See it: Jumbo Jamaica Estates home listed for $2.95M


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy Michael Miguel and MLSLI

The residence at 181-02 Dalny Rd. offers a sizable tropical-theme backyard featuring an elevated gazebo that is somewhat symbolic of Jamaica Estates’ contrast from normal New York City housing, while it still being considered in the five boroughs.

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Jamaica funeral set for rapper slain in Briarwood drive-by shooting


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo via Instagram/@chinxmusic

A Jamaica church will host the wake and funeral Tuesday for the rapper Chinx, real name Lionel Pickens, who was murdered in a Briarwood drive-by shooting on May 17.

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Jamaica to welcome artists with free residencies


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

In keeping with their mission to become a one-stop shop for artists, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) is partnering with Exploring the Metropolis (EtM) to provide free workspace residencies for choreographer-composer duos.

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Michael Bolton, Billy Ocean to perform in Jamaica this June


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Kadellar/Wikimedia Commons

The Grammy Award-winning singer is taking the stage on June 28, along with Billy Ocean and a long lineup of other musicians, for the Groovin’ In The Park Concert being held at Roy Wilkins Park.

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5Pointz artists to transform hallways of August Martin HS in Jamaica


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo via Instagram/@queensdreamers

The spirit of 5Pointz will be reborn this weekend, as over 150 artists from near and far are expected to come together to bring life to the hallways of one Jamaica high school.

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Improvements underway at Jamaica’s Rufus King Park


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

NYC Parks/photo by Malcolm Pinckney

The Parks Department along with local elected officials ceremonially broke ground Monday on a $2.2 million renovation of Rufus King Park located in an area bounded by Jamaica and 89th avenues between 150th and 153rd streets.

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Cops shoot and kill man suspected of firing gun inside Jamaica bar


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Property Shark/Christopher Bride

Police shot and killed a man Wednesday night after he allegedly fired a gun inside a Jamaica bar and shot at cops as they tried to chase him down, authorities said.

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