Queens is the easternmost of the five boroughs of New York City, the largest in area and the second-largest in population. Since 1899, Queens has had the same boundaries as Queens County, which is now the second most populous county in New York State and the fourth-most densely populated county in the United States. Queens, as well as neighboring borough Brooklyn, sits on the west end of geographic Long Island. Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world with a population of over 2.2 million, 48% of whom are foreign-born, representing over 100 different nations and speaking over 138 different languages.
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... Turnpike is an express station on the IND Queens Boulevard Line of the New York City Subway ... Located at Union Turnpike and Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens and Forest Hills, Queens, it is served by the E and F trains at all times ... and the Jackie Robinson Parkway cross under Queens Boulevard but over the Queens Boulevard Line tracks the mezzanine is at the level of Union Turnpike, one half on either side ...
... Astoria Houses (Astoria/114) Baisley Park Houses (South Jamaica/113) Beach 41st Street-Beach Channel Drive Houses (Far Rockaway/101) Bland Houses (Flushing/109) Carleton Manor (Arverne/100) Conlon L.I.H.F.E ... Towers (Jamaica/103) Forest Hills Co-op Houses Hammel Houses (Rockaway Beach/100) International Tower (South Jamaica/103) Latimer Gardens (Flushing/109) Leavitt Street-34th Avenue (Flushing/109) Ocean Bay Apartments (Bayside) Formerly known as Edgemere Houses (Far Rockaway/101) Ocean Bay Apartments (Oceanside) Formerly known as Arverne Houses (Far Rockaway/101) Pomonok Houses(Flushing/112) Queensbridge North/South Houses, the largest public housing complex in the United States ...
... Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens was a marimba-based musical group active from the late 1930s to the mid-1950s ... legacy of Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens is in "A Study In Brown", a two-minute black-and-white film made in early 1940 (link below) ... Reg Kehoe and His Marimba Queens played from about 1938 to 1955 and was a hugely popular act, starting and ending each yearly tour with appearances at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania ...
... List of people from New York City Various public figures have grown up or lived in Queens such as business magnate and television personality Donald Trump ... Other actors such as Mae West have also lived in Queens ... Mafia Boss John Gotti lived in Queens for many years ...
... Golfers play at the Queens Park Public Golf Course on Queens Park Road ... and netball club and the Newtown and Chilwell cricket club are also located at Queens Park ...
Famous quotes containing the word queens:
“The queers of the sixties, like those since, have connived with their repression under a veneer of respectability. Good mannered city queens in suits and pinstripes, so busy establishing themselves, were useless at changing anything.”
—Derek Jarman (b. 1942)
“Your strength, that is so lofty and fierce and kind,
It might call up a new age, calling to mind
The queens that were imagined long ago,
Is but half yours....”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)