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New York City Neighborhoods
Broadway-Flushing

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Boundaries:

Close to the Broadway stop of the LIRR in northeastern Queens, the Broadway-Flushing neighborhood is a serene green enclave of single-family homes not far from the commercial bustle of downtown Flushing.

Neighborhood boundaries are Bowne Park, Bayside Lane and 32nd Avenue to the north, 155th Street to the west, 170th street to the east and Crocheron Avenue and Northern Boulevard to the south. Broadway-Flushing is located in Queens Community District 7.

History:

Early in the 1900s-before the advent of zoning regulations-deeds and covenants were commonly used by developers. When Manhattan's Rickert-Finlay Realty built three-quarters of the neighborhood's homes, covenants aimed to preserve the area's park-like quality: each of the building's deeds included restrictions requiring single-family homes to be set back at least 20 feet from the property line, and front garages, front fences and flat roofs were banned.

Today:

Broadway-Flushing is a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood with easy access to the commercial strip of downtown Flushing as well as Flushing Meadows Corona Park and Flushing Bay.

Transportation:
To midtown, 20 minutes by LIRR, 50 minutes by Queens Transit express bus from Sanford Avenue and 165th Street, or half an hour from the 7 Flushing train station (excluding the bus ride to the station).
Schools:
Kindergarten and summer camp are offered at the Reformed Church at 167th Street and 35th Avenue. P.S. 32 offers kindergarten through sixth grades and features bilingual classes for Korean-speaking children. The St. Andrew Avelino School offers kindergarten through eight grades and an after-school program. Intermediate schools 25 and 189 offer accelerated classes, after-school programs and special academic programs. Most public school students go to Francis Lewis High in Flushing or Bayside High. The local school district 25 ranks third in the City.
Housing Stock:

Most of the single-family homes in this community are English Tudors with slate roofs and turrets, Victorians, center hall colonials, ranches and Cape Cods. There are also a handful of small apartment houses and a few two-family houses.

Where do I find my new home?

In addition to the real estate classifieds in the City's large-circulation newspapers, you can find Real Estate magazine and Better Homes magazine in local banks and supermarkets. Make sure to check out the Times News Weekly and Queens Chronicle. Another potential source of information are the privately-run real estate websites, such as Real Estate Español, Realty Times, Realtor.com or HomeStore.

Special Note:
A local gathering place is 11.7-acre Bowne Park on 155th Street and 32nd Avenue, which has a small lake, a boccie court, a playground and a parks building where preschool is offered. Concerts, holiday festivities and other neighborhood events are held in the Park. And architecture buffs may want to visit the combination neo-Romanesque and Art Deco St. Andrew Avelino Church at Northern Boulevard and 157th Street.

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