Queens is rumored to have been named after Queen Catherin of Braganza and colonized in 1635.
It is the largest, most eastern borough of the five boroughs of NYC. Queens is the most ethnically diverse borough in NYC, where more than 138 languages are spoken. Some call it the “most diverse urban area of the world,” with close to half of the population being foreign-born. This can be seen in the diverse cuisines found throughout Queens.
Home to both John F Kennedy Airport and LaGuardia Airport, it is also the busiest borough. Some of the Queens landmarks include the famous Globe in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park, Citi Field – home base of the Mets, Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, where the US Open takes place, Kaufman Astoria Studios, Silvercup Studios, and the Aqueduct Racetrack.
Some of its neighborhoods in Queens include Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Sunnyside, Flushing, Forest Hills, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Middle Village, Kew Gardens, Corona and Rego Park.