Jamaica Hills, Queens (History)

(Neighborhoods In Queens)

neighborhoods_queens_jamaicahills_300x300Jamaica Hills is a small middle class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. The neighborhood is surrounded by the Grand Central Parkway (north), Jamaica Estates (east), Jamaica (south), and Briarwood (west). It is centered on the terminal moraine which runs the length of Long Island. Originally populated with people who left neighborhoods under ethnic transition, Jamaica Hills started to become more ethnically diverse after 1964. The population today is mostly Bangladeshi and smaller populations from the Caribbean, Central American, and Chinese. Because of the opening of a Greek Orthodox church in the 1960s, many Greek immigrants also live in the area. Jamaica Hills is patrolled by the NYPD’s 107th Precinct.