Glendale is a neighborhood in west central portion of the borough of Queens in New York City with a population of nearly 80,000 people. It is bounded by the Long Island Rail Road's Montauk Division tracks to the north, Woodhaven Boulevard to the east, numerous cemeteries to the south and Fresh Pond Road to the West.
It is characterized as a low-scale residential community (in relation to the more developed neighborhoods directly surrounding it such as Forest Hills, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, Jamaica and Kew Gardens). One reason for the low density of the area is its relative isolation from the New York City Subway system, as well as its bordering by various cemeteries and parks.
Originally named Fresh Ponds, Glendale was a swampy area of land with fresh water pools. It was part of 74,000 acres (300 km˛) of land collectively called Newtown, chartered by the Dutch West India Company in 1642.
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