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The Neighborhoods of Queens / Annie Polland.

Author/Creator:
Polland, Annie, author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2007]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (300 p.)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Historic buildings -- New York (State) -- New York.
Neighborhoods -- New York (State) -- New York.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
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.
Contents:
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
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
Moyers, Bill D.
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300150056
OCLC:
1076783049
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300150056 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.