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Parsons Boulevard is a road in Queens, New York. Its northern end is at Malba Drive in the Malba neighborhood and its southern end is at Archer Avenue in downtown Jamaica.

Parsons Boulevard
OwnerCity of New York
Maintained byNYCDOT
Length6.2 mi[1][2][3][4] (10.0 km)
Four disjointed sections
LocationQueens, New York City
South endArcher Avenue in Jamaica
Major
junctions
NY 25 in Jamaica
Grand Central Parkway in Jamaica Hills
I-495 in Kew Gardens Hills
NY 25A in Flushing
North end144th Street in Malba

RouteEdit

The road stretches for nearly six miles, divided into four segments:

HistoryEdit

Parsons Boulevard takes its name from Samuel Bowne Parsons Sr., who moved to Flushing from Manhattan around 1800 and married Mary Bowne, a descendant of prominent local settler John Bowne. Samuel Bowne Parsons Sr. was an accomplished and well noted horticulturist, who was the first to import Japanese Maples and propagate rhododendrons. Parsons' nursery was located within present-day Kissena Park.

The oldest section of Parsons Boulevard is between Kissena Boulevard in Kew Gardens Hills and Archer Avenue in Jamaica. Dating to the colonial period, this segment, together with Kissena Boulevard, connected the early settlements of Jamaica and Flushing. The most recent section of Parsons Boulevard was completed in 1951, during the construction of the Pomonok apartments. In contrast to most boulevards in Queens, Parsons is not regarded as a major transportation route because it is broken into four segments, with the section through Kissena Park having never been built, along with Whitestone Expressway and Long Island Expressway interrupting its route.

TransportationEdit

Between 14th Avenue and Union Avenue, the Q20 and Q44 buses follow Parsons Boulevard. Between Kissena Boulevard and Archer Avenue, the Q25 and Q34 buses follow Parsons Boulevard.[5]

Parsons Boulevard is also the name of the following stations of the New York City Subway in Queens:[6]

ReferencesEdit

Route map:

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  1. ^ a b Google (July 1, 2018). "Parsons Boulevard" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Google (July 1, 2018). "Parsons Boulevard" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Google (July 1, 2018). "Parsons Boulevard" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Google (July 1, 2018). "Parsons Boulevard" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Queens Bus Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 21, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2018.