Jamaica Center BID

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Downtown Jamaica offers a rare retail opportunity to capture the market potential of one of NYC’s most vibrant and trafficked outer borough shopping corridors. Consider the following:

Jamaica Avenue:

  • Serves as one of the City’s largest transit hubs, with approximately 563,000 daily commuters passing through our corridor (combination of average weekday subway ridership at Jamaica’s stations, AirTrain daily ridership, LIRR ridership, and MTA/NYC Transit Bus ridership).
  • Is one block from the state University of New York’s York College campus, which enrolls more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and the elite Queens High School for the Sciences, located on the same campus.
  • Is seeing unprecedented development with 4,423 residential units, 27 mixed use projects in the pipeline (1275 units in 12 residential projects completed since 2017) and 2,422 hotel keys in 14 hotels in the pipeline (344 hotel keys in 5 hotels completed since 2017).
  • Enjoys a very stable daytime employee base of federal county government employees (Queens County Supreme and Family Courts, US FDA Field Office, Queens Social Security Card Center).
  • Is the nearest “downtown” for residents of some of southeast Queens most stable and established neighborhoods: Laurelton, St. Albans, Cambria Heights, Springfield Gardens, Queens Village, Jamaica Estates, South Jamaica and Rosedale.
  • Is home to three exceptional cultural arts centers (Jamaica Center for Performing Arts, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and King Manor Museum), drawing an influx of patrons looking to extend their visit by dining and shopping.
  • Offers a built-in business support network of multiple organizations and professionals committed to the vibrancy of a downtown Jamaica retail corridor; these staunch supporters include, but aren’t limited to: our own Jamaica Center BID, the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, the Jamaica NOW Leadership Council, Community Board 12 and our local City Council representatives.

Who's Here?

National and Regional Retailers Include
Local: Make Me Over Beauty Bar, Plantain Werks Dominican Restaurant, Lulu’s Holistics, Original Herbal Remedies, Rincon Salvadoreno restaurant

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