|Neighborhood of Queens|
St. Clare School
|• Median income||$58,396|
|Area code(s)||718, 347, 917|
Rosedale is a neighborhood in New York City in the southeastern portion of the borough of Queens. The neighborhood is on the border of Queens and Nassau County, Long Island. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 13.
Rosedale was originally conceived in the consolidation of the borough of Queens as a part of what is now Springfield Gardens. At the time, the Laurelton Land Company was in charge of the new Borough of Queens. It was dotted with farmland that was isolated from each other, so construction on an acceptable mode of transportation was started immediately. The Southern Railroad of Long Island (now Long Island Rail Road) was built and the whole area (today Laurelton, Rosedale, and Springfield Gardens) was served by Laurelton Station. The area was also connected to the Brooklyn waterworks. In the 20th century, the water system was less needed, and its use dwindled. Today the ruins of the aqueduct system can still be seen. After the Long Island Rail Road's construction, many new roads such as Francis Lewis and Sunrise Boulevard (today Sunrise Highway) were constructed. The area that is now Rosedale remained farmland until the mid-1930s. After the former period of relatively slow growth, development rapidly turned Rosedale into a suburban community. Many of Rosedale's homes are two-family homes.
In 1976, Bill Moyers presented a documentary titled Rosedale: The Way It Is. The program addressed the racial tensions in this community, which was at that time in a transition from what had been primarily an Irish American, Italian American and Jewish community to what is now mostly a community of African Americans and Caribbean immigrants.The area is home to many Caribbean immigrants compared to the Irish, Italian and Jewish Americans of the neighboring Nassau County communities of Valley Stream and Woodmere.
Rosedale is bordered to the north by Cambria Heights, the east by Valley Stream and North Woodmere (both in Nassau County), to the west by Laurelton and Brookville Park, and to the south by John F. Kennedy International Airport. It is at the eastern edge of New York City, at its border with Valley Stream forming part of the boundary between Queens and Nassau County. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 13. Many roads of importance in Queens also run through Rosedale such as Francis Lewis Boulevard, Conduit Avenue, Cross Island Parkway, and Belt Parkway, as well as Rockaway Boulevard, Sunrise Highway, and Southern State Parkway, all connecting Queens and Nassau Counties.
Warnerville and Meadowmere
Warnerville and Meadowmere are small, oft-forgotten neighborhoods within Rosedale. The area is served by the 11422 postal code, which also covers Rosedale and parts of Kennedy Airport. Warnerville is surrounded on three sides by Jamaica Bay just to the southeast of John F. Kennedy Airport and comprises just three streets, bordered by Rockaway Boulevard on the east, while Meadowmere is surrounded by Nassau County and comprises just four streets and six blocks, bordered on the west by Hook Creek and on the east by Rockaway Boulevard. A footbridge across Hook Creek joins Meadowmere with Meadowmere Park, a neighborhood in the village of Lawrence in Nassau County. Beginning in 2007, the city began installing a sanitary sewer system in Warnerville and neighboring Meadowmere because some septic tanks had flooded into Jamaica Bay.
Rosedale's public schools are operated by the New York City Department of Education.
Public elementary and intermediate (Junior High) schools in Rosedale include:
- P.S. 38/Rosedale School
- P.S. 138/The Sunrise School
- P.S. 195/The William Haberle School
- P.S./I.S. 270/The Gordon Parks School
Private preschool, elementary and intermediate (Junior High) schools in Rosedale include:
- Christ Lutheran, a Lutheran school for K - 8th Grade
- Little Leadership Academy, a Christian preschool for ages 2 – 5.
- St. Clare School
Rosedale is a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Atlantic Branch, located at North Conduit Avenue and 243rd Street. Service is provided by both the Far Rockaway and Long Beach branches. Rosedale is also served by the Q5, Q85, Q111, and Q113. The only express bus route is the X63, which operates during rush hours only.
Notable current and former residents of Rosedale include:
- Barbara Bach (1947-) Actress, born in Rosedale.
- Phil Carey (1925–2009) - Soap opera actor, grew up in Rosedale.
- Joe Davola - TV and Film Director and Producer, grew up in Rosedale.
- John DeBella - Radio personality, grew up in Rosedale
- Charles Jenkins (1989-) - Basketball player, lived in Rosedale.
- Carole King (1942-) - Singer, songwriter, and pianist, lived in Rosedale
- Pizon (1982-) - Rapper/Producer, born and raised in Rosedale.
- Darren Robinson (1967–1995) - Rapper of The Fat Boys, lived in Rosedale.
- Herb Score (1933–2008) - Baseball player/Announcer, born in Rosedale. As a pitcher, Herb put the fast in fastball.
- DJ Spinbad (1974-) - DJ/Producer, grew up in Rosedale.
- Aida Turturro (1962-) - Actress, grew up in Rosedale.
- John Turturro (1957-) - Actor, grew up in Rosedale.
- Nicholas Turturro (1962-) - Actor, grew up in Rosedale.
- Forgotten New York: Rosedale
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- Road to Warnerville, off Rockaway & Brookville Blvds.
- Meadowmere at Forgotten NY
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- "Jenkins keeps brother's dream alive all the way to NBA", CBS Sports, June 22, 2011. Accessed July 26, 2011. "He spent his first six years of life in Brownsville, one of New York City's most impoverished and violent areas. His father, Charles Sr., moved the family to Rosedale, Queens."
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- "DJ Spinbad", spinbad.com, Accessed November 29, 2007. "Considering that his humble plan in the 80s in Rosedale, Queens to be a DJ."
- Laurino, Maria. "A Leading Man With a Twist", The New York Times, September 17, 1995. Accessed September 25, 2007. "Mr. Turturro is Italian-American and was raised in the Rosedale section of Queens."