Jamaica Center BID

Welcome to
Downtown Jamaica

A vibrant shopping and cultural center set in southeast Queens, here you'll find 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. The heart of it all? Jamaica Avenue, with over 400 businesses reflecting a kaleidoscope of cultures.
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Getting here is easy

Take the EJZ subway trains to the Parsons/Archer station, the LIRR to Jamaica Station, or any of the 10 bus lines running throughout Jamaica Avenue. A dozen well-maintained and safe parking lots are available for those who prefer to drive, including the five lots administered by Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, LAZ Parking’s centrally-located lot, and the Queens Family Court Garage (149-15 Archer Avenue).

What's Happening on the Ave

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September 25, 2020

Let’s Make Downtown Sparkle

Queens Youth Justice Center (QYJC) PartnershipWe are excited to announce a new partnership with one of our neighborhood nonprofits, the Queens […]
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September 24, 2020

COVID-19 Info for Businesses

Our BID is committed to ensuring that our local business community receives the latest resources necessary to help them weather […]
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September 22, 2020

Downtown Jamaica Storefront Improvement Grant Applications

We are happy to share that the Department of Small Business Services' phase 2 of the Downtown Jamaica Storefront Improvement Grant applications are now open. […]
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What We Do

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.
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Do Business With Us

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.
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