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Roosevelt Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue are main thoroughfares in the New York City boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn. Roosevelt Avenue begins at 48th Street and Queens Boulevard in the neighborhood of Sunnyside. West of Queens Boulevard, the road is named Greenpoint Avenue and continues through Sunnyside and Long Island City across the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge into the borough of Brooklyn, terminating at WNYC Transmitter Park on the East River in the neighborhood of Greenpoint.[2] Roosevelt Avenue goes through Woodside, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Corona, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park (adjacent to Citi Field) and Flushing. In Flushing, Roosevelt Avenue ends at 156th Street and Northern Boulevard.[1]

Greenpoint Avenue
Roosevelt Avenue
Roosevelt Avenue terminal in Jackson Heights
Roosevelt Avenue Bus Terminal in Jackson Heights
NamesakeGreenpoint Bluff
Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt
OwnerCity of New York
Maintained byNYCDOT
Length8.3 mi[1] (13.4 km)
2.4 mi (3.86 km) as Greenpoint Avenue
5.9 mi (9.50 km) as Roosevelt Avenue
LocationBrooklyn, Queens
Postal code11222, 11101, 11104, 11377, 11372, 11373, 11368, 11354
Nearest metro stationGreenpoint Avenue "G" train
Flushing Line "7" train"7" express train
Roosevelt/74th "7" train"E" train"F" train"M" train"R" train
West endWest Street in Greenpoint
Major
junctions
I-495 in Long Island City
NY 25 (Queens Boulevard) in Sunnyside
Grand Central Parkway in Willets Point
East end NY 25A (Northern Boulevard) / 156th Street in Murray Hill

The 7 and <7>​ trains run on the elevated IRT Flushing Line tracks above the street with ten stations until it reaches Flushing – Main Street, its current eastern terminus.[3] The rail line has been elevated above Roosevelt Avenue since 1917, when Roosevelt Avenue was formed from the combination of other streets into one main avenue.[4][5] The street, itself named after Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt,[5] provides the name for the Roosevelt Avenue / 74th Street station (7​, E, ​F, ​M, and ​R trains) in Jackson Heights. The G train stops at the Greenpoint Avenue station located at Greenpoint Avenue and Manhattan Avenue. Roosevelt Avenue was nationally recognized for its cuisine when Good Magazine named it one of "America's Tastiest Streets".[6] Roosevelt Avenue is well known for its diversity of cultural representation, ranging from Indian to Latin American.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Google (January 9, 2017). "Greenpoint and Roosevelt Avenues" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/bridges/green.shtml
  3. ^ Fernandez, Manny. "Track Work Disrupts Service on No. 7 Train in Queens." The New York Times, January 13, 2008. https://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/13/nyregion/13subway.html?_r=1&oref=slogin. Access Date September 13, 2008.
  4. ^ Kilgannon, Corey. "Under the Elevated Track, a New Sensation: Silence." The New York Times, December 21, 2005. https://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/21/nyregion/nyregionspecial3/22quietcnd.html Access Date September 13, 2008.
  5. ^ a b Mbugua, Martin. "Make Tracks to Big Avenue." New York Daily News, August 3, 1999. http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/ny_local/1999/08/03/1999-08-03_make_tracks_to_big_avenue_it.html[permanent dead link] Access Date September 13, 2008.
  6. ^ America's Tastiest Streets. Matthews, Adam. February 28, 2008. http://www.goodmagazine.com/section/Features/americas_tastiest_streets
  7. ^ "Queens for a Day." Village Voice, December 28, 1999. http://www.villagevoice.com/content/printVersion/505427. Access Date September 13, 2008.