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This up-to-date, intimate portrait of the 99 neighborhoods of Queens is a wonderful tribute to the borough's past history and present diversity. Detailing the history, people, and cultural activities of each neighborhood, the book is generously illustrated with more than 200 photographs, both contemporary and historical, and over 50 new maps that chart the precise neighborhood boundaries. With two airports (La Guardia and JFK), Shea Stadium, and Aqueduct Racetrack, Queens is a destination for millions of travelers and visitors each year. But those who live in the borough's neighborhoods know that it offers much more: parks, bridges, colleges and universities, museums, shops, restaurants, and other institutions and sites that testify to its more than 350-year history. From Astoria to Woodside, with points in between, Queens, the most diverse county in the country, offers a cornucopia of cultures, sights, tastes, and sounds. With input from residents, historians, demographers, politicians, borough officials, shopkeepers, and many others, The Neighborhoods of Queens captures the unique character of each neighborhood. The book features practical tips (subway and bus routes, libraries, fire departments, hospitals), quirky and unusual neighborhood facts, and information on famous residents. For anyone who lives in Queens, visits its neighborhoods, or remembers it from earlier times, this book is an unsurpassed treasure.
Frontmatter Contents Foreword Preface Introduction Map of Queens Astoria Bayside and Bay Terrace Bellerose Briarwood Cambria Heights College Point Corona Photo spread: The Corridor Douglaston East Elmhurst Elmhurst Floral Park and New Hyde Park Flushing Photo spread: Shea Stadium Forest Hills Fresh Meadows Glendale Glen Oaks Hollis Hollis Hills Holliswood Howard Beach Jackson Heights Jamaica Jamaica Estates Jamaica Hills Kew Gardens Kew Gardens Hills Laurelton Little Neck Long Island City Photo spread: The Bridges Maspeth Middle Village Ozone Park Queens Village Rego Park Richmond Hill Ridgewood The Rockaways: Far Rockaway (with Wavecrest), Bayswater, Edgemere, Arverne, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park (with Seaside), Belle Harbor, Neponsit, Breezy Point (with Roxbury), and Broad Channel Rosedale South Ozone Park Photo spread: The Airports Spring field Gardens
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