is a neighborhood in the west-central portion of the borough of Queens in New York City. It is bounded by the Long Island Rail Road's Montauk Division tracks to the north, Woodhaven Boulevard to the east, numerous cemeteries to the south and Fresh Pond Road to the West. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 5.
It is characterized as a low-scale residential community, in relation to the more developed neighborhoods directly surrounding it such as Forest Hills, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, Jamaica, and Kew Gardens, because of its relative isolation from the New York City Subway system and its bordering by various cemeteries and parks. The zip code of Glendale is 11385.
Originally named Fresh Ponds, Glendale was a swampy area of land with fresh water pools. It was part of 74,000 acres (300 km²) of land collectively called Newtown, chartered by the Dutch West India Company in 1642.