Bellerose in Queens NY


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Bellerose is a neighborhood on the eastern edge of the New York City borough of Queens, near the border with Nassau County. It is sometimes referred to as Bellerose Manor, to distinguish it from the adjacent Bellerose Village and Bellerose Terrace in Nassau. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 13. The northern edge of Bellerose is separated from the Nassau border by the neighborhood of Floral Park, Queens to the east.

The area first became developed in 1910 with the placement of the Bellerose Long Island Rail Road station, which provides trains running on the railroad's Hempstead Branch. In addition, residents can catch express buses directly to the city, or city buses to the subway, on Hillside Avenue, Jamaica Avenue, or Union Turnpike, the three major arteries that run through the town's limits.

Today, the neighborhood is comprised predominantly of detached single-family homes with a mostly Irish American, Italian American, German American, and Indian American working and middle class population. It is also home to St. Gregory the Great Church and School, which hosts a 10-day long festival each June, an event that is known throughout Queens and Western Nassau. The Parish's school and church are now divided by the Cross Island Parkway, and a tunnel was created to run under the Parkway to allow access between facilities.

Area Schools:

P023Q AT IRIS HILL SCHOOL
24420 GRAND CENTRAL PKWY
(718) 479-2702

PS 133
248-05 86TH AVE
(718) 831-4016

PS 186 CASTLEWOOD
252-12 72ND AVE
(718) 831-4021

PS 224Q 252-12 72ND AVE
(718) 831-4024

PS/IS 208
74-30 COMMONWEALTH BLVD
(718) 468-3795

PS/IS 266
7410 COMMONWEALTH BLVD
(718) 479-3920

QUEENS HIGH SCHOOL OF TEACHING
74-20 COMMONWEALTH BLVD
(718) 736-7100

ST GREGORY THE GREAT SCHOOL
244-44 87TH AVE
(718) 343-5053

YESHIVA HAR TORAH
250-10 GRAND CTL PKWY
(718) 428-3424


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