Taking back Terrace Ave. in Hempstead

There are 96 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 27, 2008, titled Taking back Terrace Ave. in Hempstead. In it, Newsday reports that:

Every time Harold Humdy Sr. leaves his Hempstead apartment complex for work or for a trip to the store, he walks past the spot where his only son and namesake was gunned down.

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You must be kidding

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Jan 27, 2008
Harold Humdy Jr. was a piece of crap Drug dealing gun carrying waste of life. ask to see his rap sheet. And for Mrs. Dingle ask her about her drug dealing son or grandson,another piece of crap. These people must be kidding,blowing smoke up newsdays butt. Know who your speaking too befour printing it. And to Miss Rice. I hope you enjoyed your first and only term. You will never win.
Great crack

Massapequa Park, NY

#2 Jan 27, 2008
I remember Terrace Ave from my growing up days. You can get crack and just about everything else in that part of Hempstead. What a dump. But they do have good crack, that's for sure. It's cheap too, and the best part about crack is that it's good for you because it looks just like crushed up peanutes (without the shell), which means that it's high in protein. Any educated person knows this.

If they clean up Terrace Ave they must provide a new home to the crack dealers. It's only fair, I mean everyone's got to make a buck in this world, and they provide a valuable community service with a product in demand.
An Ex Patchogian

Hawley, PA

#3 Jan 27, 2008
I wont even comment because the comments section will be pulled down in no time.A taxpayer sinkhole is what that area is.
An Ex Patchogian

Hawley, PA

#6 Jan 28, 2008
blah blah
Joe

Teaneck, NJ

#8 Jan 28, 2008
Are there white communities like that?
what is real

Stamford, CT

#12 Jan 28, 2008
Joe wrote:
Are there white communities like that?
the whites are coming into these communities to buy the drugs. so maybe not. but there has to be stash houses all over white neighborhoods because when all those pounds and pounds of drugs come in from other countries they have to store it some where before it is broken down and distributed all over the place. the little guy behind this goes to jail but meanwhile the big guys continue to get richer and serve no jail time and the police, fbi and cia know who is the "real crooks"
oh wow

Centereach, NY

#14 Jan 28, 2008
Joe wrote:
Are there white communities like that?
Sure, right near you. Mastic.
tiredofit

Stockbridge, GA

#15 Jan 28, 2008
It's been a disgrace for over 30 years. It would probably take 100 more years to clean it up. First you have to change the mentality of the people of live there. It should be demolished.
WOODY FROM ST JAMES

Huntington, NY

#16 Jan 28, 2008
THIS LIKE MANY OTHER LONG ISLAND SEWER DISTRICTS NEED TO BE CLEANED OUT BY FIRE BOMBING!!!!
HEMPSTEAD, NEW CASTLE, ROOSEVELT, WYANDANCH, GORDON HIEGHTS, SHIRLEY, MASTIC, TO NAME A FEW.
AMERICAN

AOL

#17 Jan 28, 2008
Not everybody who lives there deals drugs. The point of the story was to save the good people, and they are not all black. I think it's a good thing.
Popeye

Massapequa Park, NY

#18 Jan 28, 2008
Doesnt the US Army have any surplus Sherman tanks to stroll down Terrace Avenue and destroy everything in its path, so Hempstaed can start rebuilding?
Kwanisha

Massapequa Park, NY

#19 Jan 28, 2008
Joe wrote:
Are there white communities like that?
Levittdump followed by Mastic Beach.
blackcloud101

United States

#20 Jan 28, 2008
Tear down the building, that's it!!!

Everyone screams that the Police don't do anything, and when they do-they're profiling. You can't have it both ways. If you work a predominently black area, you will stop predominently black drivers. When everyone cried about the Jersey Troopers profiling, they stop pulling over the black drivers and now you have these drug/gun runners knowing that ,and running their drugs and guns from the south and where do you think they end up----the Housing projects!!!

I think if someone gave me the winning lotto numbers and I played them and won, and that same person gave me the numbers the following week---I'd be a fool not to play them. Well, if I pull over 10 black drivers and 10 white drivers and 5 of the black are in possession of drugs and guns and 1 of the 10 whites were in possession of drugs and guns---I'd play the odds and choose the black speeder over the white.(now these aren't true stats but just an example so don't get your hair all raised, it's just to show why a Trooper may stop the blacks. Maybe the fact is that the driver was speeding regardless)

Who dies and is most affected by these drugs and guns--the Housing project residents, who in most cases are blacks. In NYC, during 1990-----2245 murders were committed (incl. 85 from Happyland fire) which leaves 2160 murders in the streets of NYC-----guess who were the majority of the victims and the majority of the murderers..... Blacks!!! I would have to say that probably the stats on those murders regarding black on black accounted for 85% of all those cases if not more.These stats aren't any different today in 2008!!!

I suppose if all these so-called preachers weren't out there race baiting and concentrated in the area's that need it---maybe there could be some positive change. It's amazing that Fat "Racist" Al isn't anywhere when the blacks are killing each other but can rouse thousands of protesters at other events but has no interest in truely helping "his own". The obvious answer is Fat Al see's no money in it unless he's working for an Attorney where he gets a percentage of the award---Wake up Black America, this man does nothing but increase racial tensions and has no regards for the Blacks--just his own self serving interest. Al doesn't have a job but always seems to show up everywhere with the best of clothes and eats at the best restaurants and so on. He makes a living and a very good one while using you as a sucker. When was the last time he was in the City Housing projects honestly trying to get these kids off the streets and in school. Nope--he's only trying to stir up crap and has no true interest in the community that really needs it.
blackcloud101

United States

#21 Jan 28, 2008
The truth hurts sometimes.

Get the chip off your shoulders and move on. Until the Black community wakes up, and tries working at a solution rather then pointing the finger all the time, they'll never change a thing. If you took all the Fat Al protesters who have nothing else to do but stop traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge and put those same people with the same time in an after school program to help the youth and talk to them in a positive way--things could get better.
Kwanisha is Stupid

AOL

#22 Jan 28, 2008
Kwanisha wrote:
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Levittdump followed by Mastic Beach.
No stupid,no drug dealing, murder,drive bys or stupid behavior on the streets of Levittown. But Uniondale is now full of fools like you,unlike the good area it was 30 years ago!
The Mouse

Bronx, NY

#23 Jan 30, 2008
You wonder why some one would sell drugs when tax dollars arent being used like they are supposed to i mean come on without an education system that is equal to the rest of the towns in the area and the crack problems of the 80s combined is a good enough reason and on top of it you act like the main buyers on the block arent from the surround colleges packd withspoiled rich white kids i could tell you this right now they would be selling insurance or stocks if the people in the area were buying it but white people from the out side and povery would make someone decide to do or sell drugs and to say that these people are scum is disgusting if you cant eat might as well make that money gthe only way you know how the programs may not put thse people behind bars but it will give them jobs it is to complicated to discuss on a blog with a bunc h of people who only look at the problem but not the cause of the problem and it goes way beyond terrace ave it can be seen go back in time with segregation and degredation of our communities and all the way to albany and the politicians that make it this way am going to keep rambling if i continue so learn history and look at what goes on dont just assume because someone sells drugs there bad when there is allot worse going on in this world
kimberly jones

New York, NY

#24 Sep 4, 2008
I am very happy that they are cleaning those streets up it is so much better for the kids they can run around and play now with out any crack heads messing with them or any stray bullett hitting them I love it thank-you Ms. rice a million times
Q-cool

Lyndhurst, NJ

#25 Oct 11, 2008
Everyone that lives on Terrace don't sell drugs or smoke Crack. I know because I live on Terrace. Y'all don't know peoples financial situations. I would appreciate it if you did't generalize that everyone that lives on Terace is the same. I am an intelligent individual and I deserve to be treated as such. Everyone can't afford a house in the Hamptons. So in your face!!
Q-cool

Lyndhurst, NJ

#26 Oct 11, 2008
WOODY FROM ST JAMES wrote:
THIS LIKE MANY OTHER LONG ISLAND SEWER DISTRICTS NEED TO BE CLEANED OUT BY FIRE BOMBING!!!!
HEMPSTEAD, NEW CASTLE, ROOSEVELT, WYANDANCH, GORDON HIEGHTS, SHIRLEY, MASTIC, TO NAME A FEW.
I think you are a very ignorant person who needs to be taught a few thing. If all these towns get fire bombed, where will the people live? Based on what you said, you are a horrible, selfish person. You are probably a middle Classed white person who is more fortunate than I am. But I don't care because I am rich in spirit and personality obviously unlike you. You've probably never live on Terace so how do you know what really goes on their besides what you read in the newspapers? Until you've been through something, keep you little(very little) opinion to yourself!!
Q-cool

Lyndhurst, NJ

#27 Oct 11, 2008
AMERICAN wrote:
Not everybody who lives there deals drugs. The point of the story was to save the good people, and they are not all black. I think it's a good thing.
I think you are a very intelligent person and it show on what you write!

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