DescriptionLocated on Long Island and bordering Brooklyn to the south and west and across the East River from Manhattan, Queens is New York City’s largest borough in area and the second most populous. It is also the most ethnically diverse of the boroughs. It’s said that more languages are spoken in the 109 square miles of Queens than anywhere else on the planet.
Destinations in Queens can be as diverse as the population. For those desperately seeking culture there is the ever-eclectic MoMA PS1, the Museum of the Moving Image and the open-air Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., with its jaw-dropping backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. Music lovers can visit the Louis Armstrong House Museum while engineers-of-the-future will love the hands-on exhibits at the New York Hall of Science. A short subway ride can take you from the Greek diners of Astoria to the Bollywood bustle of Jackson Heights’ Little India in a matter of minutes.
The borough also boasts some of the finest green spaces in the city. Visitors can take in the 10 miles of surf and sand at The Rockaways or check out the Unisphere at the World’s Fair grounds in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.