Bellerose, Queens

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This article is about the Queens, NYC, neighborhood. For the adjacent Nassau County village, see Bellerose, New York.
Bellerose
Neighborhoods of New York City
Church on Hillside Avenue
Church on Hillside Avenue
Country United States
State New York
County Queens
ZIP code 11426
Area code(s) 718, 347, 917

Bellerose is a middle class neighborhood on the eastern edge of the New York City borough of Queens, along the border of Queens and Nassau County, Long Island. It is adjacent to Bellerose village and Bellerose Terrace in Nassau County, from which it is separated by Jericho Turnpike. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 13.[1] The northern edge of Bellerose is separated from another part of the Nassau border by the neighborhood of Floral Park, Queens to the east, divided by Little Neck Parkway.

Residents can catch express buses directly to Manhattan, or city buses to the subway, on Hillside Avenue, Jamaica Avenue, or Union Turnpike, the three major east-west arteries. The neighborhood consists predominantly of detached houses with a mostly Indian American, European American, and working and middle class populations.

While the northeastern section of Queens Village is sometimes referred to as part of Bellerose, it is also called Bellerose Manor, which is recognized by the U.S. Postal Service as an "acceptable alternate" to Queens Village and Jamaica in postal addresses.[2]

Education[edit]

Bellerose's public schools are operated by the New York City Department of Education. It is mostly part of District 26 but some areas are in District 29. The neighborhood's nearest high school is Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village.

The Queens Borough Public Library operates the Bellerose Branch.

Transportation[edit]

The Bellerose station of the Long Island Rail Road, located just over the border in Nassau County, is the closest rail service. It is on the Hempstead Branch, where almost all trains travel between Hempstead and Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn. It's possible to change at Jamaica station for Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan or most other branches of the LIRR.

Notable natives[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Queens Community Boards, New York City. Accessed September 3, 2007.
  2. ^ Bellerose Manor: In a Tale of Pride and ZIP Codes, One Digit Makes All the Difference, The New York Times, September 14, 2003, accessed December 21, 2011

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Coordinates: 40°44′6″N 73°43′17″W / 40.73500°N 73.72139°W / 40.73500; -73.72139