Jamaica Hills is a small neighborhood in the east central portion of the former Township of Jamaica, Queens in New York City, USA. The neighborhood is surrounded by the Grand Central Parkway (north), Jamaica Estates (east), Hillside Avenue (south), and Briarwood (west). It is centered on the terminal moraine which runs the length of Long Island. Jamaica Hills is a residential development that was named for the local hilly terrain, and it dates from the 1920's and 1930's as a result of subway construction on Jamaica Avenue and Hillside Avenue. Originally populated with people who left neighborhoods under ethnic transition, Jamaica Hills started to become more ethnically diverse after 1964. The population today is heavy with persons from the Caribbean, Central America, and China.
How safe is New York City? Contrary to popular belief, the City consistantly ranks in the top ten safest large cities in the United States. The NYPD is the largest municipal police force in the world and has it's own Movie/TV Unit.
New York Climate
New York has a humid continental climate resulting from prevailing wind patterns that bring cool air from the interior of the North American continent. New York winters are typically cold with moderate snowfall. New York Weather Forecast
New York's two key demographic features are its density and diversity. The New York City metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish community outside Israel. It is also home to nearly a quarter of the nation's South Asians, and the largest African American community of any city in the country. Ethnic composition