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Elmhurst, NY

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Elmhurst is often confused for being its own, independent city. It is actually a neighborhood inside the New York City borough of Queens. Located on Long Island, Elmhurst has a diverse population that includes Chinatown. Chinatown in Elmhurst has grown significantly over the years, and the neighborhood now has a population that is 40% Asian. The influence is seen through the Hong Kong Supermarket, the Asia Bank, and many Southeast Asian businesses and organizations that own storefronts.

Apartments in Emhurst NY


$4995 Four bedroom in New York City-244 64th St
Beds: 4
Baths: 2


$1650 One bedroom in Forest Hills-Forest Hills
Beds: 1
Baths: 1


$1500 One bedroom in Forest Hills-67-12 Yellowstone Blvd
Beds: 1
Baths: 1


$1750 Two bedroom in Ridgewood-1920 Harman St.
Beds: 2
Baths: 1


$1200 Two bedroom in Maspeth-Borden Ave.
Beds: 2
Baths: 1


$1025 studio in Elmhurst-83-10 Grand Ave.
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

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Getting Around in Elmhurst, NY

Transportation in the neighborhood of Elmhurst is mainly done through subway for local residents. There are three subway stations in the neighborhood, including the Woodhaven Boulevard Station, Grand Avenue – Newtown, and Elmhurst Avenue Station. The neighborhood is also serviced by a busy road system, with Interstate 495 being the major highway, and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Roosevelt Ave., Junction Blvd., and Woodhaven Blvd. being its major roads.

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Jain Center of America

<p>The Jain Center of America is often shortened to just JCA. The JCA is a shrine where those from the Digambar tradition and of East Asian religions worship. The facility itself stretches over 16,625 square feet, and is over four floors high. Usually during times of worship, up to 500 people are inside the center at one time, and the tradition is to share space during worship. The JCA is governed by the Jain Center of America New York chapter, and they have plans to build another JCA temple in the area in the near future.</p>

Queens Center

<p>The Queens Center is an Elmhurst neighborhood shopping mall found on Woodhaven Boulevard. The mall has been open for over forty years, and has a rather large floor space that covers nearly a million square feet. Over the years, the shopping mall has been renovated and seen multiple expansions, with the most recent occurring in the early 2000s. The Queens Center currently houses popular department stores such as Macy's and JCPenney. The store's Macy's has become well-known for operating 24 hours a day during the December holiday season.</p>

Queens Place

<p>Queens Place is a relatively new shopping mall found in the Queens Borough neighborhood of Elmhurst. Opening in 2001 and in competition with the Queens Center, Queens Place has done quite well for itself. The building was designed to be circular, making it sort of stand out amongst the rest of the neighborhood. Queens Place is home to plenty of popular stores such as Best Buy, DSW Inc., Target, Red Lobster, Outback Steakhouse, and Mrs. Fields Cookies. The building&Otilde;s floor space amounts to nearly half a million square feet.</p>