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177-08 Liberty Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11433
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The Jamaica Savings Bank structure is a beautiful building that adapts the Beaux Art style. This historical bank is now home to the Capital One Bank, and it also features on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places since 1983.
This historic commercial structure called the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce Building is an important landmark. It has adapted the Colonial Revival style of architecture and also features on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
The Prospect Cemetery is a historic graveyard located in Queens, New York. Built in 1668, the site is one of the few remaining Colonial cemeteries in the vicinity. Burials have been taking place since 1668 at this 4 acre (1.6 hectare) site. The burial site is also occupied by a tiny church, the Chapel of the Sisters. The cemetery was added to the list of National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
The First Reformed Church in the Jamaica region of the New York City is a renowned and celebrated monumental church. The historic reformed church is a stellar model of the Romanesque and the Early Romanesque Revival style of architecture. It was constructed in 1858 and occupies great historic significance.
Serving as a meeting point for thousands of city dwellers, the Roy Wilkins Recreation Center is a grandiose public park that houses a theater in its premises. Playing host to cultural events, plays, dramas and gigs, the theater is held as an entertainment paradise by several art lovers. The park is full of sport enthusiasts during the summers when they engage in activities like handball, basketball and tennis or swim in the indoor pool. There's a vegetable garden on-site which helps people nurture their interest in gardening. Call ahead to know more.
The largest of New York City's five boroughs in area, Queens has the distinction of being the one of the world's most ethically diverse regions. There are many things to see and do in the area, and most tourists include it in their itinerary. It was named in honor of Catherine of Braganza, Portuguese queen to Charles II of England in 1683. The borough has many cultural institutions, museums, shopping and many of its neighborhoods remain authentic and non-gentrified. The neighborhood of Astoria is a mix of Greek, Brazilian, Italian and Japanese and the enclave of Flushing is the real spot to have Chinese food. Interspersed throughout, the visitor will find many other interesting neighborhoods like Jackson Heights, Woodside, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills and Long Island City. The list of things to do is enormous and you could easily live here for years without seeing it all.
One of the most successful movie theaters at one point, the Valencia Movie House opened in 1929, deemed the 'pride of Long Island'. The cinema had a capacity of 3500 and newest movies were showcased much before other cinemas. However, after a serious turn of events, May of 1977 saw the venue transformed to a Tabernacle of Prayers. The screen was promptly replaced with a big cross and the movie posters with religious content. The theater-cum-church is still beautiful and attracts quite some attention.
The Maple Grove Cemetery dates back to 1875 and it featured in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2004. It is broadly divided into two areas namely, the Monumental Park and Memorial Park. The Memorial Park is dedicated to the 21 people buried here who lost their loves in the World Trade Center attacks.
Church of the Resurrection is a 19th century church located in Richmond Hill. The church reflects a mix of architectural styles, while most prominent being the Queen Anne style. The church has held services and other religious ceremonies ever since its inception. The interiors of the church have a yesteryear feel to it. The church also rents out its property for private events and functions.
The green patch of land that is the Springfield Park lies in the Queens neighborhood of Springfield Gardens, in close proximity to the John F. Kennedy Airport. The 23.54 acres (9.5 hectares) area of this park comprises facilities like baseball fields, tennis courts, dog runs, playgrounds, and water fountains, making it an ideal place to take the whole family out for a picnic. Also, the park is the venue for events like the popular SummerStage festival. To know more about this park and upcoming events at this park, please see the website.
Built in 1903 by Daniel Muller, Forest Park Carousel was moved to New York from Dracut, Massachusetts in 1972. This historic carousel includes two chariots, three rows, three animal figurines, 49 horses and an organ. In 2009, the carousel was closed down, and the site was completely abandoned. However, in 2012, extensive renovation was carried out and the popular carousel was restored. The locals who very much missed their favorite carousel were thrilled to have it back, and hoards of people lined-up on its re-opening. With the announcement of Forest Park Carousel being given the landmark status, it will surely be preserved and enjoyed by future generations too.
Although much smaller than the Brooklyn and New York Botanical Gardens, the 39-acre Queens Botanical Garden is definitely worth a visit. It’s less crowded than the bigger gardens and offers the same varied collection of trees and flowers, only on a smaller scale. Depending on the season you visit, there is always something in bloom, from the Cherry Circle, Fragrance Walk and Perennial Garden to the Queens Rose Garden. A Victorian-style garden with a gazebo, footbridge and stream is available for weddings. In September 2007, the Garden opened the new Visitor and Administration Centermaking it the most advanced green building in NYCalong with a renovated entry plaza and a beautiful fountain at the Main Street gate.