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LeFrak City is a very large apartment development in the southernmost region of Corona, a neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens, located between Junction Boulevard, 57th Avenue, 99th Street and the Long Island Expressway. The complex of twenty eighteen-story (technically sixteen-story, since the lobbies are the 2nd floors and there are no 13th floors) apartment towers covers 40 acres (162,000 m²) and currently houses over 14,000 people. The development is part of Queens Community Board 4. Named for its developer, the LeFrak Organization, LeFrak City was built 1960-1969 primarily for working- and middle-class families who were interested in modern facilities but could not afford or did not desire to live in Manhattan. The fortunes of the buildings have been closely tied to housing and social trends in New York in general, and today the complex is home to a very diverse population. The development remains popular (i.e. has low vacancy) due to its reasonable rents, large apartments, and location in an improving neighborhood.[citation needed] The site includes sitting and play areas, sports courts, a swimming pool, a branch of the Queens Borough Public Library, a post office, two large office buildings, shops, and over 3,500 parking spaces. Recent retail developments such as Queens Center Mall and Rego Park Center are a short walk away. Notable current and former residents of LeFrak City include: * Kenny Anderson, former basketball player for the New Jersey Nets and other teams during his ten-year NBA career. * Noreaga (aka N.O.R.E.), rapper. * Cosandra Calloway Miss Black Teen NY * Kenny Smith, former basketball player for the Houston Rockets and other teams during his ten-year NBA career. * Prodigy, rapper, of Mobb Deep * Cosandra Calloway Miss Black Teen NY/Manger Latin Quarter's * Akinyele, rapper * Big Mato, reggaeton/hip-hop musician.

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