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Queens
—  Borough of New York City  —
Queens County
The Unisphere, unofficial symbol of Queens.
Location of Queens shown in yellow.
Coordinates: 40°42′15.0″N 73°55′4.0″W / 40.704167, -73.917778
Country United States
State New York
County Queens
City New York City
Settled 1683
Government
 - Borough president Helen Marshall
Area
 - Total 178.28 sq mi (461.7 km²)
 - Land 109.24 sq mi (282.9 km²)
 - Water 69.04 sq mi (178.8 km²)
Population
 - Total 2,229,379
 - Density 20,409.0/sq mi (7,880/km²)
Website: Official Website of the Queens Borough President

Queens is the largest in area and the second most populous of the five boroughs of New York City, New York, USA. Located on the western portion of Long Island, it is home to New York City's two major airports (John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia), the New York Mets baseball team, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (home of the annual U.S. Open), Kaufman Astoria Studios, Silvercup Studios, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and Queens Center (the most profitable per-square-foot mall in America). Queens or queens may refer to: Queens, the largest (area) borough of New York City Queens, a leading university in Canada In geography: Queens, a borough of New York City Queens County/Queens County Queens Plaza Indian Queens, a village in the United Kingdom Queens Pier... The Five Boroughs redirects here. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ... The Unisphere, June 2005 Unisphere is a 12-story high, spherical stainless steel representation of the Earth. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2652x2582, 4764 KB) A map of New York City with Queens highlighted. ... This article is about the state. ... Queens County is the name of several counties around the world: Queens County, New York, United States Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada Queens County, Nova Scotia, Canada Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada Queens County, Ireland now known as County Laois This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Borough President is an elective office in New York City. ... Helen Marshall was elected Queens Borough President in 2001 succeeding the term-limited Claire Shulman. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... The Five Boroughs redirects here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... John F. Kennedy International Airport is the main international airport in New York City, and is one of the largest airports in the world. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) (pronounced La-Gwardia) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World... Bronze Statue at the USTA National Tennis Center. ... For other uses, see U.S. Open. ... The Kaufman Astoria Studios are in Queens, New York, and home to productions like Sesame Street. ... Silvercup Studios is the largest film and television production facility in New York City. ... Flushing Meadows Park, also sometimes referred to as Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, is located in northern Queens, New York City, USA at the intersection of the Long Island Expressway and the Grand Central Parkway. ... Queens Center is the greatest mall in the universe. ...


As of the 2005 American Community Survey, immigrants comprise 47.6% of Queens residents.[1] With a population of 2.2 million it is the second most populous borough in New York City (behind Brooklyn) and the tenth most populous county in the United States. The 2.2 million figure is the highest historical population for the borough. [1] Were each borough an independent city, Queens would be the 4th largest city in the United States. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the New York City borough, or Kings County, New York. ... This is a list of the 100 largest counties in the United States by population. ...


Queens was established in 1683 as one of the original 12 counties of New York and was supposedly named for the then-queen consort, Catherine of Braganza, the Catholic wife of Charles II[2] [3] (this is not supported by contemporary documents). The borough is often considered one of the more suburban boroughs of New York City. Neighborhoods in central (except those situated along Queens Boulevard), southern, and eastern Queens have a look and feel similar to the bordering suburbs of western Nassau County. In its northwestern section, however, Queens is home to many urban neighborhoods and several central business districts. Long Island City, on the Queens' waterfront across from Manhattan, is the site of the Citicorp Building, the tallest skyscraper in New York City outside of Manhattan. A map of the Province of New York. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Catherine of Braganza (November 25, 1638 – November 30, 1705) (Catherine Henrietta, Portuguese: Catarina Henriqueta de Bragança), was the queen consort of King Charles II of England. ... Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... A view down Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills. ... Theodore Roosevelt home at Sagamore Hill Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... Long Island City, New York, often abbreviated L.I.C., is an area in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Citicorp Building is a 50 story (201 metres or 658 feet) office tower in Long Island City, Queens just outside of Manhattan. ...

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History

European colonization brought both Dutch and English settlers, as a part of the New Netherlands colony. First settlements occurred in 1635, with colonization at Maspeth in 1642,[2] and Vlissingen (now Flushing) in 1643.[3] Other early settlements included Newtown (now Elmhurst) and Jamaica. However, these towns were mostly inhabited by English settlers from New England via eastern Long Island (Suffolk County) subject to Dutch law. After the capture of the colony by the English and its renaming as New York in 1664, the area (and all of Long Island) became known as Yorkshire. “UK” redirects here. ... New Netherland (Dutch Nieuw-Nederland, Latin: Nova Belgica) was the territory claimed by the Netherlands on the eastern coast of North America in the 17th century. ... Maspeth is a small community in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... Flushing (Dutch Vlissingen) is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren. ... Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is an urban neighborhood in the northern part of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... Queens Boulvard in Elmhurst, Queens NY. Macys and Queens Center Mall can be seen in the background. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Yorkshire County was an original county of the English Province of New York. ...


Originally, Queens County included the adjacent area now comprising Nassau County. It was an original county of New York State, one of twelve created in 1683. Theodore Roosevelt home at Sagamore Hill Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ...


Queens played a minor role in the American Revolution, as compared to Brooklyn where the Battle of Long Island was largely fought. Queens, like the rest of Long Island, fell under British occupation after the Battle of Long Island in 1776 and remained occupied throughout most of the rest of the war. Under the Quartering Act, British soldiers used, as barracks, the public inns and uninhabited buildings belonging to Queens residents, against the will of many of the local people. The quartering of soldiers in private homes, except in times of war, was banned by the Third Amendment to the United States Constitution. Nathan Hale was captured by the British on the shore of Flushing Bay in Queens before being executed in Manhattan. John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... This article is about the New York City borough, or Kings County, New York. ... Combatants United States Kingdom of Great Britain Commanders George Washington, Israel Putnam William Howe, Charles Cornwallis, Henry Clinton Strength 11,000-13,000 unknown, nearly 20,000 (about 10,000 of which were militia ) 22,000 (including 9,000 Hessians) Casualties 1,719 total (312 dead, 1,407 wounded, captured... Quartering Act is the name of at least two acts of the Parliament of Great Britain. ... The Bill of Rights in the National Archives. ... For other persons named Nathan Hale, see Nathan Hale (disambiguation). ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ...


From 1683 until 1784, Queens County consisted of five towns: Flushing, Hempstead, Jamaica, Newtown, and Oyster Bay. On April 6, 1784, a sixth town, the Town of North Hempstead, was formed through secession by the northern portions of the Town of Hempstead.[4][5][6] The Town of Hempstead is one of the three towns (otherwise known as civil townships) in Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The Town of Oyster Bay is one of three towns in Nassau County, New York on Long Island, United States. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... North Hempstead is a town in Nassau County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 222,611. ...


The seat of the county government was located first in Jamaica,[7] but was moved about 1788 to Mineola,[8][9][10][11][12][13] [14][15] (now part of Nassau County, it was called Clowesville until 1858[16][17]). In 1870, Long Island City was incorporated as a city (consisting of what had been the Village of Astoria and some unincorporated areas in the Town of Newtown), and about 1874, the seat of county government was moved there from Mineola.[18][19][20] Landmarks in Mineola, New York. ... Industrial Long Island City, Manhattan Skyline behind. ... Aerial view of the Triborough Bridge (left) and the Hell Gate Bridge (right) spanning Astoria Park and the Astoria Pool Astoria is a neighborhood in the northwestern corner of the borough of Queens in New York City. ...


The New York City Borough of Queens was formed on January 1, 1898, after an 1894 vote on consolidation.[21][22][23] Long Island City, the towns of Newtown, Flushing, and Jamaica, and the Rockaway Peninsula portion of the Town of Hempstead were merged to form the new borough, dissolving all former municipal governments (Long Island City, the county government, all towns and all villages) within the new borough. The areas of Queens County that were not part of the consolidation plan,[24][25][26][27][28][29][30] consisting of the towns of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay, and the major remaining portion of the Town of Hempstead, remained part of Queens County until they seceded to form the new Nassau County on January 1, 1899, whereupon the boundaries of Queens County and the Borough of Queens became coterminous. With consolidation, Jamaica once again became the county seat, though county offices now extend to nearby Kew Gardens also.[31][32] is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A Rockaway Peninsula street scene. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Kew Gardens is a neighborhood in central Queens bounded to the north and east by the Jackie Robinson Parkway (formerly Interborough Parkway), the Van Wyck Expressway, and Queens Boulevard, also to the east by 127th Street, to the south by 85th Avenue, and to the west by Babbage Street and...


From 1905 to 1908 the LIRR in Queens was electrified. Transportation to and from Manhattan, previously by ferry or via bridges in Brooklyn, opened up when the Queensboro Bridge was finished in 1909, and with railway tunnels under the East River in 1910. From 1915 onward, much of Queens was connected to the New York City subway system.[33][34] With the construction of the elevated IRT subway lines between Queens and Manhattan, and the emergent expansion of the use of the automobile, the population of Queens more than doubled in the 1920s, from 469,042 in 1920 to 1,079,129 in 1930.[35] The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR is a railroad that serves the length of Long Island, New York. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... The Queensboro Bridge, also known as the 59th Street Bridge, is a cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) was the operator of the original New York Subway line that opened in 1904 and additional rapid transit lines in the City of New York. ... “Mass Transit” redirects here. ... Car redirects here. ...

See also: History of New York City
See also: List of streetcar lines in Queens

This article traces the history of New York City, New York. ... The following streetcar lines once operated in Queens, New York City, New York, United States. ...

Geography

Queens County is in the western part of Long Island and includes a few smaller islands, most of which are in Jamaica Bay and form part of Gateway National Recreation Area. The Rockaway Peninsula sits between Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Jamaica Bay is a bay that lies in the shadow of New York Citys skyscrapers and is adjacent to one of the nations busiest airports. ... Gateway National Recreation Area is a 26,607 acre (105 km²) recreation area owned by the United States government in the New York City metropolitan area. ...


The tallest tree in the New York metropolitan area, called the Queens Giant, is also the oldest living thing in the New York metro area. It is located in northeastern Queens, and is 450 years old and 132 feet (40 m) tall as of 2005. New York–Northern New Jersey–Long Island is the most populous metropolitan area in the United States and is also one of the most populous in the world . ... The Queens Giant measures 133. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 178.3 sq mi); 109.2 sq mi of it is land and 38.73% of it is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Neighborhoods

A typical residential street in Jackson Heights.
A typical residential street in Jackson Heights.
Station Square in Forest Hills
Station Square in Forest Hills
Industrial buildings in Long Island City with the Manhattan Skyline in background.
Industrial buildings in Long Island City with the Manhattan Skyline in background.

The United States Postal Service divides the borough into five "towns" based roughly on those in existence at the time of the consolidation of the five boroughs into New York City: Long Island City, Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, and Floral Park. These ZIP codes do not necessarily reflect actual neighborhood names and boundaries; "East Elmhurst," for example, was largely coined by the USPS and is not an official community. Most neighborhoods have no solid boundaries. The Forest Hills and Rego Park neighborhoods, for instance, overlap. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (1800 × 1200 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (1800 × 1200 pixel, file size: 1. ... Jackson Heights is a neighborhood in northern Queens, New York. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1838 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Queens Bayside, Queens Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1838 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Queens Bayside, Queens Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... A typical residential street in Bayside. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Austin Street, the main shopping area in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 239 KB) Summary Industrial Long Island City, on a background of New York City Skyline Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 239 KB) Summary Industrial Long Island City, on a background of New York City Skyline Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... Long Island City, New York, often abbreviated L.I.C., is an area in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... The Neighborhoods of New York City are located within the five boroughs. ... USPS and Usps redirect here. ... Far Rockaway street scene Far Rockaway is one of the four neighborhoods on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens in the United States. ... Floral Park is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. ... Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst, Queens NY East Elmhurst is a culturally diverse area in New York City, in the northwest of the borough of Queens. ... Austin Street, the main shopping area in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. ... Rego Park is a neighborhood in the central portion of the New York City borough of Queens. ...


Residents of Queens often closely identify with their neighborhood rather than with the borough or city as a whole. Postal addresses are written with the neighborhood, state, and then zip code rather than the borough or city. The borough is a patchwork of dozens of unique neighborhoods, each with its own distinct identity:

Together, these neighborhoods comprise the most diverse county in the United States.[37] Several of these neighborhoods are home to a diverse mix of many different ethnicities. Howard Beach is a neighborhood in southwestern Queens, New York. ... Metropolitan Avenue, and Metro Mall, in Middle Village, Queens NY Middle Village is a neighborhood in central Queens, a borough of New York City. ... Whitestone is a neighborhood in north-central section of the borough of Queens in New York City, located between the East River to the north and Bayside Avenue to the south. ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... Rockaway Beach is a neighborhood in the Rockaways in Queens County, New York in the USA. It is on the south shore of Long Island and is inside New York City. ... Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ... Aerial view of the Triborough Bridge (left) and the Hell Gate Bridge (right) spanning Astoria Park and the Astoria Pool Astoria is a neighborhood in the northwestern corner of the borough of Queens in New York City. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Queensbridge Houses is the largest public housing development in the United States. ... Maspeth is a small community in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... The Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District runs from Wyckoff Avenue to Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood. ... Slavic and Slavonic are used interchangably in English, with the former perferred in US English, and the latter in English. ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ... A typical residential street in Jackson Heights. ... Queens Boulvard in Elmhurst, Queens NY. Macys and Queens Center Mall can be seen in the background. ... Corona, Queens, (zip code 11368) is a neighborhood in the former Township of Flushing in the New York City borough of Queens surrounded by Flushing, Jackson Heights, and Elmhurst. ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... Map of South Asia South Asia is a subregion of Asia comprising the modern states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, . It covers about 4,480,000 km², or 10 percent of the continent, and is also known as the Indian subcontinent. ... Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is an urban neighborhood in the northern part of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... Liberty Avenue intersecting with Lefferts Boulevard in Richmond Hill, Queens NY. Richmond Hill is a neighborhood in central-southern Queens, New York City, USA. It is bordered by Kew Gardens to the north, Woodhaven and Ozone Park to the west, South Ozone Park to the South and South Jamaica to... An Indo-Caribbean is a person of South Asian origin who lives in the Caribbean, or the descendant of such a person. ... Sikhism (IPA: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ), founded on the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev and nine successive gurus in fifteenth century Northern India, is the fifth-largest religion in the world. ... , This article is about the Indian state of Punjab. ... Rego Park is a neighborhood in the central portion of the New York City borough of Queens. ... Austin Street, the main shopping area in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. ... Kew Gardens is a neighborhood in central Queens bounded to the north and east by the Jackie Robinson Parkway (formerly Interborough Parkway), the Van Wyck Expressway, and Queens Boulevard, also to the east by 127th Street, to the south by 85th Avenue, and to the west by Babbage Street and... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... Jamaica Estates World War II Memorial Jamaica Estates is a wealthy neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. ... Fresh Meadows is a primarily residential neighborhood in northeastern portion of the borough of Queens in New York City, which is bordered to the east by Francis Lewis Boulevard and Cunningham Park, to the south by Union Turnpike, to the north by Kissena Park, and to the west by parts... Hollis Hills is an neighborhood in the north-east section of the borough of Queens in New York City. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... West Indies redirects here. ... Hollis is a neighborhood within the southeastern section of the New York City borough of Queens. ... St. ... Cambria Heights (Zip Code 11411) is a middle class neighborhood in the southeastern portion of the New York City borough of Queens. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Rosedale is a neighborhood in southeastern Queens in New York City. ... Laurelton is an African American neighborhood in Queens, New York, USA. A stop on the Long Island railroad -- all of Queens, New York, is actually located on Long Island -- Laurelton was named for the laurels that grew there over 100 years ago. ... Bellerose is a neighborhood on the eastern edge of Queens (borough of New York City (USA) along the border with Nassau County. ... Map of South Asia South Asia is a subregion of Asia comprising the modern states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, . It covers about 4,480,000 km², or 10 percent of the continent, and is also known as the Indian subcontinent. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... , This article is about the Indian state of Punjab. ... , Kerala ( ; Malayalam: കേരളം; ) is a state on the Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ... South Jamaica, known colloquially as Southside, is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, located south of downtown Jamaica, the Long Island Rail Road tracks and Liberty Avenue. ...

See also: List of Queens neighborhoods

This is a list of neighborhoods in Queens, one of five boroughs of New York City. ...

Adjacent counties

For other uses, see Bronx (disambiguation). ... Theodore Roosevelt home at Sagamore Hill Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... This article is about the New York City borough, or Kings County, New York. ... This article is about the borough in New York City. ...

Government

Party affiliation of Queens registered voters
Party 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996
Democratic 62.94 62.52 62.85 62.79 62.99 62.52 62.30 62.27 62.28 62.33
Republican 14.60 14.66 14.97 15.04 15.28 15.69 16.47 16.74 16.93 17.20
No affiliation 18.58 18.89 18.24 18.31 18.36 18.49 18.13 17.79 17.77 17.69
Other 3.88 3.93 3.94 3.86 3.37 3.30 3.10 3.20 3.02 2.78
Queens County Courthouse
Queens County Courthouse

Since New York City's consolidation in 1898, Queens has been governed by the New York City Charter that provides for a strong mayor-council system. The centralized New York City government is responsible for public education, correctional institutions, libraries, public safety, recreational facilities, sanitation, water supply, and welfare services in Queens. Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... GOP redirects here. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 6. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 6. ... New York City has been a metropolitan municipality with a strong mayor-council form of government since its consolidation in 1898. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ...


The office of Borough President was created in the consolidation of 1898 to balance centralization with local authority. Each borough president had a powerful administrative role derived from having a vote on the New York City Board of Estimate, which was responsible for creating and approving the city's budget and proposals for land use. In 1989 the Supreme Court of the United States declared the Board of Estimate unconstitutional on the grounds that Brooklyn, the most populous borough, had no greater effective representation on the Board than Staten Island, the least populous borough, a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause pursuant to the high court's 1964 "one man, one vote" decision.[38] Borough President is an elective office in New York City. ... The New York City Board of Estimate was a governmental body in New York City, responsible for budget and land-use decisions. ... The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS[1]) is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. ... Amendment XIV in the National Archives The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (Amendment XIV) is one of the post-Civil War amendments (known as the Reconstruction Amendments), first intended to secure rights for former slaves. ... Congressman John Bingham of Ohio was the principal framer of the Equal Protection Clause. ...


Since 1990 the Borough President has acted as an advocate for the borough at the mayoral agencies, the City Council, the New York state government, and corporations. Queens' Borough President is Helen Marshall, elected as a Democrat in 2001 and re-elected in 2005. Helen Marshall was elected Queens Borough President in 2001 succeeding the term-limited Claire Shulman. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


The Democratic Party holds the majority of public offices. Sixty-three percent of registered Queens voters are Democrats. Local party platforms center on affordable housing, education and economic development. Controversial political issues in Queens include development, noise, and the cost of housing.

Presidential election results
Year Republican Democratic
2004 27.4% 165,954 71.7% 433,835
2000 22.0% 122,052 75.0% 416,967
1996 21.1% 107,650 72.9% 372,925
1992 28.3% 157,561 62.9% 349,520
1988 39.7% 217,049 59.5% 325,147
1984 46.4% 285,477 53.3% 328,379
1980 44.8% 251,333 48.0% 269,147
1976 38.9% 244,396 60.5% 379,907
1972 56.3% 426,015 43.4% 328,316
1968 40.0% 306,620 53.6% 410,546
1964 33.6% 274,351 66.3% 541,418
1960 45.1% 367,688 54.7% 446,348
1956 59.9% 471,223 40.1% 315,898

There are currently four Democrats representing Queens in the U.S. Congress: GOP redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Presidential election results map. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The election was held on November 8, 1988. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political...

In addition, portions of Woodside, Maspeth, and Ridgewoood are represented by Brooklyn's Nydia Velazquez, and Astoria and Long Island City are in the Manhattan-based 14th district of Carolyn Maloney. Congressman Gary L. Ackerman Gary Ackerman (born November 19, 1942) is presently serving his twelfth term in the United States House of Representatives. ... The 5th Congressional District of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives that lies along the North Shore of Long Island. ... A typical residential street in Bayside. ... Little Neck is a community in Queens, New York. ... Joseph Crowley (born March 16, 1962) is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of New York, currently the representing the states 7th Congressional district (see map) in the United States House of Representatives. ... Woodside is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. ... Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst, Queens NY East Elmhurst is a culturally diverse area in New York City, in the northwest of the borough of Queens. ... College Point is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. ... New Yorks Seventh Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York City. ... Gregory W. Meeks Gregory Weldon Meeks (born September 25, 1953), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1998, representing the Sixth Congressional District of New York. ... New Yorks Sixth Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York City. ... Laurelton is an African American neighborhood in Queens, New York, USA. A stop on the Long Island railroad -- all of Queens, New York, is actually located on Long Island -- Laurelton was named for the laurels that grew there over 100 years ago. ... Anthony D. Weiner (b. ... New Yorks 9th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York City. ... Woodhaven Boulevard, Main Road, Large abundance of trees Woodhaven, once known as Woodville, is home to a wealthy mix of middle to upper-class residents, mostly a middle-income neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. ... Ozone Park Welcome Sign. ... Maspeth is a small community in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... The Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District runs from Wyckoff Avenue to Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood. ... Nydia Margarita Velazquez (born (March 28, 1953) in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico), became the first Puerto Rican woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. ... New Yorks 14th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives located in New York City. ... Carolyn Bosher Maloney (b. ...


Each of the city's five counties has its own criminal court system and District Attorney, the chief public prosecutor who is directly elected by popular vote. Richard A. Brown, a Democrat, has been the District Attorney of Queens County since 1991. Queens has 12 City Council members, the second largest number among the five boroughs. It also has 14 administrative districts, each served by a local Community Board. Community Boards are representative bodies that field complaints and serve as advocates for local residents. A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ...


Although it is heavily Democratic, Queens is considered a swing county in New York politics. Republican political candidates who do well in Queens usually win citywide or statewide elections. Republicans such as former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and current Mayor Michael Bloomberg won majorities in Queens. Republican State Senator Serphin Maltese represents a district in central and southern Queens. In 2002, Queens voted against incumbent Republican Governor of New York George Pataki in favor of his Democratic opponent, Carl McCall by a slim margin. GOP redirects here. ... Rudolph William Louis Rudy Giuliani III, KBE (born May 28, 1944) served as the Mayor of New York City from January 1, 1994 through December 31, 2001. ... Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born 14 February 1942) is an American businessman, founder of Bloomberg L.P., and the current Mayor of New York City. ... Serphin R. Maltese (Born: Corona, New York on December 7, 1932) is a Republican New York State Senator representing Central and Southern Queens, New York. ... This is a list of the Governors of New York. ... George Elmer Pataki (born June 24, 1945) is an American politician who was the 57th Governor of New York serving from January 1995 until January 1, 2007. ... H. Carl McCall (born 1935) is a former Comptroller of New York State and was the Democratic candidate in the 2002 election for state governor. ...


Queens has not voted for a Republican candidate in a presidential election since 1972, when Queens voters chose Richard Nixon over George McGovern. In the 2004 presidential election Democrat John Kerry received 71.7% of the vote in Queens and Republican George W. Bush received 27.4%. Nixon redirects here. ... George McGovern on May 8, 1972 cover of Time Magazine George Stanley McGovern, (born July 19, 1922) is a former United States Representative, Senator, and Democratic presidential nominee. ... Presidential election results map. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Economy

An aerial view of LaGuardia Airport
An aerial view of LaGuardia Airport

The economy of Queens is based on tourism, industry, and trade. Because the New York metropolitan area effectually has three major airports, the airspace overhead is among the busiest and most controlled in the world. John F. Kennedy International Airport, located in southern Queens is the busiest airport in the country in terms of international travelers. Queens is also home to the more domestic La Guardia Airport, in Jackson Heights. Queens is increasingly attracting film studios — a return of an industry that had departed decades earlier — notably the Kaufman Studios in Astoria and the Silvercup Studios in Long Island City, where a number of notable television shows are made, including Sesame Street. Image File history File links LaGuardiaairport. ... Image File history File links LaGuardiaairport. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) (pronounced La-Gwardia) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... New York–Northern New Jersey–Long Island is the most populous metropolitan area in the United States and is also one of the most populous in the world . ... Airspace means the portion of the atmosphere controlled by a particular country on top of its territory and territorial waters or, more generally, any specific three-dimensional portion of the atmosphere. ... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... FAA diagram of LaGuardia Airport Fiorello La Guardia Airport is located in Flushing, a neighborhood within the New York City borough of Queens, New York near the Flushing Bay. ... The Kaufman Astoria Studios are in Queens, New York, and home to productions like Sesame Street. ... Silvercup Studios is the largest film and television production facility in New York City. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ...


The Queens Museum of Art and the New York Hall of Science are further east, in Flushing Meadows Park — site of both the 1939 New York World's Fair, the 1964 New York World's Fair and the annual US Open tennis tournament. Shea Stadium, home of the New York Mets baseball team, is just north of the park. Citi Field, the future home of the Mets, is currently being constructed adjacent to Shea Stadium. The park is also the third largest park in New York City at 1,255 acres (5 km²), making it 412 acres (1.7 km²) larger than Central Park in Manhattan. The Queens Museum of Art is a major art museum in the Queens borough of New York City. ... The New York Hall of Science occupies one of the few remaining structures of the 1964 New York Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park in the borough of Queens in New York City (USA). ... Flushing Meadows Park, also sometimes referred to as Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, is located in northern Queens, New York City, USA at the intersection of the Long Island Expressway and the Grand Central Parkway. ... Trylon, Perisphere and Helicline photo by Sam Gottscho The 1939-40 New York Worlds Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964-1965 New York Worlds Fair), was one of the largest worlds fairs of all time. ... View of the New York Worlds Fair 1964/1965 as seen from the observation towers of the New York State pavilion. ... For other uses, see U.S. Open. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World... Citi Field will be the new Major League Baseball stadium for the New York Mets that is being built in Willets Point in the New York City borough of Queens as a replacement for Shea Stadium, which was constructed in 1964 adjacent to the site of the 1964 Worlds... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ...


Several large companies have their headquarters in Queens, including watchmaker Bulova, based in East Elmhurst; Glacéau, the makers of Vitamin Water, headquartered in Whitestone; and JetBlue, the airliner based in John F. Kennedy Airport. Bulova is a New York based corporation making watches and clocks. ... Glacéau is the brand name of a line of products sold by Energy Brands, Inc. ... jetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) is an American low-cost airline. ...


Long Island City is a major manufacturing and commercial center. Flushing is a major commercial hub for Chinese American and Korean American businesses, while Jamaica is a major business and transportation hub for the borough. A Chinese American is an American who is of ethnic Chinese descent. ... A Korean American is a person of Korean ancestry who was either born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ...

See also: Economy of New York City

The NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. ...

Demographics

Queens Compared
2000 Census Queens NY City NY State
Total population 2,229,379 8,008,278 18,976,457
Population density 20,409.0/sq mi 26,403/sq mi 402/sq mi
Median household income (1999) $37,439 $38,293 $43,393
Per capita income $19,222 $22,402 $23,389
Bachelor's degree or higher 23% 27% 24%
Foreign born 44% 36% 20%
White 44% 45% 62%
Black 20% 27% 16%
Hispanic (any race) 25% 27% 14%
Asian 18% 10% 6%

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,229,379 people, 782,664 households, and 537,690 families residing in the county. The population density was 7,879.6/km² (20,409.0/sq mi). There were 817,250 housing units at an average density of 2,888.5/km² (7,481.6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 44.08% White, 20.01% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 17.56% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 11.68% from other races, and 6.11% from two or more races. 24.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of the census2(gr) Geographic references. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... This article is in need of attention. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


Some main European ancestry in Queens, 2000:

The 2000 census show also that the borough is home to one of the largest concentrations of Indian-Americans in the nation, with a total population of 129,715 (5.79% of the borough population) ([4], as well as Pakistani-Americans who number 15,604[5]. Queens has the second largest Sikh population in the nation after California. According to a 2002 UJA-Federation of New York study, Queens is home to 186,000 Jewish Americans.[6] English Americans (occasionally known as Anglo-Americans) are citizens of the United States whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in England. ... For American Indians, see Native Americans in the United States or Indigenous peoples of the Americas. ... A Pakistani American is someone born in the United States of Pakistani descent, or someone who has immigrated to the United States from Pakistan. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A Jewish American (also commonly American Jew) is an American (a citizen of the United States) of Jewish descent who maintains a connection to the Jewish community, either through actively practicing Judaism or through cultural and historical affiliation. ...

Population of Queens County[39][40]
Census
Year
Queens
(old)
Nassau
portion
Queens
(new)
%
increase
1790 16,014 9,855 6,159 -
1800 16,916 10,274 6,642 7.8%
1810 19,336 11,892 7,444 12.1%
1820 21,519 13,273 8,246 10.8%
1830 22,460 13,411 9,049 9.7%
1840 30,324 15,844 14,480 60.0%
1850 36,833 18,240 18,593 28.4%
1860 57,391 24,488 32,903 77.0%
1870 73,803 28,335 45,468 38.2%
1880 90,574 34,015 56,559 24.4%
1890 128,059 41,009 87,050 53.9%
1900 152,999 75.8%
1910 284,041 85.6%
1920 469,042 65.1%
1930 1,079,129 130.1%
1940 1,297,634 20.2%
1950 1,550,849 19.5%
1960 1,809,578 16.7%
1970 1,986,473 9.8%
1980 1,891,325 -4.8%
1990 1,951,598 3.2%
2000 2,229,379 14.2%

According to a Census Bureau estimate, the population increased to 2,241,600 in 2005.


There were 782,664 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.39. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $37,439, and the median income for a family was $42,608. Males had a median income of $30,576 versus $26,628 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,222. About 16.9% of families and 21.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over. In Queens the black population earns more than whites on average.[41] Many of these African-Americans live in quiet middle class suburban neighborhoods near the Nassau County border, such as Laurelton and Cambria Heights which have large black populations who's family income is higher than average. Those areas are known for their well kept homes and suburban feel. The migration of whites from parts of Queens has been long ongoing with departures from Ozone Park, Woodhaven, Bellerose, Floral Park, and Flushing. etc (most of the outgoing population has been replaced with Asian Americans). Neighborhoods such as Whitestone, College Point, North Flushing, Auburndale, Bayside, Middle Village, Little Neck, and Douglaston have not had a substantial exodus of white residents, but have seen an increase of Asian population (mostly South Korean). Queens has recently experienced a real estate boom making most of it's neighborhoods very desirable for people who want to reside near Manhattan in a less urban setting. Queens is a diverse county in which people from many races and cultures live in both close proximity as well as in harmony. The Top Ten Languages Spoken in Queens according to the NY State Comptroller:[42] The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ... Theodore Roosevelt home at Sagamore Hill Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... Laurelton is an African American neighborhood in Queens, New York, USA. A stop on the Long Island railroad -- all of Queens, New York, is actually located on Long Island -- Laurelton was named for the laurels that grew there over 100 years ago. ... Cambria Heights is a middle class neighborhood in Southeastern Queens. ...

  1. English
  2. Spanish
  3. Chinese
  4. Korean
  5. Italian
  6. Greek
  7. Russian
  8. Tagalog (Filipino)
  9. French
  10. Urdu

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Culture

Queens was an epicenter of jazz in the 1940s. Jazz greats likes Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald found refuge from segregation in the mixed communities of the borough, while a younger generation — Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, and others — were developing bebop in the clubs of Harlem. Louis[1] Armstrong[2] (4 August 1901[3] – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo[4] and Pops, was an American jazz musician. ... William Count Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. ... Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... For other persons of the same name, see Charles Parker. ... Theodore Walter Sonny Rollins (born September 7, 1930 in New York City) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist. ... Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was a jazz pianist and composer. ... For the Australian cricketer nicknamed Dizzy, see Jason Gillespie. ...


Western Queens is becoming an artistic hub, including SculptureCenter, the Noguchi Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, Museum for African Art, and the American Museum of the Moving Image. The P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in the neighborhood of Long Island City is one of the largest and oldest institutions in the United States dedicated solely to contemporary art. In addition to its renowned exhibitions, the institution also organizes the prestigious International and National Projects series, the Warm Up summer music series, and the Young Architects Program with The Museum of Modern Art. The current poet laureate of Queens is Ishle Yi Park. SculptureCenter is a contemporary art museum that is located in Long Island City in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum displays a comprehensive collection of artwork by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). ... Bigfoot at Socrates Sculpture Park Socrates Sculpture Park is located in the neighborhood Long Island City, Queens (New York City, USA) at the intersection of Broadway and Vernon Boulevard. ... The Museum for African Art is located in the neighborhood of Long Island City in the borough of Queens in New York City (USA). ... Located at the site of the former Astoria Studios (now operating as the Kaufman-Astoria Studios) in the borough of Queens in New York City (USA), the Museum of the Moving Image (originally named the Astoria Motion Picture and Television Center Foundation) was founded in 1977. ... The P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center is one of the largest and oldest museums in the United States dedicated solely to contemporary art. ... Long Island City, New York, often abbreviated L.I.C., is an area in the borough of Queens in New York City. ...


Queens is home to many cultural institutions, including among others:

See also: Culture of New York City, Music of New York City, and List of people from Queens

Queens is also featured in the Spider-Man comics and films as the home of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. SculptureCenter is a contemporary art museum that is located in Long Island City in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... Located at the site of the former Astoria Studios (now operating as the Kaufman-Astoria Studios) in the borough of Queens in New York City (USA), the Museum of the Moving Image (originally named the Astoria Motion Picture and Television Center Foundation) was founded in 1977. ... The New York Hall of Science occupies one of the few remaining structures of the 1964 New York Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park in the borough of Queens in New York City (USA). ... The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum displays a comprehensive collection of artwork by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). ... The Queens Botanical Garden is located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. ... Graffiti and street art emerged in New York as part of the Zoo York subculture in the 1970s. ... Carnegie Hall, a major music venue in New York The music of New York City is a diverse and important field in the world of music; no American city has as central a place in music history as New York City. ... This is a list of notable people from Queens, New York City. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... Peter Parker may refer to: Peter Benjamin Parker (born 1953, died 1998), alter ego of the fictional superhero Spider-Man Peter Parker (British businessman) (1924–2002), chairman of the British Railways Board 1976-1983 Peter Parker (physician) (1804–1888), the first Protestant medical missionary to China Sir Peter Parker, 1st... Mary Jane Watson-Parker is a fictional supporting character appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics, primarily in the Spider-Man titles as a friend, love interest and in some continuities wife of the title character (specifically, his alter-ego, Peter Parker). ...


Sports

Bronze Statue at the USTA National Tennis Center.
Bronze Statue at the USTA National Tennis Center.

Queens is the home of the New York Mets baseball team, the U.S. Open tennis tournament, and Aqueduct Racetrack. Just over the Queens line (in Nassau County) is Belmont Park Race Track, the home of the Belmont Stakes. In the past, Extreme Championship Wrestling has been held at an Elks lodge in Elmhurst. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2251x1682, 3246 KB) Summary Author: Jonathan Reich Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2251x1682, 3246 KB) Summary Author: Jonathan Reich Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Bronze Statue at the USTA National Tennis Center. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World... For other uses, see U.S. Open. ... Aqueduct Racetrack, known as the Big A, is a horse racetrack in the neighborhood of Ozone Park in the New York City borough of Queens. ... Theodore Roosevelt home at Sagamore Hill Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... Belmont Park is a major thoroughbred horse-racing facility located in the hamlet of Elmont, New York in Nassau County on Long Island (just outside of New York City). ... The Belmont Stakes is a prestigious Grade I stakes race held yearly in June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. ... This article is about the independent promotion from 1992-2001. ... Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Grand Lodge in Chicago, Illinois The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks had modest beginnings in 1868 as a social club (then called the Jolly Corks) established as a private club to elude New York City laws governing the opening hours of public taverns. ... Queens Boulvard in Elmhurst, Queens NY. Macys and Queens Center Mall can be seen in the background. ...

See also: Sports in New York City

View of a night game at Yankee Stadium between the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins. ...

Food

Being the most diverse county in the nation Queens is home to restaurants from all cultures. A wide variety of foods from all different cultures, particularly Chinese, Colombian, Ecuadorian, Filipino, Indian, Korean, Mexican restaurants, along Roosevelt Avenue; Dominican food in Corona; African-American cuisine in Jamaica; and many Chinese, Korean restaurants in Flushing. Other cultures, such as Greek, Arab, Latin American, and Southeast Asian, have very prominent standings in Astoria.


Transportation

Queensboro Bridge facing the neighborhood of Long Island City.
Queensboro Bridge facing the neighborhood of Long Island City.

Twelve New York City Subway routes traverse Queens, serving 81 stations on seven main lines. The A, G, J, and M routes connect Queens to Brooklyn without going through Manhattan first. The F, N, and R trains connect Queens and Brooklyn via Manhattan, while the E, V, W, and 7 connect Queens to Manhattan only. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1800x2700, 2431 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Queens Queensboro Bridge Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1800x2700, 2431 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Queens Queensboro Bridge Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority , an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and also known as MTA New York City Transit. ... 207th Street to Lefferts Boulevard, Far Rockaway, or Rockaway Park note: dashed line shows rush hour only service The A Eighth Avenue Express is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway. ... The G Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The J Nassau Street Express and Z Nassau Street Express are two services of the New York City Subway. ... The M Nassau Street Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... 179th Street to Coney Island The F Sixth Avenue Local is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway. ... The N Broadway Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Current and former R services The R Broadway Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The E Eighth Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... all terminals shown above The V Sixth Avenue Local is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway. ... The W Broadway Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... For the former BMT service, see 7 (BMT). ...


About 100 local bus routes move people around within Queens, and another 15 express routes shuttle commuters between Queens and Manhattan.


A commuter train system, the Long Island Rail Road, operates 20 stations in Queens with service to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Long Island. Jamaica Station is a hub station where all the lines in the system but one (the Port Washington Branch) converge. It is the busiest commuter rail hub in the United States. Sunnyside Yard is used as a staging area by Amtrak and New Jersey Transit for intercity and commuter trains from Penn Station in Manhattan. LIRR redirects here. ... Jamaica Station (often referred to simply as Jamaica) is a major hub of the Long Island Rail Road, in Jamaica, Queens, in New York City. ... The Port Washington Branch is an electrified two-track rail line and service owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. ... Sunnyside Yard is a large railroad yard in Sunnyside, Queens in New York City. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The New Jersey Transit Corporation (usually shortened to New Jersey Transit or NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the state of New Jersey, and Orange and Rockland counties in New York. ...


Queens has crucial importance in international and interstate air traffic. Two of New York City's three major airports are located there; LaGuardia Airport is in northern Queens, while John F. Kennedy International Airport is to the south on the shores of Jamaica Bay. AirTrain JFK provides a rail link between JFK and local rail lines. LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) (pronounced La-Gwardia) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... Jamaica Bay is a bay that lies in the shadow of New York Citys skyscrapers and is adjacent to one of the nations busiest airports. ... AirTrain JFK is a 13 km (8. ...


Queens is traversed by three trunk east-west highways. The Long Island Expressway (Interstate 495) runs from the Queens Midtown Tunnel on the west through the borough to Nassau County on the east. The Grand Central Parkway, whose western terminus is the Triborough Bridge, extends east to the Queens/Nassau border, where its name changes to the Northern State Parkway. The Belt Parkway begins at the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn, and extends east into Queens, past Aqueduct Racetrack and JFK Airport. On its eastern end at the Queens/Nassau border, it splits into the Southern State Parkway which continues east, and the Cross Island Parkway which turns north. The Long Island Expressway (LIE) is one of the interstate highways with the designation of Interstate 495. ... There are several roads named Interstate 495 in the United States: Delaware I-495 bypasses Wilmington, Delaware to the south and east Maine I-495 is now an unsigned designation for the short route connecting I-95 with I-295 north of Portland, Maine. ... The Queens Midtown Tunnel is a toll road in New York City. ... The Grand Central Parkway is a parkway that stretches from the Triborough Bridge in New York City to Nassau County in Long Island. ... The Triborough Bridge is a complex of three bridges connecting the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, using what were two islands, Wards Island and Randalls Island as intermediate rights-of-way between the water crossings. ... The Northern State Parkway is a limited-access parkway that runs for approximately 29 miles west-east across the north shore of New Yorks Long Island. ... The Belt Parkway, or Belt System or Circumferential Parkway is a series of New York City limited-access highways that form a complete circle around the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. ... The original Gowanus Expressway in 1954, before widening. ... Aqueduct Racetrack, known as the Big A, is a horse racetrack in the neighborhood of Ozone Park in the New York City borough of Queens. ... The Southern State Parkway (also known as the Southern State or the Southern Parkway) is a long east-west limited-access highway on Long Island in the U.S. state of New York. ... Cross Island Parkway is part of the Belt Parkway system that runs around the perimeter of Queens County in New York City. ...


There are also several major north-south highways in Queens, including the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (Interstate 278), the Van Wyck Expressway (Interstate 678), the Clearview Expressway (Interstate 295), and the Cross Island Parkway. On the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278). ... Interstate 278 (abbreviated I-278) is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. states of New Jersey and New York. ... Interstate 678 (I-678) is a north-south interstate highway spur route that runs 14 miles (23 km) entirely within two boroughs of New York City: Queens and the Bronx. ... Interstate 678 (abbreviated I-678) is a north-south interstate highway spur route that runs 14 miles (23 km) entirely within two boroughs of New York City: Queens and the Bronx. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev Next Interstate 295 (abbreviated I-295) is a connector route within New York City. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Streets

Queens Boulevard is a major thoroughfare in the borough.
Queens Boulevard is a major thoroughfare in the borough.

The streets of Queens are laid out in a semi-grid system, with a numerical system of street names (similar to Manhattan and the Bronx). Nearly all roadways oriented north-south are "Streets", while east-west roadways are "Avenues", beginning with the number 1 in the west for Streets and in the north for Avenues. In some parts of the borough, several consecutive streets may share numbers (for instance, 72nd Street followed by 72nd Place, or 52nd Avenue followed by 52nd Road, 52nd Drive, and 52nd Court), often causing confusion for non-residents. In addition, incongruous alignments of street grids, unusual street paths due to geography, or other circumstances often lead to the skipping of numbers (for instance, on Ditmars Boulevard, 70th Street is followed by Hazen Street which is followed by 49th Street). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1944x2592, 1818 KB) I (Nutmegger) took this photo in Queens on July 23, 2006 and hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1944x2592, 1818 KB) I (Nutmegger) took this photo in Queens on July 23, 2006 and hereby release it into the public domain. ... A view down Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills. ... A simple grid plan road map (Windermere, Florida). ... Abbey Road in London A street name or odonym is an identifying name given to a street. ...


This confusion stems from the fact that many of the village street grids of Queens had only worded names, some were numbered according to local numbering schemes, and some had a mix of words and numbers. In the early 1920s a "Philadelphia Plan" was instituted to overlay one numbered system upon the whole borough. Train stations were only partly renamed, thus now share dual names after the original street names. On the number 7 line in Sunnyside, there are 40th-Lowery St., 46th-Bliss St., 52nd St.-Lincoln Ave. and so forth. Numbered roads tend to be residential, although numbered commercial streets are not rare. 40th Street–Lowery Street is a local station on the IRT Flushing Line. ... 46th Street–Bliss Street is the northernmost station on the Flushing Line that is above Queens Boulevard. ... 52nd Street–Lincoln Avenue is the southernmost station on the Flushing Line that is above Roosevelt Avenue. ...


A fair number of streets that were country roads in the 18th and 19th centuries, (especially major thoroughfares such as Northern Boulevard, Queens Boulevard, Hillside Avenue, and Jamaica Avenue) carry names rather than numbers, typically though not uniformly called "Boulevards" or "Parkways". New York State Route 25A is a New York State highway and the main East-West route for most of the North Shore of Long Island, New York running from the Queens-Midtown Tunnel at its Western terminus to Calverton at its Eastern end. ... A view down Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills. ... Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. ...


The Rockaway Peninsula does not follow the same system as the rest of the borough and has its own numbering system. Streets are numbered in ascending order heading west from near the Nassau County border, and are prefixed with the word "Beach." Streets at the easternmost end, however, are nearly all named. Another deviance from the norm is Broad Channel; it maintains the north-south numbering progression but uses only the suffix "Road," as well as the prefixes "West" and "East," depending on location relative to Cross Bay Boulevard, the neighborhood's major through street. Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, Queens NY. Broad Channel is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. ... Cross Bay Boulevard is the main north-south road in Howard Beach, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. ...


The other exception is the neighborhood of Ridgewood, which for the most part shares a grid and house numbering system with the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick. The grid runs east-west from the LIRR Bay Ridge Branch right-of-way to Flushing Avenue; and north-south from Forest Avenue in Ridgewood to Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn before adjusting to meet up correctly with the Bedford-Stuyvesant grid at Broadway. All streets on the grid have names. Bushwick is a neighborhood in the northeastern part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... The Bay Ridge Branch is a rail line owned by the Long Island Rail Road and operated by the New York and Atlantic Railway in the U.S. state of New York. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bedford-Stuyvesant (also known as Bed-Stuy) is a neighborhood in the central portion of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ...


Waterways

Queens is connected to the Bronx by the Bronx Whitestone Bridge, the Throgs Neck Bridge, the Triborough Bridge and the Hell Gate Bridge. Queens is connected to Manhattan by the Triborough Bridge, the Queensboro Bridge, and the Queens Midtown Tunnel. Bronx Whitestone Bridge © 2004 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Aerial view of the Bronx Whitestone Bridge Ground view of its sister bridge, the Throgs Neck Bridge, from Queens The Bronx Whitestone Bridge, colloquially referred to as the Whitestone Bridge, is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River and connects the boroughs... The Throgs Neck Bridge is a suspension bridge opened on January 11, 1961 carrying Interstate 295 over the East River where it meets the Long Island Sound. ... The Triborough Bridge is a complex of three bridges connecting the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, using what were two islands, Wards Island and Randalls Island as intermediate rights-of-way between the water crossings. ... The Hell Gate Bridge (originally the New York Connecting Railroad Bridge) is a 1,017-foot (310 m) steel arch railroad bridge between Astoria in the borough of Queens and Randalls and Wards Islands (which are now joined into one island and are politically part of Manhattan) in New York... The Triborough Bridge is a complex of three bridges connecting the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, using what were two islands, Wards Island and Randalls Island as intermediate rights-of-way between the water crossings. ... The Queensboro Bridge, also known as the 59th Street Bridge, is a cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City. ... The Queens Midtown Tunnel is a toll road in New York City. ...


While most of the Queens/Brooklyn border is on land, the Kosciuszko Bridge crosses the Newtown Creek connecting Maspeth to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The Pulaski Bridge connects McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint to 11th Street, Jackson Avenue, and Hunters Point Avenue in Long Island City. The Greenpoint Avenue Bridge connects Greenpoint and Long Island City avenues of the same name, which, east of Queens Boulevard (NY-25), becomes Roosevelt Avenue. A lesser bridge connect Grand Avenue in Queens to Grand Street in Brooklyn. The Kosciuszko Bridge is a truss bridge that spans Newtown Creek between Brooklyn and Queens. ... Newtown Creek and its tributaries: Maspeth Creek, English Kills, and Dutch Kills Newtown Creek is a tributary of the East River, approximately 3. ... Landmark 19th-century rowhouses on tree-lined Kent Street in Greenpoint Historic District. ... The Pulaski Bridge in New York City connects Long Island City in Queens to Greenpoint in Brooklyn over Newtown Creek. ... New York State Route 25 is a major east-west road running from the Queensboro Bridge on the East River in Queens, New York City to the Orient Point Ferry terminal on the end of the North Fork of Long Island. ...


The Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge connects the Rockaway Peninsula to the rest of Queens. The Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge (originally Cross Bay Bridge) wholly in New York City, is a toll bridge that crosses Beach Channel in Jamaica Bay to Rockaway Peninsula, and is located in Queens. ...


One year-round scheduled ferry service connects Queens and Manhattan. New York Water Taxi operates service across the East River from Hunters Point in Long Island City to Manhattan at 34th Street and south to Pier 11 at Wall Street. During baseball season, New York Waterway ferries operate to Shea Stadium for New York Mets weekend home games.[43] A New York Water Taxi docks at Pier 11 near Wall Street. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... Hunters Point or Bayview-Hunters Point is a neighborhood in the southeastern portion of San Francisco, California. ... The Empire State building, dominating the skyline. ... Elaborate marble facade of NYSE as seen from the intersection of Broad and Wall Streets For other uses, see Wall Street (disambiguation). ... NY Waterway is a private ferry system that provides commuter service and tourist excursions in New York Harbor, with service between several points in Manhattan and New Jersey, including Hoboken Terminal. ...

See also: Transportation in New York City

The transportation system of New York City is an unparalleled cooperation of unique, complex, and grandiose systems of infrastructure. ...

Education

Powdermaker Hall at Queens College.

Education in Queens is provided by a vast number of public and private institutions. Public schools in the borough are managed by the New York City Department of Education, the largest public school system in the United States. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 160 KB) Summary Powdermaker Hall, QC. Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 160 KB) Summary Powdermaker Hall, QC. Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Queens College is one of the senior colleges of the City University of New York. ... The Official Seal of the City of New York The New York City Department of Education is the branch of municipal government in New York City that manages the citys public school system. ...


LaGuardia Community College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY), is known as "The World's Community College" for its diverse international student body representing more than 150 countries and speaking over 100 languages. The college has been named a National Institution of Excellence by the Policy Center on the First Year of College and one of the top three large community colleges in the United States.[44] LaGuardia Community College is a City University of New York (CUNY) community college located in Long Island City in Queens, New York. ... The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym pronounced ), is the public university system of New York City. ...


Queensborough Community College, originally part of the State University of New York, is in Bayside and is now part of CUNY. It prepares students to attend senior colleges mainly in the CUNY system. ``Queensborough Community College is one of the Junior Colleges in the City University of New York (CUNY) located in Queens, New York CIty. ... Not to be confused with University of the State of New York. ...


Queens College is one of the elite colleges in the CUNY system. Established in 1937 to offer a strong liberal arts education to the residents of the borough, Queens College has over 16,000 students including more than 12,000 undergraduates and over 4,000 graduate students. Students from 120 different countries speaking 66 different languages are enrolled at the school, which is located in Flushing. Queens College is also the host of CUNY's law school. The Queens College Campus is also the home of Townsend Harris High School. Queens College is one of the senior colleges of the City University of New York. ... The City University of New York School of Law is a law school operated by the City University of New York (CUNY). ...


York College is one of CUNY's leading general-purpose liberal arts colleges, granting bachelor's degrees in more than 40 fields, as well as a combined BS/MS degree in Occupational Therapy. Noted for its Health Sciences Programs York College is also home to the Northeast Regional Office of the Food and Drug Administration. York College is one of several senior colleges in the City University of New York (CUNY) system located in the Borough of Queens in New York City. ... “FDA” redirects here. ...


St. John's University is a private, coeducational Roman Catholic university founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Fathers. With over 19,000 students, St. John's is known for its medical, pharmacy, business and law programs as well as its men's basketball and soccer teams. St. ... Lazarites (Lazarists or Lazarians) are the popular names of the Congregation of Priests of the Mission in the Roman Catholic Church. ...


The Queens Borough Public Library is the public library system for the borough and one of three library systems serving New York City. Dating back to the foundation of the first Queens library in Flushing in 1858, the Queens Borough Public Library is one of the largest public library systems in the United States. Separate from the New York Public Library, it is composed of 63 branches throughout the borough. In fiscal year 2001, the Library achieved a circulation of 16.8 million. First in circulation in New York State since 1985, the Library has maintained the highest circulation of any city library in the country since 1985 and the highest circulation of any library in the nation since 1987. The Library maintains collections in many languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Haitian Creole, Polish, and six Indic languages, as well as smaller collections in 19 other languages. The Queens Borough Public Library, or QBPL is the public library for the Borough of Queens and one of three library systems serving New York City. ... The New York Public Library (NYPL) is one of the leading public libraries of the world and is one of Americas most significant research libraries. ...


Bramson ORT College is an undergraduate college in New York City operated by the American branch of the Jewish charity World ORT. Its main campus is in Forest Hills, Queens, with a satellite campus in Brooklyn. Bramson ORT College is an undergraduate college in New York City operated by the American branch of the Jewish charity World ORT. Its main campus is in Forest Hills, Queens, with a satellite campus in Brooklyn. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... World ORT is a non-governmental organisation whose mission is the advancement of Jewish people through training and education, with past and present activities in over 100 countries. ... Austin Street, the main shopping area in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. ... This article is about the New York City borough, or Kings County, New York. ...

See also: Education in New York City

Education in New York City is provided by a vast number of public and private institutions. ...

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