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Queens

What to Do, Where to Go (and How Not to Get Lost) in New York's Undiscovered Borough

Ellen Freudenheim

St. Martin's Griffin

Discover Queens, New York City's Best-Kept Secret!
 
Manhattan is touristy; Brooklyn is turning mainstream; and Queens is now the up-and-coming borough in New York. With food from every corner of the world, major sporting venues, quirky nightlife, and rich history and cultural institutions to boot, Queens has just about everything a visitor could want.  This handy reference explores Queens neighborhood by neighborhood, and even those familiar with the borough will discover new hidden gems that they never knew existed.

This guidebook includes:
* Detailed coverage and maps of the major neighborhoods like Astoria, Jackson Heights, Long Island City, Forest Hills, and Sunnyside
* Daytrips to interesting but more far-flung spots in the borough like Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge
* The best restaurants serving every possible type of cuisine
* Cultural attractions and nightlife spots worth the subway fare from Manhattan.
* Contributions from major figures in the community, including the president of Queens College and the director of PS1.
Discover Queens, New York City's Best-Kept Secret! Manhattan is touristy; Brooklyn is turning mainstream; and Queens is now the up-and-coming borough in New York. With food from every corner of the world, major sporting venues, quirky nightlife, and rich history and cultural institutions to boot, Queens has just about everything a visitor could want.  This handy reference explores Queens neighborhood by neighborhood, and even those familiar with the borough will discover new hidden gems that they never knew existed.

This guidebook includes:
* Detailed coverage and maps of the major neighborhoods like Astoria, Jackson Heights, Long Island City, Forest Hills, and Sunnyside
* Daytrips to interesting but more far-flung spots in the borough like Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge
* The best restaurants serving every possible type of cuisine
* Cultural attractions and nightlife spots worth the subway fare from Manhattan.
* Contributions from major figures in the community, including the president of Queens College and the director of PS1.

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Chapter One  Introduction
 
Queens: All This . . .
 
Queens is New York's own terra incognita, a huge uncharted territory right here within our own urban enclave. Experiment for yourself. Ask any Manhattanite whether they ever go to Queens--or even know where it is. Many will vaguely wave a hand eastward. Others will say sure, they go to baseball games at Shea Stadium, or they will describe an urban "adventure" to an ethnic restaurant, usually the Jackson Diner. Business travelers might say that if going to JFK and LaGuardia airports counts, they go to Queens all
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Praise for Queens

"A trip through Queens is like a trip across the world.  No visitor to our City should leave without visiting this culturally rich and diverse borough."
--New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
 
"With this publication, Ellen Freudenheim has done what I urge everyone to do—Visit Queens, and See the World!"
--Helen Marshall, Queens Borough President
"A trip through Queens is like a trip across the world.  No visitor to our City should leave without visiting this culturally rich and diverse borough."
--New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
 
"With this publication, Ellen Freudenheim has done what I urge everyone to do—Visit Queens, and See the World!"
--Helen Marshall, Queens Borough President

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Ellen Freudenheim

  • ELLEN FREUDENHEIM is the author of several books, including three editions of Brooklyn! She's long-time resident and avid explorer of New York City.
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Queens

What to Do, Where to Go (and How Not to Get Lost) in New York's Undiscovered Borough

Ellen Freudenheim

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