Auburndale, Queens

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Auburndale
Neighborhoods of New York City
Country United States
State New York
County Queens
Founded by L. H. Green
Named for Auburndale, Massachusetts
ZIP code 11358
Area code(s) 718, 347, 917

Auburndale is an upper-middle-class neighborhood in the northern part of the New York City borough of Queens, between Bayside and Murray Hill. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 11.[1]

The name comes from Auburndale, Massachusetts, the home of L. H. Green who developed the community starting in 1901, when the Long Island Railroad started offering train service to the area.[2]

The area is the site of the Long Island Rail Road Auburndale station on the Port Washington Branch, providing regular service to and from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.

Architecture[edit]

The most common style of house in Auburndale is the Tudor. The Auburndale Improvement Association, along with other groups, seeks "to preserve the neighborhood’s small-scale, lawns-and-driveways character, which in some respects seems to have more in common with nearby suburban Nassau County than New York."[3]

Along with Tudors, capacious Dutch colonials and Cape Cod houses also abound. Home prices range from $499,000 to roughly $1.5 million, averaging at around $650,000.[3]

Education[edit]

Schools[edit]

New York City Department of Education operates Auburndale's public schools.

Libraries[edit]

Queens Borough Public Library operates the Auburndale Branch.

Notable residents[edit]

Evan Castillo - philosopher

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queens Community Boards, New York City. Accessed September 3, 2007.
  2. ^ Cohen, Joyce. "Placid Diversity Convenient to Manhattan", The New York Times, October 20, 1996. Accessed December 16, 2007. "The neighborhood is the namesake of Auburndale, Mass., a Boston suburb and the hometown of L. H. Green, who was president of the New England Development and Improvement Company. It started developing the area's farmland in 1901, the same year that Long Island Rail Road service arrived."
  3. ^ a b Hughes, C.J. (15 October 2010). "Echoes of Olde England". New York Times. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 

Coordinates: 40°45′40″N 73°47′24″W / 40.76111°N 73.79000°W / 40.76111; -73.79000