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Queens: The Most Diverse Neighborhood In The World

Queens truly does have the most diverse population in the world. Among those born outside of the United States, over 100 nations are represented.

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, half of the population speaks more than two languages in their home. There are 138 languages spoken in Queens. Among those the top 10 are:

1. English (vast majority)
2. Spanish
3. Chinese
4. Korean
5. Italian
6. Greek
7. Russian
8. Tagalog (Filipino)
9. French
10. French Creole

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the population of Queens was 2,229,379 with the median age at 35 years.

You can fiind almost any ethnic food you desire in this borough.

For further informations see:
http://queens.about.com/od/queensalmanac/f/queens_faq1.htm

Queens Really Is Part Of New York City

You probably thought that only Manhattan is New York City, but that is not the case. Maybe, Manhattan is the only place you will want to visit when you come to New York, but there is a lot more to the City than that.

Queens is not so densley populated as New York, but rates among one of the largest urban centers in the U.S. It feels both urban and suburban.

Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City incorporated into the City on January 1, 1898.

Queens Boulevard, The Boulevard Of Death

Queens Boulevard, which runs from Long Island City to Jamaica, is known for the number of people killed trying to cross the 10 lane street. You really are taking your life in your hands when you do this. If there is a subway stop nearby, sometimes I take the time to walk under the street. It is a nuisance because of the heat in the summer and all of the steps, but it is a safer way to get across.

For more information on Queens Boulevard, check out this link:
http://queens.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.forgotten%2Dny.com/

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:If you love to travel to other countries, but have neither the time nor the money, just go to Queens
  • Cons:Very Dirty
  • In a nutshell:You make the most interesting friends from all over the world without setting foot outside your neighborhood.
  • Last visit to Queens: Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 21, 2006
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  • cjg1's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2007 at 8:23 AM

    Just checking out the Queens pages. Like this one.

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2007 at 11:51 PM

    I think the multicultural aspect of Queens began around the time of the World's Fair. That's when people from every country started moving in on my block!

  • lionreb's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2006 at 1:31 PM

    I grew up in Flushing and lived in Queens for more than 15 years. Have you been to KewGarden Hills lately?

  • hawaiiansnowlion's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2006 at 11:31 AM

    Woohoo, Jackson Heights, 74th St. - my favorite place to shop! I am an anglo woman wearing salwar suits every day and nobody even looks twice. I love Queens!

  • barney1974's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2006 at 6:49 AM

    Thanks for the thoughts. Hope your having good travels!

  • garridogal's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2005 at 7:32 AM

    Ah yes.... thanks to living in Queens as a child, I do not look at women wearing Saris or Hassidic Jews as anything but normal. Yay, Diversity!

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