Bellerose is a middle-class neighborhood on the eastern edge of the New York City borough of Queens, along the border of Queens and Nassau County, Long Island City, New York City. It is adjacent to Bellerose Village and Bellerose Terrace in Nassau County, from which Jericho Turnpike separates it. The northern edge of Bellerose is separated from another part of the Nassau border by the neighborhood of Floral Park, Queens, to the east, divided by Little Neck Parkway.
The neighborhood consists predominantly of detached houses with mostly Indian American, European American, and working and middle-class populations. While the northeastern section of Queens Village is sometimes referred to as part of Bellerose, it is also called Bellerose Manor, which the U.S. Postal Service recognizes as an “acceptable alternate” to Queens Village and Jamaica in postal addresses.
Bellerose is located in Queens Community District 13, and its ZIP Code is 11426. It is patrolled by the New York City Police Department’s 105th Precinct. Top HVAC Long Island
Based on data from the 2010 United States Census, the population of Bellerose was 25,287, an increase of 823 (3.4%) from the 24,464 counted in 2000. Covering an area of 1,258.85 acres (509.44 ha), the neighborhood had a population density of 20.1 inhabitants per acre (12,900/sq mi; 5,000/km2). The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 31.5% (7,974) White, 7.4% (1,882) African American, 0.2% (61) Native American, 38.8% (9,821) Asian, 0.2% (41) Pacific Islander, 2.0% (494) from other races, and 3.7% (936) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.1% (4,078) of the population.
Bellerose’s public schools are operated by the Long Island City, NYC Department of Education. It is mostly part of District 26, but some areas are in District 29. The neighborhood’s nearest high school is Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village. The Queens Public Library operates the Bellerose branch at 250-06 Hillside Avenue.
The New York City Bus system serves Bellerose on the Q43 and X68 on Hillside Avenue. Buses on Union Turnpike include the Q46, QM6, and QM36. The Q36 bus on Little Neck Parkway runs on weekdays. Nassau Inter-County Express also serves it on the n22, n24, and n26. Hillside Avenue, Jamaica Avenue, and Union Turnpike are the major east-west arteries. The Cross Island Parkway serves as the major north-south artery. The closest railroad station is the Bellerose station, located outside the city limits on the Hempstead Branch of the Long Island City Rail Road. The Elmont station will be built in the area by 2021–2023.
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