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REGO PARK



Rego Park Zip Code: 11374 Community Board 6 The rich farmland that was part of the enormously large Newtown area was a source of produce for the established of Manhattan. The area that is now Rego Park was without a name until 1925 when it was given one by the Real Good Construction Corporation taking letters from its name, Re […]

RAVENSWOOD



Ravenswood Zip Code 11106 Community Board 1 Named for Rev. John Ravenscroft, Ravenswood is a part of Long Island City. The riverfront estates that once filled this area are now apartment buildings, one of which is the Ravenswood housing project.

MIDDLE VILLAGE



Middle Village Zip Code 11379 Community Board 5 Like its many neighbors Middle Village was once part of the larger Newtown community and inherited its name due to its location between two larger communities. Middle Village like Glendale is home to many cemeteries and its prosperity is due in part to the many related businesses. Neiderstein’s Restaurant, the oldest restaurant […]

MIDDLE VILLAGE



Middle Village Zip Code 11379 Community Board 5 Like its many neighbors Middle Village was once part of the larger Newtown community and inherited its name due to its location between two larger communities. Middle Village like Glendale is home to many cemeteries and its prosperity is due in part to the many related businesses. Neiderstein’s Restaurant, the oldest restaurant […]

MASPETH



Maspeth Zip Code 11378 Community Board 5 The name for this community was derived from the Mespat Indians who once inhabited it. The first English colony in Queens County was settled here and it remained predominately English until an influx of German immigrants settled the area. DeWitt Clinton one-time mayor of New York City and Governor of New York State […]

LONG ISLAND CITY



Long island city Zip Codes 11101, 11106 Community Boards 1, 2 Long Island City was originally part of the town of Newtown but combined with the villages of Ravenswood, Dutch Kills, Hunters Point, Astoria and Steinway to form Long Island City in 1870. Predominately industrial in nature because of the Queensboro Bridge and linking subway lines, the area was only […]

LONG ISLAND CITY



Long island city Zip Codes 11101, 11106 Community Boards 1, 2 Long Island City was originally part of the town of Newtown but combined with the villages of Ravenswood, Dutch Kills, Hunters Point, Astoria and Steinway to form Long Island City in 1870. Predominately industrial in nature because of the Queensboro Bridge and linking subway lines, the area was only […]

LAGUARDIA AIRPORT



LaGuardia airport Named for New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, LaGuardia Airport is located on a site that was originally a resort community called North Beach. The area became a private flying field in 1929 called the Glenn Curtis Airport. New York City took over the property in 1937 through the efforts Mayor LaGuardia. Serving mostly domestic flights, the airport […]

KEW GARDENS



Kew Gardens Zip Code 11415 Community Board 9 The Richmond Hill Golf Club was once the site that is now called Kew Gardens. It was developed by Arthur and Alrick Man. At one time Kew Gardens was home to select residents, now it is a blend of homes and large apartment buildings with major shopping strips. Borough Hall and the […]