Introduction to Kings Point, New York
Kings Point History
Kings Point was named in honor of landowner Gov. John Alsop King, who inherited this area in the mid-1800s. Residents who were concerned about preserving the individuality and rural charm of the area incorporated Kings Point and its neighboring areas as a single village. The village became famous in the Roaring '20s for the wild jazz parties that were thrown by its glamorous residents. including automobile producer Alfred P. Sloan and Wall Street mogul Jesse Livermore.
Kings Point and nearby Attractions
- African American Museum
- Bartow-Pell Mansion
- Bronx Park
- Central Park Zoo
- Maritime Aquarium
- Brooklyn Bridge
Things To Do In Kings Point
The Bronx Zoo features an indoor Asian rain forest, Himalayan Highlands Habitat and a Congo Gorilla Forest. The Brooklyn Bridge, the New York Aquarium and Central Park are all accessible from Kings Point as well.
Kings Point Transportation
John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.
Kings Point Higher Education
Cuny Queensborough Community College, the College of New Rochelle, St. John’s University and Long Island University are all located near Kings Point.