Walking Queens : 35 tours for discovering the diverse communities, historic places, and natural treasures of New York city's largest borough
x, 254 pages : illustrations, color maps, 18 cm
1. Long Island City -- 2. Astoria (south) -- 3. Astoria (north) -- 4. Sunnyside and Woodside -- 5. Jackson Heights -- 6. Elmhurst -- 7. Corona -- 8. Flushing Meadows Corona Park -- 9. Forest Hills -- 10. Flushing -- 11. College Point -- 12. Whitestone and Malba -- 13. Fort Totten to Beechhurst -- 14. Bayside -- 15. Douglaston and Little Neck -- 16. Alley Pond Park -- 17. Queens Village -- 18. St. Albans -- 19. Jamaica and Jamaica Hills -- 20. Jamaica States -- 21. Kew Gardens -- 22. Richmond Hill -- 23. Woodhaven -- 24. Ridgewood -- 25. Maspeth -- 26. Hamilton Beach and Howard Beach -- 27. Broad Channel -- 28. Far Rockaway -- 29. Bayswater -- 30. Rockaway Beach and Rockaway Park.
"Home to more than 2.3 million people who speak at least 150 different languages, Queens is heralded as the most multicultural place on Earth. People go there to watch Major League Baseball or the U.S. Open. Perhaps they venture just across the river, to check out a trendy new restaurant, bar, or performance space in Long Island City or Astoria, or ride the train all the way out to the beach on a summer's day. Now, with Walking Queens by local author Adrienne Onofri, readers get to know the whole borough. Each walk tells the story of a neighborhood: how it developed originally and how it's transformed over the years. Readers are pointed to distinctive architecture, landmark buildings, popular eateries, ethnic enclaves, celebrity residences, art and performance spaces, and natural scenery. There are tours that reveal forgotten moments in Queens history, or position you for a stunning view, or immerse you in all the sights, scents, and sounds of a melting pot. Maps and transportation directions make it easy to find your way. Whether you're looking for an afternoon stroll or a daylong outing, grab this book and start walking Queens! "--