Elmhurst is a lower middle class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens in the United States, on Long Island. It is bounded by Roosevelt Avenue (Jackson Heights) on the north; Corona to the northeast; Junction Boulevard on the east; Rego Park to the southeast; the Long Island Expressway on the south; Middle Village to the south and southwest; and Maspeth and the New York Connecting Railroad on the west; and Woodside on the northwest.
Prior to World War II, Elmhurst was an almost exclusively Jewish and Italian neighborhood. Following the war, Elmhurst evolved into what has been considered one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in New York City. By the 1980s, there were persons from 112 nations in residence in the neighborhood, which has continued to further diversify since then.
McDowell's, the fictional restaurant depicted in the 1988 film Coming to America, is located in Elmhurst. The filmmakers cosmetically altered an existing Wendy's restaurant for the week-long location shoot.
Rapper Nas filmed the video for his single "Nasty" on Denman Street, on the dead-end block right off of Elmhurst Avenue in the Summer of 2011.
A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.
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Jubilee - Category: Caribbean - 2304 94th Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11369-1106 (718) 335-1700 - (reviews)
Redd Light Fish & Chips - Category: Seafood - 97-02 23rd Ave, East Elmhurst, NY 11369 (718) 672-5211 - (reviews)
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Around the Hood in 80 Seconds - 82nd Street - Elmhurst, NY
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