Synopses & Reviews
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!
About the Author
is a native New Yorker who's lived in Queens for the past 25 years. Her previous book, Walking Brooklyn: 30 Tours Exploring Historical Legacies, Neighborhood Culture, Side Streets, and Waterways
, helped launch Wilderness Press' urban trekking series. A licensed NYC sightseeing guide, Adrienne has led tours in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan by foot, bus, car, and trolley. She has been a staff editor at several travel industry publications and is currently a freelance editor for national consumer magazines. She is also a theater writer and member of the Drama Desk.
Table of Contents
1. Long Island City
2. Astoria (north)
3. Astoria (south)
6. Jackson Heights
8. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
9. Flushing: downtown
10. Flushing: north of Northern Blvd.
11. Flushing: Kissena Park
12. College Point
15. Alley Pond Park (Bayside/Douglaston)
16. Fort Totten to Bayside Gables (Bayside)
17. Crocheron Park and environs (Bayside)
19. Queens Village
20. St. Albans
21. Holliswood and Jamaica Estates
23. Kew Gardens
24. Forest Hills
25. Rego Park
31. Richmond Hill
32. Hamilton Beach and Howard Beach
33. Broad Channel
34. Far Rockaway
36. Rockaway Beach and Rockaway Park