NYC Honorary Street Names


JMC Way (Queens)
Present name:168th Street
Location:Between Highland Avenue and Gothic Drive
Honoree: The Jamaica Muslim Center (JMC) is a community institution founded in the 1980s. It is the largest mosque in the area, serving a largely South Asian population of worshipers. Not only does JMC host required Muslim prayers five times a day, but also organizes community events around Muslim holy days like Eid. It is dedicated to being a good neighbor by promoting Islamic awareness and assisting the larger Jamaica neighborhood. It houses the Desi Senior Center while also running programs of all sorts for youth and other segments of the community. The Al-Mamoor Islamic School was established by JMC at their site and operated there for more than 10 years before expanding to a new building a few years ago. JMC also runs the Iqra Library in its extension building. (Lancman)

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