Two Family Home for Sale in East Elmhurst Queens

by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty.

What: Two Family House for Sale in East Elmhurst
Where: 31-39 84th St, East Elmhurst, NY 11370
When: Just Listed
Price: $799K

1East Elmhurst Homes for Sale_East Elmhurst Real Estate_Homes for Sale in East Elmhurst NY_East Elmhurst Queens (48)Today we introduce you to the latest Queens Home Team listing for sale in East Elmhurst. This house is a two family semi detached home located at 31-39 84th St. The property’s building size is 18 x 47.56, sits on a 22 x 100 lot, and features a two car garage & full finished basement.

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The House 

13East Elmhurst Homes for Sale_East Elmhurst Real Estate_Homes for Sale in East Elmhurst NY_East Elmhurst Queens (34)As you pull up to the house you’ll notice that it has very good curb appeal, and it is planted on one of those nice tree lined streets where all houses are fairly uniform. This usually gives off a very neighborhood feel as opposed to those streets where you see a 5 story condo next to a single family home. As for the house itself, according to NYC, this house has 1,712 square feet of living space, not including the basement. The first floor features a large eat in kitchen, full bathroom, large bedroom, spacious living room, and small alcove.

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The Layout

9East Elmhurst Homes for Sale_East Elmhurst Real Estate_Homes for Sale in East Elmhurst NY_East Elmhurst Queens (24)There are two entrances into the first floor of the house, one at the front and one at the back. If you walk in through the front entrance you will wak right into a small alcove which can be converted into a small bedroom or office if desired. Keep walking forward and you are in the living room, then you have a hallway on the left and large bedroom on your right. Towards the back of the house you have a large kitchen to your right, full bathroom to your left, and the second entrance. As you walk up the stairs and enter the second floor, you’ll notice the spacious eat in kitchen directly in front of you, a large bedroom & full bathroom to your left, and a very large bedroom/living room to your right.

Property-appraisal-buttonThe Transportation

17East Elmhurst Homes for Sale_East Elmhurst Real Estate_Homes for Sale in East Elmhurst NY_East Elmhurst Queens (41)Within a block of this property you can access the Q33 which provides local service from 95th St in East Elmhurst to 74th St in Jackson Heights. This local bus gets you to the Roosevelt Ave station where you can catch the 7, E, F, M, and R trains.

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The Location

19East Elmhurst Homes for Sale_East Elmhurst Real Estate_Homes for Sale in East Elmhurst NY_East Elmhurst Queens (20)East Elmhurst one of the hidden gems in Western Queens. It’s known for it’s suburban like neighbrohoods, low density living, and proximity to Laguardia Airport. East Elmhurst actually consists if three different subdivisions in two separate zip codes. 11369 is further east beginning at 86th St and moving east all the way to the point where Astoria Blvd meets Northern Blvd. 11370 on the other hand, is closer to Astoria, Woodside, and Jackson Heights. It also encompasses two neighborhoods, Upper Ditmars (north of Astoria Blvd) and the rest of East Elmhurst 11370 (south of Astoria Blvd between Northern and Astoria Blvd). This section is a great neighborhood with plenty of convenience at your fingertips. This particular house is located off of 31st Avenue and 84th St. Two blocks north you have a playground and two blocks south you have Northern Blvd which features an array of grocery stores, restaurants, shops, etc. in addition, seven blocks west of this property you have a large shopping plaza that includes a large grocery store, post office, pharmacy, and much more. Shoot down 31st Ave heading west and you can easily access Woodside, Astoria, and Long Island City.

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New Single Family Home for Sale in Astoria Ditmars: 23-74 38th St, Astoria, NY 11105

by George Herrera, Realtor and Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty.

15Astoria NY Homes for Sale_Homes for Sale in Astoria NY_Astoria Ditmars_Astoria Queens Real Estate_Astoria Ditmars Homes for Sale_11105 (37)Price: $875K

Welcome to the newest Queens Home Team listing for sale. Today we introduce you to a unique single family home in Astoria Ditmars. The property sits on a 20 x 100 lot, detached on all sides, and located at 23-74 38th St. The features of this house are charming to say the least. The layout is ideal, the size is perfect for a family, and the location, well, if you know anything about Queens, then you probably know that Astoria Ditmars is one of the most vibrant & thriving communities around New York City. Access to the N & Q lines at Ditmars Station is merely .3 miles away so transportation is at your fingertips. Take a stroll down 38th St and you will run into the heart of Ditmars Blvd which offers an array of restaurants, grocery stores, boutique shops, and much more. Head west on Ditmars and you will run into one of the most beautiful parks in Queens, Astoria Park. So much to say about the location, but a quick Google search for “Astoria Queens” or Astoria Ditmars” will lead you to endless articles and websites dedicated to this high demand neighborhood with convenient access to everything one can ask for.

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The House

4Astoria NY Homes for Sale_Homes for Sale in Astoria NY_Astoria Ditmars_Astoria Queens Real Estate_Astoria Ditmars Homes for Sale_11105 (18)When you pull up to the house you can immediately notice that this is not your typical one family house. For starters, the house is set back about 75 feet from the street. In other words, you have a huge front yard which includes a deck, garden, and intimate patio ideal for relaxation. In addition, the one car garage, private driveway, and 8 foot trees are towards the front of the house. This is great because it gives you the barriers needed for the much desired privacy people look for in their yard. When you get to the front of the house, you’ll notice that the brick work is very unique to the neighborhood as well. Dark grey bricks give this house a look and feel that is more modern and contemporary than the classic new york red bricks seen throughout the area. As you walk into the house, you’ll notice that these ceilings are much higher than your typical 8 foot ceilings. In fact, these ceilings are 10 feet high on the first floor, and 9 feet high on the second. You can already imagine how airy it feels throughout the house with these high ceilings. As the cherry on top, you have R5 zoning so if you ever wanted to expand the property, the potential is there.

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The Layout

14Astoria NY Homes for Sale_Homes for Sale in Astoria NY_Astoria Ditmars_Astoria Queens Real Estate_Astoria Ditmars Homes for Sale_11105 (25)The layout is typical of a one family home, you walk into an entry foyer with stairs to the second floor on your left, living room to your right, and dining room & kitchen towards the back. The first floor also features a full bathroom and access to the basement. On the second floor you have three full size bedrooms and a second full size bathroom. Several windows throughout the home provide plenty of sunlight in the house. The basement is a full partially basement that would be perfect for an entertainment or recreation room.

Property-appraisal-buttonThe Condition

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When you walk in the house you will notice that the kitchen, floors, walls, and bathrooms are all in great condition. No work needed here, truly turn key. Everything about this house is beautifully designed for high quality living. The owner has a modern rustic taste that you can notice throughout the home.

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2Astoria NY Homes for Sale_Homes for Sale in Astoria NY_Astoria Ditmars_Astoria Queens Real Estate_Astoria Ditmars Homes for Sale_11105 (23)We truly hope you will come visit this beautiful home because in order to really appreciate it’s charm, you really must see it in person. For additional information or to schedule a viewing, please call George or Abigail Herrera, Realtors and Owners of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II.

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Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens

by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty.

minor-home-repair-houseWhenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework before putting their property on the market. Reason why is because there are always little things that can be done in order to show the home in it’s best light. We don’t typically recommend expensive renovations but we do make very affordable suggestions that make all the difference when we start showing. The difference in the offers you’ll get if you make these small repairs can be anywhere from $10,000, $20,000, even more depending on the neighborhood. Suffice to say that these small investments have a very good return on investment, especially if you are selling a long time Family home that has a lot of wear and tear. With that said, below is a list of the most common repairs, improvements, and homework that we give to our new Seller clients before hitting the market:

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1. Take up Carpets

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If you know Queens then you know that most people like wood floors. Being that most homes were built a long time ago, chances are that your house has wood floors as well. So, if you have carpeting in your home or apartment, take it up. You don’t even need to refinish the floors, just showcase the wood and it will show much much better.

2. Cracks on Walls

A lot of the homes we sell in Queens have settlement cracks throughout the home. This is nothing to be alarmed about, and it is actually very common, however, for a first time home buyer, this can look scary and lead them into thinking something is wrong (or will be) with the house. You can eliminate this concern by simply touching up these small areas.

3. Fresh Coat of Paint

lightpaint-colors-neutral-color-painting-ideas-2This is an old adage, and you probably have already heard the benefits of throwing a fresh coat of paint on your home. We as Queens Realtors, have seen this first hand, and we can say without a doubt that homes with a fresh coat of neautral color paint can go a really long way! It’s not that expensive so the return is definitely there, and best of all, it makes the home show much much better than it would with old worn out paint. Even if the property needs work, a fresh coat of paint will make it look less daunting for potential buyers.

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4. Lighting

Before you list or sell your home, you definitely want to make sure all of your light bulbs are working, and more importantly, make sure you have enough lighting all throughout the house. We sell a lot of properties that are very dark & dim when we see them for the first time. This may be okay when you’re living there, but truth is that buyers like bright homes. What we typically do is tell our clients to replace non-working light bulbs and buy cheap lamps for areas of the home that need more lighting. This make all the difference once we start showing, and it actually makes the property look even bigger!

5. Sand & Paint Old Damage Areas

When we tour homes (specifically older ones) we tend to see spots on walls and ceilings where it is obvious that some damage has occurred. These spots have usually been repaired, however, when a buyer sees it they will not take your word for it. Buyers will make a big deal about things like this, and their inspector will most likely not be any help. So, what we typically advise our clients is to bring in a handyman who will shave the area down and repaint it so that it is not noticeable. You can have one handyman go through and take care of all old damage areas and once complete, the walls and ceilings will look much more turnkey which leaves a buyer worry more about cosmetic repairs.

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6. De-Clutter, De-Clutter, De-Clutter

dont-just-declutter-deownIf you’re selling an older home (which is usually the case), chances are that you or your tenants have accumulated lots of stuff over the years. As a result, the house is probably cluttered and does not portray the actual amount of living space that is offered in your property. We almost always tell our clients to throw out unnecessary items, start boxing things up for the move, and hire a clean out company to get rid of larger items that don’t add to the house’s appeal. This one is so important, and we see again and again that it works to get better offers much quicker. The truth is that we live in New York City and as a result, space is a premium. A good job of de-cluttering can showcase another 100-200 sq ft, and in Queens, that is HUGE. Sometimes we give our clients homework, and we come back for the photo session, it looks like a completely different house! Always results in more buyers and higher offers…

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Queens Real Estate Market Update: DECEMBER 2015

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by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty.

December 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update

Home sales slowed again in November as inventory remained tight and prices continued their steady increase. As the end of the year approaches, consensus among economists was that the Federal Reserve would likely increase interest rates in December, and that indeed has happened which solidifies a trend of rising mortgage rates much more likely in the coming year. Rising interest rates affect buyer purchasing power and that in turn will likely affect home prices. StreetEasy.com recently released their 2016 market predictions which includes a prediction that Queens home price growth will slow down next year. We agree with this prediction and believe that the affect will be result of the rising interest rates which now have become much more of a reality & expectation with the fed rate increase this month.

Absorption Rate: 741.83 sales/per mo. (4,451 Sales in last 6 months/6 months)

Current Available Inventory: 3,971

Month’s Supply: 5.4 Months (3,971/741.83)

Last Month: 5.9 Months

Last year: 6.3 Months

*Month’s supply over 6 months is said to favor buyers, month’s supply below 6 months is said to favor sellers, and month’s supply of 5-6 months is said to be a balanced market.

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Interest Rates

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Interest rates began trending up in November amid speculation of a rate increase by the Federal Reserve in December. Currently, Freddie Mac reports the following figures: 30-year fixed rate, 3.97%; 15-year fixed rate, 3.18%; 5/1-year adjustable rate, 2.98%.

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Queens Home Sales

Queens_Real_Estate_Market_Home_Coop_Condo_Sales_DEC_2015Homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 656 homes in November, a decrease of 15.2% from October and an decrease of 2.7% from the same month last year. Tight inventory is likely weighing down sales as they have been all year and could be a persistent headwind through the colder months of the year. However, the recent fed rate increase will likely create urgency among buyers that are either on the fence, or barely qualified, so this should lead to an increase in sales in the next quarter. Specifically, residential 1-4 family home sales were down 4.8%, Condo sales were down 31.4%, and Coop sales were up 9.7% compared to November of last year. Over the last 12 months, sales are down .3%.

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Queens Home Prices

Queens_Real_Estate_Market_Home_Coop_Condo_Prices_DEC_2015Home prices continued their steady increase in November as the median home price rose to $430,000 according to the Long Island Board of Realtors. This was an increase of 1.3% from October and a year-over-year increase of 1.2%. As we move into the winter months, we should begin to see some seasonal alleviation on prices, especially considering the fed rate increase which can ultimately have an impact on buying power for prospective buyers. Year-over-year gains will likely continue throughout next year, however, as predicted by StreetEasy, the gains will most likely slow to a more standard appreciation rate. Specifically, residential 1-4 family home prices rose 4.3%, Condo prices rose 7.3%, and Coop prices rose 5.9% compared to November of last year.

*Economists tend to say that a healthy appreciation rate for home prices is one that follows along with general rate of inflation, about 4-5%.

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Queens Housing Inventory

The actual number of homes for sale at the moment (3,971) is down 7.4% compared to last month (4,291), and down 11.1% compared to the same month of the previous year (4,469). This led to the months supply of inventory, which measures the relationship between supply and demand, to dip slightly to 5.4 months due to the drop in sales. For most of the year we have seen a large year over year decrease in number of homes for sale, however, in the last three months, we have seen a smaller decrease which seems to signify that the market is shifting slightly. Let’s see what happens in the first quarter of 2016.

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How much is your Queens Home Worth?

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Every house has value, regardless of it’s condition. The question is, how much value? There are several factors that affect the value of 1-4 Family Homes here in Queens, and it’s important to note that Appraised Value is different than Market Value. Appraised Value is the value of your home as assessed by a licensed real estate professional or appraiser. This value is based on comparable sales within the last 3-6 months. Market Value on the other hand, is more emotional, and defined simply as “what a buyer is willing to pay for your home”. So, what is the appraised value and market value of your home? Below is a list of factors that are used to determine both values in Queens, NY.

LOCATION

location-11399655Location, location, location.The golden rule of real estate rings true here in Queens. Every neighborhood is different, and even the same neighborhood can have sub-divisions within that neighborhood. For this reason, it is best to compare your home, to similar homes within a quarter mile radius of you. Being that Queens is so densely populated, we find that a quarter mile gives you the best comps. Once you go outside a quarter mile, you tend to spill into different neighborhoods and sub-divisions.

BUILDING SIZE & GROSS LIVING AREA (GLA)
Let’s face it, it’s very hard to make your property bigger. Most buildings in Queens were built a long time ago, and most homeowners keep the existing structure. Now of course you can add extensions and(or) build up, but the truth is that most homeowners don’t go to those extents just to make their homes bigger. Therefore, it’s important to compare your home, to other similar size properties (i.e. similar building size & GLA). In a county as densely populated as Queens, space is a premium, so 200-400 sq ft in added living space can add substantial value.

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LOT SIZE & ZONING

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Queens is one of the most popular counties in New York City so it’s no surprise that developers are scrambling to find big lots with the right zoning in order to build something that will provide them with a great return on investment. As a result, your lot size and zoning can add value depending on the area, FAR, buildable square footage, etc. It’s important to understand what your zoning is and what your FAR is because depending on what it is, your property value may be increased substantially.

UPGRADES & RENOVATIONS
Condition plays a major factor in the value of a residential home. This is common knowledge, however, many homes are not fully renovated so it’s important to understand how appraisers & real estate professionals make adjustments for different upgrades, renovations, etc. Some improvements add value, some don’t. Some aspects of the home that are in bad condition can hurt the value of your home, and some others don’t. Therefore, it is important to compare your home to other similar size homes, in the immediate area, and in similar condition. These will be your best comps.

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Queens Real Estate Market Report: NOVEMBER 2015

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by George Herrera, Realtor and Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty.

November 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update

The pace of existing home sales dipped in October, both month over month and year over year. As chatter about the eventual rise in interest rates becomes more pervasive in the media, a sense of urgency has helped push more buyers back into the market. Inventory has remained tight on a local level but for the first time this year, inventory levels are roughly the same as they were this time last year. In addition, month’s supply is also very similar to last year so this could be a sign that we are leveling out with year ago levels. For most of 2015 we were experiencing 25% year over year inventory shortages, however, September and October have shown inventory levels consistent with what we were seeing in the fall of last year. With that said, demand remains high across the county; however, the opportunity for large equity gains in many neighborhoods has kept sellers active and price increases remain at a sustainable level.

Month's Supply: 5.9 Months 
Last Month: 6.5 Months 
Last year: 6.3 Months

*Month’s supply over 6 months is said to favor buyers, month’s supply below 6 months is said to favor sellers, and month’s supply of 5-6 months is said to be a balanced market.

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Interest Rates

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Interest rates continued to slide downward, prompting a surge in buyer activity as people looked to capitalize on low rates before they begin to rise again. Currently, Freddie Mac reports the following figures: 30-year fixed rate, 3.79%; 15-year fixed rate, 2.98%; 5/1-year adjustable rate, 2.89%.

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Queens Home Sales

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Homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 721 homes in October, a decrease of 8.6% from September, and down 6.7% from the same month last year. As people move to lock in low interest rates at the end of this year, we are seeing an increase in buyer activity but it has not shown up in the sales figures yet. With the anticipation of a rate increase looming, we may see a rise in sales despite the usual seasonal decline. Over the last 12 months, residential home sales are up 3.2%, Condo sales are down 12.1%, and Coop sales are down 7.6%. Overall, sales are down 2.3% in the last 12 months.

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Queens Home Prices

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Home prices continued to hold steady in October despite the uptick in demand. The median home price was $425,000 according to the Long Island Board of Realtors; this was a decrease of 1.2% from September and a year-over-year increase of 2.2%. As we move into the fall months, we should begin to see some seasonal alleviation on prices; however, year-over-year gains will likely remain strong. Over the last 12 months, prices are up 8.5%.

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Queens Housing Inventory

The actual number of homes for sale in October was down 4.5% from last month and down 4.3% compared to the same month of the previous year. This led to the months supply of inventory, which measures the relationship between supply and demand, to fall to 5.9 months. This number remains tight as low interest rates spur buyers to enter the market. New home construction has recently shown signs of increasing; however, this recent uptick has not yet been enough to alleviate pressure on existing homes. Altogether, there are about 4,291 homes, coops, and condos for sale in Queens at the moment.

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17 Fun Facts about East Elmhurst NY

by George Herrera, Realtor & Owner of Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty.

East Elmhurst_3East Elmhurst NY is a wonderful and unique neighborhood in Queens county NYC. We sell a lot of homes here so we get to tour the neighborhood and learn all of it’s hidden gems quite often. The neighborhood consists of two zip codes (11369 & 11370), and 11370 actually consists of two sub-neighborhoods, one of them which is north of Grand Central Pkwy, and the other which is south of Grand Central Pkwy. The northern section which borders Astoria Ditmars and Laguardia airport is commonly referred to as “Upper Ditmars” or “Astoria Heights”. If you talk to the neighbors here, you’ll quickly realize that they differentiate themselves from what is defined as East Elmhurst. The southern part of the 11370 neighborhood doesn’t have a fancy name, but it is just as charming. Lastly, 11369 is a neighborhood bordered by 86th Street to the west, 112th Pl to the east, Grand Central Pkwy to the north, and Northern Blvd to the south. These two areas make up what we as Realtors call “East Elmhurst”, and we define it as the area which runs from 70th St to 112th Pl (west to east) between Grand Central Pkwy and Northern Blvd (north to south). The neighborhood is very residential with only a few Coops and Condos. As you drive or walk around, you’ll notice that the neighborhood is comprised mainly of 1-3 family homes with very nice curb appeal. In the area between Grand Central Pkwy and Astoria Blvd, you’ll see a very suburban like neighborhood with bigger lots and more detached homes and attached. Altogether, East Elmhurst is very charming and the neighborhood offers a lot of value to residents, visitors, and potential buyers alike. So, we have compiled a list of fun facts that you may or may not know about the the East Elmhurst Queens neighborhood. ENJOY:)

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East Elmhurst_21. East Elmhurst is the first neighborhood you will see out an airplane from LaGuardia Airport

2. East Elmhurst is located north and east of Jackson Heights and north of Corona.

3. East Elmhurst includes La Guardia Airport
Flushing Bay.

4. The zip codes of East Elmhurst are 11369 and 11370.

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East Elmhurst_45. East Elmhurst and its southern neighbor Corona are often referred to jointly as “Corona/East Elmhurst”.

6. In the East Elmhurst 11369 and 11370 ZIP code, almost 30 percent of the 36,000 residents were born abroad.

7. The Corona East Elmhurst News, first published in 1959 by Kenneth and Corien Drew, was located on Astoria Boulevard. It ultimately became the Queens Voice and was published for 1959-2002.

8. The MTA’s Q19, Q23, Q33, Q47, Q48, Q49, Q66 and Q72 buses serve East Elmhurst.

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East Elmhurst_19. P.S. 127 Aerospace Science Magnet School, an elementary school for grades PK-8, and I.S. 227 Louis Armstrong Middle School for grades 5-8 are in the East Elmhurst neighborhood.

10. A small section of East Elmhurst is zoned for separate district in Whitestone, Queens causing some children to attend P.S. 21 for elementary and J.H.S 185 for middle school.

11. During the 1950s and 1960s the area was home to legendary African American musicians, civil rights leaders, professionals, and athletes[5]including Malcolm X, Dizzy Gillespie, Nat Adderley, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Heath, Frankie Lymon, Charlie Shavers, Ella Fitzgerald, and Willie Mays.

12. This once rural area is now among the fastest-changing communities in the city.

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13. East Elmhurst has been home to a number of renowned jazz talents, including singer Ella Fitzgerald and bassist Ray Brown.

14. East Elmhurst is home to The Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

15. While there are some high rise apartment complexes, most of the housing in East Elmhurst is in the form of single and multi-family homes.

16. The East Elmhurst population is incredibly diverse, with a good mix of Italians, Greeks, Hispanics, Asians, and African Americans.

17. East Elmhurst is a very residential area and it certainly isn’t what one might expect of New York City, but it offers a fairly cheap alternative for people who want suburban living without going too far from Manhattan.

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