Queens, Boroughs of New York City
Queens is a New York City borough on Long Island across the East River from Manhattan. Flushing Meadows Corona Park, with the Unisphere, a 12-story 1964 World’s Fair globe sculpture, hosts the annual U.S. Open tennis tournament. The park’s Queens Museum is known for the “Panorama,” a building-for-building model of New York City. Nearby Citi Field is the stadium of the pro baseball team, the Mets.
According to the data, the borough is 25.8 percent white, 16.8 percent Black, 27.5 percent Asian, 10.1 percent two or more races, 1.3 percent American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.1 percent Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. Around 27 percent of 2020 Census respondents in Queens said they were Hispanic or Latino.
Queens became a borough during the consolidation of New York City in 1898, combining the separate towns of Long Island City, Newtown, Flushing, Jamaica, and western Hempstead.
Things to Do in Queens
Queens, a borough in New York City, NY, is home to excellent museums, great restaurants, free things to do, and famous attractions such as the giant World’s Fair globe in Flushing Meadows, and the USTA National Tennis Center. Admire contemporary art at MoMA PS1, walk through the beautiful Queens Botanical Garden, and view beautiful sculptures at the Noguchi Museum. Best things to do in Queens, New York with kids include the New York Hall of Science, the Queens Zoo, and Hunter’s Point South Park. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Some restaurants are currently offering pickup only. Hours/availability may have changed.
- MoMA PS1, Queens, New York- 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, 718-784-2084
- Queens Botanical Garden, Queens, New York- 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355, 718-886-3800
- New York Hall of Science, Queens, New York- 47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368, 718-699-0005
- The Noguchi Museum, Queens, New York- 9-01 33rd Road, 718-204-7088
- Citi Field, Queens, NY- 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, New York, NY 11368, 718-507-8499
- USTA National Tennis Center, Queens, New York- Flushing Meadow – Corona Park, Flushing, NY 11368