Jamaica

Queens

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Jamaica is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. It was settled under Dutch rule in 1656 in New Netherland as Rustdorp. Under British rule, the Village of Jamaica became the center of the \"Town of Jamaica\". Jamaica was the county seat of Queens County from the formation of the county in 1683 until March 7, 1788, when the town was reorganized by the state government and the county seat was moved to Mineola (now part of Nassau County). When Queens was incorporated into the City of Greater New York in 1898, both the Town of Jamaica and the Village of Jamaica were dissolved, but the neighborhood of Jamaica regained its role as county seat. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 12, which also includes Hollis, St. Albans, Springfield Gardens, Baisley Park, Rochdale Village, and South Jamaica. Jamaica is patrolled by the NYPD's 103rd Precinct. Jamaica is the location of several government buildings including Queens Civil Court, the civil branch of the Queens County Supreme Court, the Queens County Family Court and the Joseph P. Addabbo Federal Building, home to the Social Security Administration's Northeastern Program Service Center. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Northeast Regional Laboratory as well as the New York District Office are also located in Jamaica. Jamaica Center, the area around Jamaica Avenue and 165th Street, is a major commercial center, as well as the home of the Central Library of the Queens Borough Public Library.

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

E
F
J
Z

Buses:

Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
Q5
Q6
Q8
Q9
Q20A
Q20B
Q24
Q25
Q30
Q31
Q34
Q36
Q41
Q42
Q44
Q46
Q54
Q56
Q60
Q65
Q76
Q77
Q83
Q84
Q85
Q111
Q112
Q113
X64
N1
N4
N6
N22
N22A
N22L
N22X
N24
N26

Rental Prices:

$400 ― $1,339

Sales Prices:

$96,000 ― $322,000

Landmarks:

Jamaica Center, Jamaica Station, York College (Senior College of the City University of New York)

School Districts:

29

Police Precincts:

103

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