Jamkay Realty Corporation
Address: 165th and 89th Avenue
Architect: Morris Rothstein and Sons
Current Status: Extant
Award: Honorable Mention
Typology: Retail or Shopping Center
Jamkay Realty is named for the developer and not the actual structure which is in effect, a large indoor mall taking up several blocks in downtown Jamaica. The building is mostly of a uniform height and frontage all the way around, using limestone and granite as cladding, which gives it a solid appearance. All parking is on the roof level so that there are store windows fronting onto the street. Even some signage and minimal detailing still exists on the exterior, which is surprising given Jamaica’s ongoing downtown redevelopment.