10 Reasons to Visit Queens County, New York City

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Queens is often referred to as a bedroom borough. People actually live here in communities. The most diverse of New York City’s five boroughs, Queens is many different religions, nationalities, languages, ethnic origins, skin colors and political views. Somehow, we all manage to get along.

Two of our country’s major airports, LaGuardia and JFK are located here, bringing visitors to our state and our country every day.

Queens has a quiet, understated energy. It doesn’t brag. It just is. Here are ten things – in no particular order – that make Queens unique and worth visiting.

1. Great Food – All of our ethnic groups have their own restaurants so check out the neighborhoods. Spanish, Columbian, Peruvian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese,Greek, Mexican, Caribbean, German, Irish, Italian and sushi – just to name a few. Some recommendations for great Italian food? Vivaldi (Bayside), Il Bacco (Little Neck), L’Incontro (Astoria). Outdoor seating in season? Veranda (Flushing).

2. Great BakeriesCascon (Whitestone) for cheesecake, Salerno’s Pastry Shop (Whitestone) for Italian pastry, La Cheesecake (College Point) for cream cheese             cheesecake, Martha’s (Bayside, Forest Hills, Astoria) for general bakery fare.

3. Italian Ice King of Corona – Delicious. Fresh. Worth the drive. Open year round.

4. Flushing Meadow-Corona Park – Hosts Queens Theater, World Ice Arena, NY Hall of Science, a park with paddle boating, picnic areas and grass to just lie out.

5. Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium – The US Open happens here. Game. Set. Match.

6. Movie Studios – In Astoria, Kaufman Astoria Studio & Silvercup Studio. TV shows, magazine photo shoots, music video productions, movie sets.

7.  MuseumsQueens Museum, National History Museum, Museum of the Moving Image, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NY Hall of Science, Queens County Farm Museum to name a few.

8. Little Bay Park (Fort Totten) – baseball fields, dog run, walking, jogging, bicycling, skating path, kayak & canoe launch sites, marina. View of Long Island Sound.

9. Skyline Cruises – At the World’s Fair Marina, cruise to the Statue of Liberty.

10. Citifield – Any Mets fans out there? Visit their stadium for a home game.

I hope you’ll come by and visit soon. Please let me know if you enjoyed your visit. I’d love to hear from you.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andrea
    Jan 17, 2015 @ 09:10:50

    Well said for a borough that is too often overlooked!



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