Ozone Park, Long Island
Ozone Park is a neighborhood located in the southwestern section of the borough of Queens, Long Island, New York. It is part of Queens Community Board 9 and 10. The neighborhood is surrounded by Atlantic Avenue to the north, Drew Street to the west, by South Conduit Avenue to the south, and by 108th Street to the east. Ozone Park is the home of the Aqueduct Racetrack, a famous spot for thoroughbred racing. The enormous grounds of this Mecca of racing are not widely used for any leisure hence many would disagree that laying wagers and the possibility of animal abuse are not entirely desirable pastimes, which bring any credit to Ozone Park. The latitude of Ozone Park is 40.677N. The longitude is -73.844W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 33 feet.
Benjamin W. Hitchcock and Charles C. Denton were first begun carving farmland into building lots. In 1880, housing was first developed in the neighborhood after the Long Island Rail Road began service through the area as part of its route from Long Island City to Howard Beach. Ozone Park was formed and established in 1882. The name "Ozone Park" was chosen to entice buyers with the idea of refreshing breezes boasting in from the Atlantic Ocean to a park-like community. The area was once known as a center for mafia activities. A Lucchese crime family members and mob associates owned many businesses throughout Ozone Park. In recent time, the neighborhood is already a safe place to live with residents varies from working-class to middle-class families, who own or rent private homes on the neighborhood's tree-lined residential streets.
With many to mention, well-known current and former residents in Ozone Park include Cyndi Lauper (rock singer), Dylan Salcedo (director), Ray Abruzzo (actor), Jimmy Burke (Lufthansa heist suspect), Peter Facinelli (actor), and Debra Wilson (comedian). There were a considerable number of immigrants from, Latin America, South Asia, the West Indies, and South America have moved in, bringing their culture with them and adding a diverse atmosphere to the neighborhood. These new arrivals have made Ozone Park become one of the fastest-growing and ethnically diverse neighborhoods in New York City. The JFK International Airport is amongst the famous landmarks in the Ozone Park area. The latter is an essential and celebrated service, but its association with a residential area does no credit to either stake-holder. The Airport needs to expand in to the Bay, but cannot do so for the sake of the ear-drums of the people who live in this neighborhood. The continual drone of aircraft all day is something to which long-standing residents have got familiarized, but it can wreck the nerves of people when they first arrive to live here. The realty market in Ozone Park is gradually booming. It offers a choice between apartments and private homes. Rentals are very much affordable with only $1,000.00 budget is enough to stay an integral apartment, while large single areas can be had for even less. The neighborhood is a good choice for those from the third world countries who are new to the United States.