This is the current conditions weather report for Elmhurst. The report was made 60 minutes ago, at 11:51 UTC. The wind was blowing at a speed of 7 miles per hour / 11.1 kilometers per hour from the variable (VRB°). The temperature was 75°F / 24°C, with a dew-point at 75°F / 24°C. The temperature felt like 77°F / 25°C. The atmospheric pressure was 30.06 inHg / 1019 hPa. The relative humidity was 31%. The skies were partly cloudy.
Elmhurst is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. It is bounded by Roosevelt Avenue (Jackson Heights) on the north; Corona to the northeast; Junction Boulevard on the east; Rego Park to the southeast; the Long Island Expressway on the south; Middle Village to the south and southwest; and Maspeth and the New York Connecting Railroad on the west; and Woodside on the northwest. The village was established in 1652 by the Dutch as Middenburgh (Middleburgh), and was a suburb of New Amsterdam in New Netherland.
When the British took over Nieuwe Netherland in 1664, they renamed Middleburgh as New Town (Nieuwe Stad) to maintain the Dutch heritage. This was eventually simplified to Newtown, and it was established as the Town Seat for the Township of the same name when it was established in 1683. The village was renamed Elmhurst (Lep Hurst) in 1896 to identify the area with a new housing development, avoid association with the larger Township, and the Creek, and maintain the Dutch heritage.
Once Queens joined the City of Greater New York in 1898, it developed into a fashionable district due to a housing development that was built in Elmhurst between 1896 and 1910, north of the Railroad Station, built by the Cord Meyer Development Company. They expanded their holdings between 1905 and 1930, including Elmhurst Square, Elmhurst South, Elmhurst Heights, and New Elmhurst.
Prior to World War II, Elmhurst had an almost exclusively Jewish and Italian neighborhood. Following the war, Elmhurst evolved into the most ethnically diverse neighborhood in New York City. By the 1980ís, there were persons from 112 nations in residence. 20% of the total is of Chinese origin, with large percentages also from Colombia, Korea, India, the Philippines, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Ecuador, Pakistan, Peru, Guyana. and Mexico.
Elmhurst is home to two urban shopping malls. The recently expanded Queens Center Mall, the most profitable mall per square foot in the United States, and the recently renovated and expanded Queens Place Mall, a smaller round shopping center originally built as a Macy's branch. It also has many furniture stores adjacent to Grand Avenue on Queens Boulevard, among which contains a Levitz.