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About East Elmhurst, New York

East Elmhurst is a culturally diverse area in the northwest section of the New York City borough of Queens. It is located north of Jackson Heights and Corona and is bounded on the east and north by Flushing Bay. Residents are mostly moderate-income families, but there are also low-income areas. It includes Trainsmeadow, which is its western section. It is patrolled by the New York Police Department's 115th Precinct. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 3. The zip codes of East Elmhurst are 11369 and 11370.East Elmhurst and its southern neighbor Corona are often referred to jointly as ?Corona/East Elmhurst?. During the ?50?s and '60's the area was home to legendary African American musicians, civil rights leaders, professionals and athletes including Malcolm X, Dizzy Gillespie, Nat Adderley, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Heath, Frankie Lymon, Charlie Shavers, Ella Fitzgerald, and Willie Mays. During the late 60' and early 70's numerous New York Mets such as Ed Charles and Tommie Agee called East Elmhurst home.East Elmhurst is the childhood home of US Attorney General Eric Holder and is home to Queens Borough President Helen Marshall.Jazz vocalist Norman Mapp also made East Elmhurst his home. A prolific song writer Mapp published over 120 works. Beside the jazz anthem, ?Jazz Ain't Nothin' but Soul?, other Norman Mapp songs include, ?Mister Ugly?, ? I Worry Bout You?, ?Free Spirits?, ?In The Night? and ?keep an Eye on Love?. His songs have been recorded by Arthur Prysock, Dinah Washington, George Benson, Betty Carter, Etta James, Irene Reid, Joe Simon, Brook Benton, Count Basie and Marvin Gaye.

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