Funking for Jamaica

Today I was in my old neighborhood “Funkin’ For Jamaica!! Dig it!!

Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica

After visiting my brother Stephen at his training center AABR I went for a walk down memory land along Jamaica Avenue and Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica, Queens.

This is where I grew up and walking the streets brings back many fond growing up memories. Lots of studying and research at the Queens Public Library on Merrick Blvd. I also cut class. A Lot. Spending my time at the Library!! LOL!!  🙂  However once my Dad Edward G. Palmer found out needless to say No More Playing Hooky from School for me!

Today I was on a more noble mission to secure an IDNYC Card. Yes I already have a Driver’s License and my New York State Security License but the IDNYC Card affords New York City residents many more benefits. Plus my card will have the Veterans Designation.  You make an appointment at at your local library. Even though I currently live in Brooklyn, I’m more familiar with the Queens Library since I grew up in Jamaica, Queens. One has to have proof of New York City residency, a photo ID and if you are a Veteran you must have your DD 214 (Discharge papers).  After much digging (I ETS’d from the U.S. Army in 1981) I found a ratty copy.  Thankfully all my documents were accepted. I was processed and should receive my actual card in about two or three weeks!!  Hooray!! Victory!!


Catching the bus at the Merrick Blvd. bus depot and enjoying a slice at Margherita’s Pizza on Jamaica Avenue. Once again I indulged in a delicious pizza slice today!!

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The following song has nothing to do specifically with Jamaica, Queens but it is one of my Back in the Day Old School Favorites!!

Bounce Wit me Y’all!!

Vaughan Mason & Crew – Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll