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The Community of Jamaica and surrounding areas

As the geographical center of New York City is in Queens, so the center of Queens is Jamaica, one of the oldest towns in the Borough. It was settled by Englishmen from Hempstead in 1656 and was the colonial capital of Queens County. Reflective of Jamaica as county seat are the court houses that still call Jamaica home, the Central Library, which is now located on Merrick Blvd., 89-11, 990-0700, and King Manor, 153rd & Jamaica Ave., 206-0545, home to a Founding Father of the United States, Rufus King. He and his wife Mary wanted a

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