Foch Sitting Area
Foch Sitting Area is a 0.051-acre (210 m2) green public space in the South Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens, New York, at the southeast corner of Foch Boulevard and the northbound service road of Van Wyck Expressway. Like the adjacent Foch Boulevard, it is named after Ferdinand Foch, Marshal of France in World War I. In 1919, a new road constructed between South Ozone Park and South Jamaica was designated as Foch Boulevard.
The site of the Foch Sitting Area was acquired by the City of New York in 1946 and developed as part of the Van Wyck Expressway. The broad shoulder space along the highway’s path was planted with trees as a buffer while parcels that were too small to develop became playgrounds and sitting areas.
- “New Jamaica Final Maps” Brooklyn Daily Eagle January 5, 1919