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Pomonok is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. This large public housing development[1] in south Flushing was built in 1949 on the former site of Pomonok Country Club. It is considered to be in the Kew Gardens Hills section of Queens. The name comes a Native American word for eastern Long Island, and means either "land of tribute" or "land where there is travelling by water".


Community Board

Pomonok is a part of Queens Community Board 8, which also includes Fresh Meadows, Cunningham Heights, Hilltop Village, Jamaica Estates, Holliswood, Utopia, Kew Gardens Hills, and Briarwood.

Nearby are major facilities such as Queens College, CUNY Law School, St. John's University, Touro College, Rabbinical Seminary of America, Queens Hospital Center, Cunningham Park and many public and private schools.


Flushing is a 30-minute plus commute on the 7 subway to midtown Manhattan from the Main Street terminus. The Long Island Rail Road also runs from the Flushing Main Street station to Penn Station, a 17 minute ride. Buses Q12, Q13, Q14, Q15, Q16, Q17, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q27, Q34, Q44, Q48, Q65, Q66 and QBx1 serve Flushing. The QM4 runs express from Pomonok to Midtown.

The Whitestone Expressway connects Flushing north to the Bronx, south to the Van Wyck Expressway to John F. Kennedy International Airport, and to the Grand Central Parkway and LaGuardia Airport. Main Street is a major commercial street.

See also


  1. ^ NYCHA Pomonok Houses



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