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Downtown Jamaica will receive free Wi-Fi by July, Borough President Katz promises

Are you tired of strolling through the streets of Jamaica, Queens, while running up your cellphone data? Kiss those overcharges goodbye, as Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and the city plan to launch free Wi-Fi in the area this summer under the Jamaica Now plan.

“We’re gonna get Wi-Fi on the streets by the end of [July] so in the Jamaica corridor you will, for free, be able to go out in the street connecting to a Wi-Fi,” Katz told QNS on Thursday about her plans for free wireless Internet connection in downtown Jamaica. “It will be the first neighborhood in the borough of Queens that will have Wi-Fi on the streets and that’s gonna be a game-changer in Jamaica and it’s also gonna be the first in the entire borough and a direct result of the Jamaica Now plan.”

Jamaica is a popular destination for shoppers, with a variety of retail clothing stores, sneaker boutiques and restaurants along Jamaica and Archer avenues as well as Parsons Boulevard. It’s within walking distance of both the subway and the Long Island Rail Road.

“There’s a lot of benefits that have happened now because of the Jamaica Now plan. The first one, you probably can’t define, which is that we really put Jamaica out front in the borough of Queens and it should have been for generations,” Katz said. “The culture and the arts and the great families, the communities that are building there and that have built there have been amazing.”

The Jamaica Now Action Plan, which was launched last April by Katz, Mayor de Blasio and Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, is an agency that aims to revitalize the Jamaica community through 21 strategic actions like small business support and partnering, quality job increases and internships over the course of three years. According to Katz’s April 15, 2015, press release, the project has represented about $153 million in current public funding.

 

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joe May 13, 2016 / 06:21PM
Rejoice for free Wi-Fi, WHO THE F**K CARES. With all the problems in this ghetto: garbage, litter, illegal dumping, illegal conversions, illegal parking on sidewalks, shootings, blocking of sidewalks by businesses, f**ked up streets, illegal truck driving on residential streets, homeless shelters galore, illegal curb cuts, the list goes on and on, but REJOICE FREE WI-FI. In this LAME article it starts off with “Are you tired of strolling through the streets of Jamaica, Queens while running up your cellphone data? ” F**K NO, but I and others are tired of strolling through the streets to see mounds of garbage, litter all over, dog shit everywhere, disgusting homeless people, smashed and unlicensed cars illegally parked to name a few. BUT HEY, WHO CARES, FREE WI-FI. “We’re gonna get Wi-Fi on the streets by the end of [July] so in the Jamaica corridor you will, for free, be able to go out in the street connecting to a Wi-Fi,” Katz told QNS on Thursday about her plans for free wireless internet connection in downtown Jamaica. “It will be the first neighborhood in the borough of Queens that will have Wi-Fi on the streets and that’s gonna be a game-changer in Jamaica and it’s also gonna be the first in the entire borough and a direct result of the Jamaica Now plan.” BUT we are not going to get enforcement on illegal truck driving or enforcement on auto body shops that illegally park unlicensed and smashed cars on sidewalks and streets or enforcement of litter laws or enforcement on illegal conversions, BUT WE GOT FREE WI-FI. THIS is a game changer, NO, a game changer would be if Katz , the local ebony “shuck & jive” elected officials, community board 12 and city agencies actually did their damn jobs with quality of life issues and stop ignoring the important stuff. BUT HEY, WE GOT FREE WI-FI. “There’s a lot of benefits that have happened now because of the Jamaica Now plan. The first one, you probably can’t define which is that we really put Jamaica out front in the borough of Queens and it should have been for generations,” Katz said. “The culture and the arts and the great families, the communities that are building there and that have built there have been amazing.” WHAT A LOAD OF BULL. I love the “you can’t probably define it”, YEAH BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING TO DEFINE. BUT WE GOT FREE WI-FI and all this other S**T. SO REJOICE!! https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/
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