Jamaica is a middle-class area within Queens, New York City borough of Queens. It comprises substantial retail and commercial space; however, a portion of Jamaica is residential. Hollis shares a border with Jamaica in the East; St. Albans, Springfield Gardens, and Rochdale Village to the southeast; South Jamaica to the south; Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park to the west; Briarwood to the northwest addition, Kew Gardens Hills, Jamaica Hills along with Jamaica Estates to the north.

It was initially a name for an area more important than the neighborhood in place; Jamaica was settled under Dutch rule in 1656. The town was originally called Rustdorp before it was given its current name. According to English laws, in the following years, Jamaica became the center of the “Town of Jamaica.” It was the first County seat for Queens County and held that title from 1683 until 1788. It was also the first village to be incorporated, located on Long Island. When Queens was integrated into the City of Greater New York in 1898, The Town of Jamaica and the Village of Jamaica were dissolved. The area of Jamaica was able to resume its position as the county government seat. Some locals join Jamaica’s neighboring communities to form an informal Greater Jamaica area encompassing most of the once-mentioned towns. Bed Bug Exterminator NYC

Jamaica is home to many government structures, including the Queens Civil Court, the civil division of the Queens County Supreme Court, the Queens County Family Court, and the Joseph P. Addabbo Federal Building that houses the Social Security Administration’s Northeastern Program Service Center. It is also home to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Northeast Regional Laboratory, and the New York District Office, situated in Jamaica. Jamaica Center, the area surrounding Jamaica Avenue, is a critical commercial center. It is located at Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park; the New York Racing Association lists its official address as Jamaica (Central Jamaica once housed the NYRA’s Jamaica Racetrack, which is now part of the enormous Rochdale Village housing development). John F. Kennedy International Airport and the nearby hotels are also in Jamaica.

Park and Recreation

Baisley Pond Park has over 100 acres (0.40 km2)) of outdoor recreational space, which includes a 30-acre (0.12 km2)) Pond. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is located next to Jamaica on its northern edge. With 897 acres (363 ha), it is the fourth biggest open-air park in New York City. The southernmost portion of the park lies next to Willow Lake, which is named after the numerous kinds of Willow plants that live in the park. 100 Jamaica subway station is near the park’s southernmost point and just behind Willow Lake.

Restaurants Nearby

  • Yogi’s location is at 40-unit c, 92 Guy R Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY
  • Kelly D Jamaica American Rest is located at 11050 Sutphin Blvd. Jamaica, NY
  • Rib Shack is located at 157-6 Linden Blvd, Queens, NY

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