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17th Annual Celebration of Queens EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

Jamaica’s people, culture and businesses ride a rising wave

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  • CleanUpJamaicaQueens posted at 8:58 pm on Sat, Jun 21, 2014.

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    "Shopping and commercial corridors once dominated by iconic department stores like Mays and Gertz now feature what is touted as the largest destination shopping zone for urban wear in the city, as well as a virtual United Nations of small restaurants and food vendors."


    Let's be honest about Jamaica. I don't know who labeled Jamaica the largest destination zone for urban wear in the city, but far from it. Downtown Brooklyn has that beat. Have has anyone walked on Jamaica Avenue, it is mostly very low end retail, with a few exceptions, it is also filled with over 13 beauty supply shops (totally unnecessary), a load of 99 cent discount stores, junky furniture stores and some I hate to even call them stores (many have no names), they look like something that you would find in some third world country, just some space that people threw a bunch of crap in it.

    There are hardly any restaurants in downtown Jamaica and as far as food vendors, it is the same garbage you see anywhere, hot dogs and mystery meat.

    Can we at least be honest about the assessment of Jamaica, and of course do not forget that is it filthy with garbage everywhere. Jamaica has been on a downward spiral since the days of Gertz and Mays and I certainly do not see any improvement.