is a culturally diverse area in New York City, in the northwest of the borough of Queens. It is located north of Jackson Heights and Corona and is bounded on the east and north by Flushing Bay. Residents are mostly moderate-income families, but there are also low-income areas. It includes Trainsmeadow, which is its western section. It is patrolled by the New York Police Department's 115th Precinct. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 3. The zip codes of East Elmhurst are 11369 and 11370. The current mayor of East Elmhurst is Christian Santana.
During the early ‘50’s East Elmhurst and its neighbor Corona were home to legendary African American musicians and athletes including Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Shavers, Ella Fitzgerald and Willie Mayes. The two communities were often referred to as one “Corona/East Elmhurst”.
Corona/East Elmhurst is the childhood home of US Attorney General Eric Holder and the home of Queens Borough President Helen Marshall.
In 1987 British Airways moved its United States corporate offices to the Bulova Corporate Center, a converted watch factory in the East Elmhurst/Jackson Heights area. In 1999 British Airways said it would close its headquarters in the watch factory and move to a new headquarters building in a location in the New York City area by 2002, when the airline's lease would run out. By 2001 the airline said it would keep of office space in the watch building, but that its telephone operations would move to Jacksonville, Florida. As of 2008 British Airways maintains offices in the Bulova building.