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Brookville is a small, suburban residential neighborhood in southeastern Queens, south of the Belt Pkwy and north of Idlewild Park.Read more about Brookville
It borders Springfield Gardens to the west, Rosedale to the east, and Laurelton to the north (on the other side of the Belt Pkwy). Rockaway Blvd and John F Kennedy International Airport are on the other side of Idlewild Park and are a short drive away.
Brookville, most likely named for nearby Conselyeas Pond in Brookville Park, is caught between two larger and better-known neighborhoods. Depending on who you ask it’s Springfield Gardens on some days and Rosedale on others. The woody, park-centric community is one of the newer developments in Queens, a “mini-neighborhood” that sprung up along with many others in the 20th century in order to house the increasing workforce in Queens.
Today Brookville is home to a large number of West Indians, as well as many Jamaicans, Trinidadians, and Guyanese immigrants. According to Census data, the population is about 89% black and 6% white. Popular restaurants include Catfish Cafe, Justin’s Restaurant, and Mario’s Pizzeria. The main commercial street is 147th Ave.
Brookville is off the subway map, but still accessible via the Long Island Rail Road in neighboring Rosedale. The Q85 bus makes stops along South Conduit Blvd. The Q111 and Q113 pass through nearby Rosedale and go to Jamaica, where the subway is available (E J Z trains), as well as Far Rockaway. The X63 provides rush hour service. Major thoroughfares in Brookville include Springfield Blvd, 147th Ave, and the Belt Pkwy.