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Bayswater
Neighborhood of Queens
PS 104, an elementary school in the neighborhood
PS 104, an elementary school in the neighborhood
Country  United States
State  New York
City  New York City
County/Borough Flag of Queens County, New York.svg Queens
Community District Queens 14
Population
 (2019)
 • Total 19,128
Race and Ethnicity
 • Black 47%
 • Hispanic 27%
 • White 21%
 • Asian 4%
 • Multiracial 1%
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
11691
Area codes 718, 347, 929, and 917

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.

One of Bayswater's early developers was William Trist Bailey, who had purchased the property and laid out the community around 1878, hence the street names Bailey Court and Trist Place. 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. It is patrolled by the New York City Police Department's 101st Precinct.

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