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Woodside:Something For Everyone
Where: Located in northern Queens, Woodside is bordered on the south by Maspeth, to the north by Astoria, to the east by Jackson Heights and to the west by Sunnyside.
Surrounded by cemeteries, Woodside technically begins at 48th St. and ends at 72nd St. It’s bordered by St. Michael’s Cemetery to the north; 43rd and 50th Streets to the west; the New Calvary Cemetery to the south; and 70th and 74th Streets to the east.
Commute: It is especially close to Manhattan, with convenient public transportation. The No. 7 Subway line, which stops at 52nd, 61st, and 69th Streets on Roosevelt Avenue, is just a 20-minute ride to midtown Manhattan; the G, R and V trains also stop at Northern Blvd/Broadway St. and 65th Street/Broadway St., heading either toward Forest Hills or Manhattan. There is also the Long Island Rail Road station at 61 St., which affords an even quicker trip into town.
The Q18, Q32, Q39, Q45 and Q60 buses offer service throughout the neighborhood. In addition, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278) and Long Island Expressway (I-495) provide easy access by car.
What You’ll Find: Although Woodside is known for its large Irish-American population, it’s a particularly diverse community. It has an large Korean, South Asian, Dominican, Ecuadorian and Mexican communities among others.
In fact, this northern Queens neighborhood may be best known for its outstanding Asian eateries like the Sripraphai Thai Restaurant and Khao Homm Thai Cuisine. Woodside is home to many international restaurants and markets.
For those who would rather not travel into Manhattan, the Woodside portions of Queens Blvd. and Greenpoint Ave. offers fantastic shopping, entertainment, pubs and restaurants of all kinds.
Other popular streets include Northern Blvd., Broadway St., Roosevelt and Woodside Avenues. The community is also home to Windmueller Park, Busch Park and Laurel Hill Park.
Schools: In school district 26, the area is zoned for public schools William Bryant and Grover Cleveland, and close to well-known Catholic Schools St. John’s Prep and Monsignor McClancy. Then there are dozens of elementary schools located in the neighborhood like P.S. 11, P.S. 12, P.S. 152, P.S. 229 and I.S. 125.
Neighborhood Life: While many communities in our borough are described in one way – i.e. Douglaston is considered a residential, family-oriented community, while Astoria has a large single population and a party atmosphere – Woodside features the best of both worlds.
“It’s very mixed,” said Paula Jung, a broker for Cooper Real Estate in Woodside. “You have singles; you have professionals; you have families. You name it, we have it.”
Housing: Comprised of mainly traditional homes built in the 1950’s and 60’s, Woodside is neither expensive nor cheap. Single-family homes are in the $600,000 to $800,000 range, while two-and three families are selling at $775,000 to over $1 million.


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