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Heading north brings us into the hood known as Fresh Meadows. It goes from Union Tpk to the the LIE (I-495) with Peck Ave between Utopia Pkwy with Fresh Meadow La and the Clearview Expwy (I-495). This hood is mostly residential. It was first settled by the Dutch and was given its name after the meadows and swamps fed by fresh water springs. It was mostly farmland for a while. In 1871, the Central RR of LI was created to allow for rail, but it only lasted until 1879 when it was removed later on. It wasn't until the 1900's when houses started to be built. In 1910, the LIMP was created as a tolled highway, but it was ended by Robert Mosses in favor of the LIE and his claim that it wasn't so sucessfull. In 1949, the NY Life Ins Co built a housing projects that would be for residents of low and middle income. Just recently, the Klein Family Farm, the last active farm in NYC that wasn't a museum, was sold. You can get here by taking the Q17, Q30, Q31, Q46, Q75, Q76, Q88, and X32 buses. Here is what you will find in Fresh Meadows.



















































































































































 
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