Oakland Gardens, Queens, New York

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Oakland Gardens
Neighborhoods of New York City
Bell Boulevard & 77th Avenue
Bell Boulevard & 77th Avenue
Country United States
State New York
County Queens
Population (2000)
 • Total 34,539
Ethnicity
 • White 60.1%
 • Black 2.0%
 • Hispanic 7.7%
 • Asian 32.9%
 • Other 2.5%
Economics
 • Median income $54,031
ZIP code 11364
Area code(s) 718, 347, 917

Oakland Gardens is a middle class neighborhood in the northern part of the Bayside borough of Queens. The neighborhood is bounded to the north by the Long Island Expressway, to the east by Alley Pond Park, to the south by Union Turnpike, and to the west by Cunningham Park.[1] Whitestone is to the north, and Queens Village and Bellerose are to the south and southeast, respectively.[2] The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 11.[3] Tax documents received by homeowners identified this area as Bayside. Schools and Banks located in this area also listed their address as Bayside although if you're a bank's customer, your address in your statements will reflect Oakland Gardens. Bank personnel said it is because of the 11364 zip code.

Fredrick Newbold Lawrence built a mansion in the area in 1847 called "The Oaks", and the neighborhood's name probably derives from that estate.[1] Many people refer to Oakland Gardens as "southern Bayside" because of its proximity and similarity to Bayside, Queens. Its zip code of 11364 is shared with parts of Bayside to the north.

Education[edit]

The 2 schools are adjacent to each other and are on the former site of the Oakland Golf Club.

  • P.S. 46 The Alley Pond School
  • P.S. 205 Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School
  • M.S. 74 Intermediate School Junior High School on Oceania St

References[edit]

Media related to Oakland Gardens, Queens at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ a b Oakland Gardens, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Accessed September 23, 2007.
  2. ^ Map of Neighborhood Boundaries in Queens, Queens Borough President's Office. Accessed September 23, 2007.
  3. ^ Queens Community Boards, New York City. Accessed September 3, 2007.

Coordinates: 40°44′23.93″N 73°45′23.71″W / 40.7399806°N 73.7565861°W / 40.7399806; -73.7565861