Bayside is a suburban area in the borough of eastern Queens NYC. The boundaries are Cross Island Pkwy. on the north, Grand Central Pkwy. on the south, Francis Lewis Blvd. on the west and 233rd street on the east. Zipcodes are 11360, 11361, 11364.
The major shopping areas are Bell Blvd. (Bayside's "main street") known for its restaurants, bars and nightlife, Bay Terrace Shopping Center, Northern Blvd. and Francis Lewis Blvd.
Bayside is known for its surrounding parks, such as Crocheron, Fort Totten and Alley Pond. Please click directly to NYC Parks Dept. for more details.
Some of the best NYC public schools are located in Bayside.
Bayside has been the home of some famous people, notably:
Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson,
Groucho Marx, Mets pitcher Tom Seaver, Paul Newman (Fresh Meadows), silent movie star Mary Pickford (Whitestone) Harry Houdini (Whitestone) composer Oscar Hammerstein (Whitestone)
Community Board 11 also has a great description of Bayside and the surrounding areas. Click here.
BaysideQueens.com was created in 1999 when the internet was first becoming popular to create a virtual location to "bridge" the community.
Since the internet has exploded BaysideQueens.com continues to serve as a go-to spot for interesting interviews and information that is Bayside oriented and Queenscentric.