Walking Tours of Jamaica Downtown

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Sunday, September 16, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Event Type: Conference

HNRC is co-sponsoring walking tours with the Municipal Art Society.

Laurence Frommer, HNRC member will lead these tours described below. Please use the links below to register.

The tour is co-sponsored by APA NYM Chapter Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization Committee and the Municipal Art Society

Laurence Frommer, HNRC member, will lead the tour described below. Please use the links to register. 
For registration visit here: Downtown Jamaica
Housing, Transit, Art and more in Central Queens, with Laurence Frommer

When: Sunday, September 16,  2:00-4:00 PM
Tickets: Member $20; Non-member: $30

This Queens neighborhood seems poised for a major comeback. It’s on the cusp of recapturing some of what was lost to postwar suburbanization. A major transportation hub has become the nexus for numerous bus, subway and suburban commuter lines and air-train to JFK International Airport. New government office buildings are to be followed by a large new entertainment and retail complex, performing arts facilities, private sector office buildings, a central headquarters for the LIRR, a new CUNY Aviation Institute at York College intended to attract numerous air transit-related businesses to the area, and the first market-rate housing in almost a century.