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Edgemere
Neighborhood of Queens
Aerial view of Edgemere, looking west.
Aerial view of Edgemere, looking west.
Country  United States
State  New York
City  New York City
County/Borough Flag of Queens County, New York.svg Queens
Community District Queens 14
Named for "Edge of the sea"
Population
 (2019)
 • Total 18,100
Race and Ethnicity
 • Non-Hispanic White 7%
 • Black or African-American 56%
 • Hispanic or Latino of any race 32%
 • Asian 2%
 • other 3%
Economics
 • Median income $32,785
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
11691
Area codes 718, 347, 929, and 917
Rockaway Beach Boulevard-Edgemere
Edgemere, looking towards Arverne View/Ocean Village
Edgemere, Rockaway, NY
Edgemere, Queens

Edgemere is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, extending from Beach 32nd to Beach 52nd Street on the Rockaway Peninsula. It contains Rockaway Community Park. Arverne is to the west, and Far Rockaway to the east. Edgemere was founded in 1892 by Frederick J. Lancaster, who originally called it New Venice.

Edgemere 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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