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Best Western Jamaica Inn
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Clarion Hotel Jamaica
Comfort Inn JFK Airport
Courtyard by Marriott JFK Airport
Days Inn JFK Airport
Doubletree Hotel JFK Airport
Fairfield Inn by Marriott JFK Airport
Hampton Inn JFK Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Queens/JFK Airport
Holiday Inn Express Kennedy Airport
Howard Johnsons JFK/Jamaica New York
Quality Inn Jamaica
SHERATON HOTEL JFK AIRPORT
Sheraton Hotel Jfk Airport
Super 8 JFK - Jamaica
Jamaica is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City.
It was settled under Dutch rule in 1656 in New Netherland as Rusdorp.
Under British rule, it became the center of the Town of Jamaica. Jamaica was the county seat
of Queens County from the formation of the county in 1683 until March 7, 1788,
when the town was reorganized by the state government and the county seat was moved to Mineola
(now part of Nassau County).
When Queens was incorporated into the City of Greater New York in 1898, both the Town of Jamaica and
the Village of Jamaica were dissolved, but the neighborhood of Jamaica regained its role as county seat.
The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 12.
Previously known as one of the predominantly African American neighborhoods in the borough of Queens,
Jamaica in recent years has been undergoing a sharp influx of other ethnicities.
It has a substantial concentration of West Indian immigrants, Indians, Arabs, Russians, Puerto Ricans,
Dominicans as well as many long-established African American families.
A few East Asian families are also known to have recently put down roots in Jamaica.
The neighborhood of Jamaica is completely unrelated to the Caribbean nation of Jamaica
(although Jamaican immigrants do live in the area); the name similarity is a coincidence.
The English, who took it over in 1664, named the area "Jameco," for the Jameco Native Americans,
who resided on the northern shores of Jamaica Bay, and whose name means "beaver" in Algonquian languages.
Jamaica is the location of several government buildings including Queens Civil Court and the civil branch of the
Queens County Supreme Court. Jamaica Center, the area around Jamaica Avenue and 165th Street,
is a major commercial center, as well as the home of the Central Library of the Queens Borough Public Library.
Some locals group Jamaica's surrounding neighborhoods into an unofficial Greater Jamaica,
roughly corresponding to the former Town of Jamaica, including Woodhaven, St. Albans,
Springfield Gardens, Hollis, Laurelton, Queens Village, Howard Beach and Ozone Park.
The New York Racing Association, based at Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park, lists its official address
as Jamaica (Central Jamaica once housed NYRA's Jamaica Racetrack, now the massive
Rochdale Village housing development).
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