The neighborhood is fairly dense, with a mix of single-family and multi-family homes and apartment buildings. Originally developed in the mid-1800s, Woodhaven is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Queens. The subway extended to Woodhaven in the 1890s from Brooklyn. There are still Victorian homes well over a hunderd years old.
Residents represent the diverse mix of Queens, mainly European and Hispanic, but also African-American and Asian. The neighborhood in the 1950s and 1960s was primarily Irish, Italian, German, and Polish.
Schools in Woodhaven
- P.S. 60 Woodhaven
- P.S. 97 Forest Park
- New York City Academy for Discovery
- St Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Elementary
TransportationWoodhaven has two subway stops on the J and Z subway line, along Jamaica Avenue. The A subway is close in neighboring Ozone Park.
Residents have easy access to the Jackie Robinson Parkway (formerly the Interboro). Wooodhaven Boulevard is the main north-south conduit, giving access to the Belt Parkway and Long Island Expressway.
- Police - 102nd Precinct, 87-34 118th St, Richmond Hill, NY
- Library - Queens Library, Woodhaven branch, 85-41 Forest Parkway
- Community Board - 9
- Zip Code - 11421