Fresh Meadows is a neighborhood in the northeastern portion of Queens, part of the Metropolitan area of New York City. It is part of Queens Community Board 8.
The neighborhood is mainly residential which is surrounded to the east by Francis Lewis Boulevard and Cunningham Park, to the south by Union Turnpike, to the north by Kissena Park, and to the west by parts of Parsons Boulevard.
Fresh Meadows is served by the 107th Precinct of the New York City Police Department (NYPD). Two zip codes compose Fresh Meadows: 11365 and 11366.
The Fresh Meadows Rental Community, 156 acres complete with its own parks, located off Utopia Parkway, Exit 25 on the Long Island Expressway.
Fresh Meadows, Queens, across from Rufus King School.
As of 2010 census, there were 4,098 people residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village is $76,307. The latitude of Fresh Meadows is 40.735N. The longitude is -73.793W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 36 feet.
Farm House, Fresh Meadows.
Farm Playground, Fresh Meadows.
In 1940s, Fresh Meadows was developed as a model community by the New York Life Insurance Company and was intended for lower middle and middle class residents. It is also the name of a housing development within the neighborhood, centered along 188th Street. The neighborhood has been home to one of New York City’s most thriving Jewish communities, with the Jewish population at one time comprising of 90% of all people who live in Fresh Meadows. In recent times, the estimate places the percentage at around 60%, with an increasing number of younger Asian families moving into the area.
Preschool of America, on 73rd Avenue, a daycare, preschool and kindergarten.
Public School 26, Rufus King School.
St. Francis Preparatory School is known as the largest Catholic high school in the United States which can be found in Fresh Meadows. There are also other notable schools within its precincts such as Francis Lewis High School, Rufus King School, and George J. Ryan Middle School. The neighborhood branch of the Queens Public Library has become a popular haunt for young people with modern digital resources and computers to go with a huge collection of printed material.
Shopping center of Fresh Meadows Natural at the corner of 188th Street and 73rd.
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Fresh Meadows has a number of great restaurants throughout the area which are worth a visit even for those who live in Queens and the surrounding area, some of which have been around for ages. Sheer and sustained excellence has enabled them to thrive in changing times. The Fillmore’s on 65th Avenue is among the best restaurants in town. Newcomers should ask for the blackened steak without bothering with the menu.
The AMC Loews Fresh Meadows 7 theater, Fresh Meadows Shopping Center, 190-02 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows.
The Fresh Meadows; USPS Post Office retail location on Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows.
The Long Island Expressway runs through the neighborhood. Fresh Meadows primary streets include 188th Street, Horace Harding Expressway, 73rd Avenue, Utopia Parkway, and Fresh Meadow Lane. It is home to many hard working, lower middle to middle class families of several different ethnic backgrounds.