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Jamaica, New York

Jamaica is a neighborhood of Queens, a borough of New York City in the state of New York. The name Jamaica refers not to the island nation, but rather is most likely derived from an Algonquin or Lenape word for "beaver." Jamaica is a densely populated area, with nearly 217,000 residents and has long been a market and transportation center for the Queens area, particularly along the main thoroughfare, Jamaica Avenue. Jamaica Station, completed in 2003, provides access to several subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, and Airtrain connection to John F. Kennedy International Airport.

When Dutch settlers established their new community of Rustdorp near Beaver Pond in 1656, the trading trail that would become Jamaica Avenue had long been in use by Native American groups. Renamed Jamaica by the British in 1664, the town was the seat of Queens County from 1683 to 1788. A church and a courthouse were built, along with grist and saw mills, and a tannery. Agriculture and hunting were the chief occupations, however, and produce and goods were traded and transported along the highway, which connected Queens to Brooklyn. By the mid-to-late 19th century, the main avenue had become a toll road, and railroad, elevated streetcar and horse car lines increased transportation options. Inexpensive commuting and residential development drew workers from the city, and the population boomed. Jamaica became a center for retail and commerce, opening the first self-service supermarket in 1930. In the 20th century, Jamaica has also developed in the education and health-care industries. York College, part of the City University of New York, opened its Jamaica campus in 1971, and Chapin Home for the Aging, founded in 1869, has had a presence in Jamaica since 1912. Although the late 20th century saw a decline as major retailers moved out of the area, recent rezoning plans and construction of mixed-use commercial buildings such as One Jamaica Center are helping to revitalize the neighborhood.

Jamaica's active construction and transportation industries have put workers at risk for asbestos exposure and asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around Jamaica at the bottom of this page. Mesothelioma attorneys may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Jamaica.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Jamaica

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Jamaica where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Aqueduct Racetrack
  • Chapin Home
  • Hillcrest Jewish Center
  • Idlewild Airport
  • Jamaica Bus Company
  • Jamaica District Health Center
  • Jamaica Sewerage Disposal Plant
  • Jamaica Water Supply Company
  • JFK Airport
  • Johns-Manville
  • Junior High School 217
  • Mandel Foods
  • Montauk Pumping Station
  • New York International Airport
  • Ny International Airport
  • Pan American World Airways
  • Public School 178
  • Thomas Edison High School

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Jamaica, New York

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Jamaica, New York. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 93.8 miles


20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 62.4 miles


333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 62.4 miles


195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Distance: 37.1 miles


550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Distance: 10.2 miles


One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029

Distance: 10.5 miles


Columbia University
701 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Distance: 12.9 miles


622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Distance: 12.9 miles


Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

Distance: 11.2 miles


51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 89.1 miles


Abramson Cancer Center
38th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 89.1 miles


3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 89.1 miles


233 S 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Distance: 87.9 miles


333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Distance: 80.1 miles


1331 East Wyoming Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Distance: 82.5 miles


3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 85.0 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Jamaica, New York

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Jamaica, New York. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Shahriyour Andaz
South Nassau Communities Hospital on Long Island
One Healthy Way
Oceanside, NY 11572

Distance: 9.1 miles

Dr. Stephen Rush
NYU Langone Medical Center
Long Island Radiation Therapy
1129 Northern Boulevard
Manhasset, NY 11030

Distance: 9.4 miles

Dr. Harvey Pass
NYU Langone Medical Center
530 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Distance: 10.2 miles

Dr. Daniel Sterman
NYU Langone Medical Center
530 1st Avenue, HCC, Suite 5D
New York, NY 10016

Distance: 10.2 miles

Dr. Raja M. Flores
Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029

Distance: 10.5 miles

Dr. Stephen M. Levin
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
1212 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1A
New York, NY 10029

Distance: 10.5 miles

Dr. Andrea S. Wolf
The Mount Sinai Hospital
1470 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10029

Distance: 10.5 miles

Dr. Roman Perez-Soler
Montefiore Medical Center
MMC Medical Park at Eastchester
1695 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Distance: 11.2 miles

Dr. John D. Allendorf
New York-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center
Herbert Irving Pavilion, Suite 820
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Distance: 12.9 miles

Dr. John A. Chabot
NY-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center
161 Ft. Washington Avenue Suite AP-819
New York, NY 10032

Distance: 12.9 miles

Dr. Bruce G. Haffty
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Distance: 37.1 miles

Dr. Frank C. Detterbeck
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 62.4 miles

Dr. Michael Kashgarian
Yale Cancer Center
310 Cedar Street, LH B20
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 62.4 miles

Dr. Jack A. Elias
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
Yale Internal Medicine
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 62.4 miles

Dr. Carrie Redlich
Yale School of Medicine
135 College Street, 3rd floor
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 62.4 miles

Dr. Larry R. Kaiser
Temple University Hospital Cancer Center
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 85.0 miles

Dr. Michael R. Grey
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Distance: 85.6 miles

Dr. Joel  D. Cooper
University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Sixth Floor, Silverstein Building, 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 89.1 miles

Dr. Sunil Singhal
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
Harron Lung Center/Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard/West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 89.1 miles

Dr. Steven M. Albelda
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, Penn Lung Center
3615 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 89.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Jamaica, New York

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in New York, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

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