North Shore Towers
The North Shore Towers and Country Club is a three building residential complex located in Glen Oaks in the New York City borough of Queens along the Grand Central Parkway. The complex is located next to the Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
The three residential buildings, which sit on a 110-acre (45 ha) property, are some of the tallest structures in Queens with 34 floors each and being that they are situated on top of a hill they are easily seen from as far as Astoria and Long Island City. The towers are constructed on the highest point of land in Queens, a hill that’s 258 feet (79 m) above sea level. This hill is part of the terminal moraine of the last glacial period. The North Shore Towers complex contains a total of 1,844 apartments ranging from studios to 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms up to luxurious penthouses.
The North Shore Towers complex has an 18-hole golf course and its own power plant that produces electricity independent of local power companies. The community also has an indoor shopping concourse that connects the three residential buildings with 22 retail units, as well as fitness center that includes 5 swimming pools and 5 tennis courts.
The North Shore Towers is the only gated residential community in New York with its own United States Postal Service zip code (11005). For historical reasons, the postal name for the zip code is Floral Park, though the towers are not adjacent to the Floral Park neighborhood of Queens, and are 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away from the Nassau County Village of Floral Park.
The complex has been visited by many politicians and dignitaries for speaking engagements over the years.
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