Welcome to the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District
Sutphin Boulevard – Jamaica, New York. Sutphin Boulevard is home to one of the nation's busiest transportation hubs - serving more than 255,000 commuters everyday. The Airtrain is a direct link between JFK International Airport, the Long Island Railroad (L.I.R.R), the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Subway System and the buses at Jamaica Station. Recognized as the largest and oldest commuter railroad in America operating under its original name, the L.I.R.R has a major transfer point on Sutphin Boulevard at Jamaica Station. The MTA's underground rapid transit system accommodates consumers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week servicing the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
Built in 1997, the award winning Queens Civil Courthouse, composed of limestone, granite and glass, has a public plaza on Sutphin Boulevard. With two wings, a common glass-encased lobby and an auditorium that seats 230 people for jury selection, the Queens Civil Court not only houses Civil Court, but also Small Claims Court, and Landlord/Tenant court for Queens County. The New York State Supreme Court is adjacent the Queens Civil Courthouse on Sutphin Boulevard.
The Sutphin Boulevard commercial corridor comprises a variety of retail establishments – offering financial services, legal services, realty services, optical services, child care services, apparel shops, cafes, health and wellness centers and more. With funding specifically allocated for the improvement of the commercial area elected officials, community members and local stakeholders are working together diligently to optimize the Sutphin Boulevard Experience. With groundbreaking infrastructure projects already underway Sutphin Boulevard is at the core of economic revitalization and is projected to be Jamaica's most invigorating public space.