South Jamaica, known colloquially as Southside, is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, located south of downtown Jamaica, the Long Island Rail Road tracks and Liberty Avenue. The western border is the Van Wyck Expressway, and it continues in the east towards the neighboring community of St. Albans and to Merrick Boulevard.
South Jamaica is largely African American, with increasing numbers of Latin American and West Indies immigrants moving into the community in recent decades. Also, a small population of Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Russians live in this area. The area is largely a working-class community consisting primarily of one and two-family houses and a number of smaller apartment buildings, along with some public housing projects. The national real estate boom has provided for a haven of newly constructed multi-family homes. Currently, most of the homes that are for sale in the area were recently built.
York College, part of the City University of New York system, is now located in the community. The new AirTrain JFK route starts as the Jamaica station and continues towards JFK International Airport on its route elevated high over the Van Wyck Expressway.
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