Location within New York City
|City||New York City|
|Area code(s)||718, 347, 929, and 917|
Beechhurst is a neighborhood in the northeastern section of the New York City borough of Queens. It is northeast of Whitestone, bordered by the East River to the north, the Cross Island Parkway to the south, and the approaches to the Throgs Neck and Whitestone bridges to the east and west respectively. It is also bordered by the westernmost section of Long Island Sound.
Beechhurst is an affluent area but parts of the neighborhood (such as along 150th and 154th Streets) have a more diverse mix of housing. Beechhurst is part of the 109th police precinct and is part of Queens Community Board 7. The Q15 via 150th Street to Beechhurst provides access to and from the New York City Subway's Flushing–Main Street station (7 and <7> trains) on the IRT Flushing Line. The QM2 bus provides express bus service to Manhattan.
During the Silent Movie era, Beechhurst was a favorite vacation area for the rich and famous. Estates lined the waterfront, including those of industrialist Harvey Firestone and entertainment impresario Arthur Hammerstein (son of Oscar Hammerstein I and uncle of Oscar Hammerstein II). The Beechhurst Towers hotel (now a co-op apartment building) was a favorite of actress Mary Pickford and was frequented by many Broadway and early movie stars, including the Marx Brothers and W.C. Fields.
- Queens Community Boards, New York City. Accessed September 3, 2007.
- "Ronald Reagan: Appointment of 11 Members of the National Graduate Fellows Program Fellowship Board", The American Presidency Project, July 10, 1985. Accessed September 30, 2007. "Anne Paolucci is a professor of English at St. John's University. She graduated from Barnard College (B.A., 1947) and Columbia University (M.A., 1950; Ph.D., 1963). She was born July 31, 1926, in Rome, Italy, and now resides in Beechurst, NY."
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