Elmhurst, Queens

Elmhurst (formerly Newtown) is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City. It is bounded by Roosevelt Avenue on the north; the Long Island Expressway on the south; Junction Boulevard on the east; and the New York Connecting Railroad on the west.[4]

Elmhurst
Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst
Location within New York City
Coordinates: 40.74°N 73.88°W / 40.74; -73.88
Country United States
State New York
City New York City
Borough Queens
Community DistrictQueens 4[1]
Settlement (Dutch)1652
Area
  Total3.036 km2 (1.172 sq mi)
Population
  Total88,427
  Density29,000/km2 (75,000/sq mi)
Race/Ethnicity
  Hispanic46.1%
  Asian43.8%
  White6.6%
  Black1.3%
  Other/Multiracial2.2%
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
11373
Area codes718, 347, 929, and 917
Websitewww.elmhurst.nyc

The village, originally named Middleburgh, was established in 1652 by English Puritans, approximately 7 miles from New Amsterdam. When the British took over New Netherland in 1664, they renamed it New Town, which was eventually simplified to Newtown. It remained a rural community until the late 1890s, when it was renamed Elmhurst and became part of the City of Greater New York. Elmhurst became heavily developed with residential and commercial structures in the early 20th century, and many immigrants started moving in during the latter part of the century.

Elmhurst is located in Queens Community District 4 and its ZIP Code is 11373.[1] It is patrolled by the New York City Police Department's 110th Precinct.[5] Politically, Elmhurst is represented by the New York City Council's 25th District and small parts of the 21st, 24th, and 29th Districts.[6]


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