Edgemere is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, on the Rockaway Peninsula. It was founded in 1892 by Frederick J. Lancaster, who originally called it New Venice.
Once a beachfront neighborhood thriving with inexpensive summer hotels and bungalows, amusements and boardwalk concessions, massive urban renewal projects in the 1960s precipitated the demolition of the vast majority of these resorts with nothing to replace them, leaving the area largely a wasteland for decades. Only in the 1990s was there any substantial sign of reversing this trend. The establishment of Public School 43 of the Borough of Queens in Edgemere near the beachfront may be considered a major step in reclaiming the neighborhood.
How safe is New York City? Contrary to popular belief, the City consistantly ranks in the top ten safest large cities in the United States. The NYPD is the largest municipal police force in the world and has it's own Movie/TV Unit.
New York Climate
New York has a humid continental climate resulting from prevailing wind patterns that bring cool air from the interior of the North American continent. New York winters are typically cold with moderate snowfall. New York Weather Forecast
New York's two key demographic features are its density and diversity. The New York City metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish community outside Israel. It is also home to nearly a quarter of the nation's South Asians, and the largest African American community of any city in the country. Ethnic composition