Welcome to Whitestone
Enjoy the suburban/urban mix of this neighborhood near the East River
Located within Queens, Whitestone is the northernmost neighborhood belonging to the borough. At its top point, it's surrounded by the East River. This offers plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities and picturesque views to complete the suburban area. Urban attractions and amenities also help complete the neighborhood, ensuring an equal mix of both environments to meet everyone's tastes. The real estate scene is a mixture of single-family residences and apartments.
What to Love
- Proximity to the East River and opportunities for water adventures
- An urban and suburban mixture of attractions and amenities
- A variety of dining choices and cuisine types
Considered one of the best places to live in New York, Whitestone is a neighborhood that truly has it all. The mixture of urban and suburban possibilities helps to make it the endearing community that so many have come to love. Here, you'll find just as many bars and shops as you will parks and greenspaces. Get into town and enjoy the many offerings available to you.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
When you need a morning pick-me-up, Coffee Monster is a favored spot in town. They focus on high-end ingredients to create bold flavors. They also serve bakery items and regular meals so you can get your fill while you enjoy your caffeine.
Patsy's Pizzeria is a long-standing neighborhood favorite. With a full bar, you can enjoy a drink alongside your pizza or pasta. They offer an extensive menu so you can choose what you're truly craving. Mozzarella sticks, fried ravioli, fried calamari, mussels, soups, salads, eggplant parmigiana, and more give you a wide variety of choices.
H Crab serves cajun seafood. With a variety of spicy and flavored crawfish, crab, shrimp, fish, and fish, there is no shortage of exciting dishes here. You can also choose a soup, pasta, sandwich, fried food basket, or combo plate. Pair it with a beer, glass of wine, or non-alcoholic drink.
For a run to the grocery store, visit North Shore Farms. This supermarket has everything you need to create your own delicious meals at home. Gourmet foods, traditional items, and prepared meals are all available. For clothing items and home goods, check out both the Whitestone Shopping Center and Whitestone Plaza. Each one features a variety of shops and eateries to occupy your time and enjoy some retail therapy.
Things to Do
Francis Lewis Park is a beautiful sight in the area worth exploring. There is a launch available to set out on your kayak or canoe, or you can utilize the provided sporting fields and courts. Handball, bocce ball, and basketball are all popular here. This park is also the site of the summer concert series and other community events.
Harvey Park is another favored place in Whitestone. This memorial park features a beloved rabbit statue. Basketball courts, baseball fields, and a splash pad are on-site for residents to get active. There is also plenty of green space to enjoy if you want to take a stroll around the area.
The Whitestone Bridge Observatory gives you an up-close view of the East River. You can see the bridge that stretches across from Whitestone to the Bronx at Ferry Point Park. It's a popular spot to explore.
Closer to Downtown Flushing, the Lewis Latimer House Museum is an experience you don’t want to miss. This historical house was turned into a museum to showcase the story of the home's former owner, an African American electrical pioneer and inventor. Discover some of his artifacts and works or enjoy the views of his outdoor area, complete with a beautiful gazebo entryway. Many other notable museums fill the area, including the Voelker Orth Museum, which features a Victorian garden and a gorgeous sanctuary for birds.
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