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The Queens Community Board 1 is a local advisory group in New York City, encompassing the neighborhoods of Astoria, Old Astoria, Long Island City, Queensbridge, Ditmars, Ravenswood, Steinway, Garden Bay, and Woodside, in the Borough of Queens.[1] It also serves Rikers Island, the citywide correctional complex, which is within the Borough of the Bronx but connected by its only bridge to Astoria.[2] The Board's district is delimited by the East River on both west and north, by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway on the east, and by Northern Boulevard, the Long Island Rail Road and Bridge Plaza North on the south.

Its current chairman is Vincio Donato, and its district manager George Delis.



As of the United States Census, 2000, the Community Board has a population of 211,220 up from 188,549 in the 1990 and 185,198 in 1980.

Of them (as of 2000), 88,606 (41.9%) are White non Hispanic, 21,581 (10.2%) are African-American, 27,399 (13.0%) Asian or Pacific Islander, 475 (0.2%) American Indian or Native Alskan, 3,099 (1.5%) of some other race, 12,368 (5.9%) of two or more race, 57,692 (27.3%) of Hispanic origins.

23.4% of the population benefit from public assistance as of 2004, up from 13.2% in 2000.


The land area is 3,702.0 acres, or 5.8 square miles.


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