Southeastern Queens: Queens Village

Queens Village is a mixed mainly residential middle class neighborhood, with a rapidly growing Filipino community. Originally this town was known simply as Queens. It wasn’t until 1923 when the Long Island Railroad station located at the junction of Jamaica Ave & Springfield Blvd added “Village” at the end to distinguish itself from the entire county of Queens.

Pictured is Gaby’s Pizza located on Hillside Ave, between the Hollis/Queens Village border. Since 1964 Gaby’s is one of the most popular pizzerias in New York City, visited heavily by celebrities & professional athletes.

Lloyd Harbor, in present-day Suffolk County, but then in Queens County, was known as Queens Village from 1685 until as late as 1883

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