Northwestern Queens: Dutch Kills

Dutch Kills is a small enclave located within Long Island City Queens. Established in 1692, by Dutch settlers, Dutch Kills was primarily farmland. In Dutch, “Kills” stands for little stream. The little stream being a tributary of Newtown Creek which surrounds the town. To accommodate the building of the Queensboro Bridge in 1901, most of the Dutch Kills buildings were torn down.

Pictured is the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services building located on Jackson Ave. over 150 citizenship applications & approximately 50 green card interviews happen daily at this site.

It was reported on March 29, 2014 that longtime Dutch Kills” bar filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the newly opened “Dutch Kills Centraal”.

The History section is in collaboration with Steve Vazquez of Queenscapes.