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Queens Real Estate Information

The borough of Queens was named after the wife of Charles II of England, Queen Catherine of Braganza in 1683. The area became a borough of New York City in 1898 and rapid economic and physical growth followed the merger. At the beginning of the 17th century, Queens was populated largely by small farms and was predominantly rural. During the 18th century, the area started to experience growth in the area of manufacturing along the shores of the East river. After the merger with New York City the growth that had already begun increased at an ever-increasing rate.

The area has been very popular for new immigrants in the past half of this century and is largely split up into different ethnic neighborhoods that feel very much like the home countries of the people that live there. There are very few inter-racial neighborhoods in Queens and the new immigrants that come to live here tend to congregate in their own areas.
New York's two major airports are located in queens along with a lot of the industry in New York City. Queens is connected physically to Long Island.
From Flushing to Astoria, Queens is experiencing a quiet renaissance, as refugees from Manhattan's high rents continue to discover what this working-class borough offers its residents. Inexpensive ethnic restaurants pepper the borough. Queens is also home to the Kaufman Astoria Studio and the American Museum of the Moving Image.

Queens is north of Brooklyn on the tip of Long Island. It is also a residential community with many high-rise apartment
complexes. LaGuardia airport, Shea Stadium and the crumbling ruins of the are a few hotels near the airport. The Bronx is another mainly residential community almost due north of Manhattan on the mainland. The large and impressive
Bronx Zoo is located there.

Areas of interest in Queens: (click for information)
Queens real estate (general)
Astoria and Long Island City (part 1)
Astoria and Long Island City (part 2)
Jackson Heights
Rego Park
Middle Village
Forest Hills
Kew Gardens
Woodhaven - Richmond Hill
College Point
St. Albans
Ozone Park - Howard Beach
The Rockaways

Centers of the Arts
Other attractions (part 1)
Other attractions (part 2)

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