About Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens is a neighborhood in the central area of the New York City borough of Queens. Kew Gardens was one of seven planned garden communities built in Queens from the late 19th century to 1950. In 1910, the property was sold piecemeal by the estate and during the next few years streets were extended, land graded and water and sewer pipes installed. The first apartment building was the Kew Bolmer at 80–45 Kew Gardens Road, erected in 1915. With the introduction of the subway, Forest Hills and Kew Gardens were transformed from quiet residential communities of one-family houses to active population centers.