Pomonok is a lower middle class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. This large public housing development1 in South Flushing, Queens was built in 1949 on the former site of Pomonok Country Club. Pomonok is considered to be in the South Flushing section of Queens. The name comes from a Native American word for eastern Long Island, and means either "land of tribute" or "land where there is travelling by water".citation needed
Pomonok is a part of Queens Community Board 8, which also includes Fresh Meadows, South Flushing, Cunningham Heights, Hilltop Village, Jamaica Estates, Holliswood, Utopia, Kew Gardens Hills, and Briarwood.
Nearby are major facilities such as Queens College, St. John's University, Touro College, Rabbinical Seminary of America, Queens Hospital Center, New York Hospital Queens, Cunningham Park and many public and private schools. CUNY Law School, formerly in this area, moved to the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens in May 2012.
Flushing is a 30-minute plus commute on the 7 subway to midtown Manhattan from the Main Street terminus. The Long Island Rail Road also runs from the Flushing Main Street station to Penn Station, a 17 minute ride. Buses Q12, Q13, Q15, Q16, Q17, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q27, Q34, Q44, Q48, Q65, Q66 and Q50 serve Flushing. The QM4 runs express from Pomonok to Midtown.
The Whitestone Expressway connects Flushing north to the Bronx, south to the Van Wyck Expressway to John F. Kennedy International Airport, and to the Grand Central Parkway and LaGuardia Airport. Main Street is a major commercial street.
- NYCHA Pomonok Houses