Best known as a transportation center connecting parts of NYC to John F. Kennedy International Airport, this enclave contains a patchwork of cultures, including immigrants from India, the Caribbean, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Sri Lanka. The local cuisine reflects that heritage, with a collection of international groceries and restaurants along Liberty Avenue. The neighborhood also features the 200-year-old King Manor Museum, a National Historic Landmark and the former home of Rufus King, a New York senator and signer of the Constitution.
These neighborhoods' parks, beaches and trails offer outdoor adventures, great events and waterfront views right here in NYC.
The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is perfect for families in search of a day trip, for bird-watchers and ornithologists, or any lover of nature. Throughout the summer, boat tours are offered of the Jamaica Bay area as well. There are also kayaking tours that take place in and around Jamaica Bay during the summer months.
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Funded by the rapper's G-Unity Foundation and administered by the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), the Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Community Garden in Jamaica, Queens, boasts a variety of fruit trees, including peach, apple, plum, cherry and nectarine, which, gardeners say, does surprisingly well in the Northeastern climate.