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Encyclopedia > Neponsit, Queens
Aerial view of Neponsit near Jacob Riis Park
Aerial view of Neponsit near Jacob Riis Park

Neponsit is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. It is an affluent community that is located on the western half of the Rockaway Peninsula, the southernmost area of the borough. The area is small starting from 142nd Street and ending at 149th Street. It borders the neighborhood of Belle Harbor to the east and Jacob Riis Park on the west. Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean fulfill the northern and southern borders, respectively. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 1002 pixel, file size: 536 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Neponsit, Queens ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 1002 pixel, file size: 536 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Neponsit, Queens ... New York, NY redirects here. ... The Five Boroughs of New York City: 1: Manhattan 2: Brooklyn 3: Queens 4: Bronx 5: Staten Island In New York City, a borough is a unique form of government used to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city; it differs significantly from other borough forms of... Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City, USA. Geographically the largest borough in the city, Queens is home to many immigrants and two of New Yorks major airports. ... A Rockaway Peninsula street scene. ... Belle Harbor is a neighborhood in southern Queens (in New York City) located along Rockaway Beach. ... Jacob Riis Park is part of the Jamaica Bay Unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area in the New York City borough of Queens. ... Jamaica Bay is a bay that lies in the shadow of New York Citys skyscrapers and is adjacent to one of the nations busiest airports. ...


Neponsit is unique in that its land usage is zoned as R-1 Zone, a rarity in New York City. This category of zoning prohibits any commercial structures and only allows single family homes to be built. Due to this, and its secluded beach location within the boundaries of New York City, homes in the area can be mansion-like, and the average market price for Neponsit properties has exceeded $1.1 million since 2006.[1]


History

Neponsit is a Native American name, signifying "The Place Between Waters" -- the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and of Jamaica Bay or Rockaway Inlet.[2]


The community still has the same character from when it was first established. In January 1910, the Neponsit Realty Company purchased the land for the development of an exclusive community. It forbade the construction of any homes that were less than three-thousand dollars, and the homes were built in order to withstand the beach weather and geography of the narrow peninsula. The entrance to the area was originally marked by a massive ornamental gateway; more recently, a stretch of tree-dotted islands (the 'malls') along Rockaway Boulevard was a distinguishing feature (the scheme has now been extended throughout the Belle Harbor area). By the 1930s, high quality homes were predominant in Neponsit and have remained so ever since.


Neponsit is also home to where the first transatlantic flight had departed. On May 8, 1919, four United States Navy Navy-Curtis model seaplanes had taken off from what is now Beach Channel Drive in Neponsit to Newfoundland, Canada, the Azores Islands, and Lisbon, Portugal. Finally on May 31, 1919, only one plane, piloted by Lt. Commander Albert C. Read, arrived in Plymouth, England.[3] May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Beach Channel Drive is the main thoroughfare in the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens. ... Newfoundland (French: Terre-Neuve; Irish: Talamh an Éisc; Latin: Terra Nova) is a large island off the northeast coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Portuguese) are an archipelago of Portuguese islands situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,500 km from Lisbon and about 3,900 km from the east coast of North America. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Lisboa  - Subregion Grande Lisboa  - District or A.R. Lisbon Mayor Carmona Rodrigues  - Party PSD Area 84. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Smeatons tower on the Plymouth Hoe Plymouth is a city in the Westcountry of England, situated at the mouths of the rivers Plym and Tamar in the traditional county of Devon. ...


See also

This is a list of neighborhoods in Queens, one of five boroughs of New York City. ...

References

  1. ^ Neponsit Property Owners Association
  2. ^ Old Rockaway, New York, in Early Photographs By William Asadorian, Vincent Seyfried, p. 93
  3. ^ New York City Parks and Recreation Department
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Neighborhoods in the New York City Borough of Queens

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