Woodside is a working- and middle-class residential and commercial neighborhood in the western portion of the borough of Queens in New York City
For those that have visited or had the great opportunity to live in New York City will agree when we say that each neighborhood has it’s own unique and different energy, vibe and atmosphere. Each week we will try to feature a new area on The New York World. This week we are taking a closer look at Woodside in Queens.
Manhattan can be extremely expensive and Woodside offers cheaper rental prices but with good transport links via the Number 7 train which goes direct to Grand Central.
Woodside has great transport links to Midtown via the 7 Train.
As with many areas of NYC, it all started with a large population of European immigrants, primarily Irish, German and Italian. Nowadays the neighbourhood consists of many Latinos and South Asians communities. With this brings it’s own unique flavour and many different authentic restaurants to the area. Woodside is a real New York World in which you will hear many different languages being spoken in the area.
Filipinos dominate in terms of a particular community with over 16% being from the Philippines.
There is also an area called “Little Manila” –– as it’s called –– begins at 63rd Street on Roosevelt Avenue and extends to 71st.
Where is Woodside
Events in Woodside, Queens.
Every St. Patricks Day, (March 17th) the neighborhood hosts the “St. Pat’s for All Parade” welcoming members of the LGBTQ community to march. There are an estimated 40 Irish pubs in Woodside so the connection is still strong.
Next week we will look at what life in the Astoria is like, if you want us to cover your neighborhood then feel free to reach out here