Important Facts and Information on Whitestone Homes, Real Estate & Lifestyle
Geographical Information Regarding Whitestone Homes & Real Estate
Whitestone is a neighborhood that is resides in the northern part of the New York City borough of Queens. Whitestone is located between the East River to the north and 25th Avenue to the south. College Point, Flushing, Bayside, Auburndale, Linden Hill, and Murray Hill is surrounded by Whitestone.
Fun Facts About Whitestone Properties, Real Estate & Lifestyle
Bell Boulevard is a popular strip complete with numerous bars and restaurants which has transformed Whitestone into a nightlife destination. The boulevard has attracted many people throughout Queens and even commuters from Long Island via the Whitestone LIRR station, who enjoy the small-town vibe and the close proximity of bars, lounges and restaurants to each other.
Whitestone, New York was a contender for CNN Money's ranking of Best Places to Live 2005, and Best Places to Retire 2005.
The Whitestone Queens town, is featured on a 1997 episode of NYPD Blue titled "Taillight's last Gleaming". NYPD Lieutenant Arthur Fancy is pulled over driving through Whitestone with his wife, by two NYPD officers assigned to a Whitestone Precinct.
The movie Frequency is set in Whitestone Queens. Dennis Quaid's character brags that he is from "Whitestone Queens, born and bred!"
The starring characters of the HBO series Entourage are originally from Whitestone, Queens.
The character George Costanza from the TV series Seinfeld was from Whitestone, Queens.
Parks in Whitestone
- Francis Lewis Park
Libraries in Whitestone
- Queens Borough Public Library operates the Whitestone and Bay Terrace Branches
Whitestone School and District Information
Whitestone, Queens is part of the New York City Department of Education's district 26, which is the highest performing school district for grades K-9 in all of New York City. The district includes 20 elementary schools and 5 middle schools.
Parochial schools in Whitestone, Queens:
- St. Nicholas, Russian Orthodox Church
- St. Luke's Catholic Roman Church
- Whitestone Hebrew Centre
- Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
- The Grace Episcopal Church
Colleges in Whitestone, Queens
- Whitestone is also home to Queensborough Community College, a branch of the City University of New York (CUNY) system.