The Neighborhoods of Queens

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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.

Authors: Copquin, Claudia Gryvatz, 1961-
Statement of Responsibility: Claudia Gryvatz Copquin ; introduction by Kenneth T. Jackson
Title: The neighborhoods of Queens
Publisher: New York : Citizens Committee for New York City ; New Haven : Yale University Press, c2007
Characteristics: xxviii, 265 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-257) and index
Subject Headings: New York (N.Y.) Buildings, structures, etc Queens (New York, N.Y.) Buildings, structures, etc New York (N.Y.) Biography Queens (New York, N.Y.) Biography New York (N.Y.) History Queens (New York, N.Y.) History New York (N.Y.) Description and travel Queens (New York, N.Y.) Description and travel Historic buildings New York (State) New York Neighborhoods New York (State) New York
Topical Term: Historic buildings
LCCN: 2007013716
ISBN: 0300112998
Branch Call Number: 917.4724 C
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