Neighborhoods of Queens, New York
By John Roleke, About.com Guide
- Neighborhood and Queens Basics
- Jamaica and Southeast Queens
- Long Island City
- Forest Hills and Kew Gardens
- Middle Village, Maspeth, Glendale, & Ridgewood
- Richmond Hill and Woodhaven
- Bayside and More Neighborhoods in Northeast Queens
- Jackson Heights, Woodside, Corona, and Elmhurst
- Eastern Queens
- The Rockaways
Neighborhood and Queens Basics
If you're new to Queens, or a long-time resident, get started on real local information by finding your neighborhood listed.
- List of Neighborhoods and Landmarks
- Moving to Queens? Neighborhoods Near Manhattan
- An Introduction to Queens
In western Queens, Astoria, one of the borough's well-known neighborhoods, is a hop, skip, and jump (or short subway ride) across the East River from Manhattan. Find out more about living, eating, and having fun in this excellent neighborhood.
- Astoria, Queens - Neighborhood Profile
- 7 Reasons to Live in Ditmars
- Photos of Astoria
- Restaurants in Astoria
- Greek Restaurants - 5 Favorites and New
- Best Italian Restaurants - Did You Know Astoria Is More Italian Than Greek?
- Best Restaurants in Astoria for a Splurge
- Coffee in Astoria - Get Your Caffeine On
- 10 Ways to Go Green in Astoria
- Your Opinion - Reader Tips on Restaurants in Astoria
Jamaica and Southeast Queens
Jamaica is a retail downtown destination, a birthplace of hip-hop, the crux of transportation routes in and out of the borough, and a catch-all name for the many neighborhoods of southeast Queens.
- Photos of Downtown Jamaica
- Southside Queens - 50 Cent's Southside Queens - a.k.a South Jamaica
- St. Albans
- Addisleigh Park
Long Island City
Long Island City is one of the most vibrant parts of Queens, NY. Many people think Long Island City is just Hunters Point, but it's a huge area, actually at least 10 neighborhoods, going through an enormous change.
- Neighborhoods of Long Island City
- Photos of Hunters Point
- Hunters Point - Or the Long Island City's Queens West
Forest Hills and Kew Gardens
What would central Queens be without Forest Hills? Or the beauty of Forest Hills Gardens? Or the curving streets of Kew Gardens?
- Forest Hills - Profile
- Forest Hills Gardens Photo Tour
- Eating Out in Forest Hills - Restaurants and Your Comments
- Kew Gardens
Flushing is north-central Queens, a historical and bustling commercial downtown and Chinatown, surrounded by residential neighborhoods.
Middle Village, Maspeth, Glendale, & Ridgewood
The land of Archie Bunker has changed! Or, maybe it's stayed the same. Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth, and Ridgewood are a fascinating series of neighborhoods bordering Brooklyn in western Queens.
- Photos of Maspeth
- Middle Village
- Photo Tour of Middle Village
- Best and worst of Middle Village - Comments and opinions
- Ridgewood in Photos
- Best and worst of Middle Ridgewood - Comments and opinions
- Atlas Park Mall Surprises the Area
Richmond Hill and Woodhaven
Richmond Hill is a large, diverse neighborhood in south Queens. It's history is defined by transportation routes. Neighboring Woodhaven shares much with Richmond Hill.
- Richmond Hill - Photo Tour
- Indo-Caribbean Restaurants in Richmond Hill
- Phagwah Parade
- Little Guyana in Richmond Hill
Bayside and More Neighborhoods in Northeast Queens
Bayside in northeast Queens is a suburban neighborhood on the edge of the water and New York City.
Jackson Heights, Woodside, Corona, and Elmhurst
Three of the best restaurants for eating....if you love to eat, explore these three neighborhoods in western Queens. Jackson Heights is more than just its Little India with a large historic district. Woodside is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the borough, with Irish and Thai and more reasons to visit. Elmhurst's East Asian eats rival those of Flushing Chinatown.
- Jackson Heights - Neighborhood Profile
- Little India - Jackson Heights
- Photos of Jackson Heights Historic District
So suburban, these neighborhoods are beyond the subway. So suburban, 3 of them have namesakes in Nassau County. Eastern Queens is the edge of New York City, an overlooked zone, and a haven for parks, even a farm.
The southernmost part of Queens is the Rockaways a peninsula, which separates Jamaica Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.