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Zavza Seal is an experienced general contracting firm with a passion for delivering excellence. Serving Long Island communities including Suffolk, Nassau, Brooklyn, and Queens. We are a one-stop shop construction company that specializes in waterproofing, and insulation along with foundation waterproofing services.
Our Expertise Include:
- Basement waterproofing
- Concrete crack repair
- Paving and sealing driveways and garages
- Waterproofing parking structures
- Concrete commercial roofs
- Batt insulation
- Rolled or reflective insulation
- Blown in insulation
- Spray foam insulation
If you are considering any type of solution for foundation waterproofing or insulation services, we are here to help and can provide valuable, time-saving advice.
Get to know Bayside
Bayside is one of the largest communities in Queens County and one of the most densely populated areas in the United States. The community has been recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in New York City. It is also home to the largest concentration of Russian immigrants outside Russia’s borders. The neighborhood has become an iconic symbol for Russians living abroad and attracts many tourists visiting it every year.
The area is known for its friendly atmosphere, great restaurants, and excellent schools. This makes it a great place to live or rent an apartment to ensure that your family receives a quality education.
There are plenty of parks in Bayside where residents can enjoy their free time or get some fresh air after a hard day at work or school. Many cultural institutions such as museums and theaters provide entertainment for those who want something different than going out with friends on weekends or evenings after work.
The neighborhood also offers easy access to major highways like the Grand Central Parkway and Cross Island Parkway and transportation options such as the seven train or Q20 bus line that runs directly through Bayside Village (one of its central commercial districts).
Bayside History & Culture
The first known written occurrence of the name Bayside was in a deed dated 1798, written as Bay Side.
During the 19th century, Bayside was primarily farmland, where wealthy people from Manhattan would visit it as a rural resort. The Bayside House, owned by Joseph Crocheron, was well-known for its clambakes. The Bayside House burned down in 1906, but Crocheron’s name lives on as the namesake of the 45-acre (18 ha) Crocheron Park.
Bayside was the site of a murder by Peter Hains, a prominent army officer, abetted by his brother, sea novelist Thornton Jenkins Hains, who gunned down prominent editor William Annis at his yacht club in 1908. The so-called “Regatta Murder” led to a widely publicized trial at the Flushing County Courthouse. Peter Hains was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to eight years at Sing Sing, while Thornton Hains was acquitted.
During the 1920s and 1930s, there were several movie studios in Astoria, and movie stars such as Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, Norma Talmadge, W.C. Fields, and Charlie Chaplin lived in Bayside, some in posh homes. Former heavyweight boxing champion James J. (Gentleman Jim) Corbett lived in Bayside from 1902 to 1933, on a street that is named after him. When rumors ran rampant through the acting community that Bayside would be the location of a new movie and production studio, many actors purchased homes in anticipation of an easy commute to the studio. However, this rumored studio never materialized. When Hollywood emerged as the capital of the movie industry during the 1920s, many actors left Bayside to pursue careers in California.
After the end of World War II, residential development of Bayside increased dramatically, particularly because of its station on the Long Island Rail Road’s Port Washington Branch, where a commuter could ride one train straight to Manhattan without requiring a transfer at Jamaica station.
Bayside remains one of the safest and wealthiest neighborhoods in Queens. However, Bayside has been the setting to several organized crime incidents. Michael Pappadio of Bayside managed the Lucchese crime family’s interests in the Garment District of Manhattan, in secrecy from his wife. In 1989, upon a falling out with his superiors, he was murdered at a bagel shop in South Ozone Park. His wife reported Michael as missing, and three years later she learned about his death and his life in organized crime from the FBI. In April 2002, Gambino crime family associate Darren D’Amico was shot in the leg outside a restaurant in Bayside; his suspected shooter was Bonanno crime family associate Randolph Pizzolo.