Richmond Hill is a community with many multi-generational families. Grandparents, parents, and children reside under one roof or within proximately to one another. This is a working class community with strong family and community ties. In the early 1900's, the area was mostly German, Italian, and Irish. They are joined by new neighbors from Latin America, Asia and India. The area is rich in tradition and history.
Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor and many historic Victorian type homes give one the sensation of slipping back into time. The Richmond Hill community east of Lefferts Boulevard is in transition. A large south Asian population, including Guyanese, and Indian groups have settled in Richmond Hill East. This area is in need of particular attention and assistance to aid in their assimilation into our culture.