Springfield Gardens, Queens
|Neighborhoods of New York City|
|• Median income||$56,726|
|ZIP code||11413, 11434|
|Area code(s)||718, 347, 917|
Springfield Gardens is a middle class neighborhood in the southeastern area of the New York City borough of Queens, bounded to the north by St. Albans, to the east by Laurelton and Rosedale, to the south by John F. Kennedy International Airport, and to the west by Farmers Boulevard. The neighborhood is served by Queens Community Board 12.
The area was first settled by Europeans in 1660, and was subsequently farmed until the mid nineteenth-century.
Major residential development came in the 1920s as Long Island Rail Road service was expanded to the area at the Springfield Gardens station (closed in 1979). Farmers Boulevard, Merrick Boulevard, Springfield Boulevard, Rockaway Boulevard, and Guy R. Brewer Boulevard all are major streets in the area. Today the area maintains its low-rise suburban nature, and is home to many Caribbean immigrants including Jamaicans, Haitians, and Guyanese. It also is home to a majority African-American population.
Many homes have been torn down and remade for more families as more people move into the neighborhood. Part is a Registered historic District. Springfield Gardens is located within zip codes 11434 (western part) and 11413 (eastern part).
- "Queens Community Boards". New York City. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
- "Real Estate Scene: A Tree-Lined City Oasis, Springfield Gardens Offers a Varied Mix". Daily News (New York). June 17, 1999. Retrieved 2008-07-15. "Farmland once dominated southeast Queens. The area, which was settled by 1660, had farms that were built during the 18th century from the present-day Montefiore Cemetery to Rockaway Blvd."
- Cardwell, Diane (October 30, 2007). "Action on Development in Brooklyn and Queens". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-06.
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