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5.6 out of 10


Ranked 43rd best neighborhood in Queens
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"You may as well be in Long Island"

This neighborhood is a far cry from New York City (even if it is still located in Queens), because it looks more like a suburb brimming with little apartment complexes which feature actual parking lots, which are rarely seen in such spacious abundance, and also because it is literally pretty far from the city. This is a residential area and essentially just a housing development which was built on a former golf course (which it still resembles). Fun fact: the name is a Native American word that formerly referred to eastern Long Island, which the neighborhood borders. From here, it’s more than thirty minutes on the 7 train to get into the city – which isn’t that bad when you consider the distance you are overtaking.

"Residents are born, raised, and never leave here!"

Pomonok is a neighborhood in Queens that is located in the center of surrounding areas like Fresh Meadows, Queensbororo Hill, Hillcrest, and Kew Gardens Hills. The name of the community comes from a Native American word for eastern Long Island, meaning either “land of tribute” or “land where there is traveling water.” In 1949 this neighborhood was developed as a large housing area built on the site of a golf course.

Within the boundaries of Pomonok are major educational facilities like Queens College, CUNY Law School, St. John’s University, Touro College, and Rabbinical Seminary of America. There are also many public and private schools located in the neighborhood. If you are in needs of healthcare, Queens Hospital Center is found nearby. Cunningham Park provides a wonderful outdoor adventure for the residents of Pomonok.

Among locals, Pomonok is described as a small village, where everybody knows everybody. A sense of stability and security has endured in this neighborhood for years. Many of the residents are elderly and have lived in Pomonok since the beginning.

There are some bad sides to Pomonok, although the neighborhood has cleaned itself up over the years. It is generally safe, but you will find a small gang problem along with a few prostitution rings.

Unranked Streets in Pomonok

159th St

"On 159th Street"
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160th St

"On 160th Street"
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69th Ave

"On 69th Avenue"
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