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Jamaica, NY

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Jamaica can be confused for being an independent city, after all, there are plenty of musical and entertainment references to the Queens, New York neighborhood. For a neighborhood, it has a sizeable population which could rival most middle sized cities in other parts of the country. As of 2000, there were 216,866 people living within the confines of the Queens neighborhood. The neighborhood is diverse, and has recently seen an influx of immigrants change the composition of its demographics.

Apartments For Rent In Jamaica Queens


88-25 153rd Street
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1


87-50 167th Street
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1


195th Street LLC
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1


The Opal
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


$4995 Four bedroom in New York City-244 64th St
Beds: 4
Baths: 2


$1595 One bedroom in Flushing-152-18 Union Turnpike
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

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Getting Around in Jamaica, NY

Jamaica, Queens has multiple options for transportation throughout the neighborhood. These include the Long Island Rail Road, which sends passengers to different stops along Long Island, as well as more traditional subway stops such as the IND Queens Boulevard Line, and the Archer Avenue Line. Jamaica also has an extensive bus service that rides throughout the city as well as to neighboring areas such as Hicksville, the Bronx, and Midtown Manhattan.

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St. JohnÕs University

<p>St. JohnÕs University is a prominent Roman Catholic university, and it also has major basketball and football programs, that litter the professional ranks with their players. St. JohnÕs endowment is over $350 million, and as of 2012 there were over 20,000 students who called the school home. The school has won multiple awards, and in 2011 it was named a ÒTier OneÓ university in the United States World News college rankings. The student body is known to be as diverse as the surrounding areas.</p>

Queens Library

<p>The Queens Library is one of the boroughÕs most well-known libraries, and its headquarters rests in the neighborhood of Jamaica. As the central Queens Library for the entire borough, the library holds over 1.4 million different items, and the entire library system for the Queens Library holds more than 7.5 million, although most of those items are dispersed throughout different locations. The Queens Library offers a number of different community programs, including the Consumer Health Program which provides free consumer health information as well as assistance in finding low cost health screenings and appointments.</p>