MESSAGE FROM THE BOROUGH PRESIDENT
On behalf of the 2.3 million
residents of Queens,
“The World’s Borough,”
welcome to this new
edition of Queens in
your Pocket, your handy,
comprehensive guide to
our borough’s amazing
array of attractions that suit
every taste and interest.
We call Queens “The World’s
Borough” because it is the most diverse county in America and one
of the most diverse places on Earth. Our residents hail from more
than 120 countries and speak more than 135 languages. Such diverse
international backgrounds allow Queens to offer an incredible
variety of dining, shopping, cultural, entertainment and educational
experiences that they have brought here from around the world.
Our borough and its diverse attractions have recently garnered a
lot of positive attention from national media outlets. Lonely Planet,
a prestigious publisher of travel guides, named Queens as the #1
tourism destination in the United States in 2015. The borough has
also received accolades from MSN Money, which named Queens
one of the 15 hottest cities in America, and from Condé Nast
Traveler, which advised its readers to visit Queens right now!
With so much to see and do in Queens, it might be difficult to
choose which of our great attractions you want to visit. That’s
where Queens in Your Pocket comes in!
Queens in Your Pocket is an easy-to-use and easy-to-carry
booklet that provides both visitors and residents with an
informative one-stop resource about all the wonderful things to
do in Queens. Whether you are interested in fine dining, trendy
retail, exciting theatrical performances or thought-provoking
cultural institutions, Queens in Your Pocket makes it easy to find
what you are looking for.
I congratulate all those who were involved in the production
of this current edition of Queens in Your Pocket and I
enthusiastically endorse its use as a handbook that will help
people from around the world take full advantage of “The
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President, Borough of Queens