Corona, Long Island
Corona is in Queens borough and a neighborhood in the former Township of Flushing. The Border lying neighborhoods include Rego Park, College Point, Flushing, Forrest Hills, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Astoria and Woodside. The latitude of Corona is 40.746N. The longitude is -73.86W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 4.
Corona was one of the old towns of Queens which included Long Island City, Jamaica and Flushing. In 1980’s, the neighborhood was predominately Italian with a smaller population of Spanish and Jewish communities and has become mostly Hispanic. Today, its residence are from every Hispanic decent, Asians such as Korean, Chinese, West Indian and Phillipian, and a small population of Italians and African Americans. This area is also home to Lefrak City, a city within a city playing host to 5,000 affordable housing units. It was the biggest of its time in Queens after World War II.
The Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the famous park in the neighborhood that was once a swamp and an ash dump, but now it's the largest park in Queens and a great place to jog or to stretch your legs. There are also museums, sports, history, a zoo, and many more. Located within the park is Shea Stadium, home of the New York Mets, and the USTA National Tennis Center where tennis greats meet every August for the US Open. The park hosts several annual festivals, including the Colombian Independence Day Celebration (one of the largest Latino events in NYC) and the Dragon Boat Festival. The popular Lemon Ice King of Corona is still up and running which is located on the intersection of 108th Street and Corona Avenue.
Education in Corona makes the area very essential. Corona schools boast a total student population of 42,901 attending 43 schools in 6 public school districts and 25 private schools. Public school revenue and expenditures vary by school district but Corona public schools spend an average of $9,636 per student each year. Also, high schools in Corona average a student body population of 863, while Corona middle schools and elementary schools average student body populations of 873 and 920 respectively. Several notable residents have either been raised in or have moved to Corona including Louis Armstrong whose house has been converted into a museum on 107th street and pop star Madonna moved in while she played with the band The Breakfast Club. Corona is very condensed. This makes the area a perfect place to live with many affordable multi family houses and apartments to choose from. The area has a lack of parking and a little traffic more so during rush hour which is easy to navigate.