Underutilized SSA Building Raises Questions

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Sept. 19, 1982, was an historic day for Jamaica. Elected officials, civic leaders and business owners gathered to celebrate under a colorful tent on a vacant lot that was soon to be the site of a $92 million building – the new home to the Social Security Administration offices. The […]

Jamaica Sees Historic Investment

Jamaica Sees Historic Investment

Assemblyman William Scarborough (left) praised the efforts of Greater Jamaica in helping to bring the largest private investment in Jamaica in decades. Carlisle Towery (right), president of Greater Jamaica, was brought to tears while reflecting on the 12 years it took to bring the historic development to the area. BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last […]

Jamaica Revealed As Restaurant Hotspot

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer In an effort to attract restaurant owners to the Downtown Jamaica area, the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District and the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District hosted their second “Jamaica Revealed” program for brokers and property owners. The program, held at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning on Dec. 3, […]

LEROY COMRIE Reflects On 12 Years In Office

LEROY COMRIE Reflects On 12 Years In Office

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer “He is the kindest and most compassionate man. When you walk down the streets with him, he’s like a rock star,” said Councilman-elect Daneek Miller. “The community just appreciates him and loves him so much.” In his 12 years serving District 27, Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St.Albans) has established himself as […]

JCAL And BID Launch ‘First Fridays’ Dance Parties

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer While Jamaica has undergone a commercial makeover by welcoming development and several new businesses to the thriving area, there still seemed to be one thing missing – nightlife. “Downtown Jamaica doesn’t really have any nightlife activities for adults and business professionals in the area,” said Akua-Akilah Anokye, of the Jamaica […]