HISTORY

 History
 

Laurelton is a small community nestled in South East Queens.  Its geographical boundaries are  121st Avenue on the North; North Conduit Avenue on the South; Laurelton Parkway on the East and Springfield Blvd to the West.  The community is made up primarily of one family and two family homes with some multiple family dwellings.   Merrick Blvd is the main thoroughfare where traffic travels from downtown Jamaica to Nassau Country.

 

The Federation of Laurelton Block Associations was organized in 1972 by the citizens who were appalled by the idea that developers were planning to convert store fronts into apartments.  This was changes when Brooklyn Union Gas Company took on the Cinderella Project and built beautiful family homes that reflect the character of the community.   The name changed to the Laurelton Citizens League, Inc. aka The Federated Blocks of Laurelton when the organization received their 501c(3) status.

 

The Federated of Blocks of Laurelton has continued to be the "Watchdog" for the community since 1972. Records of the activities of the organization can be found in the Jamaica Public Library. 

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