Rosedale, Long Island
Rosedale is a neighborhood located in the southeastern portion of the borough of Queens, Long Island, New York. It is part of Queens Community Board 13. The neighborhood is surrounded to the north by Cambria Heights, the east by Valley Stream, the west by Laurelton and Brookville Park, and to the south by John F. Kennedy International Airport. The gem like property of Rosedale lies in the caring hearts of the people who live here. One has to view with patience and observe how residents spend their time, and separate between the transactions that take place inside its grate, to uncover the Rosedale character.
It was in 1910, when southern Queens was mostly farmland dotted with small towns. The Long Island Rail Road was already well-established by then; the Springfield station was eliminated in 1939 when grade crossings in this part of town were eliminated.
The former and merged names of Rosedale include Foster's Meadow. It was named by an early British settler John Foster, as was the Long Island Rail Road station when the railroad arrived in the late 1800s. The only road through the meadows, now an undeveloped part of Brookville Park, was known as Old Foster's Meadow Road until it was renamed Brookville Boulevard in the 1920s. The neighborhood is presently served by the Laurelton station, with the town of Springfield absorbed by the new Laurelton Land Company real-estate development in the early 20th Century.
Notable current and former residents of Rosedale include Darren Robinson (rapper), Aida Turturro (actress), John Turturro (actor), and Nicholas Turturro (actor). Rosedale has sufficient schooling infrastructure, especially at the Elementary stage. The schools in Rosedale are Sunrise School, William Haberle School, Rosedale School, and St. Pius X Elementary School. The Rosedale School is a public institution that runs from Kindergarten to Grade 6. St. Clare is a private school with over 500 boys and girls in Grades pre-kindergarten to 8. The Rosedale Civic Association has served the community for over 50 years. They meet every month to discuss the community issues, including the appropriate sharing of critical information pertaining to availability of services, and to disseminate information on matters of public importance and of general interest. The association also recognizes the importance of economic development necessary to maintain and enhance the suburban-like quality of life resulting in a model quaint and harmonious multi-ethnic Rosedale. In fact, the area is considered as the NYC's highest-numbered streets, when you add the cross streets together. NYC's highest-numbered individual street, 271st, is in Bellerose but the biggest sums are in Rosedale. Real market in Rosedale has been a good choice of finding value apartments and homes to rent or buy. Fine Colonial homes and ranches are very affordable with only $700 thousand limit.