The neighborhood known as Jamaica, New York, is an area just inside the borough of Queens. While there is no relation to the Caribbean nation of Jamaica, the New York verson was named "Jameco" initially, by Native Americans. The word meant, "Beaver" in the Lenape language. Several rappers and hip-hop music artists have called Jamaica Queens home, including: 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, Ja Rule, Lloyd Banks, and all three members of Run DMC. Ron Artest and Lamar Odom also hail from here.
Local Newspapers: Jamaica News Papers Courier
Local Sports Teams: New York Mets
Local Colleges: State UniversityYork College, St John's University
Zip Codes associated with jamaica, new york: 11405, 11411, 11412, 11413, 11414, 11415, 11415, 11416, 11417, 11418, 11419, 11420, 11421, 11422, 11423, 11426, 11427, 11428, 11429, 11430, 11432, 11433, 11434
Towns/Cities near jamaica, new york : Elmont, Floral Park, St Albans, Woodhaven, Valley Stream, East Elmhurst, Flishing
She's smart, funny and beautiful. But her size makes her fragile and when I see her lying in the hospital bed, my stomach feels like it's tied in a knot.Hylton expects FDI to rise even more
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Anthony Hylton expects foreign direct investment -- already on a five-year high -- to grow even more. "I am confident that the FDI flows will continue on this upward trajectory based on the high investor interest, our improved ranking in the various business and competitiveness indices, the staging of the Jamaica Investment Forum and upcoming legislation to make the Jamaica International Financial Services Centre a reality," he indicated in a ministry release this month.Woman held in psychiatric ward after (correctly) saying Obama follows her on Twitter
Helena Williams is a freelance writer and producer. Her work has been published by the Independent, The Sunday Times, Reuters and Wired, among others.Hundreds of Luxury Apartments Planned for Former Hospital Site in Jamaica
If approved by the Department of Buildings , the former hospital complex - which is located at 150-13 89th Avenue, near popular Rufus King Park - would be "completely redone," according to a website for architects Goldstein, Hill & West. The plans come on the heels of several other projects planned for the neighborhood which has been undergoing a number of changes in recent years, attracting new retailers and developers.Woman claims doctors on psych ward decided she was delusional...
'I want to ask my children for forgiveness': Orthodox Jewish father who lost seven of his eight children in Sabbath house fire breaks down as their tiny coffins are flown to Israel for burial Human remains found in search for family-of-four who mysteriously disappeared without a trace from their Alaska home one year ago The four-second rule that could change your life: New book teaches you to break bad habits in a trice California hikers 'ignored warning signs' before 70ft cliff crumbled under their feet killing one and leaving another with life-threatening injuries Afghanistan reservist puts himself and family in hospital after taking a blow torch to a souvenir machine gun bullet in his Illinois backyard Disgraced NBC anchor Brian Williams makes first public appearance since suspension - at fundraiser for his private Catholic high school where he donates $50k The real reason Harry's ... (more)United Ink No Limits Tattoo Festival Kicks Off Today
Today, March 20th through Sunday March 22nd Tattoo Lou Presents the United Ink "No Limits" Tattoo Festival at Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica, NY. Hosted by Lou and Jackie Rubino, a tattoo industry power couple and emceed by Joey Tattoo of Tattoo Rescue.Letter: Arrest and charge of police officer involved in fatal shooting of civilian in Jamaica
Dear Sir: Jamaicans for Justice welcomes the news that the police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a resident of the Lawrence Tavern community, Garfield Coburn, has been charged with murder, and is to face the courts. Mr Coburn's fatal encounter with the police is a frightening violation of the right to life assured to all Jamaicans by both domestic and international law.Prevalence of Pain and Pain-Reliever Use
Somnath Pal, BS , MBA, PhD Professor of Pharmacy Administration College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, St. John's University Jamaica, New York Pain is considered chronic if it persists for 6 months or more. The Institute of Medicine reported that 33% of Americans have chronic pain.How Magic!'s Canadian Reggae Won Over Jamaica
For six weeks last summer, the Number One song in America belonged to a group of Canadian reggae fans whose frontman sings plaintively to a girlfriend's particularly impolite father who won't approve his earnest marriage proposal to her. "Rude," Magic!'s debut single, sold 3 million copies in the United States alone, but many objected to its syrupy take on a beloved genre.Man struck by train in Great Neck Plaza
The Long Island Rail Road is reporting 10-15 minute delays Wednesday morning in and out of Penn Station due to a track condition in one of the East River tunnels. The agency says some westbound trains were being canceled in Jamaica or diverted to Atlantic Terminal or Hunter's Point Avenue.Chetrit offers first look at 324-unit Jamaica resi conversion
The Chetrit Group has unveiled the first renderings for its conversion of the Mary Immaculate Hospital in Jamaica into a residential complex. There will be four new buildings on the site, located at 150-13 89th Street, near Rufus King Park, New York YIMBY reported.Kiesza, Magic! & Bahamas Among Early Juno Awards Winners
Kiesza accepts her 2015 Juno award during a private gala at the Hamilton Convention Center in Ontario on March 14. Kiesza , Magic! and Bahamas are neck and neck after trophies were dolled out at the first of the two-night Juno Awards in Canada on Saturday . Each act won a pair.Aggressive Stupidity
Stupidity comes in several forms, of vastly different character, from the innocent to the vile. Let's start with the innocent.Even More Skips On The F & Other Sheepshead Bay Subway Changes This Weekend
Below you'll find Sheepshead Bay subway changes this weekend on the B, Q, and F lines in Brooklyn. Check back Monday to see what's happening next week.Venice to hear reggae version of Robert Burns song
IT is the anti-slavery song penned by Robert Burns six years after he almost took a job as "a poor negro driver" at a sugar plantation in Jamaica. Now a reggae version of The Slave's Lament is to feature in Scotland's official show at the world's biggest celebration of the visual arts, the Venice Biennale.Person Fatally Struck by Train in Great River
LIRR spokesman Sal Arena said the pedestrian was trespassing when they "fell from the platform" at the Great River station at about 4:45 p.m. and was struck by a westbound non-passenger train. Service on the LIRR's Montauk Branch was suspended in both directions, but has now been restored with residual delays.Ex-con arrested for role in 2014 shooting at Queens club
Traevon Robinson and another person exchanged gunfire outside of Club Allure in Long Island City, ultimately injuring four people. Robinson was arrested Thursday.
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