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Jamaica, New York is located in Queens County. Zip codes in Jamaica, NY include 11405, 11435, and 11434. The median home price in Jamaica is $539,000 which is roughly $414/per square foot.

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5 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Western Ja to pay tribute to Sir Howard

Thousands of Jamaicans across the western end of the island are expected to pay tribute to late former Governor General, Sir Howard Cooke, at several activities being planned to honour the distinguished son of St James.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Billboard

Wiz Khalifa, Jason Derulo & Future Perform At Reggae...

"I'm always nervous performing at home because Jamaicans are tough people to please but I am very happy with tonight's outcome," revealed Jamaica's Tessanne Chin - and NBC's The Voice season five winner - minutes after delivering a flawless, headlining set at Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay.

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DNAinfo.com

Thief Stabs Security Guards with Ice Pick at Kids Clothes Store, Police Say

A robber stabbed two security guards with an ice pick at a Jamaica children's clothing store Monday afternoon as he was trying to flee with stolen goods, police said.

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DNAinfo.com

Young Artists from Jamaica Tackle High School Dropout Crisis with Mural

A group of young artists who are on probation will paint a mural at a local Jamaica school to encourage students not to drop out before they graduate, organizers said.

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NyackNewsAndViews

And Walk to the Beat Goes On

The original goal of "Walk to the Beat" founders Anna de la Paz and Harriet Cornell was to produce a percussive musical event in Nyack that would bring people to their feet.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

DNAinfo.com

Homeless Shelter Residents Will Be Bused to the Movies Ahead of Protest

More than 200 residents of the controversial Pan Am homeless shelter , which was quietly installed in a former hotel , will be bused to the movies while protesters gather outside their building Tuesday evening, officials said.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

NY1

Top Chefs Serve Authentic Jamaican Food at Roy Wilkins Park's Annual Jerk Festival

NY1 VIDEO: Hundreds of community members headed to Roy Wilkins Park in Queens Sunday to get a taste of authentic Jamaican culture.

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Jamaica Observer

Sir Howarda s unshakeable faith in Jamaica

LAST July, I was part of a Food For the Poor contingent that presented a citation to our beloved late Sir Howard Cooke for his tremendous support of the organisation's work.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

13WHAM

Official says Jamaica's drought is intensifying

Jamaica's environment minister says a serious drought is intensifying on the Caribbean island with water supply systems already well below normal.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Sheepshead Bites

Weekend Subway Service Advisories: 7/18 - 7/21/2014

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd. From 11:15 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

DNAInfo.com

Jamaican Jerk Fest Brings Live Music, Celebrity Chef Cook-Off to Queens

A park will be transformed into "a mecca of Jamaican food, music and culture" this weekend for a popular yearly festival there, organizers said.

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The Mamaroneck Daily Voice

Larchmont's Bayside Travel Picked As Best Travel Agency

Bayside Travel of Larchmont has been chosen as the Best Travel Agency in Westchester by the readers of Westchester Magazine.

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Jamaica Observer

Goodwill residents want landmark in honour of Sir Howard Cooke

AS the country continues to mourn the passing of former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke, residents of Goodwill where he was born in 1915, have expressed regret that there is no monument in the community to preserve his memory for future generations.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

NY1

Car Services, Taxi Companies Expect to Be Extra Busy If LIRR Strike Happens

Many businesses expect to suffer if there's a Long Island Rail Road strike, but some are preparing to be extra busy, and that includes car services and taxi companies.

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Newsday

Editorial: Keep the LIRR talks going

In Copiague road construction. two lanes closed on Sunrise Hwy/NY Rt-27 EB between Bayview Ave and N Clinton Ave in Lindenhurst In Copiague road construction.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

NY1

Cuomo Keeps Distance as MTA, Commuters Prepare For Possible LIRR Strike

As the Metropolitan Transportation Authority prepares for a possible strike by Long Island Rail Road workers this weekend, Governor Andrew Cuomo is offering some input for both parties but does not appear ready to intervene.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

New York Daily News

New bus line could make trip to Rosedale and Far Rockaway easier

Residents of Rosedale said they have to suffer through long and crowded bus rides to get to the nearest subway in Jamaica.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

RollingStone

Romeo Santos Romances Yankee Stadium at Massive Homecoming Show

Roses. A baby girl carried onstage for a hug. Audible smooches. Hand hearts. A live marriage proposal.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

DNAinfo.com

Watch Monster Movies and 'Back to the Future' at Free Outdoor Film Fest

A popular summertime series of free movies is returning to Jamaica parks starting this Friday with a lineup including classic monster flicks such as "King Kong" , as well as "Back to the Future" and "Godzilla."

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DNAinfo.com

TIMELINE: Jamaica High School's Highs and Lows Over the Past Century

In 1985, Jamaica High School was recognized as the best in the country, the result of nearly a century of powerhouse academics.

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