EIGHTH ROAD, Whitestone

by Kevin Walsh

You’ll have to use a little imagination, but stroll down curving 8th Road, a short alley between 149th and 150th Streets south of 8th Avenue, and the rural past of Queens can be visualized. The little lane may have serviced stables when the area was originally developed in the early 1900s, and it remained unpaved until the mid-1990s.



Alan Gregg Cohen February 3, 2014 - 3:17 pm

I grew up not far from that area (in the 60s and 70s), and it’s nice to see that some places haven’t changed so drastically as so many parts of northeastern Queens have.

dave c. February 3, 2014 - 4:32 pm

OK, I took a virtual stroll on Google Earth. Lots of gorgeous new construction “Queens crap” have been thrown up on either side of the lane. :~(

Fred February 6, 2014 - 11:24 am

Grew up a couple of blocks away (10ave & 148th). Talk about “Queens crap”, look at the house on 10th. ave. between 147th. and 148th. It was a large lot for the area and had a very nice white house on it. Now look at it; crap!

dave c. February 7, 2014 - 9:26 pm


I checked it out. Hideous, I now have to wash my eyes out with soap. Yucch.


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