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Neighborhoods of Queens, New York

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Neighborhoods are Queens. No one is from "Queens," but from a particular neighborhood. It's home.
  1. Neighborhood and Queens Basics
  2. Astoria
  3. Jamaica and Southeast Queens
  4. Long Island City
  5. Forest Hills, Rego Park, and Kew Gardens
  6. Flushing
  1. Middle Village, Maspeth, Glendale, & Ridgewood
  2. Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, and Woodhaven
  3. Bayside and More Neighborhoods in Northeast Queens
  4. Jackson Heights, Woodside, Corona, and Elmhurst
  5. Eastern Queens
  6. The Rockaways

Neighborhood and Queens Basics

Unisphere fountains

If you're new to Queens, or a long-time resident, get started on real local information by finding your neighborhood listed.

Astoria

Astoria Park Track

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.

Jamaica and Southeast Queens

LIRR Building in Jamaica, 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.

Long Island City

Long Island City - Hunters Point

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.

Forest Hills, Rego Park, and Kew Gardens

Forest Hills

What would central Queens be without Forest Hills and Rego Park? Or the beauty of Forest Hills Gardens? Or the curving streets of Kew Gardens?

Flushing

Street Signs in Downtown Flushing, NY

Flushing is north-central Queens, a historical and bustling commercial downtown and Chinatown, surrounded by residential neighborhoods.

Middle Village, Maspeth, Glendale, & Ridgewood

Two-family in Middle Village

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.

Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, and Woodhaven

Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill is a large, diverse neighborhood in south Queens. It's history is defined by transportation routes. Neighboring Woodhaven and Ozone Park share much with Richmond Hill.

Bayside and More Neighborhoods in Northeast Queens

Bayside

Bayside in northeast Queens is a suburban neighborhood on the edge of the water and New York City.

Jackson Heights, Woodside, Corona, and Elmhurst

The Chateau - Co-op in Jackson Heights

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.

Eastern Queens

Floral Park, Queens

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 Rockaways

Houses in Rockaway off the boardwalk

The southernmost part of Queens is the Rockaways a peninsula, which separates Jamaica Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.

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