Some of the empty houses have been taken over by squatters.
The 60,000- square feet greenhouse is scheduled to begin producing crops later this year.
The area around Hillside and Jamaica avenues is among the most crash-prone sections of Queens.
The number of homeless New Yorkers hit a record high, nearly 59,000 residents.
The "Station Plaza" plan seeks to widen Archer Avenue near Sutphin Boulevard.
A number of rooms at a hotel near the Jamaica AirTrain station are being used to house homeless people.
Community Board 12 currently has 10 homeless shelters.
The city booked 100 rooms at a Jamaica hotel for a "government group" and used them for homeless people.
New residential and commercial projects have been transforming the neighborhood.
I. Daneek Miller is three months into his first term and focused on opportunities for young people.
The pedestrian plaza is planned for Parsons Boulevard between Jamaica and Archer avenues.
Shootings in Jamaica decreased by more than 30 percent last year.
Mary Immaculate Hospital is crumbling, but residents hope it will become quality housing.
Towery has worked for more than four decades to improve the area.
The chain is looking at locations in Jamaica and Jackson Heights.
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