Ridgewood shares its border with Brooklyn (Bushwick and East Williamsburg), but there is often debate about where the western boundary of Ridgewood lies and whether part of it is considered Brooklyn. It also borders the Queens neighborhoods of Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale. You will find mostly low-density commercial along the main streets and low-density residential along the side streets. The Ridgewood housing stock ranges from six-family buildings near the Brooklyn border to two-family and single-family row houses as you go deeper into Queens. It has recently attracted hipsters, artists and families seeking a smaller neighborhood and more affordable housing than found in Bushwick and East Williamsburg.
The majority of the neighborhood covers a large hill (that is quite steep in parts). Ten districts in Ridgewood are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
What We Love
The delicious places to eat with many different cuisines, the quiet and welcoming community