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Encyclopedia > South Jamaica, Queens

South Jamaica, known colloquially as Southside, is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, located south of downtown Jamaica, the Long Island Rail Road tracks and Liberty Avenue. The western border is the Van Wyck Expressway, and it continues in the east towards the neighboring community of St. Albans and to Merrick Boulevard. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Queens County, often referred to as simply Queens, is the largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City, USA. It is home to New York Citys two major airports (John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia), the New York Mets baseball team, the USTA National Tennis Center, Silvercup... The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR (often referred to as the L-I-double-R) is a commuter rail system serving the length of Long Island, New York, United States. ... Interstate 678 (I-678) is a north-south interstate highway spur route that runs 14 miles (23 km) entirely within two boroughs of New York City: Queens and the Bronx. ... St. ... Merrick Road, named Merrick Boulevard inside New York City, is a road running from Jamaica, Queens, New York east through Merrick, New York to the line between Nassau and Suffolk Counties, where it becomes Montauk Highway. ...

South Jamaica is largely African American, with increasing numbers of Latin American and West Indies immigrants moving into the community in recent decades. Also, a small population of Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Guyanese and Russians live in this area. The area is largely a working-class community consisting primarily of one and two-family houses and a number of smaller apartment buildings, along with some public housing projects. The national real estate boom has provided for a haven of newly constructed multi-family homes. Currently, most of the homes that are for sale in the area were recently built. Statue of a coal miner in Charleston, WV, USA. Working class is a term used both in academic sociology as well as in ordinary conversation. ... A local authority tower block in Cwmbrân, South Wales Public housing or project homes is a form of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local. ...

York College, part of the City University of New York system, is now located in the community. The new AirTrain JFK route starts as the Jamaica station and continues towards JFK International Airport on its route elevated high over the Van Wyck Expressway. West side of York College Academic Core Building, looking north York College of The City University of New York is one of several senior colleges in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. ... The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym: IPA pronunciation: ), is the public university system of New York City. ... AirTrain JFK is a 13 km (8. ... John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK), originally known as Idlewild Airport and colloquially known as JFK, is an international airport located in Jamaica, Queens, in southeastern New York City about 12 miles (19 km) from Lower Manhattan. ...

Notable residents

V.I. Producer/Music Studio Engineer myspace.com/vendettamusik This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bang Em Smurf is a rapper from South Jamaica Queens, New York. ... Domination is an American rapper that is currently signed to his label Gangsta Flip Records. ... Kirk Jones is also the name of a man who survived a plunge over the Niagara Falls, without a flotation device, on October 20, 2003. ... Fredro Starr (born Fredro Scruggs on January 1 1970), also known as Fredro Scruggs or Never, is an American rapper, actor and a member of hardcore rap group Onyx. ... Onyx is a hardcore rap group from Queens, New York. ... The Lost Boyz are a Hip Hop group from South Jamaica, Queens, New York. ... Mr. ... Raymond Rodgers (1972 – March 28, 1999), better known as Freaky Tah was a Rapper from South Jamaica, Queens, New York and member of the group Lost Boyz along with Mr. ... G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... For the currency amount, see 50 cents. ... Tony Yayo (born Marvin Bernard on March 31, 1978 in Port of Prince, Haiti)[1] is an American hip-hop artist who is signed to the G-Unit Records label. ... Christopher Charles Lloyd (born April 30, 1982 in Baltimore, Maryland), better known as Lloyd Banks, is an American rapper and is a member of G-Unit. ... Rafer Jamel Alston, a. ... Lamar Joseph Odom (born November 6, 1979, in South Jamaica, Queens, New York) is an American basketball player who currently plays power forward (also plays both forward spots and is a point-forward) for the National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Lakers. ... Sha Money XL (born Michael Clervoix III on February 11, 1976) is an American record producer. ... Pharoahe Monch (born Troy Donald Jamerson on October 31, 1972) is an American hip hop artist from Queens, NY. He is known for his complex delivery and multi-syllabic rhyme schemes. ... Organized Konfusion was an alternative hip hop duo from Queens, New York. ... J-Zone is a rapper, producer, DJ and CEO of Old Maid Entertainment. ... Elizabeth T. Wyce Bingham a. ... Mario Matthew Cuomo (born June 15, 1932) served as the Governor of New York from 1983 to 1995. ... Vi, VI, V.I. or vi can variously be an abbreviation, symbol, surname, nickname, or proper name: as a place, organization or language symbol British Virgin Islands (FIPS country code: VI), an overseas territory of the United Kingdom U.S. Virgin Islands (USPS symbol:VI; ISO 3166: VI), a group...

External Link

  • The Progressive Southside

See also

  Results from FactBites:
'A Jamaica, Queens Thing': Rap and the Crack Era in South Jamaica (707 words)
JAMAICA, N.Y. - Apr. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) is pleased to present "A Jamaica, Queens Thing": Rap and the Crack Era in South Jamaica, organized by guest curator Herb Tam.
In the mid 80s, crack cocaine hit the streets of America and began to devastate the landscape of inner-city communities like South Jamaica, Queens, the neighborhood adjacent to downtown Jamaica.
JCAL and the guest curator wish to thank the Queens Museum of Art for their loan of some exhibition props.
Queens: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (4245 words)
Queens was established in 1683 as one of the original 12 counties of New York and was named for the then-queen consort, Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II.
The part of Queens County that was not consolidated into New York City, consisting of the towns of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay and all of the Town of Hempstead, except the Rockaway Peninsula, was constituted as the new Nassau County in 1899.
The Queens county seat is the district of Jamaica.
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