Queens Village, Long Island
Shopping is the favorite pastime of many residents in Queens Village for the many shopping malls which are located along Braddock, Hillside Avenue and Jamaica Avenues, as well as on Springfield Boulevard.
As of the 2000 census, there were 27,647 people residing in the area. The median income is $52,000, and the median home sales price is around $452,500. The latitude of Queens Village is 40.727N. The longitude is -73.742W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 89 feet.
In the 1640s, the area was founded as Little Plains in which the homage to this part of Queens Village history is found on the sign above the Long Island Railroad Station there. The former and merged names of Queens Village include Brushville. In 1834, the railroad arrived and the first station in Queens County was recognized. Residents voted to change the name of the town from Brushville to Queens. Later, the Long Island Railroad added “village” to its station’s name to avoid confusion with the county of the same name and thus the town became known as Queens Village. The neighborhood became an incorporated as part of the City of Greater New York after the consolidation of 1898 and partition of Queens into Queens and Nassau counties in 1856. A housing boom took place here in the 1920s. Many of those fascinating and well-maintained Dutch Colonial and Tudor homes built in Queens Village are still currently continue to attract an interestingly diverse population.
Notable people living in Queens Village include George Gately (creator of the Heathcliff comic) and Tevi Troy (Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services). The Queens Village station on the Springfield Boulevard and Amboy Lane, offers service on the Long Island Rail Road Hempstead Branch to Jamaica station and to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. It is convenient to travel from this part of Queens to Manhattan and to other parts of the State where residents may have regular work. The streets are reasonably safe and all public services function in dependable and responsible manner. Queens Village knows that Malls bring crowds and has limited shopping to small stores that stock rudiments and some car dealerships. Residents must visit other neighborhoods for shopping sprees; the sacrifice is worth the serenity that diffuses Queens Village. This is clearly among of the best neighborhoods in Queens for perceptive families to own a home and to live. The area is also known to be a religious place. There can be no denying the reasonably large numbers that attend Sunday Mass in Queens Village. House of worships such as Roman Catholic St. Joachim and Our Lady of Lourdes Church has conducted mass for over 8 decades.