Edgemere, Queens

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Aerial view of Edgemere, looking west.
Aerial view of Edgemere, looking west.
Location within New York City
Coordinates: 40°35′42″N 73°46′30″W / 40.595°N 73.775°W / 40.595; -73.775Coordinates: 40°35′42″N 73°46′30″W / 40.595°N 73.775°W / 40.595; -73.775
Country United States
State New York
City New York City
County/Borough Queens
Community DistrictQueens 14[2]
Named for"Edge of the sea"[3]
 • Total18,100 [1]
Race and Ethnicity
 • Non-Hispanic White7%
 • Black or African-American56%
 • Hispanic or Latino of any race32%
 • Asian2%
 • other3%
 • Median income$32,785 [1]
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area codes718, 347, 929, and 917
Edgemere, looking towards Arverne View/Ocean Village
Edgemere, Queens

Edgemere is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, extending from Beach 32nd to Beach 52nd Street on the Rockaway Peninsula. It contains Rockaway Community Park.[4] Arverne is to the west, and Far Rockaway to the east. Edgemere was founded in 1892 by Frederick J. Lancaster, who originally called it New Venice.[5][3]

Edgemere is located in Queens Community District 14 and its ZIP Code is 11691.[2] It is patrolled by the New York City Police Department's 101st Precinct.


  1. ^ a b "Edgemere, Queens" (PDF). New York City Office of Environmental Remediation. Retrieved June 6, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "NYC Planning | Community Profiles". communityprofiles.planning.nyc.gov. New York City Department of City Planning. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Jackson, Kenneth T., ed. (2010). The Encyclopedia of New York City (2nd ed.). New Haven: Yale University Press. p. 1913. ISBN 978-0-300-11465-2.
  4. ^ Rockaway Community Park NYC Parks
  5. ^ The Rockaways. Accessed October 2, 2007. "Edgemere was developed by Frederick J. Lancaster in 1892. The area was a sandy waste, with only two or three houses and the Half-Way House. Mr. Lancaster called the place New Venice."

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