Welcome to Downtown Jamaica!

Jamaica Center is a shopping enthusiast’s delight. With over 400 businesses reflecting a kaleidoscope of cultures, the main commercial corridor – Jamaica Avenue – remains one of New York City’s most vibrant shopping destinations. Set in the heart of Queens, Jamaica Center boasts three performing arts centers, dozens of landmarked historic gems, Rufus King Park, two colleges, a major transportation hub, and hundreds of independent businesses and blue chip national stores.

Getting here is easy. You can take the EJZ subway trains to the Parsons/Archer station and there are over 10 bus lines that stop throughout Jamaica Avenue.

This shopping destination is managed, beautified, and promoted by the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District (BID). As the largest BID in Queens, the Jamaica Center BID seeks to make the Jamaica Center business district a thriving business hub and an enjoyable destination to shop, work, live, and visit.

For forty years, the Jamaica Center BID has been proud to serve this dynamic and vibrant community.

Picture of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center