Fresh Meadows, Queens, New York City
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Fresh Meadows is a neighborhood in northeastern portion of the borough of Queens in New York City, which is bordered to the east by Francis Lewis Boulevard and Cunningham Park, to the south by Union Turnpike, to the north by Kissena Park, and to the west by parts of Parsons Boulevard. It is located on the Flushing side of Hillcrest, which divides Flushing and Jamaica.
Fresh Meadows is also the name of a housing development within the neighborhood, centered along 188th Street. The housing project was constructed by the New York Life Insurance Company .
It is home to a diverse population of middle class families and has a collective mix of Caucasian, Asian American (in particular Korean and Indian), Filipino, Hispanic American, and African American populations. A large number of Jewish residents can also be found in Fresh Meadows. [ The Long Island Expressway runs through the neighborhood. Primary streets are 188th Street, Horace Harding Expressway, 73rd Avenue, Utopia Parkway, and Fresh Meadow Lane.
The 107th Precinct of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) covers this neighborhood.
Kissena Park and Cunningham Park are both located adjacent to Fresh Meadows.
Fresh Meadows is also home to St. Francis Preparatory School, the largest Catholic high school in the United States. Francis Lewis High School, P.S. 26 Rufus King school, M.S. 216 George J. Ryan Middle School, and P.S. 173 The Fresh Meadows School are other notable schools within its precincts.
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