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"'Jamaica Center' Envisaged As Mini-Midtown Manhattan"

This April 22, 1968 article from the Daily News discusses the plans of city officials to develop the "long awaited...Jamaica Center" in the heart of South Jamaica, Queens. Intended to help reverse the neighborhood's "decay," the project was expected to provide great benefit to the area's largely black population. A significant part of the development plan, as noted in the article, was the creation of York College, CUNY's commitment to a four-year school in the underserved community. While the school moved into the neighborhood in the early 1970s, it would not be until 1985 that their permanent campus opened for classes.

Source | York College Archives
Creator | Wetherington, Roger
Date Created | April 22, 1968
Rights | Copyright Daily News
Item Type | Text (Newspaper / Magazine / Journal)
Cite This document | Wetherington, Roger, “"'Jamaica Center' Envisaged As Mini-Midtown Manhattan",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 10, 2019,

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