Roosevelt Avenue is a main thoroughfare in the New York City borough of Queens. Roosevelt Avenue begins at 48th Street and Queens Boulevard in the neighborhood of Sunnyside. West of Queens Boulevard, the road is named Greenpoint Avenue and continues across the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge into the borough of Brooklyn, terminating at West Street and the East River in the neighborhood of Greenpoint. Roosevelt Avenue goes through Woodside, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Corona, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park (adjacent to Citi Field) and Flushing. In Flushing, Roosevelt Avenue ends at 156th Street and Northern Boulevard.
The 7 <7> trains run on the elevated IRT Flushing Line tracks above the street with ten stops until it reaches Main Street. The rail line has been elevated above Roosevelt Avenue since 1917, when Roosevelt Avenue was formed from the combination of other streets into one main avenue. The street, itself named after Theodore Roosevelt, provides the name for the Roosevelt Avenue / 74th Street station (7 E F M R trains) in Jackson Heights. The G train stops at the Greenpoint Avenue station located at Greenpoint Avenue and Manhattan Avenue. Roosevelt Avenue was nationally recognized for its cuisine when Good Magazine named it one of "America's Tastiest Streets." Roosevelt Avenue is well known for its diversity of cultural representation, ranging from Indian to Latin American.
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