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Heading west brings us into the hood known as Holliswood. It goes from Hillside Ave (NY 25) to Union Tpk between 188th St and the Clearview Expwy (I-295). This hood is mostly residential. It was first settled in 1655 by the Dutch who called it New Netherlands. In 1664, the English took it over and renamed the area Jamaica after the Jameco Indians. For much of the 18th/19th centuries it was mostly farmland as it was called East Jamaica. In 1884, Fredrick W Dunton wanted this area to be developed as he was comming here on the LIRR. He also built his own mansion here known as Hollis Hall as well as the Epsom Course for horse racing. When he died, his mansion was sold to a resturaunt owner who had it until it was shut down after holding a speakeasy durring Prohibition. Holliswood had most of its land filled after WWII ended. There isn't too much to see here, though there is a lot of retail on its edges of Hillside Ave and Union Tpk. You can get here by taking the Q1, Q2, Q17, , Q36, Q43, Q75, Q76, Q77, X32, X68, N1, N2, N3, N6, N22, N22A, and N26 buses. Here is what you will find in Holliswood.





























































 
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