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Hollis is a neighborhood in central Queens just to the south of Jamaica estates. Much of this region's southern end is purely residential, and incredibly suburban. Hollis' quaint character makes it such a distinctly eastern Queens neighborhood. Although much of the northern section is also similarly residential, however, there are a few low-rise Hollis apartment buildings along Jamaica and Woodhull Avenue, and on the streets the lie between. This area is esentially split in two by the tracks of the Long Island Rail Road, which will take passengers to three major transit hubs, including Jamaica Station, Atlantic Terminal, and Midtown Manhattan's Penn Station. Catching a train from this station during weekday peak hours will land you at Penn Station in thirty minutes, which is quite a cut in travel time from taking a bus to the subway. Other train options will require a transfer at Jamaica Station, which adds a negligible minute or two. If taking the subway is your forte, then hop on the one of the several local buses along Hillside Avenue to the Jamaica - 179 Street Station, where commuters can catch the F train into Manhattan. But if your commute requires the E, J, or Z trains, just take the bus a little further west, and you'll hit the Sutphin Boulevard Station, where the AirTrain to JFK Airport is also available.

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  • Is 238 Susan B. Anthony School
  • Ps 178 Holliswood School
  • Ps 35 Nathaniel Woodhull Scho


  • Clearview's Tail
  • Haggerty Park
  • Hollis Playground
  • Mclaughlin Playground

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