Came across this great well put together video by Allen Lloyd titled "The Death of Jamaica Ave", a most appropriate title for the decline of this once great avenue and community which now just represents low-class third world ghetto as is so evident as one looks at the present. His video appears on his Facebook page.
The Death of Jamaica Avenue Queens. (From the Queens archives.)Posted by Allen Lloyd on Monday, January 11, 2016
The site of seeing Jamaica Avenue from glamour back in the day to the current state of third world ghetto retail along with constant litter and trash blowing down the Ave is very sad. Even sadder in the video are some of the articles from 1965 and on claiming a "revitalization" and a "sweeping plan" that ended nowhere (Now where have I heard that recently). And seeing the inside of the beautiful Macy's back in the day and knowing that that the god awful Jamaica Colosseum Mall resembles some god awful third world ghetto flea market makes you want to scream.