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107th Precinct

Partnership with the NYPD in providing service to the Jamaica Estates community has long been the fundamental principle underlying the relationship between the Jamaica Estates Association and the 107th precinct.

 

The Association’s Security Committee acts as a conduit for communication between the NYPD and individual members of our community. In addition to participating in monthly Community Meetings that are held at the precinct, the JEA has carefully nurtured a close working relationship with the precinct command as well as the neighborhood officers on the beat.

 

Annually, the Association hosts the 107th Deputy Inspector at a general membership meeting at which the Inspector reports on the state of security in the Estates and also has an opportunity to listen firsthand to the concerns of JEA members.

 

Security is also enhanced in the Estates through the work of the private security patrol that is supported by the annual dues of its members and administered by the JEA. The 107 coordinates closely with the private patrol in maximizing the benefit to the Jamaica Estates community of this valuable additional layer of security. Visit the 107th Precinct's website to learn more.

Parks & Recreation

Jamaica Estates is known for its park–like setting with its canopy of mature trees providing beauty and shade as well as improved air quality.

The Midland Malls and many Greenstreets areas offer a welcome respite from the concrete roadways and areas surrounding us.

Over many years the JEA has enjoyed an excellent working relationship with our Parks Department. Our many volunteer activities (annual planting on the Greenstreets and Midland Mall, participation in each NYC tree census, active involvement in planning the beautification of the Midland Malls and restoration of the gatehouse and continued care and concern for the importance of our greenery)  is well respected by the Parks Department.

In turn, Parks is very responsive to our needs, whether it is mall and Greenstreets maintenance, tree planting or removal, clean up following our many storms or participation in our community events.

Our partnership is essential in enhancing and maintaining the quality of life we so enjoy by living in Jamaica Estates.

Be sure to visit the NYC Parks page to learn more about their efforts to maintain New York City’s urban forest. They have dedicated staff in each borough to protect and support the safety and health of our trees. If you know of any condition that needs their attention, please report it.

 Mall Restoration Bulletin

Hillcrest Library

Queens Library at Hillcrest

187-05 Union Turnpike

Ph: 718-454-2786

Hours: Mon 9:00 to 8:00

Tues 1:00 to 6:00

Wed 10:00 to 6:00

Thur 12:00 to 8:00

Fri 10:00 to 6:00

Sat 10:00 to 5:00

Although Jamaica Estates has the beauty, peace and quiet of a neighborhood worlds away, it offers all the benefits and conveniences of being in NYC.  Our public libraries provide a deluge of information and resources for just about anything. Books, movies and music are available for rent or as digital downloads. Take a crocheting class or play a game of mahjong at the NY Public Library. Programs are offered to Seniors, Adults, Teens and Kids and computer access is always free! There are also 3 USPS locations close by. Visit a library or post office near you!

Queens Central Library

89-11 Merrick Blvd

Ph: 718-990-0700

Hours:

Mon – Thur 9:00 to 9:00

Fri 9:00 to 7:00

Sat 10:00 to 5:00

Sun 12:00 to 5:00

For details and program and workshop calendars, visit

 

www.queenslibrary.org

For additional information,

 

visit www.USPS.com

or call 800-275-8777

The Postal Service remains the giant in the mailing industry. Although there are many private sector alternatives, those companies still rely on the infrastructure of the postal service.  There are also 3 USPS locations close by. In keeping current with the digital age, consumers can arrange to have their packages picked up with the “Click-N-Ship” option. For packages less than 70lbs, you can pay, print a label and arrange for pick up when your mail is delivered. Too busy to wait for your mail carrier?  The Postal Service is now rolling out lockers where your packages can be available, 24/7. GoPost units will be installed in some post office locations, groceries, pharmacies and transportation hubs. If you’re traveling and would like to see what to expect in your mailbox, you can sign up for “informed delivery.” Letters can be digitally previewed from a computer or mobile device. Stamps can also be purchased at a location or online. Consider starting a collection. Each stamp is a tribute to American history, culture or environment.  Stamp art is carefully screened and considered by the Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee. About 35 stamps are released by the Postal Service a year. Visit a local USPS near you!

182-04 Union Turnpike

Retail hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 to 5:00

197-33 Hillside Ave

Retail hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 to 4:30

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is an urban oasis where people, plants, and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs, and real-world applications of environmental stewardship.

QBG is located on property owned by the

City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Queens Borough President, the New York City Council, State elected officials, the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with corporate, foundation, and individual supporters. The Jamaica Estates Association is proud to be a member of QBG.

Located at the northeast corner of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Flushing, QBG evolved from the five-acre “Gardens on Parade” exhibit showcased at the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair. Officially opening as “The Queens Botanical Garden Society” in 1946 after local residents saved and expanded the original exhibit, the Garden remained at the original World’s Fair site until 1961, when it was moved to its current location on Main Street in Flushing. Among the original plantings taken from the 1939 site are two blue atlas cedars that frame the iconic tree gate sculpture at the Garden’s Main Street entrance today.

 

QBG has become a 39-acre oasis in one of New York City’s most bustling and diverse neighborhoods.

Visit the Queens Botanical Garden at:

www.queensbotanical.org

The Visitor and Administration Building located near the Main Street entrance.

Idyllic spring scene in the Apple orchard.

Photography exhibit in the art gallery, Visitor and Administration building.

Peace and tranquility on a summer day.

Pure joy in the springtime.