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Queens, NY borough guide

Our guide to Queens, NY has the best brunch spots, outdoor activities, buzzy new bars and cheap apartments

Written by
Rebecca Fontana

Queens, NY is the largest borough in the city, so in terms of real estate and overall charm, bigger does equal better! If Brooklyn’s rising rent prices have you hunting for a new place to call home, Queens has everything you could possibly be looking for. Check out major New York attractions like Citi Field (go Mets!) and green spaces like Flushing Meadows-Corona Park or the Queens Botanical Garden. Feeling peckish? Nosh on some of the most amazing seafood and baklava at the best greek restaurants. And if you love brunch, some of the best spots for pancakes, eggs benedict and bloody marys are located in Queens. Overally, the borough is chock-full of eateries covering authentic cuisine from Greece to Thailand. In fact, Queens Night Market (open late until midnight) is one of the best and most diverse food bazaars in the city—especially when you get a case of the late-night munchies. And don’t forget about Rockaway Beach, one of the top NYC beaches and places for outdoor drinking, surfing and laying in the sun. Here’s everything else you need to know about visiting (or living in!) Queens. Thirsty for the best activities in every borough? Check out the 101 very best things to do in NYC.

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