Glen Oaks is a neighborhood in the easternmost portion of the New York City Borough of Queens.
The postal ZIP code for the area is 11004 which also includes the Queens neighborhood of North Floral Park. Although officially the entire ZIP code is referred to as Glen Oaks, many residents choose to identify themselves with Floral Park, which spans Queens and Nassau County. In general, the boundary between Glen Oaks and North Floral Park is Union Turnpike, which serves as the main commercial road in the neighborhood (along with Hillside Avenue to the south which runs though Floral Park and Bellerose). The neighborhood extends from the Nassau border (Lakeville Road) westwards to Alley Pond Park and north to the Grand Central Parkway.
The Glen Oaks Village apartment complex has two major sections. One extending from Little Neck Parkway eastwards to 263rd Street. and south to Union Turnpike. The other section extends from Commonwealth Boulevard to 249th Street. Glen Oaks also includes the North Shore Towers apartment complex and country club and the nearby Royal Ranch community on the same hill.
There are several public elementary schools in the area and one middle school. A new high school, known as the Glen Oaks Campus, was recently opened on a section of land previously part of the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. Typically the district 26 schools have been ranked among the best in the NYC public school system. The Queens County Farm Museum is located on Little Neck Parkway and is the only working historical farm in New York City. Tenney Park, (more commonly referred to as "the Oval") is located on 260th street and serves as the home of Glen Oaks Little League as well as having basketball courts and playground equipment. Long Island Jewish Medical Center is located in Glen Oaks and is one of the largest medical facilities in the area.
The Kew Gardens subway station and Midtown Manhattan are accessible from Glen Oaks, using the Q46 bus, and QM1A express bus. There are two different Q46 branches. One branch turns left on 260th and ends at Little Neck Parkway and the other continues down Union Turnpike to Lake Success/Lakeville Road and the Long Island Jewish Hospital. The QM1A goes to different Queens endpoints such as 260th Street/Union Turnpike and North Shore Towers.
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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