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 Include:
- Basement waterproofing
- Concrete crack repair
- Paving and sealing driveways and garages
- Waterproofing parking lot or structures
- Concrete commercial roofs
- 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
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:
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.
Kew Gardens Hills History & Culture
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.