Glendale is a neighborhood located in the borough of Queens, part of the Metropolitan area of New York City. It is part of Queens Community Board 5. The neighborhood is surrounded by the Long Island Rail Road’s Montauk Division tracks to the north, Woodhaven Boulevard to the east, numerous cemeteries to the south and Fresh Pond Road to the West.
Glendale is a low density neighborhood for its relative isolation from the New York City Subway system, as well as its bordering by various cemeteries and parks. It is served by Fire Department Engine Company #286 and Ladder Company #135, housed on the south side of Myrtle Avenue between 66th Place and 67th Street and by the 104th Police Precinct located on Catalpa Avenue at 64th Street. Elevation is 89 feet.
As of 2010 census, there were 32,496 people, 12,007 households, and 8,451 families residing in the area.
Drumm Triangle, at the intersection of Cooper Avenue, Cypress Hills Street, and 65th Place. It was named for John Wesley Drumm (1862-1930), a pioneering Queens educator who broadened the knowledge and horizons of generations of neighborhood children.
The Alumni Association of PS 91 dedicated this plot to John Wesley Drumm.
A typical side street in Glendale.
The American Legion of Glendale.
The neighborhood was a swampy area of land with fresh water pools. The former and merged names include Fresh Ponds. In the early 1860s, a developer named George S. Schott acquired a considerable amount of land in Fresh Ponds as repayment of a debt owed to him. As the Civil War drew to a close, he founded what is today known as Glendale, which he named after his hometown of Glendale, Ohio. Nine years later, one John C. Schooley, a real estate agent, purchased a considerable amount of property and also called it Glendale.
Cypress Hills Cemetery, founded on November 21, 1848.
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Glendale’s Cypress Hills Cemetery.
The Redeemer Lutheran Church, 6 Cooper Avenue.
Today, the area is home to the largest German-American population in not only Queens, but also in all of the City of New York. But their presence is also declining, while immigrants from Asia and the Caribbean are now settling in Glendale in substantial numbers. Over the years, Germans have left their mark in Glendale, most noticeably in the form of dining establishments along Cooper and Myrtle Avenues.
The Glendale Veterans Triangle, a war memorial, dedicated in 1921, honors 21 Glendale residents who died in combat during World War I.
A war memorial dedicated in 1921, which honors 21 Glendale residents who died in combat during World War I.
Well-known current and former residents of Glendale include Dan Schneider (writer). The community is served by three public elementary schools with children moving in sixth grade to Intermediate School 119. In the absence of a high school in Glendale, most students continue at Franklin K. Lane High School on Jamaica Avenue in Brooklyn. Myrtle Avenue and Austin Street are the main centers of activity in Glendale. The area is greatly enjoyed for its parks often frequented by picnickers.
Myrtle Avenue and Cooper Avenue, Glendale Queens.
Glendale Queens Public Library.
Myrtle Avenue and 79 Place bus stop, Glendale.
Glendale Auto Repair Shop.
With the Steam Trolley running along the Avenue, several investors purchased a total of 500 acres of land in the eastern end of Glendale and opened a number of parks and beer gardens. Forest Park is also a nice place for residents of Glendale. The park has a bandshell, which provides shows for the community; a golf course and the park is also popular for skaters. Glendale real estate is affordable by average standards. Stately homes are available for the wealthy, but sufficient space and pleasant design is available for under $500K. Most of the homes in Glendale consist of one and two-family dwellings, with semi-attached houses being most common.