5.6 out of 10


Ranked 43rd best neighborhood in Queens
40.7325036194512 -73.8097289216048
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Average suburban community"

Located south of Flushing, this Queens community of housing developments offers easy access to major roads such as the Long Island Expressway, Parsons Boulevard and Kissena Boulevard. There are thousands of apartments in the brick complexes, which are unique because they also have ample parking lots. One of the factors that draws people to this community is its proximity to several major universities including the Rabbinical Seminary of America, Queens College and the CUNY law school. Pomonok also has a number of religious institutions, including a Lutheran church and a Chinese Baptist church. There are lots of businesses on Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Avenue, as well as elder care and child care facilities. While Pomonok is still a good distance from Manhattan, there are diverse public transportation options. You can take the bus to the subway on Main Street in Flushing, or you can take one of the town's express buses. While shops and restaurants in Pomonok are not very diverse, there are many more options just a few minutes away in Flushing. Still, there isn't much a nightlife in or near Pomonok, so it isn't a very good choice for young singles who are looking for a party town.
  • Consistent; many life-long residents
  • Close to several universities
  • Close to Flushing, where lots of ethnic restaurants and stores are
  • Boring
  • Fairly long commute to the city
  • Bad reputation for safety
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"You may as well be in Long Island"

This neighborhood is a far cry from New York City (even if it is still located in Queens), because it looks more like a suburb brimming with little apartment complexes which feature actual parking lots, which are rarely seen in such spacious abundance, and also because it is literally pretty far from the city. This is a residential area and essentially just a housing development which was built on a former golf course (which it still resembles). Fun fact: the name is a Native American word that formerly referred to eastern Long Island, which the neighborhood borders. From here, it’s more than thirty minutes on the 7 train to get into the city – which isn’t that bad when you consider the distance you are overtaking.

"Residents are born, raised, and never leave here!"

Pomonok is a neighborhood in Queens that is located in the center of surrounding areas like Fresh Meadows, Queensbororo Hill, Hillcrest, and Kew Gardens Hills. The name of the community comes from a Native American word for eastern Long Island, meaning either “land of tribute” or “land where there is traveling water.” In 1949 this neighborhood was developed as a large housing area built on the site of a golf course.

Within the boundaries of Pomonok are major educational facilities like Queens College, CUNY Law School, St. John’s University, Touro College, and Rabbinical Seminary of America. There are also many public and private schools located in the neighborhood. If you are in needs of healthcare, Queens Hospital Center is found nearby. Cunningham Park provides a wonderful outdoor adventure for the residents of Pomonok.

Among locals, Pomonok is described as a small village, where everybody knows everybody. A sense of stability and security has endured in this neighborhood for years. Many of the residents are elderly and have lived in Pomonok since the beginning.

There are some bad sides to Pomonok, although the neighborhood has cleaned itself up over the years. It is generally safe, but you will find a small gang problem along with a few prostitution rings.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Pomonok

159th St

"On 159th Street"
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160th St

"On 160th Street"
40.733974904403 -73.8082788485737

69th Ave

"On 69th Avenue"
40.7330795011124 -73.8044754998293

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