Saint Albans locals can easily stay in the neighborhood and still get a great education thanks to York College, one of the City University of New York schools. York College is especially well known for its well-developed liberal arts curriculum. It also sports a variety of hard science and career-oriented majors like biotechnology and aviation management. York College's student body is very diverse and a representative sample of the city's diverse population. York College's faculty is the best, having won two awards in the same year from the Metropolitan New York chapter of the Mathematical Association of America.
Baisley Pond Park
Baisley Pond Park provides Saint Albans locals with all the outdoor recreation they need and then some. The park is of course centered around Baisley Pond, a beautiful pond that is home to many fish and birds, such as swans. The park also has a large number of sports courts and fields, with tennis, handball, basketball, and cricket all available as options. Playgrounds are available for the kids as well as picnic areas so the whole family can share a meal together. The park is also host to city events such as the Southern Queens Gospel Fest.
Saint Albans' Musical
Saint Albans stands out among area neighborhoods thanks to its musical history as the "home of jazz.” New York City’s jazz scene has always been strong, and when jazz was at the peak of its popularity many famous musicians made their home in Saint Albans, musicians like Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Fats Waller. After a certain number of musicians moved in more followed, helping the neighborhood maintain its "jazz Mecca" status for years. This jazz influence also helped make Saint Albans part of the epicenter of hip-hop and rap music's success later on in musical time.