COME TO EXPLORE
As both a dynamic business district and a major transportation hub, Jamaica Center, Queens embodies the rich and vibrant diversity of New York City. Home to not only hundreds of thousands of residents, Jamaica also attracts scores of employees, students, and shoppers every day.
At our heart is Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica Center’s core shopping district and one of New York’s liveliest retail meccas. With over 300 stores—from fashion-forward boutiques to national anchor stores—there’s truly something for everyone. Feast on authentic local cuisine at Jamaica Market, catch a big-screen blockbuster, then shop-til-you-drop for one-of-a-kind bargains.
Jamaica is also emerging as a distinct cultural district in its own right, with arts organizations, historic sites, and stunning architecture. Be sure to visit during one of the many events that make Jamaica Avenue special: Score big savings during a Sidewalk Sales Day, catch an outdoor concert in the Rufus King Park, peruse a colorful arts exhibition–even visit Santa while he’s in town!