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LeFrak City

LeFrak City (originally spelled Lefrak and pronounced LE-frak) is a 4,605-apartment development in the southernmost region of Corona and the easternmost part of Elmhurst, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. It is located between Junction Boulevard to the west, 57th Avenue to the north, 99th Street to the east, and the Long Island Expressway to the south.

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of LeFrak City include:

  • Akinyele (born 1970), rapper.
  • Kenny Anderson (born 1970), former basketball player for the New Jersey Nets and other teams during his ten-year NBA career.
  • Telfar Clemens (born 1985), Liberian-American fashion designer, DJ and founder of eponymous TELFAR, a genderless fashion label based in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
  • Bryant Dunston (born 1986), professional basketball player in Europe and Asia.
  • Ehinomen Ehikhamenor (born 1980), professional boxer who fights in the cruiserweight division.
  • Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, worked with Phil Spector and composed many of the 'girl group' era's greatest hits, including "Chapel of Love", "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Leader of the Pack".
  • Kaz Hirai (born 1960), Japanese businessman who was the President and CEO of Sony Corporation.
  • Simon Nabatov (born 1959), pianist.
  • Noreaga (born 1977, aka N.O.R.E.), rapper.
  • Nneka Onuorah (born 1988), director and producer best known for her 2015 directorial debut, The Same Difference.
  • Prodigy (1974-2017), rapper, actor and author.
  • Kool G Rap (born 1968), rapper.
  • Kenny Smith (born 1965), sports commentator and former professional basketball player for various teams during his ten-year NBA career.
  • Jermaine Turner (born 1974), American-Irish former professional basketball player who spent most of his 17-year career playing in the Irish Super League.
  • Mark White (born 1962), bass player for the Spin Doctors.
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