Bayside is a neighborhood in Queens, New York. Whitestone bounds it to the northwest, the Long Island Sound and Little Neck Bay to the northeast, Douglaston to the east, Oakland Gardens to the south, and Fresh Meadows to the west. CNN Money ranked Bayside as one of the most expensive housing markets nationally when analyzing comparable detached homes throughout the United States. Despite its large housing stock of free-standing homes, it ranks nationally high to very high in population density.
Bayside’s history dates to 2000 B.C. when the Matinecock Native American tribe first settled there. Around 1637, the Dutch West India Company encouraged Dutch farmers to settle on land grants in New Amsterdam, which was the name of New York then. William Lawrence of England built the first permanent building, a stone farmhouse when he settled Bayside in 1644. Twenty years later, England took control of New Amsterdam, renamed it the Province of New York, and English people began settling in the area. When Queens, New York was officially established in 1683, the Town of Flushing was one of the original five towns of Queens, NYC, and today’s Bayside was within the Town of Flushing. During the American Revolutionary War, whaleboats from Connecticut raided the Bayside–Little Neck area, and the British military occupied the Town of Flushing.
Bayside was the site of a murder by Peter Hains, a prominent army officer abetted by his brother, sea novelist Thornton Jenkins Hains. The latter gunned down principal editor William Annis at his yacht club in 1908. The so-called “Regatta Murder” led to a widely publicized trial at the Flushing County Courthouse. Peter Hains was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to eight years at Sing, while Thornton Hains was acquitted.
Bayside Hills is a subdivision of Bayside’s south side, bordered by 48th Avenue to the north, the Long Island Expressway to the south, 211th Street to the west, and Springfield Boulevard on the east. The homes in Bayside Hills, many of which were built by Gross Morto, are generally more upscale and have higher property values. EZ Bed Bugs Exterminator Queens
Bayside Hills is known for its thirty-three street malls and accents, especially the gatehouse at Bell Boulevard and 48th Avenue, gateposts on 48th Avenue from 216th Street, and Bayside Hills Street Clock at 50th Avenue and 215th Street.
Bay Terrace is an affluent neighborhood often considered part of the larger area of Bayside. The area encompasses gated cooperative/condominium developments such as the Bay Club and Baybridge Condominium. Other cooperative/condominium developments include the Towers at Waters Edge, the Kennedy Street Quad, the Bayside Townhouse Condominiums, Bay Country Owners, Bell Owners, and others. The gated estate community of the “Bayside Gables” is also located within the Bay Terrace neighborhood, being the site of some of the only single-family homes in the area.
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