A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from March 25, 2011
Beverly Hills of the East Coast (Malba, Queens)

Malba is a neighborhood near the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge and considered part of Whitestone, Queens. The large homes in Malba have drawn frequent comparisons to Beverly Hills, California.

Malba was called the “Beverly Hills of New York” in February 2007. The March 25, 2011 New York (NY) Times reported that some people were calling Malba “the Beverly Hills of the East Coast.”


Wikipedia: Malba, Queens
Malba is a upper middle-class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. A small area on the waterfront home to some of the largest and most expensive private houses in New York City, Malba is bounded to the north by the East River, to the east by the Whitestone Expressway, to the south by 14th Avenue, and to the west by 138th Street. Its name is derived from the first letters of the surnames of its five founders of the Malba Land Company; Maycock, Alling, Lewis, Bishop, and Avis. Malba is considered part of Whitestone, one of the most affluent communities in Queens. Demographically, the population is mostly white and of European descent (Greek, Irish, Italian, and Jewish), with a small minority of Asian Americans. Most of the residential properties in Malba are large homes. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community District 7, served by Queens Community Board 7.

Wired New York Forum
NoyokA
February 7th, 2007, 09:22 PM
My favorite block in Queens is any number of Streets in Malba. It’s the Beverly Hills of New York.

D3000 Forum: Digital Photogaphy Review
NYC: Malba NEW [SIMILAR]
DezM - 2/29/2008
Secluded & exclusive area of Queens called Malba, with enormous deco homes & mansions. 17-55mm lens, ISO 200.
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been missing out NEW [SIMILAR]
DezM - 2/29/2008
Thanks CJ. You should see this place. It’s like Beverly Hills in NY.
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Sure do NEW [SIMILAR]
DezM - 3/1/2008
Sure do. This area reminds me of Beverly Hills in Cali and the Hamptons in Long Island. Its secluded and they like it that way.

TheHoodUp.com
Re: Flushing? f*ck OUTTA HERE NIGGA!
by BlazingBilly » March 2nd, 2011, 11:09 pm

718 WAY OF LIFE wrote:
DO FLUSHING REALLY GOT THAT MANY ASIANS,LATINOS AND BLACKS? CUZ I REMEMBER ONE TIME I HAD TO GET TO THE WHITESTONE BRIDGE AND I ACCIDENTLY GOT OFF THE WRONG EXIT AND I SAW MAAAD ITALIAN MU FUCKAS LIKE THEM ONES OFF THE SOPRANOS AND MAD NICE HOMES AND I WAS TOLD IT WAS FLUSHING..IT WAS RIGHT BEFORE THE BRIDGE..sh*t LOOKED LIKE THE NY VERSION OF THE BEVERLY HILLS

That would be considered WHITESTONE or Bayside or if you see Crazy Expensive mansions thats MALBA since you said the ny version of beverly hills those are the only areas around the whitestone bridge sorry thats not flushing.

New York (NY) Times
Living In | Malba, Queens
Roomy Lots and Recurrent Teardowns

By JOHN FREEMAN GILL
Published: March 25, 2011
ANYONE unfamiliar with northern Queens could be forgiven for imagining that living at the foot of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge might be more likely to involve sleeping on a flattened cardboard box than in a sprawling multimillion-dollar home with a swimming pool. But despite its traditionally low profile, the 100-year-old residential enclave of Malba, nestled just to the west of the bridge along the gently undulating waters of Powell’s Cove, is one of the most upscale and picturesque neighborhoods in the borough.
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“I sold one for $2.8 million, and they knocked it down,” said Mary Ann Stravello, broker-owner of E & M Real Estate in Whitestone. “I sold another two for $4.5 million, and they knocked them down. So then the valuation of what was built came in so much higher that they call it the Beverly Hills of the East Coast.”

Whether or not this nickname is a bit of local hyperbole, the construction of showy new palaces, often in a Mediterranean style with red Spanish-tiled roofs, persists on Malba’s tree-lined streets.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNeighborhoods • (1) Comments • Friday, March 25, 2011 • Permalink


That would be considered WHITESTONE or Bayside or if you see Crazy Expensive mansions thats MALBA since you said the ny version of beverly hills those are the only areas around the whitestone bridge sorry that’s not flushing.

Posted by HamptonsRealEstate  on  10/19  at  01:05 PM

Wow! I would like to see pictures of these mansions. Where did the owners get all their money to build luxury mansions?

Posted by Marissa@ Braun & Gresham  on  05/13  at  02:54 AM

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