GJDC Helps Facilitate Housing Developments

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer When weighing in its close proximity to the train, the Jamaica Performing Arts Center and the business strip along Jamaica Avenue, Downtown Jamaica is the ideal place to live. And since the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation was founded in 1967, it has been striving to show developers what it sees […]

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, […]