Edgemere, Queens

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Edgemere is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, extending from Beach 32nd to Beach 52nd Street on the Rockaway Peninsula. It contains Rockaway Community Park.[1] Arverne is to the west, and Far Rockaway to the east. Edgemere was founded in 1892 by Frederick J. Lancaster, who originally called it New Venice.[2] The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 14.[3]

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  1. ^ Rockaway Community Park NYC Parks
  2. ^ The Rockaways. Accessed October 2, 2007. "Edgemere was developed by Frederick J. Lancaster in 1892. The area was a sandy waste, with only two or three houses and the Half-Way House. Mr. Lancaster called the place New Venice."
  3. ^ Queens Community Boards, New York City. Accessed September 3, 2007.

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Coordinates: 40°35′46″N 73°46′01″W / 40.596°N 73.767°W / 40.596; -73.767