Bayswater, Queens

Bayswater is a small neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, on the eastern end of the Rockaway Peninsula. The community is located to the northwest of Far Rockaway, along the southeastern shore of Jamaica Bay. Some consider Bayswater to be a part of Far Rockaway, but most recognize it as separate.

Bayswater
Location within New York City
Coordinates: 40°36′18″N 73°45′54″W / 40.605°N 73.765°W / 40.605; -73.765Coordinates: 40°36′18″N 73°45′54″W / 40.605°N 73.765°W / 40.605; -73.765
Country United States
State New York
City New York City
County/Borough Queens
Community DistrictQueens 14[1]
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
11691
Area codes718, 347, 929, and 917

One of Bayswater's early developers was William Trist Bailey, hence the street names Bailey Court and Trist Place, who had purchased the property and laid out the community c. 1878.[2] Once the location of a number of summer hotels such as the Elstone Park and the Sunset Lodge, Bayswater is now a year-round residential neighborhood. Bayswater has a diverse population with large numbers of Black and Orthodox Jewish residents. The Bayswater Civic Association represents the area.

Bayswater is located in Queens Community District 14 and its ZIP Code is 11691.[1] It is patrolled by the New York City Police Department's 101st Precinct.

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  1. ^ a b "NYC Planning | Community Profiles". communityprofiles.planning.nyc.gov. New York City Department of City Planning. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  2. ^ The Rockaways. Accessed October 2, 2007. "The Bayswater section was laid out about 1878 by William Trist Bailey, who purchased the property from J.B. and W. W. Cornell. The first Rockaway hunt with hounds started from this spot and the first yacht club was erected there."