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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodhaven,_Queens

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/25/realestate/woodhaven-queens-subway-stops-and-hiking-trails.html

Woodhaven is a middle-class neighborhood in borough of Queens, New York. It is a semi-urban neighborhood nearby Forest Parks hiking trail. It has small town charms in the heart of the big city. It is an interesting mix of small businesses, salons, shops, restaurants and more. Housing is primarily apartments in both high-rise and low-rise complexes as well as one two two family colonial and Victorian homes. The average household size in the neighborhood is 3.7 members. The neighborhood is popular with immigrants because of its warm and welcoming nature. Nearly half of the residents were born outside the United States. Woodhaven is aptly named as it has one of the largest tree populations in Queens. Scenes from the well-known movie “Goodfellas” were filmed in the neighborhood.

Settlement of the area that would one day be Woodhaven began in the mid-1800s. It began as a farming community and was known in its early days as Woodville. In 1853, the Woodhaven post office opened. In 1863, Charles Lalane and Florian Grosjean opened a successful tin factory and launched the growth of a manufacturing community. In past years the neighborhood has been home to two horse racing tracks, Union Course and the Centerville Union Course. The tracks puled visitors from far and wide and hotels were built to accommodate those visitors. Over the years many notable people have lived in the neighborhood, for example actor, singer and comedian Danny Kaye, composer George Gershwin, author Betty Smith, actor Dick Van Patten, performer Mae West and many more.

Public transportation is available in the form of bus services, subway services and commuter train service. Public and private schools that serve the neighborhood of Woodhaven include, P.S. 60 Woodhaven, P.S. 97 Forest Park, the New York Academy for Discovery and St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy. It is bordered by the sprawling 165 acre Forest Park, as well as the community of Ozone Park and Park Lane South.

The neighborhood has several structures that appear on the National Register of Historic Places, such as St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and the Forest Park Carousel. Other sites of interest include, Schmidt’s Candy which opened in 1925 and Neir’s Tavern which was founded in 1829 and has very nearly been in continuous operation since its opening, only closing during the prohibition years. There are two parks, Forest Park and Dexter Park and a branch of the Queens Public Library. The neighborhood also hosts a wonderful annual motorcycle parade as a benefit for the Salvation Army. Homes for sale are generally historic and large enough for one to two families. Other real estate options primarily include apartments for rent and condominiums for lease. To begin your home search in Woodhaven, call local real estate agent and expert Ed McNulty at 516-887-3603 and find the place where you truly belong.

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