Downtown Jamaica

Jamaica residents, culture featured as ‘unsung greats’
Jamaica residents, culture featured as ‘unsung greats’
Southeast Maggie Hayes 11/26/2013 at 1:22PM

The development of downtown Jamaica is no longer limited to new buildings and facilities. A website dedicated to revealing community art and neighborhood loyalty is making a buzz. Queens Royalty, the site launched earlier this year, came from “a desire to counteract some of the negative perception of downtown Jamaica,” said Felicia Tunnah, executive director [...]

New hotel adds to downtown Jamaica development
New hotel adds to downtown Jamaica development
Southeast Maggie Hayes 9/23/2013 at 3:26PM

Downtown Jamaica development is continuing to climb – 24 stories up– with a new, 210-room hotel. The hotel will be built at 93-43 Sutphin Boulevard, across the street from the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road station, the E and J subway lines and the John F. Kennedy International Airport AirTrain. The $35 million project is [...]

Sheraton coming to Jamaica
Sheraton coming to Jamaica
Business Maggie Hayes 7/09/2013 at 10:27AM

Downtown Jamaica development is under way with the official announcement of a Four Points Sheraton hotel headed to the area. After the economic downturn of a few years ago, development and investment interest is at long last picking back up, said Laurel Brown, executive director of the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District (BID). “There is [...]

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning offers space to cultural institutions
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning offers space to cultural institutions
Arts & Music Maggie Hayes 5/28/2013 at 10:39AM

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) is opening its doors to the city, inviting other cultural organizations and working artists to use any of its many available performance spaces. “We began to realize that we had untapped resources that weren’t being utilized,” said JCAL’s Executive Director Carl Fields. “A lot of folks go [...]