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Lindenwood is a middle class, triangular residential section of Howard Beach that is bounded by the Belt Pkwy and Howard Beach to the south, East New York to the east, and Ozone Park to the northwest.Read more about Lindenwood
The Aqueduct racetrack is a quick drive to the west along Belt Pkwy, and Jamaica Bay is a short drive south.
Developed in the 1950s and 60s, Lindenwood sits on formerly landfilled land, and is architecturally distinct from nearby Howard Beach. It is mostly made up of six-story red-brick apartment buildings and co-op garden apartments rather than residential homes, making it one of the last accessible bastions for renters in southern Queens. Heritage House East and West are actually among the first condominium apartment buildings in New York State.
Lindenwood has slowly shifted away from family-friendly towards renter-friendly - the recent influx of residents, coupled with a change in policies regarding apartment building playgrounds, have changed the feel of the neighborhood to a denser, urban vibe similar to parts of western Queens. The Lindenwood Shopping Center is in the center of the neighborhood, as well as nearby P.S. 232 and a walk-in medical center. Linden Blvd, the main commercial road, also has a small strip mall.
The neighborhood has one church and one synagogue. Lindenwood is mostly Italian and Jewish, with a small Hispanic presence. Popular restaurants in the area include New Park Pizzeria, Gino’s Pizzeria, La Villa Pizzeria, and Vincent’s Clam Bar.
The Howard Beach -- JFK Airport station is nearby, and houses both the A line and the AirTrain to JFK Airport. Bus service is available via the Q11, Q21, Q41, Q52, and Q53 Limited. Major roads include the Belt Pkwy, Cross Bay Blvd, Conduit Blvd, and Linden Blvd.