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Heading east brings us into the hood known as Malba, it goes from 15th Ave to Powell's Cove between 138th St and the Whitestone Expwy (I-678). This hood is mostly residential. Originally, this land belonged to the Matinecock Indians until it was bought by the Dutch in 1645 by David Roe, who called it Roe's Cove. In 1786, John Powell bought the land from Roe and named it Powell's Cove after himself. William Ziegler decided to buy a number of parcels in 1883 and create a realtor base, but his death made it fall. It was not until William S Champ, his secretary, and WC Dearmest, his wife's nephew, decided to buy the parcel by forming the Reality Trust. Other farmers had owned part of the land since the mid 1800's. In 1908, it was decided to that the LIRR would extend rail service here by placing a station off the Whitestone Branch. It was decided that the place should be named Malba by using the first letters of each of the surnames that lived here around that time, which included George Maycock, Samuel Avis, George Lewis, Nobel Bishop and David Alling. In 1932, the LIRR decided to stop rail service along the Whiteston Branch as Malba was left to buses. In 1939, the Bronx-Whitestone Br was built to connect it with The Bronx by vehicular access. Malba lost its gate in 1964, but it still remained as a private community for Queens. Even today, it feels like a world away from looking as you go to or from the Whitestone Br. You can get here by taking the Q20B, Q44, and QBx1 buses. Here is what you will find in Malba.





































 
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