Linden Hill, Queens
Linden Hill was originally a rural estate owned by the Mitchell family. Ernest Mitchell owned an adjacent area known as Breezy Hill and his father owned the area now called Linden Hill. The two areas are sometimes referred to as Mitchell-Linden.
A major change in the rural nature of Linden Hill occurred in 1950. Builders envisioned a cooperative project to be set on Linden Hill which would provide middle-income housing to veterans of World War II and Korea. Under Section 213 of the Federal Housing Act of 1950,2 and at a cost of $15 million, the project was enacted. It providing homes for about 1400 residents.
The Asian-American population has expanded markedly in the southern part of Linden Hill in the past decade (as it has in Flushing proper) and the Latino-American population has also grown noticeably. Conversely, the European-American population has lessened somewhat, though European-Americans still remain in great numbers north of Bayside Avenue, west of 149th Street, and in the co-operative apartments at Mitchell Gardens, Linden Towers, Embassy Arms, and Linden Hills.
The public schools in Flushing are all supervised by the New York City Department of Education through Administrative District 25.
There is a public Elementary and High Schools in Flushing and students generally attend a school based on the location of their residence.
Flushing High School is located in the Linden Hill neighborhood, however it is commonly referred to as being in Flushing proper. Flushing High School is the oldest public high school in the City of New York. The school is housed in a distinctive Gothic Revival style building built between 1912 and 1915. The building was declared a NYC Landmark in 1991.
PS 214 is located at 31-15 140th Street and is known as the Cadwallader Colden School. It is named for the one time lieutenant governor and governor for the Province of New York and the author of "The History of the Five Indian Nations".
The local branch of the Queens Borough Public Library is located on Union Street and is known as the Mitchell Linden Branch.
There are numerous MTA bus routes available in Linden Hill. Local and express lines are easily accessible, particularly on main thoroughfares such as Union Street and Linden Place. Destinations include various Queens neighborhoods, Manhattan, and the Bronx.
While Linden Hill itself has no subway stop, the Flushing Number 7 line to Manhattan is easily accessible from Linden Hill, via the Q44 bus line.
There is a Long Island Rail Road station adjacent to Linden Hill in Flushing, which provides a direct rail link to Pennsylvania Station, also in Manhattan.
The Whitestone Expressway is a major highway which is accessible from Linden Hill. Another major roadway is Northern Boulevard which extends from the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City out to Nassau County. Important local roads include Union Street, Linden Place, Bayside Avenue, and Willets Point Boulevard.