Parking Near Jamaica
Not to be confused with the Caribbean island nation known for jerk chicken and Bob Marley, Jamaica, Queens is a neighborhood on the East Side of New York City. Its name stems from “Yameco,” a Dutch mispronunciation of the word “yamecah,” which means “beaver” in the language of the Lenape -- the Native Americans who lived in the area when the Dutch first began colonization back in 1656. Since the Dutch spell the English “y” sound with a “j,” English mispronunciation of the word slowly corrupted the name until it became “Jamaica” as it is known today.
Though there is a sizable residential area in Jamaica, it is mainly known for its substantial commercial and retail area -- most notably that of Jamaica Avenue -- making it a shopping destination for tourists and long-time New Yorkers alike. Jamaica Avenue is home to nearly 400 businesses that range from internationally known chains to local and independent stores, as well as a growing restaurant scene that houses some of the city’s best Salvadorian food, along with an impressive assortment of other ethnic selections.
Jamaica also is also known for its prominence in hip-hop history, making it a must-see destination for fans of the genre. Many rappers have roots in the area, from mainstream heavyweights such as Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, and Ja Rule, to renowned underground groups and artists such as Onyx and Pharaoh Monch.
Use SpotHero to reserve your parking spot prior to your trip to Jamaica, Queens. This will leave you all the more time to enjoy your accommodations and the local attractions.
Is there street parking in Jamaica, Queens?
Both metered and free street parking is available in Jamaica but the area’s high concentration of retail and commercial areas make it a popular destination and it may be difficult to find parking. For that reason, booking parking with SpotHero in advance is highly recommended.
Nearby Parking Options
92-23 168th St. - Garage
92-30 165th St. - Garage
90-01 168th St. - Garage
Jamaica Center Garage - Covered Self Park
89-35 162nd St. - Garage
90-15 Parsons Blvd. - Garage