Richmond Hill is a neighborhood of New York City, New York, United States, located in the southwest section of the borough of Queens. It is divided between Queens Community Boards 9 and 10. It is bordered to the north by Kew Gardens and Forest Park, to the east by Jamaica and South Jamaica, to the south by South Ozone Park, and the west by Woodhaven and Ozone Park.
Kingston Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, and Liberty Avenue are among the main commercial streets in the neighborhood. Also known as South Richmond Hill, this part of the neighborhood lies south of Atlantic Avenue. The Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road provides freight access to the neighborhood.
Richmond Hill lies between Kew Gardens and Forest Park to the north, Jamaica and South Jamaica to the east, South Ozone Park to the south, and Woodhaven and Ozone Park to the west. The northerly edge of this neighborhood is formed by Hillside Avenue east of Lefferts Boulevard, while the westerly edge is formed by Forest Park and the right-of-way of the Long Island Rail Road’s Montauk Branch. The LIRR’s abandoned Rockaway Beach Branch forms the western boundary north of Atlantic Avenue; south of Atlantic, the western boundary stretches between 104th and 107th Streets. Around 103rd Avenue or Liberty Avenue is the southern border. Van Wyck Expressway borders the eastern end of the community. South Richmond Hill refers to the area south of Atlantic Avenue.
The Triangle Hofbrau was located on a triangular piece of land bordered by Hillside Avenue, Jamaica Avenue, and Myrtle Avenue. Currently, the building houses medical offices. Jahn’s, an old-time ice cream parlor, was located on the northwest corner of Hillside Avenue and Myrtle Avenue. It closed in late 2007. A former movie theater, RKO Keith’s Richmond Hill Theater, was located between Myrtle Avenue and the Montauk Line railroad. The theatre opened in 1929 and has been operating as a bingo hall since 1968. Several of these landmarks are located in the vicinity of the Richmond Hill Triangle, which is bounded by Jamaica Avenue, Myrtle Avenue, and 117th Street. This was historically what Richmond Hill was known for. In addition to James J. Creegan Square, Jamaica Avenue and Myrtle Avenue intersect here.
There are several New York City Subway stations in Richmond Hill. 121st Street and Jamaica Avenue are the stops for the J and Z trains, and 111th Street and Jamaica Avenue are the stops for the J train. Richmond Hill is also home to the Jamaica–Van Wyck station on the E train and the 111th Street and Ozone Park–Lefferts Boulevard stations on the A train.
Richmond Hill Coordinates: 40.695°N 73.83°W