East Elmhurst is an urban community in Queens, New York. East Elmhurst is located south of the Northern Boulevard and its eastern border is Flushing Bay, the Grand Central Parkway and the Flushing Meadows Park marina. To the west, East Elmhurst's boundary with Jackson Heights is at 85th Street. East Elmhurst meets Corona to the south at Northern Boulevard (east of Junction Boulevard or 94th Street). East Elmhurst offer great apartments and condominiums with a grand view of New York's skyline. People moving to East Elmhurst will also find it an easy commute to Manhattan. The residential area near the bay is found to be quiet and boasts stately homes.
The economy of Queens and its neighborhoods is based on tourism, industry, and trade. Residents of East Elmhurst are mostly young singles-upwardly mobile (young, educated, professionally employed, and single). Moving to Elmhurst is fairly easy and reasonable with its range of small apartment buildings to choose from. The neighbors are hardworking middle to upper class with jobs mostly in sales or service.
The Bulova Corporate Center and British Airways still maintains offices in the Bulova Building, East Elmhurst.
East Elmhurst was developed as a suburban community in 1905. It has been proven to be one of the few areas in New York which has a stable tract of homeowners. Average tenure in East Elmhurst is remarkably up to 30 years. In 1970s, the neighborhood of Cape Cods and small stucco homes was among the first where African-Americans could buy homes. Residents of an East Elmhurst census tract stay in their homes the longest of residents of any of the more than 2,000 census tracts in New York City, according to an examination of released data from Census Bureau surveys from 2005 to 2009. Most people moved to Elmhurst around 1974. Later, East Elmhurst gave way to investing in small residential apartments and more recently, to high rise condominiums.
East Elmhurst houses one of the most extensive collections of African American art and literature in the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. The Black Heritage Reference Center, a part of the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, has an impressive and comprehensive reference and circulating collection, totaling approximately 30,000 volumes of materials written about and related to Black culture.