Edgemere, Queens

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Neighborhood of Queens
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
Named for "Edge of the sea"[1]
ZIP code 11691
Area code(s) 718, 347, 929, and 917

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.[2] 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.[3] The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 14.[4]


  1. ^ Kenneth T. Jackson; Lisa Keller; Nancy Flood (December 1, 2010). The Encyclopedia of New York City: Second Edition. Yale University Press. p. 1913. ISBN 978-0-300-18257-6.
  2. ^ Rockaway Community Park NYC Parks
  3. ^ 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."
  4. ^ Queens Community Boards, New York City. Accessed September 3, 2007.

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