Queens in New York is one of the five boroughs of New York City. It includes Long Island City, Astoria and Flushing, among others. Queens is located east of Manhattan and above Brooklyn. More than 2.3 million people live in Queens, which makes it the third largest urban district in New York in terms of population. There are some places that are worth visiting. Even sports enthusiasts should definitely not miss this area!
Queens is very big and part of it is not so interesting for visitors who are in New York for the first time. However, there are some parts that are worth a visit if you have already seen everything that Manhattan has to offer. It is also possible to take a bus tour through Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, where you will discover all the sights of these neighborhoods.
Long Island City
Long Island City in New York is the waterfront neighborhood in Queens that offers a great view of the Manhattan skyline. Don’t confuse Long Island City with Long Island, the elongated island to the east of New York. Long Island City is a great place to find a hotel if you want to avoid the high prices of Manhattan. The hotels in Long Island City are easily accessible by subway and the average price per night is relatively low.
Queens also has something for art lovers. In Long Island City, you can visit MoMA PS1, which is part of the world-famous Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. MoMA PS1 focuses entirely on modern art. You only need to take the subway or the NYC Ferry to Long Island City or Hunters Point South to visit (please note that MoMA PS1 is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays). I recommend combining the museum with breakfast, lunch or dinner at the nearby Court Square Diner. In this authentic American diner you dine together with real New Yorkers and will hardly see any tourists.
Queens – the giant among the five districts – is almost six times the size of Manhattan in terms of area and occupies a third of the entire city area. This quarter owes its multifaceted nature to the fact that about half of its inhabitants were born abroad. In no other district of the USA do so many different nationalities live side by side in such a small space. Queens stretches from Long Island City, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of Manhattan, to the wetland of Jamaica Bay. This wealth of cultures is reflected in the Greek taverns of Astoria (also called ‘Little Athens’) as well as in the mixture of Latin American and Southeast Asian culture typical of Jackson Heights. Flushing’s Chinatown is now bigger than Manhattan’s.
Queens was home to the United Nations from 1946 to 1949. And in the 1920s and 1930s an important film metropolis: the Marx Brothers, Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson and D.W. Griffith, among others, shot here. One of the most famous ‘children’ of Queens is Joe Mc Enroe.
Queens is a borough of New York City, bordering the borough of Queens County in the U.S. state of New York. It is the geographically largest district and borders the borough of Brooklyn, at the western end of Long Island. East of it is Nassau County. Queens also borders the boroughs of Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island (via the Rockaways).
The borough of Queens is the second largest borough, the first being Brooklyn; with an estimated population of 2,278,906 residents in 2018, of which about 47.5 percent are foreign-born. Queens County is also the second most populous county in the U.S. state of New York, after Brooklyn, which is adjacent to the district of Kings County. Queens is the fourth most important district among the districts of New York City and also in the United States. If each of New York City’s boroughs were an independent city, Queens would be the fourth most populous borough in the nation after Los Angeles, Chicago and Brooklyn.
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