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In the easternmost of the five boroughs of New York City, Queens is one of them. It is the second largest in population, and largest borough in area. In the United States with Queens County it is coextensive and an administrative division of New York state. On the western portion of Long Island it is located, The New York City two or three major area airports is home in Queens. With a population of 2.3 million immigrants comprise 47.6% of Queen's residents as the survey of American Community in 2005. In New York City it is the second most populous borough and in the United States it's the tenth most populous county. After the counties covering Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx, it is also fourth-most-densely populated county in the Nation's. The highest historical population for the borough is 2.3 million figures. After Los Angeles and Chicago, the country's third and fourth largest cities would be Brooklyn and Queens respectively. As one of the original 12 counties of New York Queens was established in 1683, and for the Queen consort it was supposedly named as Catherine of Braganza. In 1662 who married King Charles II of England was the Portuguese princess. As of the New York City the borough is considered as one of the more suburban boroughs. The suburbs of western Nassau County have a look and feel similar to the bordering of the neighborhoods in eastern Queens. For several central business districts and urban neighborhoods Queens is a home to it. The Queens' is the site of the Citicorp building from Manhattan across waterfront. The tallest building on geographic Long Island outside of Manhattan is the tallest skyscraper in New York City.
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Queens Recreation, Culture and Attractions
Queens is home to many other cultural traditions. Queens was a significant center of jazz in the 1940s period. Jazz greats as Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald create protection from separation in the mixed populations of the borough, while a younger generation. Queens is also a main incubator of rap and hip-hop for artists with Run-D.M.C, Kwame, Kid & Play. The African Poetry Theatre has also remained a main of Legendary Jazz Musicians and Poets dating back to 1976 in Queens. Queens is home to different types of languages and culture. There are numerous brasseries are serving Central Asian food Forest Hills and Rego Park in Queens. Queens is home for many beautiful attractions. In Queens there's history to determine, all from jazz legend Louis Armstrong's home, to the Dutch colonial culture of religious freedom. There are ten most beautiful attractions in Queens. They are The Unisphere and the Panorama of NYC, Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, Museum of the Moving Image, Jackson Heights, an Indian and South Asian Neighborhood, Water's Edge Restaurant, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Downtown Flushing, NYC's Other Chinatown, Museum and Gallery Hopping in Long Island City, Lemon Ice King of Corona and The Mets at Citi Field. Queens home of New York Mets of Major League Baseball and the New York Jets of the National Football League, along with the temporary home of the New York Yankees and the New York Giants Football Team. Queens was the home of Shea Stadium. The US Open tennis competition is played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, located just south of Citi Field in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Queens State Demographics
Queens total population - 2,306,712
Queens male population - 1,155,811
Queens female population - 1,073,568
Queens chinese population - 195,009
Queens Indian population - 137,696
Queens Korean population - 59,690
Queens Filipino population - 45,113
Queens Italian population - 178,080
Queens Irish population - 115,345
Queens German population - 79,917
Queens Polish population - 66,718
Queens Greek population - 53,342
Queens Russian population - 47,842
Queens English population - 23,550
Queens French population - 14,913
Queens Hungarian population - 10,658
Queens Italian population - 178,080
Queens Ukrainian population - 9,405

Queens Education
Many public and private institutions are providing elementary and secondary school education in Queens. Public schools are managed by the New York City Department of Education. It is largest public school system in the United States. Most of the private schools are associated to or identify themselves with the Roman Catholic or Jewish religious communities. The educational opportunities here are rich and different with public and private colleges, universities, high schools, and grade schools. There are many postsecondary institutions in Queens. The Queens Borough Public Library is the public library system in New York City. The Library upholds gatherings in many languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Haitian Creole, Polish, and six Indic languages, as well as smaller collections in 19 other languages.

Queens History
The Dutch and the English settlers were bought by European colonization of the New Netherlands colony as a part of it. At Maspeth in 1642, and Vlissingen (now Flushing) in 1643, followed by early colonization's as the first settlements occurred in 1635. From New England via eastern Long Island, English settlers were mostly inhabited by these towns. The English after capturing the colony it was renamed as New York in 1664, and the area was known as Yorkshire. - Once considered the "Little Italy" of Queens as Corona Heights. Corona remained a tight close-knit neighborhood from the 1920's throughout the 1960's.By comprising Nassau County, the adjacent area now included originally in Queens County. In the American Revolution Queens played a minor role, where the Battle of Long Island was largely fought as compared to Brooklyn. The uninhabited buildings belonging to Queen's residents were used by British soldiers as barracks, public inns under the Quartering Act. Queens County consisted of five towns Flushing, Hempstead, Jamaica, Newtown, and Oyster Bay from 1683 until 1784. In Jamaica the first seat of the county government was located. During the American Revolution courthouse was torn down by the British to use the materials to build barracks. In Jamaica various buildings were temporarily served as courthouse and jail after the war, until a new building was erected about 1787. From incorporating itself as a city from the Town of Newton in 1870, Long Island City was split. From Mineola to Long Island City the county government seat was moved around 1874. With no discernible change the eastern border between Queens County and Suffolk County was redefined on March 1, 1860. The Town of Oyster Bay which was earlier known as Queens Village was a part of the Lloyd Neck in 1885. Bronx County was transferred by South Brother Island on April 16, 1964.

Queens Tourism
Queens is home for many beautiful attractions. Tourism is most important in Queens economy. In Queens there's history to determine, all from jazz legend Louis Armstrong's home, to the Dutch colonial culture of religious freedom. There are ten most beautiful attractions in Queens. They are The Unisphere and the Panorama of NYC, it's a great spot to fall out and catch Queens at play walking, biking, skating, running, barbecuing, and playing soccer in this place. Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, Museum of the Moving Image, Jackson Heights, an Indian and South Asian Neighborhood, Water's Edge Restaurant, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Downtown Flushing, NYC's Other Chinatown, Museum and Gallery Hopping in Long Island City, Lemon Ice King of Corona and The Mets at Citi Field.

Queens Transportation
There are three major airports in Queens. They are LaGuardia Airport located in northern Queens, although John F. Kennedy International Airport is located in the south on the shores of Jamaica Bay. Queens has commuter train system. There are twenty railway stations in Queens. Queen is the busiest commuter rail hub in the United States. These commuter trains are connected form Penn Station in Manhattan. There are nearly 100 local bus routes move people around within Queens, and other 15 express routes shuttle commuters connected between Queens and Manhattan, below the MTA New York City Bus and MTA Bus brands. This city has number of major north-south highways. The streets of Queens are left out in a semi-grid system, with an arithmetical system of street names. Waterways are also main transportation route in Queens. There are Bronx Whitestone Bridge, the Throgs Neck Bridge, the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge and the Hell Gate Bridge. Queens is linked to Manhattan by the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, the Queensboro Bridge, and the Queens Midtown Tunnel; and to Roosevelt Island by the Roosevelt Island Bridge. These are connected by to the Bronx. Transportation is the main part of the Queens economy.

Queens Taxes
Queens County Sales Tax - 8.875%

Queens Universities
St.John's University, Queens, New York, USA - 200,69 Students

Queens Religions
Queens Orthodox Catholic Population is 28.02%
Queens LDS Population is 0.34%
Queens Baptist population is 0.86%
Queens Episcopalian Population is 0.38%
Queens Pentecostal Population is 0.49%
Queens Lutheran Population is 0.44%
Queens Methodist Population is 0.39%
Queens Presbyterian Population is 0.26%
Queens Other Christian population is 2.94%
Queens Jewish Population is 9.37%
Queens Islam Population is 2.87%

Queens Government
Charter that provides for a strong mayor-council system of the New York City has been governed by the Queens. The government of the New York City is responsible for public education, sanitation, water supply, welfare services, recreational facilities, correctional institutions, libraries, and public safety in Queens. To balance centralization with local authority the consolidation of 1898 was created by the office of Borough President. Than Staten Island, Brooklyn the most populous borough on the Board had no greater effective representation. Helen Marshall is Queens' Borough President in 2001 he was elected as a Democrat, and in 2005 he was re-elected. The seat of government is located in Kew Gardens and it is named as Queens Borough Hall. In Queens political Controversial issues include development, noise, and the cost of housing. Since 1991 in Queens County, Richard A. Brown a Democrat has been the District Attorney. As the second largest number among the five boroughs Queens has 12 seats on the New York City Council. The administrative districts are divided into 14, and the local Community Board is served by each. In New York politics Queens is considered as a swing county, although it is heavily Democratic. Citywide or statewide elections that do well are usually won by Queens as the Republican political candidates. In Queens Republicans such as former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and current Mayor Michael Bloomberg won the majorities. In a presidential election since 1972, Queens has not voted for a Republican candidate. Over 70% of the popular vote has received by Democratic presidential candidates in Queens, since the 1996 presidential election.

Queens Economy
On tourism, industry and trade is based on the Queens economy. The New York metropolitan area has three major airports; one of the busiest and most regulated in the world overhead is the airspace. Alongside Jamaica Bay John F. Kennedy International Airport is one busiest airport of the countries in terms of international travelers. Film production of Queens has witnessed the rebirth decades earlier the return of an industry that had departed. The Silver cup Studios in Long Island City and Kaufman Studios in Astoria made much television shows including Sesame Street notably." The Park" is the third largest at 1,255 acres (5 km2), in New York, and making it 412 acres (1.7 km2) larger than the Central Park in Manhattan. In Queens, large company's headquarters were located including watchmaker Bulova, based in East Elmhurst; Steinway & Sons in Long Island City were internationally renowned piano manufacturers. The Headquartered in Whitestone, the makers of Vitamin Water, Glaceau, and Jet Blue Airways, an airline based in John F. Kennedy Airport. The major manufacturing and back office center is in Long Island City. For Chinese American and Korean American flushing is a major commercial business hub. The major civic and transportation hub for the borough is Jamaica.

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8/8/2011 jamieWrite Comment
1964 Worlds Fair
The Worlds Fair was in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens in 1964
 
 
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