Here are the curent fare Zones. Years ago, probably in the 80's they consolidated some of the zones, during a fare increase.
Jamaica used to be zone 2. Zones 3 and 4 are still the same.
RVC, Baldwin and Freport were zone 5, Merrick Bellmore and wantagh were zone 6.
They were all consolidated into zone 7.
I dont remember the exact consolidations east of zone 9, I might have an old fare card laying around, will post it if i find it.
I could be wrong, but I think Pineaire was zone 9, Brentwood being the first one in 10. I republic was zone 7.
Woodhaven is a tough one, could have been zone 1 or 2. Shea Stadium used to be zone 2, and I think flushing main street as well.