East Elmhurst, Queens

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East Elmhurst lies in the northwest corner of the borough of Queens. Not currently know as celebrity haven, East Elmhurst does have a star-studded history. During the 1950s and 1960's East Elmhurst was home to many cultural legends including Dizzy Gillespie, Langston Hughes, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Willie Mays.

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Dining 63
Clean 50
Trendy 50
Quiet 50
Ethnic 50

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Public Transportation 14
Empty nesters 12
Seniors 8
Income 4
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Oddly, East Elmhurst isn’t exactly east of Elmmhurst. Timeout NY called East ElmhurstNew York’s “second China Town,” with lots of delicious and authentic food options. There’s also a large Latin populations here and it’s pretty much dominated by moderate-income families. Louis Armstrong (there’s a school named after him) and Ella Fitzgerald are among the famous musicians who lived here in the 50s and 60s, and many important African-American civil rights leaders, like Malcolm X, and professional athletes, Williie Mayes and Jackie Robinson, called it home. It’s certainly not as hopping as it once was…