East Elmhurst is a culturally diverse area located in the borough of Queens, part of the Metropolitan area of New York City. It is part of Queens Community Board 3. The neighborhood is north of Jackson Heights and Corona.
The exact borders are somewhat arguable. The neighborhood is often thought to include the entire area north of Northern Boulevard to LaGuardia Airport, between the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and Shea Stadium. East Elmhurst comprises largely of moderate-income families, but also has some low-income and impecunious areas. It is also compromised of Trainsmeadow, which is the western section of the neighborhood. It is patrolled by the New York Police Department’s 115th Precinct.
LaGuardia Airport is in the northern section of Queens. The airport is on the waterfront of Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay, in East Elmhurst and borders the neighborhoods of East Elmhurst, Astoria, and Jackson Heights close to the Bronx.
As of 2010 census, there were 23,150 people, 6,451 households, and 4,779 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village is $51,981. The latitude of East Elmhurst is 40.761N. The longitude is -73.865W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 75 feet.
Looking north on 108 Street from the corner of Northern Boulevard.
In 1905, the neighborhood was composed mainly of private homes on neat plots. The best ones have great views of Flushing Bay with some right on the sand. Ditmars Boulevard brings shopping and some commercial units to the residential areas of East Elmhurst. People can shop for most needs without having to move out of the locality from routine stores and supplies. Despite crime declines versus peaks during the crack epidemic, violent crime still continues to be a problem in the area. East Elmhurst was the home to Gala Amusement Park, demolished in the 1930s, to make way for LaGuardia Airport.
A Child’s Place Day School.
East Elmhurst is home to many different ethnic groups. They feel free to retain flavors of their roots, even as they become productive members of American society and contribute to Queens in different ways. Notable current and former residents in East Elmhurst include Eric B., P.J. Hill, Langston Hughes, Kwame, Helen Marshall, and many more. The residents also bring diverse languages and customs as cultural offerings as many choose to live in this locality. Schools in East Elmhurst offers high quality education with one of them the Monsignor McClancy Memorial Catholic High School which is exclusively for boys in grades 9-12. The neighborhood Public Library is located on Astoria Boulevard. The library provides an excellent platform for adults and continuous education for those who would like to invest in self-development.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Atonement.
The East Elmhurst Playground precedes the establishment of the town with its current name. Local authorities have invested in upgrading play and recreation facilities periodically, and it brings valuable exercise and enjoyment to children of East Elmhurst. The National Flag and those of New York City and the Department of Parks flutter with pride in the center of the playground. There are also several prestigious hotels in East Elmhurst such as the Marriott and Crowne Plaza, with modernized guest rooms, stylish restaurants and fitness to modest options including the Clarion and the Airway Motor Inn. Some of the hotels are on Ditmars Boulevard and hence close to shopping.
Planeview Park, a small park where many locals love watching planes from LaGuardia Airport take off and land. Planeview Park is located at 23 Avenue between 85 Street and Ditmars Boulevard.