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Heading north brings us into the hood known as Jamaica Estates. It goes from Hillside Ave (NY 25) to Union Tpk between Utopia Pkwy, with Homelawn St, and 188th St. This hood is mostly residential. It was first settled by the Dutch in 1655 who made it part of New Netherlands under the leadership of New Netherlands. In 1664, the English annexed it from them and renamed the area Jamaica after the Jameco Indians. For the most part it was part of East Jamaica and was a farm. It wasn't until the start of the 1900's that brought developement here when the Jamaica Estates Co decided to build on 503 acres, though the hills made didn't allow for an easy task. An agreement was that the trees in this area would be preserved. The postwar era did bring a lot of people that were Jewish, Italian, and Asian. A shocker for many would be that business tycoon Donald Trump was actually born here, and he was not born rich, but his father, Fred Trump, was known for building affordable housing like the Trump Village in Coney Island. You can get here by taking the subway to 169th St (F) and Jamaica-179th St (F). Here is what you will find in Jamaica Estates.


















































































 
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