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Corona, Queens, (zip code 11368) is a neighborhood in the former Township of Flushing in the New York City borough of Queens surrounded by Flushing, Jackson Heights, and Elmhurst. Corona's main thoroughfares include Corona Avenue, Roosevelt Avenue, Northern Boulevard, Junction Boulevard, and 108th Street. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 4.[1] New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Five Boroughs redirects here. ... For other uses, see Queens (disambiguation) and Queen. ... Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is an urban neighborhood in the northern part of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... A typical residential street in Jackson Heights. ... Queens Boulvard in Elmhurst, Queens NY. Macys and Queens Center Mall can be seen in the background. ... New York State Route 25A is a New York State highway and the main East-West route for most of the North Shore of Long Island, New York running from the Queens-Midtown Tunnel at its Western terminus to Calverton at its Eastern end. ... The Queens Community Board 4 is a local government in the New York City borough of Queens, encompassing the neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Corona and Roosevelt Avenue, and also includes LeFrak City, Queens Center mall and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. ...

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Community

Corona was one of the old towns of Queens, which included Long Island City, Jamaica, Newtown, and Flushing. The LeFrak City housing development is located within the southwest ending boundaries of Corona. LeFrak City is a large housing development in the Corona neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens, built in the mid-1960s for working and middle-class families and located on the north side of the Long Island Expressway. ...


Over the last 30 years Corona has seen a few ethnic demographic turnovers.[citation needed] In the 1970s what was predominately an Italian American neighborhood began to give way to a very large influx of Dominicans, though some parts of Corona, including the southeast, have a small amount of Italian families. In the late 1990s, Corona saw a new wave of immigrants from Latin America. An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


Today, Corona is now around 65-70% Hispanic. Corona's Hispanic community consists of Mexicans, Dominicans, Colombians, Guatemalans, Bolivians, Peruvians and Ecuadorians. There is also a small number of Asian Americans, (particularly Koreans, Filipinos Chinese) and Pakistanis, as well as Italian Americans and African Americans.[2] An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... Population Data Demographics of Pakistan, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands. ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ...


Corona is bordered on the east by Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, one of the largest parks in New York City and the site of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs. Located within the park are Shea Stadium, home of the New York Mets, and the USTA National Tennis Center, where the U.S. Open in tennis is held annually. Flushing Meadows Park, also sometimes referred to as Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, is located in northern Queens, New York City, USA at the intersection of the Long Island Expressway and the Grand Central Parkway. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Trylon, Perisphere and Helicline photo by Sam Gottscho The 1939-40 New York Worlds Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964-1965 New York Worlds Fair), was one of the largest worlds fairs of all time. ... View of the New York Worlds Fair 1964/1965 as seen from the observation towers of the New York State pavilion. ... Worlds Fair is any of various large expositions held since the mid-19th century. ... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008) Citi Field (2009- ) (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963... Bronze Statue at the USTA National Tennis Center. ... For other uses, see U.S. Open. ...


Popular culture

The popular Lemon Ice King of Corona is located on the intersection of 108th Street and Corona Avenue. Tony's Pizzaria on 104th and 43rd Avenue, Angelo's pizzaria, on 103rd and 39th Avenue, La Cabaña a typical Dominican eatery five stores down from Angelos, Jardin De China located on Junction Boulevard between 37th Avenue and Roosevelt. Each of these establishments have become staples of the community, with people traveling from their new neighborhoods across the tristate area, for some taste of home again in Corona.


Paul Simon bade "goodbye to Rosie, the queen of Corona," in his song "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard." F. Scott Fitzgerald referred to the Corona dumps as the "valley of ashes" in his novel The Great Gatsby. Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard is a song by Paul Simon, written in 1972, from the album Paul Simon. ... Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American Jazz Age author of novels and short stories. ... This article is about the novel. ...


Books about Corona's history and present include Roger Sanjek's The Future of Us All and Steven Gregory's Black Corona. Chapter 6 of Andrew Morton's Madonna describes Madonna's brief stint as a Corona resident in the late 1970s/early 80s. Andrew Morton (born 1953) is a former British Fleet Street tabloid journalist. ...


A mistake has been made with regard to the eastern border of Corona. First there are three sections of Corona, Corona North, Corona Station and Corona Heights, the eastern border of coroha heights, which houses 90% of the physilities in Flushing Meadows Corona Park such as Shea Stagium (Citi Field), Willets Point, USTA, Queens Theater, Zoo, Museum, Terrace in the Park, park for all children, pool, golf, tennis etc., is the creek that runs parriel to College Point Boulrvard.


Transportation

The IRT Flushing Line (7 <7>) train runs through the neighborhood with stops at 111th Street, 103rd Street-Corona Plaza and Junction Boulevard. Services that use the IRT Flushing Line through midtown have been colored purple since 1979. ... For the former BMT service, see 7 (BMT). ... For the former BMT service, see 7 (BMT). ... 111th Street is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Junction Boulevard is an express station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway. ...


Notable residents

Corona was the home of famous jazz musician Louis Armstrong, whose house is now a museum which is located on 107th street between 37th Avenue and 34th Avenue.[3] Pop icon Madonna also lived in Corona from 1979-1980 as a member of the band Breakfast Club. Louis[1] Armstrong[2] (4 August 1901[3] – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo[4] and Pops, was an American jazz musician. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ...


Omar Minaya, General Manager of the New York Mets, is a home grown product of Corona having, attended and played Baseball at Newtown High School in neighboring Elmhurst. Omar Minaya (born November 10, 1958) is a baseball executive who is currently the general manager of the New York Mets. ... The term general manager is a descriptive term for certain executives in a business operation. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008) Citi Field (2009- ) (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963... Elmhurst is the name of some places in the United States of America: Elmhurst, Delaware Elmhurst, Illinois Elmhurst, Indiana Elmhurst, Kansas Elmhurst, Michigan Elmhurst, New York Elmhurst, Pennsylvania Elmhurst, Virginia Elmhurst, West Virginia Elmhurst, Wisconsin Elmhurst is also the name of a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New...


Hip-hop musicians Kool G Rap, Styles P, Noreaga and The Beatnuts come from Corona. Nathaniel Wilson (born July 20, 1968), known by stage name Kool G Rap, is an American hardcore rapper from the Corona section of Queens, New York. ... David Styles (born November 28, 1974), better known as Styles P is an American based rapper. ... N.O.R.E. (formerly known as Noreaga, born Victor Santiago) is an African-American rapper and member of the hip hop group C-N-N (formerly known as Capone-N-Noreaga). N.O.R.E. stands for Niggaz on (the) Run Eatin. Half African American and half Puerto Rican... The Beatnuts are a hip hop crew from Queens, New York City. ...


Estée Lauder (1906-2004), founder of the cosmetics company that bears her name.[4] Estée Lauder with a customer (1966) Estée Lauder (January 7, 1907 – April 24, 2004) was the co-founder, with her husband Joseph Lauder, of Estée Lauder Companies, a pioneering cosmetics company. ...


References

  1. ^ Queens Community Boards, New York City. Accessed September 3, 2007.
  2. ^ 11368 Zip Code Detailed Profile, City-Data.com. Accessed April 18, 2008.
  3. ^ The Hiuse, Louis Armstrong House Museum. Accessed September 17, 2007.
  4. ^ Severo, Richard. "Estée Lauder, Pursuer of Beauty And Cosmetics Titan, Dies at 97", The New York Times, April 26, 2004. Accessed February 25, 2008. "Josephine Esther Mentzer was born at home in Corona, Queens, on July 1, 1908, according to several biographies, although her family believes it may have been two years earlier."
Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ... Community Boards of Queens are local government bodies in the New York City borough of Queens, which are appointed by the Borough President. ... The Queens Community Board 1 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Astoria, Old Astoria, Long Island City, Queensbridge, Ditmars, Ravenswood, Steinway, Garden Bay, and Woodside, in the borough of Queens. ... The Queens Community Board 2 is a local advisory group in New York City, encompassing the neighborhoods of Hunters Point, Long Island City, Sunnyside, and Woodside, in the borough of Queens. ... The Queens Community Board 3 is a local government in New York City, encompassing the neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and North Corona, in the borough of Queens. ... The Queens Community Board 4 is a local government in the New York City borough of Queens, encompassing the neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Corona and Roosevelt Avenue, and also includes LeFrak City, Queens Center mall and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. ... The Queens Community Board 5 is a local government in the New York City borough of Queens, encompassing the neighborhoods of Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth and Liberty Park. ... The Queens Community Board 6 is a local government in the New York City borough of Queens, encompassing the neighborhoods of Forest Hills and RegoPark. ... The Queens Community Board 7 is a local governmental advisory board in New York City, encompassing the neighborhoods of Flushing, Bay Terrace, College Point, Whitestone, Malba, Beechhurst, Queensboro Hill and Willets Point, in the borough of Queens. ... The Queens Community Board 8 is a local government in the New York City borough of Queens, encompassing the neighborhoods of Fresh Meadows, Cunningham Heights, Hilltop Village, Pomonok Houses, Fresh Meadows, Jamaica Estates, Holliswood, Flushing South, Utopia, Kew Gardens Hills and Briarwood. ... The Queens Community Board 9 is a local government in the New York City borough of Queens, encompassing the neighborhoods of Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, Ozone Park and Kew Gardens. ... The Queens Community Board 10 is a local government in the New York City borough of Queens, encompassing the neighborhoods of Howard Beach, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Tudor Village and Lindenwood. ... The Queens Community Board 11 is a local government in the New York City borough of Queens, encompassing the neighborhoods of Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Auburndale, East Flushing, Oakland Gardens and Hollis Hills. ... The Queens Community Board 12 is a local government in the New York City borough of Queens, encompassing the neighborhoods of Jamaica, Hollis, St. ... The Queens Community Board 13 is a local government in the New York City borough of Queens, encompassing the neighborhoods of Queens Village, Glen Oaks, New Hyde Park, Bellerose, Cambria Heights, Laurelton, Rosedale, Floral Park and Brookville. ... The Queens Community Board 14 is a local government in the New York City borough of Queens, encompassing the neighborhoods of Breezy Point, Belle Harbor, Neponsit, Arverne, Bayswater, Edgemere, Rockaway Park, Rockaway and Far Rockaway. ...

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