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LeFrak City
LeFrak City is a large housing development in the Corona neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens, built in the mid-1960s for working and middle-class families and located on the north side of the Long Island Expressway. The complex of twenty eighteen-story (technically sixteen-story, since the lobbies are the 2nd floors and there are no 13th floors) apartment towers covers 40 acres (162,000 m) and currently houses over 14,000 people. The development is part of Queens Community Board 4. Once home to a large Jewish community, Lefrak City, since the late 1980s has become largely African-American. The late 1990s also saw an increase in Russian immigrants and immigrants from other former Soviet republics.

The development is also served by playgrounds, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a branch of the Queens Borough Public Library, a post office, two large office buildings, retail space, and over 3,500 parking spaces. The complex is named for its developer, Samuel J. LeFrak.





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