Whitestone has a population of about 35,000, about 55% are between the ages of 25 and 65 years old, with a median income of about $84,000.
Whitestone is surrounded by the East River, College Point, Flushing and Bayside; having the zip code 11357 with 2 Post Offices, and area codes 718, 347, 929, 917.
Transportation is convenient by LIRR Port Washington, Port Jefferson, or Long Beach lines, NYC subway #7 train, numerous bus routes, and car. Whitestone is less than 1 hour from Manhattan using public transportation and about 30 minutes by car, and about 1 hour by public transportation and 15 minutes by car to LaGuardia & Kennedy International Airports.
Whitestone public school district 25 has 4 elementary, 1 middle, 1 high school (Townsend Harris), and are ranked as some of the highest performing schools in NYC. Private schools are: Whitestone Academy, St. Lukes, Qsac, St. Mel’s, Flushing Christian, Holy Cross High School, and Life Skills Grace Church Play Pre-School. Whitestone has 1 library branch location.
Sprawling Parks, recreation, and entertainment are abundant in Whitestone. Little Bay, Harvey, Francis Lewis, Powell’s Cove, Little Bay Dog Run, Willets Point, Clintonville, Alexander Grey Triangle, McKee Triangle, Salvatore Totino Triangle, Ferry Point, Dog Park, Frank Golden, Throgs Neck Dog Park, Playground 21, College Point Fields, Alley Pond, Cunningham, Throgs Neck, Fort Totten are popular for all recreational activities, nature trails, boating, dogs, Farmers Markets, Special Events, BBQ, and picnics. Yacht Clubs are College Point, Williamsburgh, and Arrow. Whitestone is also just minutes away from NY Mets Baseball Citi Field, Horse Racing Belmont Park (home of the Belmont Stakes), and the United States Tennis Association Tennis Center at Flushing Meadow Park (home of the US Open and World’s Fair).
Famous Whitestone people, movies, and landmarks are: Actors and actresses Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Burl Ives, Gracie Allen, Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Rudolph Valentino; Comedian and Actor George Burns; Musician Dee Dee Ramone; NYC Mayors DeWitt Clinton and Fiorello LaGuardia; NYPD Commissioners Arthur Wallander and Benjamin Ward; Jill Barad CEO Mattel Toys; Baseball Players Roberto Alomar, Mike Baxter, Armando Benitez, Howard Johnson; Basketball Player Bobby McDermott; Firestone Tire Company Founder Harvey Samuel Firestone; Carpio 1st Sextuplets; Queens College Founder Judge Charles Colden; Magician Harry Houdini; Declaration of Independence Signer Frances Lewis; Poet Walt Whitman; Ronnie the Limo Driver from the Howard Stern Show; Journalist Richard Roth; William Shea – Shea Stadium. Famous TV and Movies associated with Whitestone are: The Sopranos, Law & Order, Cosby Mysteries, Cruise, Indignation, Show Me a Hero, A Walk Among Tombstones, Every Day, Pride and Glory, Dear J, Dummy, Boiler Room, Celebrity, Eraser, Shaft In Africa, Taking Off, and Evidence.Landmarks include the: Browne House, Whitestone Point Light, Francis Lewis Park, Flushing Meadow Park, St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church, Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Dwarf Giraffe Athletic League, Grace Episcopal Church, Whitestone Hebrew Centre, Russian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, Greek Orthodox Church, Holy Cross, and “Timios Stavros”.