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View Poll Results: Which area is worse?
Jamaica 3 11.54%
South Jamaica 23 88.46%
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:16 AM
 
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Which area of Queens is worse: Jamaica, or South Jamaica? Vote in this one-time only poll!
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Jamaica is way worse. South Jamaica is one of the better neighborhoods in the city. What is your opinion OP?
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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South Jamaica is crappy too. Jamaica is more dense so it looks worse.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:05 PM
 
Location: now nyc
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I'm a little unclear on the boundaries of South Jamaica and Jamaica.

I know somebody who lives close to the Lakewood Ave area who considers themselves to be South Jamaica but i've always known that area as just Jamaica. For the record, when I was over there it didn't seem that bad at all but we are usually there before the sun goes down so maybe it changes then?

Is there like an official/unofficial boundary to the area?
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:40 PM
 
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According to Google Maps, Linden Boulevard is fully in Jamaica (except for where it intersects with 149th Street, 148th Street, 147th Street, and Inwood Street), and then the streets below it are half in Jamaica, half in South Jamaica. Everything South of that is South Jamaica. Check out jamaica, queens - Google Maps for a map of the boundaries.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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I'm a little unclear on the boundaries of South Jamaica and Jamaica.

I know somebody who lives close to the Lakewood Ave area who considers themselves to be South Jamaica but i've always known that area as just Jamaica. For the record, when I was over there it didn't seem that bad at all but we are usually there before the sun goes down so maybe it changes then?

Is there like an official/unofficial boundary to the area?
South Jamaica:

north - liberty avenue
south - foch blvd, arguably baisley blvd
east - merrick blvd
west - van wyck

Jamaica proper:

south - liberty avenue
north - hillside avenue
west - van wyck
east - 170th st
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:52 AM
 
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According to Google Maps, Linden Boulevard is fully in Jamaica (except for where it intersects with 149th Street, 148th Street, 147th Street, and Inwood Street), and then the streets below it are half in Jamaica, half in South Jamaica. Everything South of that is South Jamaica. Check out jamaica, queens - Google Maps for a map of the boundaries.
google maps is incorrect. i put in south jamaica out of curiosity and the confines included rockaway blvd, which is not in south jamaica, but south ozone park.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:40 AM
 
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google maps is incorrect. i put in south jamaica out of curiosity and the confines included rockaway blvd, which is not in south jamaica, but south ozone park.
Sometimes the address of a house is different than the area where the house is actually located. But, you may be right, and Google Maps might be incorrect.
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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Sometimes the address of a house is different than the area where the house is actually located. But, you may be right, and Google Maps might be incorrect.
I don't think there's a zip code called "South Jamaica". Google Maps isn't the greatest at determining neighborhood boundaries. For instance, on Staten Island, I type in "Elm Park" and it gives me the boundaries of Port Richmond, and then I type in "Port Richmond" and it's some weird shape that's a portion of West Brighton.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: East Side
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You cant.compare a neighborhood to a neighborhood inside that neighborhood and if u want to do that then South Jamaica is way worse
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