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Fresh Pond, Queens

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Fresh Pond, Queens

Fresh Pond is a small middle class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, separated from Juniper Valley by the Lutheran and Mount Olivet cemeteries. Its main streets, Fresh Pond Road, Metropolitan Avenue, Eliot Avenue and 61st street, meet at the community's commercial center. Fresh Pond is served by the Fresh Pond Road and Middle Village–Metropolitan Avenue stations of the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. It is also the home of a Bus Depot for the metropolitan transit authority of New York.

A former Long Island Rail Road freight station of the Montauk Branch and the Fresh Pond Yard lie east of the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and Fresh Pond Road. The freight only Bushwick Branch of the LIRR branches off below (west of) the Fresh Pond yard before crossing Flushing Avenue. Freight cars interchange here with the New York Connecting Railroad including those from Bay Ridge and the New York Cross Harbor Railroad.[1][2]

The area was originally named for a fresh water pond which was long ago filled in. Other ponds were lower, and brackish due to Newtown Creek being estuarine. Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale, Liberty Park, and Ridgewood are its neighbors to the northwest, northeast, east, south, and west, respectively.


Coordinates: 40°42′45″N 73°54′02″W / 40.7126°N 73.9005°W / 40.7126; -73.9005

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