is a neighborhood in the New York City borough
. It is now a largely African American
and West Indian
neighborhood. In the 1930s through 1970s and beyond, the neighborhood was populated by many Jewish Americans, but succeeding generations have been made up of new migrants. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 13
Laurelton is mostly made up of single-family homes.
The area derives its name from the Laurelton station on the Long Island Rail Road, which was named for the laurels that grew there over 100 years ago. The station is located at 225th Street and 141st Road and offers service to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan by both the Far Rockaway and Long Beach branches.
According to the school's website, the demographics are 97% African American, 2.67% Asian, .33% White. A vast majority of the people living in Laurelton are of African-American or West Indian decent, however up until the 1970's, Laurelton was a predominately Jewish community.
The Belt Parkway
's exits 24 A-B, 23A, and 22 all service Laurelton.
- Springfield Boulevard to Laurelton Parkway
- 121 Avenue to Conduit Avenue