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In scenes throughout Queens last Friday, shoppers jammed their way into retail stores hoping to catch some Black Friday deals. Clockwise from top left: Photos by Ira Cohen

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Southeast Queens Photos Edited By Harley Benson

The subway was overwhelmed with shoppers.

Consumers finally make their way inside.

Lines stretched around Queens Center Mall.

Shoppers wait patiently for the stores to open.

The frenzy begins as shoppers file in.

Downtown Committee Meets On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Downtown Committee of the Greater Jamaica Development Corp. held its bi-monthly meeting. Photos by Walter Karling

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Frederica Jeffries explaining youth initiatives of the District Attorney's office.

Luis Batista reflected on past successes of the organization such as the yearly Jams Festival on Jamaica Avenue.

Derek Irby high-lighted recent marketing trends in the local business area.

Tyra Emerson spoke on the forthcoming programing of her organization

An always well-attended meeting of area shakers and movers. The next rendezvous of the Committee is scheduled for Jan. 11.

Teresa Bishop urging audience members to participate in the benefits of social media networking.

Discussing the meeting agenda and a smile for the camera: featured speakers Assistant District Attorney Frederica Jeffries of the Office of Queens DA Richard Brown; Derek Irby, the Executive Director of the 165th Street Mall Association; Teresa Bishop, owner of Lifestyle Awards; the Executive Director Tyra Emerson and Administrative Assistant Luis Batista of the Cultural Collaborative of Jamaica; and William Martin, the Chairman of the Downtown Committee.

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