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North Corona is a working-class, low-income neighborhood in northeastern Queens, specifically the part of Corona north of Roosevelt Ave.Read more about North Corona
It borders East Elmhurst and LaGuardia Airport to the north, Jackson Heights to the west, Elmhurst and Corona to the south, and Flushing Meadows Corona Park to the southeast. Flushing lies further east.
North Corona came into existence in 1978 as an extension of the much older community of Corona, historically associated with the African American community in Queens (alongside East Elmhurst). Both neighborhoods retained a significant African American population from the time of the Harlem Renaissance, when revolutionizing figures of early jazz, like Louis Armstrong, Langston Hughes, and Ella Fitzgerald lived there. Other historic African American figures, like Malcolm X and Jackie Robinson, also lived in Corona for a time. The area that is now known as North Corona houses the Louis Armstrong House Museum.
In the 60s and 70s the community was fairly well-integrated, but has since experienced “white flight” (specifically of Italian-Americans). Currently North Corona is over 75% Hispanic, predominantly Mexican, Ecuadorian, Colombian, and Dominican, with blacks making up the next biggest piece of the pie at around 15%. It has become a very attractive neighborhood for young, minority professionals due to the area’s relatively cheap housing and ease of transportation via the 7 train. Contrary to popular belief, North Corona is actually much safer now than it was in the 1990s, which also makes it an attractive option.
The community has a higher population density and more apartment buildings than South Corona (or Corona proper). Popular eats include La Cabana (Dominican), Pine Restaurant & Sports Bar, Rainhas Churrascaria (Brazilian), and La Brisa (Dominican). Citi Field, home to the Mets, is within driving distance and only one stop away from 111 St. on the 7 train.
The 7 train stops at the southern edge of North Corona along Roosevelt Ave at Junction Blvd, 103 St--Corona Plaza, and 111 St. North Corona shares many of the same buses with Corona. These include the Q23, Q48, Q66, and Q72.