East Elmhurst, Queens

East Elmhurst, Queens

East Elmhurst, Queens

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East Elmhurst is a culturally diverse area in New York City, in the northwest of the borough of Queens. It is located north of Jackson Heights and Corona and is bounded on the east and north by Flushing Bay. Residents are mostly moderate-income families, but there are also low-income areas. It includes Trainsmeadow, which is its western section. It is patrolled by the New York Police Department's 115th Precinct. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 3., New York City. Accessed September 3, 2007. The zip codes of East Elmhurst are 11369 and 11370.

East Elmhurst and its southern neighbor Corona are often referred to jointly as “Corona/East Elmhurst”. During the ‘50’s and '60's the area was home to legendary African American musicians, civil rights leaders, professionals and athletes including Dizzy Gillespie, Nat Adderley, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Heath, Frankie Lymon, Charlie Shavers, Ella Fitzgerald, and Willie Mays. During the late 60' and early 70's numerous New York Mets such as Ed Charles and Tommie Agee called East Elmhurst home.

East Elmhurst is the childhood home of US Attorney General Eric Holder and is home to Queens Borough President Helen Marshall.


Corona/East Elmhurst houses one of the most extensive collections of African American art and literature in the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. A component of the Queens Library system, the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center...
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