Downtown Jamaica has received attention, money and resources over the last 30 years to help with revitalization programs, but much of south Queens has remained largely neglected.
The [South East Queens Chamber of Commerce] wants to help businesses learn the know-how to plan events, use social media and gain access to small business loans. But it plans to start small, with beautification efforts along parts of Guy Brewer Blvd., Sutphin Blvd. and South Road.
Members also want to add green spaces and flowers to some of the streetscapes, to make them more welcoming to shoppers.