Church on Hillside Avenue
Location within New York City
|City||New York City|
|Community District||Queens 13|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area codes||718, 347, 929, and 917|
Bellerose is a middle class neighborhood on the eastern edge of the New York City borough of Queens, along the border of Queens and Nassau County, Long Island. It is adjacent to Bellerose village and Bellerose Terrace in Nassau County, from which it is separated by Jericho Turnpike. The northern edge of Bellerose is separated from another part of the Nassau border by the neighborhood of Floral Park, Queens to the east, divided by Little Neck Parkway.
The neighborhood consists predominantly of detached houses with mostly Indian American, European American, and working and middle class populations. While the northeastern section of Queens Village is sometimes referred to as part of Bellerose, it is also called Bellerose Manor, which is recognized by the U.S. Postal Service as an "acceptable alternate" to Queens Village and Jamaica in postal addresses.
Based on data from the 2010 United States Census, the population of Bellerose was 25,287, an increase of 823 (3.4%) from the 24,464 counted in 2000. Covering an area of 1,258.85 acres (509.44 ha), the neighborhood had a population density of 20.1 inhabitants per acre (12,900/sq mi; 5,000/km2).
The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 31.5% (7,974) White, 7.4% (1,882) African American, 0.2% (61) Indian, 38.8% (9,821) Asian, 0.2% (41) Pacific Islander, 2.0% (494) from other races, and 3.7% (936) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.1% (4,078) of the population.
Bellerose's public schools are operated by the New York City Department of Education. It is mostly part of District 26 but some areas are in District 29. The neighborhood's nearest high school is Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village.
The New York City Bus system serves Bellerose on the Q43, and the X68 on Hillside Avenue. Busses on Union Turnpike include the Q46, the QM6, and the QM36. The Q36 bus on Little Neck Parkway on runs on weekdays. It is also served by Nassau Inter-County Express on the n22. Hillside Avenue, Jamaica Avenue, and Union Turnpike are the major east-west arteries. The Cross Island Parkway serves as the major north-south artery.
The closest railroad station is the Bellerose station, located outside the city limits on the Hempstead Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. The Elmont station will be built in the area by 2021-2023.
- Ted Alexandro (born 1969), stand-up comedian.
- Evan Handler (born 1961), actor
- Heems (born 1985), rapper
- Jack Rohan (1931-2004), college basketball player and coach, who was head coach of the Columbia Lions men's basketball team.
- Lynne Stewart (1939-2017), defense attorney who was known for representing controversial defendants.
- Shannon Tavarez (1999-2010), Broadway actress; advocate for bone-marrow donation.
- "NYC Planning | Community Profiles". communityprofiles.planning.nyc.gov. New York City Department of City Planning. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
- Bellerose Manor: In a Tale of Pride and ZIP Codes, One Digit Makes All the Difference, The New York Times, September 14, 2003; accessed December 21, 2011
- Table PL-P5 NTA: Total Population and Persons Per Acre - New York City Neighborhood Tabulation Areas*, 2010, Population Division - New York City Department of City Planning, February 2012. Accessed June 16, 2016.
- Table PL-P3A NTA: Total Population by Mutually Exclusive Race and Hispanic Origin - New York City Neighborhood Tabulation Areas*, 2010, Population Division - New York City Department of City Planning, March 29, 2011. Accessed June 14, 2016.
- "Branch Detailed Info: Bellerose". Queens Library. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
- Bellerose station, Long Island Rail Road. Accessed August 3, 2017.
- Provencio, Phil. "Up Next, Ted Alexandro: A Look Through the Lens at New York Comedy", The Interrobang, May 11, 2017. Accessed February 3, 2020. "I grew up in Queens in a town called Bellerose. So NY has been home pretty much my entire life.... Part of growing up in Queens is feeling a bit like a stepchild, just outside the magic kingdom."
- Heins, Scott. "Anthony Bourdain's Journey Through Queens Is A Celebration Of The American Dream", Gothamist, May 22, 2017. Accessed February 3, 2020. "As Heems (who grew up in Glen Oaks and Bellerose) said, if the American dream is alive, it's alive in Queens—where nearly half of residents are foreign born."
- Litsky, Frank. "Jack Rohan, Former Coach of Columbia Basketball, Dies at 72", The New York Times, September 11, 2004. Accessed February 3, 2020. "John Patrick Rohan was born Aug. 25, 1931, in the Floral Park section of Queens, and was raised in Bellerose."
- Post, Leonard. "Indicted And Defiant / Radical attorney Lynne Stewart stand accused of abetting terrorists. Her response: 'Emphatically not guilty.'", Newsday, June 2, 2002. Accessed February 3, 2020. "Now Stewart, a 62-year-old grandmother who was raised in Bellerose, faces the possibility of spending 18 years in a federal prison."
- Croghan, Lore. "Fundraiser honors the memory of 'Lion King' actress Shannon Tavarez, who drew 15,000 marrow donors ", New York Daily News, November 6, 2011. Accessed August 3, 2017. "Shannon’s S.H.A.R.E. Foundation gala and auction, set for the Juliet Supperclub in Chelsea, will honor the memory of Shannon Tavarez, a Bellerose, Queens, soprano who played Young Nala in the popular Disney musical."
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