Corona was a late 19th Century development in the old town of Newtown. The name reportedly derives from the crown used as an emblem by the Crown Building Company, which developed the area. Italian immigrants who moved into the new housing stock referred to the neighborhood by the Italian word for "crown" - Corona.

Corona is bordered on the east by Flushing-Meadows Corona Park, one of the largest parks in New York City and the site of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs. Located within the park are great attractions such as CitiField, USTA National Tennis Center, Queens Museum of Art, Queens Wildlife Center and the NY Hall of Science.

Corona has a strong transportation network with access to many bus lines, the #7 subway line, as well as major thoroughfares such as Northern Blvd., Queens Blvd., the Long island Expressway, and Roosevelt Ave. 

Corona is a very diverse community, with a large Latino population.  Many Latino businesses run north on Corona Avenue, with the 103rd Street intersection an especially busy area. In 2012, Corona Plaza was inaugurated providing the community with a pedestrian public space. Several cultural events, such as festivals, traditional dances etc. are held in this location.

Most commercial activity is located under the #7 elevated train on Roosevelt Avenue, and on Northern and Junction Boulevards.  Other shopping hubs are located near Lefrak City, and on Northern Boulevard near the Grand Central Parkway.  Some heavy industry is located on Willets Point Boulevard.  

Retail Corridors

Roosevelt Ave.

103rd St.

102nd St.

104th St.

National St.

Local Organizations

Latin Women in Action

Providing essential services to Hispanic women and their families within New York State.

Queens Business Outreach Center

Delivering business services to under-served entrepreneurs in New York City.

Local Representatives

Julissa Ferreras - New York City Council

Community Board 4

Nearby Neighborhoods



Jackson Heights