Northwestern Queens: Glendale

Glendale is a middle class neighborhood in west central Queens. In the mid-nineteenth century this area was a German farming community named Fresh Ponds. In 1860, developer George C. Schott was given a large portion of Fresh Ponds as repayment for a debt. Schott renamed the land Glendale after his hometown in Ohio. Today Glendale is separated into 3 main areas, Upper Glendale, Middle Glendale and Lower Glendale.

Pictured is The Shops at Atlas Park in Upper Glendale which opened in 2006. Located off of Cooper Ave, the area is self billed as an open-air lifestyle center. The lifestyle center replaced the old Atlas Terminals Industrial Park.

In 1971, the classic TV show “All in the Family” debuted making 89-70 Cooper Ave, the popular home of Archie Bunker.

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