Middle Village is a mainly residential neighborhood in the central section of the borough of Queens, New York City, bounded to the north by the Long Island Expressway, to the west by Mount Olivet Cemetery and the former LIRR Montauk Branch railroad tracks, to the east by Woodhaven Boulevard, and to the south by Cooper Avenue. An area roughly trapezoid-shaped that is bordered by Mt. Olivet Crescent to the east, Fresh Pond Road to the west, Eliot Avenue to the north, and Metropolitan Avenue to the south is usually considered part of Middle Village, but can sometimes also be found in nearby Ridgewood.
Middle Village is bordered by the neighborhoods of Elmhurst to the north, Maspeth, and Ridgewood to the west, Glendale to the south, and Rego Park to the east. Middle Village is located in Queens Community District 5 and its ZIP Code is 11379. It is patrolled by the New York City Police Department’s 104th Precinct based at 6402 Catalpa Ave in Ridgewood.
Main points of interest:
Metro Mall is a shopping mall on Metropolitan Avenue just west of the neighborhood’s subway station; The Frank T. Lang Building, at Metropolitan Avenue and 69th Street, was constructed in 1904; Niederstein’s, a renowned local restaurant, was located at 69-16 Metropolitan Avenue until it was demolished in 2005. The site, located near present-day 69th Street; The Arion Theater, a one-screen, 970-seat theater at Metropolitan Avenue and 74th Street, was built in 1921. The theater was converted to a RiteAid drugstore—which closed in 2009—and then to a Spirit Halloween superstore. As of 2016, the site is a Salvation Army location; The Artistic Building, on Metropolitan Avenue between 79th and 80th Streets.
Middle Village also has some very old houses. The Morrell House, built by English settler Thomas Morrell, was built in 1719 on present-day Juniper Valley Road. Near the present-day intersection of Juniper Valley Road and 80th Street stands the United Community Methodist Church, the first Methodist church in Middle Village. Juniper Valley Park, built in 1930 on the site of the former Juniper Swamp, serves Northern Middle Village. Elmhurst Hospital Center is the nearest major hospital. The United States Post Office operates the Middle Village Station at 71-35 Metropolitan Avenue.
The Metropolitan Avenue station (M train) is the nearest subway stop to the neighborhood. Additionally, Middle Village is served by five local bus lines: the Q29 along Dry Harbor Road and 80th Street; the Q38 along with Eliot and Penelope Avenues; the Q47 along 80th Street; the Q54 on Metropolitan Avenue; and the Q67 along 69th Street and Metropolitan Avenue. The neighborhood is also served by the express bus routes QM24, QM25, and QM34, which run along Eliot Avenue.
Middle Village Coordinates: 40.72°N 73.88°W