Kew Gardens Hills

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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 Includes:

Waterproofing Services

  • Waterproofing Parking Structures
  • Concrete Commercial Roofs
  • French Drains

Insulation Services

  • 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 Kew Gardens Hills

An attractive neighborhood namely Kew Gardens has many attractions and offers its residents many amenities. The locals get a sense of a dense urban feel, and most of them rent out their homes. There are a few people who rent out properties. The area boasts many bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

Most of the owners are single-family homes with many apartment buildings situated just along the main subway lines in the neighborhood. The population here is about 23000 people, and there is lots of cultural diversity. Still, one can feel tranquility in the neighborhood; despite some hustle-bustle.

The crime rate is much lower than average in the rest of the country. But most people consider the northwestern side of the town to be the safest.

Things to see in Kew Gardens

There are tons of things to do and see in Kew Gardens. With many eateries, entertainment sites, and waterfront features, single families remain happy and entertained. Some of the most widely visited are:

Cobblestones Pub

Considered number one when it comes to the vibrant nightlife in the city, Cobblestones Pub is an all-time hit. You can order delicious food while you dance the night away with your friends.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Another great attraction of the neighborhood is the Flushing Meadows, Corona Park. Spend a lazy day in the summer with families and walk your pets. Many people like to have small picnics here with their families.

Louis Armstrong House Museum

Enthralling history awaits those who are interested in the Louis Armstrong Museum. The museum is mostly full during the weekends: but the mornings are quieter.

Nearby Neighborhoods:

Kew Gardens Hills History & Culture

In the northwestern part of the neighborhood was the location of the 120 acres (49 ha) Spring Hill Farm. The farm was part of the Francis Lewis estate during colonial times. By 1762 the farm was owned by Colonel Thomas Willet, High Sheriff of Flushing, and was sold to Cadwallader Colden, lieutenant governor for the Province of New York. In 1763 Colden built the Spring Hill House on the property. In 1783 the property was confiscated by the government because Cadwallader’s son David was a loyalist to the monarchy. By 1894 the Durkee family owned the property and sold it to the Cedar Grove Cemetery Corporation. The Spring Hill House became the office of the Cedar Grove Cemetery, until the house was later destroyed by a fire. Cadwallader Colden and Thomas Willet are among those who are buried on the property on what is now the grounds of the Mount Hebron Cemetery.

In the 19th century the area of Kew Gardens Hills was known as Head of the Fly, for its location at the headwaters of the Flushing Creek (or Flushing River). Fly or vly, being the Dutch word for swamp. One of the oldest roads through the area was called the Vleigh Road, and still exists today as Vleigh Place.

Timothy Jackson operated a horse boarding stable near where the intersection of Park Drive East and Union Turnpike, or the Kew Gardens Interchange is today. On what is now the Jamaica subway yard was previously a horse race course, built by Timothy Jackson, and was known as Whitepot Race & Track. Although the train yard is not in Jamaica, it is named Jamaica because the yard feeds the subway lines which begin (or end) in Jamaica. This area was an extension of Timothy Jackson’s Willow Glen Farm for which the farmhouse was located south of Union Turnpike in the neighborhood of Jamaica that is now called Briarwood. In the 1750s, William Furman was the owner of the farm he named Willow Glen. Today Willow Lake, at the southern end of Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, retains the Willow name.

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