call 9-1-1 for issues where police should be involved. Don't exaggerate what you see. 

If you want to be truly anonymous, call from a deactivated cell phone you bought at a flea market. They can still call 9-1-1!

Or call from a payphone

Queensbridge Houses is under siege

Does NYCHA bother to even consider doing anything about criminals caught on their video system?

Here is an incident on NYCHA video, recorded on TWO cameras, where someone tried to break into an building lobby.

smahed door window
[Photo Credit: Normandeau Newswire]

Will NYCHA look at video and publish photo of perp?

Below all same building

lite fixture
[Photo Credit: Normandeau Newswire]
Light fixture put out of order

mail box
[Photo Credit: Normandeau Newswire]

Do NYCHA and NYPD Housing Bureau ever look at videos?

Did you know that NYCHA has a history of
to punish tenants?

They have removed lobby door locks where tenants did not "volunteer" for Tenant Patrol duties; sitting as unpaid guards in the lobby. Supervisors of this protection racket got paid.

Regarding stabbed children:
we are waiting for a reply to our Tweet of:
"Tell us: @NYCHA @SholaOlatoye : how did perp get in building? Unlocked lobby door?"

Injured on NYCHA property?
Lobby door not locking?
If you are suing NYCHA,
have your attorney contact us for more information.

NYCHA Board Meeting Schedule and Meeting Minutes HERE

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer is aware of the problem with blocked Queensbridge Baby Park walkway on 10th Street to Queens Plaza South.

10 Street walkway
[Photo Credit: Normandeau Newswire]

We are told by a governmental insider that
 Van Bramer could do more to resolve this problem.

Residents desirous of visiting venues South of Queens Plaza
near 10th Street or 11th Street, including on 44 Drive now must detour via Vernon Boulevard, where cars frequently block sidewalk, or 21 Street and cross Queensboro Bridge traffic ramp.

10th Street also joins Vernon Boulevard on the way to

2014 shootings at Queensbridge Houses

Thursday October 16, 2014 7:45 p.m. on Vernon Boulevard teenager shot in the stomach.

September 7, 2014 male shot in both legs at 41 Avenue and 12 Street.

August 23, 2014 corner of 10th Street and 40th Avenue,  27-year-old shot in the right knee.

March 2014, three people shot at 41-16 12 Street

April 16, 2014 one person shot at 41-02 12 Street

2013 shootings at Queensbridge Houses

January 1, 2013 New Year's Day, a man was shot in both legs on 10th St in Queensbridge Houses.

February 2, 2013 Saturday Evening 21 Street and 41 Avenue shot through the chest. Video HERE

March 2013, no one shot

April 3, 2013 person shot at 40-13 Vernon Boulevard

Friday May 17, 2013, 1:16 AM 2 males shot at 40 06 12 St

Monday June 11, 2013, teenage girl shot in chest at 40-03 10th Street. Only female shot at Queensbridge Houses in all of 2013

July 2013, no one shot at Queensbridge Houses, but blind man left for dead after robbery

August, September, October, November, December 2013,
no one shot at Queensbridge Houses

Queensbridge bloody sidewalk
QB Blood on sidewalk
Normandeau Newswire Photo
Send us your crime photos

VIDEO  "Queensbridge Houses and Astoria Houses
 are ENEMY projects"

Gun shots through windows at Queensbridge Supermarket
are now covered up with nice pictures.
See BEFORE and AFTER below.

Before   after
[Normandeau Newswire Photos]

In a show of force and intimidation, the NYPD arrested and assaulted reporters and elected officials, including some of the plaintiffs herein, to prevent them from covering or even observing the police action,” the suit said.

NYC Councilman

Ydanis Rodriguez and NYPD

NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez
NY Daily News report:
"City councilman roughed up by NYPD cops during Occupy Wall Street settles lawsuit for $30G"

Not enough, considering that NYC Council Charter specifically authorized him to be there. Some cops should be fired!

NYCHA to dump Blackberry's

 and go to Android. No iPhone for you.

Condominium to Require DNA Samples From All Dogs


How about same thing in the projects?

More Queensbridge crime

DNA Info reports WITH PHOTO

"Man Punches Construction Worker and Steals His Tools, Police Say"

There would be no DOJ report, no forced resignations of judges, city managers & police chiefs if it weren't for the Ferguson protestors.

List of NAACP History Makers including NYC's Erica Garner

Civil Rights STREAMING VIDEOS and web sites
Do a right click for best result
01 LIVE STREAM | The Free Thought Project
07 #This Stops Today events National Response Network
11 Freedom Fighter Streams
20 StopMotionsolo On the front lines, Ustream.TV
23 Daily YouTube UPDATES NYC protest
24 Ms Jupiter
26 BassemMasri
27 OALIC occupy astoria lic.org
28 St. Louis County Police Scanner
29 CitizenStreams SEEK YOUR AREA inside
32 Occupyadventures
56 newsrevo

Complete list of groups that protest at funerals
Westboro Baptist Church

Dietary Supplement Active Ingredient

Class Action Lawsuit Investigation

The New York Attorney General recently launched an investigation into generic herbal supplements and found that many of these products do not contain any of the advertised active ingredients.

Moreover, some of these supplements were found to be adulterated with potentially dangerous substances.

If you have purchased certain generic herbal supplements from stores such as GNC, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens, then you may be able to join a free class action lawsuit investigation.

We Tweeted Target:
Photo Credit: Normandeau Newswire

Are the supplement products in attached adulterated?
Tell me what is REALLY inside.


Find products you purchased

Fill out the claim form

Get your check in the mail
Queens Courier REPORTS
LIC Crime Wave Suspect Arrested in Queensbridge Houses

#ManhattanDA Vance says

 5% of NYC residents live in NYCHA housing, where 25% of city crime occurs.

NY Daily News Reports: Major crimes such as shootings, murder, robberies, rape, assault and burglaries in NYCHA?s 334 developments have risen 31% since 2009.

http://www.qchron.com further expounds:
Among what the paper called the "worst of the worst" is Queensbridge South, which it said has seen major crime jump 47 percent since 2009.

Consumer Corner

Lenovo computers come pre-installed with nasty security threats

LinkedIn User Privacy

Class Action Settlement

Beware of crappy Izod workmanship
[Photo Credit: Normandeau Newswire]

More photos HERE

Thinking of buying a Virgin phone?
They changed TOS to say:
"We may change any part of the Agreement at any time, including, but not limited to, rates..."

So buy an expensive phone and then rates may triple!

If you have a credit balance when you leave, Virgin confiscates it.

Read why you should keep away from LinkedIn and their repeated-invitation-emails-spam.
Read how they harvest your PRIVATE list of email addresses.

Livingsocial  reviews

Does Yelp manipulate ratings? READ THIS

Warning to Senior Citizens shopping at

Queensbridge Houses supermarket:

Seniors lose their 5% Senior discount if they use ANY manufacturers' coupon.

So if their groceries were to total $100.00 with a $5.00 Senior discount; Seniors LOSE their five dollar discount if they use a 30 manufacturer's coupon.

Hidden links to reports of side effects of Claritin.

Violence, suicidal thoughts and more, such as overly aggressive dealing with the public

Click HERE

NY Post reports
"... Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Queens), who for eight weeks was unable to provide a single receipt documenting what he has done with the $60,000 in lulus he has been allocated since 2010."

The Post reports that NAACP of Astoria got $100 of the 60 thou.

Children will put anything in their mouths

Cropped shit
[Photo Credit: Normandeau Newswire]
On sidewalk near Queensbridge Houses playground.
One piece evens stands on its own!

tiny speaker Listen to Queensbridge Dog Poop Song

Send us photos of dog poop near children's playgrounds.for
NYCHA Dog Poop Portfolio

How about a DNA registry for dogs?
Some places are doing this

You can report dog poop to City Hall HERE

Elmhurst Hospital problem

Patients are getting billed for visits which they paid for on day of treatment.

Who is stealing the payments?

City of New York would have more money if they weren't paying for so many NYPD lawsuits.

According to records compiled by the Comptroller?s Office, New York City paid out a record $732 million to settle lawsuits in the last fiscal year

wsj.com: "New York City's $41 million settlement in the "Central Park Five" lawsuit..."

The city has agreed to pay nearly $600,000 to settle allegations that police wrongfully arrested a group of Occupy Wall Street protester

New York City has agreed to pay nearly $18 million for the arrest, detention and fingerprinting of hundreds of protesters, journalists, legal observers and bystanders during the 2004 Republican National Convention?

Long Island City Academy of Music, the first music school in LIC, was established in 2010 to address the area's growing desire for music education of the finest quality.

More Info

Is Jimmy Van Bramer still a member of

City Council Public Housing Committee?

So, what is happening?

He has BANNED us from his Twitter feed!
van brammer ban
[Photo Credit: Normandeau Newswire]
Jimmy Van Bramer Co-Sponsored Bill
 to Charge Plastic Bag Fee at Grocery Stores

How about discouraging people from buying water in throw-away bottles? Some restaurants refuse to give you tap water!

Updated Daily with items such as

Pastor Jerald Hill Arrested For Soliciting Sex With A Dog.

Pimp Preacher

What's the story Jimmy?

What happened to the thousands of dollars in Queensbridge Tenant Association treasury?

At inauguration of new Board, Jimmy Van Bramer stated that all records should be turned over from old Board to new Board!

Jimmy, look into this!


April Simpson has mentioned possible new programs to be initiated by Queensbridge Tenant Association. To teach sewing, there are brand new sewing machines left by
Nina Adams and
Rita Normandeau
when they were President
 sewing machines
[Photo Credit: Normandeau Newswire]
Six sewing machines in boxes

Where are they now?

Queensbridge Arts Area Discounts

On an eclectic variety of goods and services including 2 for 1 theater tickets.

Shame on NYCHA

The NY Daily news has a report about a tenant who complained about mold. To get even they started eviction proceedings against her with such charges as unregistered dog. She was able to prove that her dog was registered with NYCHA. They used other phony retaliatory charges. We know this can happen, as we ourselves were subjected to same underhanded treatment by Queensbridge Houses management. We were [amongst other things] accused of having an unauthorized air conditioner. We were able to prove that we had been paying NYCHA extra monthly money for TEN YEARS for air conditioner electricity. Maybe a corrupt NYCHA official had siphoned off the money?

NYCHA Journal difficult to read for the visually impaired.

Does NYCHA care? Probably not!

Some parts of the paper version are hard to read due to dark background.
Queensbridge Houses area hotels:

Best Western Plaza Hotel 39-34 21st Street

Ravel Hotel 8-08 Queens Plaza South

Sleep Inn  38-71 13th Street

Wyndham Garden 44-29 9th Street

Z Hotel 11-01 43rd Ave

Room rental signs spotted in Queensbridge Houses.

27 hotels operating in LIC with more planned.

See Selena Blake's
"Queensbridge The Other Side"

the documentary about
Queensbridge Houses
Video info here
See if you recognize some of the residents.

Who lives in Queensbridge Area?
Start with Census Tract 25 which is Queensbridge Houses itself
Queens Plaza South 5-story former Eagle Electric factory building to be demolished to make way for the construction of two 28 story residential towers with a total of 410 units a few feet away from #7 and N train tracks.

Will Van Bramer ask that trains no longer make noise there? He did that with LIRR in Hunters Point!

When 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center is replaced with luxury apartment buildings, what will happen to noisy #7 train there?

Will Van Bramer ask that #7 trains not run at night?

"Calling on the LIRR to 'End the Noise' with Long Island City Residents"
http://www.digitaljournal.com reports:
A man was fired from Home Depot because of his tattoo, which says "ISIS".

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