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Jamaica Center is a shopping enthusiast’s delight. With over 300 stores 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 3 performing arts centers, dozens of landmarked historic gems, a park, 2 colleges, a major transportation hub, and hundreds of independent businesses and blue chip department stores, all with the convenience of an anchor retail hub.

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

What's Buzzing Downtown

Read more +11 July 2018 By Jamaica Center in Business, Business Spotlight, Community, What's Buzzing

Retail Opportunity: Jean Star

Since June 2014 Jean Star known for selling quality, affordable fashions, with a stylish outside window displaying fashionable Urban Hip Hop clothing,  has been the “Go To” store for sneakers, and trendsetting styles. Now there is Retail Opportunity for you to become connected in the #JamaicaBID district, Downtown Jamaica, NYC’s Hottest Destination. The store is located
Read more +03 July 2018 By Jamaica Center in Business, Business Spotlight, Community, What's Buzzing

The Jamaica BID’s Public Art Opportunity

The Jamaica Center Improvement Association was awarded an Active Arts Public Art Grant, and is inviting artists to submit their qualifications for consideration. The selected artist will engage with the community to produce a one-year long temporary, large-scale ground mural installation for the newly-activated Parsons Blvd. Public Space, (btw. Jamaica Avenue & Archer Avenue) in
Read more +03 July 2018 By Jamaica Center in Business, Business Spotlight, What's Buzzing

Sidewalk Sale Days: July 6th thru July 8th

Shop in the #JamaicaBID district this weekend for Fab Stealz and Dealz during Sidewalk Sale Days – Friday, July 6th thru Sunday, July 8th. The Jamaica BID Sidewalk Sale Days Program is a weekend of deals and fabulous finds on Jamaica Avenue! These are the only dates and times businesses are permitted to display merchandise outside,

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