Zip Code 11385

Community Board 5

First known as Fresh Ponds, Glendale, like its close neighboring community, Ridgewood, was largely settled by German farmers. It got its name from George S. Schott who named it for his hometown in Ohio.

When Manhattan banned the building of additional cemeteries in 1852 Glendale became surrounded by cemeteries in what is called the Cemetery Belt. There are possibly more gravesites in the area than residents.

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