It has been reported that Roe lost his lands for his allegiance to the crown during the American War of Independence.
The bridge measures 2,300 feet and was the fourth longest bridge in the world at the time of its construction.The name of the subsection of Malba in northern Whitestone is derived from the first letters of the surnames of its five founders of the Malba Land Company: Maycock, Alling, Lewis, Bishop, and Avis.For a period of time Whitestone was called Clintonville after Dewitt Clinton, the former governor of New York; this etymology is present in the name of Cliftonville Street, located in the neighborhood.In the late 19th century, many wealthy New Yorkers began building mansions in the area, on what had once been farmland or woodland.Based on a review of early maps of the area, the developers, at one point, planned a very densely populated community; with homes on lots no bigger than 20 feet (6.1 m) wide. Alling and George Maycock were elected trustees (altogether these were the five names that combined to form the MALBA name) of the Malba Land Company. The New York City Department of Education operates public schools in the area.
Obviously, this plan was modified and much larger properties were developed. The true, lesser, amount paid to Ziegler's estate was not uncovered until 1912. Whitestone Academy is Whitestone's only high school.Whitestone is surrounded by College Point, Flushing, Bayside, Auburndale, Linden Hill, and Murray Hill.Whitestone contains the subsection of Malba, which is bounded to the north by the East River, to the east by the Whitestone Expressway, to the south by 14th Avenue, and to the west by 138th Street.This tradition is supported by 17th century wills and deeds, which may be found in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, that refer to "the white stone" as a local landmark and survey reference point.Whitestone got its name because the settlers discovered that Whitestone was built on white limestone.Most of the residential properties in Malba are large homes.