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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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6 hrs ago | DNAInfo.com

Where You Can Hear Live Music for Free in Jamaica This Weekend

This weekend, the Jamaica Arts and Music Summer Festival is returning to the neighborhood with live music, rock climbing and zumba classes, the organizers said.

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7 hrs ago | Crain's New York Business

Stuy Town wings resto | Samsung's West Village lease | UWS Meatball Shop

For the Record is a weekly listing of information from the public record that can help businesspeople in the New York area find opportunities, potential new clients and updates on competitors.

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12 hrs ago | Reuters

U.S. charges SK Madison commodity pool executives with fraud

Two principals of now-defunct SK Madison Commodities LLC have been criminally charged with fraudulently soliciting more than $1.3 million from investors for their Manhattan-based commodities pool, and pocketing $700,000 for themselves.

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16 hrs ago | DNAInfo.com

Best Spots to Take Your Date in Jamaica

Far away from the Van Wyck Expressway and the hustle and bustle of JFK airport , Jamaica offers a host of charming spots ideal for a summer date, ranging from wide open parks to intimate restaurants.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Gleaner

Jamaica Family Fun day in Brooklyn Sunday

On Sunday, Jamaicans living in the United States will have a taste of celebrations from 'Yard' when the second annual Jamaica Family Fun day unfolds at the Thomas Jefferson High School field in Brooklyn, New York.

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WNYC-AM New York

Chronixx: 'I'm Not A Perfectionist With Music'

Summertime bodes well for reggae music. The genre's biggest crossover moves - from Sean Paul to I Wayne - have been made during the balmier months, when Americans relax enough to stretch the geographical limits of our soundtracks.

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Customer Interaction Solutions

WB-Jamaican Business Climate to Receive a Boost

ENP Newswire - 29 July 2014 Release date- 28072014 - Existing and new businesses operating in Jamaica will benefit from streamlined regulations and processes, public-private partnerships, as well as training and access to financing as a result of a US$ 50 million loan for the Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth Project, approved by the World ... (more)

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Cocaine seized from Dominican Republic; caterpillars from Jamaica

A traveller had more than a laptop in her computer bag when she arrived at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and agriculture specialists at Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport discovered a new type of caterpillar while inspecting a passenger's luggage arriving from Jamaica.

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Newsday

Darrell Fuller convicted of murder of Officer Arthur Lopez and Brooklyn man Raymond Facey

Accused cop killer Darrell Fuller leaves the Nassau County Courthouse after the jury ends their first day of deliberation on Friday July 25, 2014 in Mineola.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Patch.com

Cops: Man Stole $40G from Elderly Bethpage Man

A Queens man was arrested Wednesday in Bethpage for stealing $40,000 from a 92-year-old man, authorities said.

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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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