Woodhaven is located in the borough of Queens, NY. It is bordered by Forest Park on the north, a public
park; it also borders Ozone Park to the south at Atlantic Avenue, Richmond Hill to the east and the
borough of Brooklyn is it western border. Woodhaven is part of Queens Community Board 9.
There are many Victorian and Colonial style home over 120 years old in this neighborhood. It consists
of mainly one and two family homes. The oldest home is located on 87-20 88th Street. The entire house
was moved from Jamaica Avenue to 88th Street due to the construction of the elevated J line with the
MTA system. Woodhaven is a diverse neighborhood consisting of Asians Americans, Latin Americans
and Europeans and small number of African Americans.
Public transportation is very convenient in Woodhaven; you can catch the J and Z train as well as the
LIRR. Many buses run through Woodhaven making it very convenient to get around; the Express QM15,
QM16, QM17, QM18, QM21, QM24 and QM25. There is also limited bus service on the Q21, Q24 and
Q56 and local service on the Q11 and Q53.
One of its famous hot spots is Forest Park where NY Philharmonics and other big events such as Big
Apple Circus and concerts from the Metropolitan Opera take place every year. There are many activities
for the family, such as tennis courts, a carousel, areas for various athletics activities and playgrounds.
Woodhaven’s school system is located in District 29. Their main revenue comes from the Jamaica
Avenue shopping area, which is littered with many small and local businesses. There is a big parade on
Jamaica Avenue held during the holidays every winter sponsored by the Salvation Army to collect items
to assist people that live in the devastated parts of the world.
P.S. 60 Woodhaven
P.S. 97 Forest Park
New York City Academy of Discovery
St. Thomas the Apostle – Roman Catholic Elementary