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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

Citi Field
Photograph: Marc S. Levine/New York MetsCiti Field

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.

The best of Queens, NY

The best cheap hotels in Queens
Hotels

The best cheap hotels in Queens

At one of the best cheap hotels in Queens, stay like a local (and affordably so) when you book an NYC vacation

The 14 best things to do in Queens
Things to do

The 14 best things to do in Queens

Check out these wonderful things to do in Queens, from historical museums to sprawling parks to trendy restaurants

10 things you didn't know about Queens
News

10 things you didn't know about Queens

Unleash some hometown knowledge with these 10 lesser-known facts

The best hotels in Queens, NY
Hotels

The best hotels in Queens, NY

Sleep right in the heart of everything NYC’s largest borough has to offer with these best hotels in Queens, NY

Guide to Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
Attractions

Guide to Flushing Meadows–Corona Park

Discover the birds, the bees and a whole lot more at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, the city's second-largest park

Warm Up at MoMA PS1
Clubs

Warm Up at MoMA PS1

Warm Up is bigger than ever, with as strong a lineup of bands, DJs and producers as it's had in years

The U.S. Open tennis tournament
Things to do

The U.S. Open tennis tournament

Get ready for all the tennis action you can handle at this year's U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing, Queens

Restaurants and bars in Queens, NY

The five best Long Island City restaurants
Restaurants

The five best Long Island City restaurants

Our list of the best Long Island City restaurants includes trusty favorites and new hot spots in this Queens nabe

Long Island City bars near MoMA PS1
Bars

Long Island City bars near MoMA PS1

After dancing at MoMA PS1’s Warm Up parties, tie one on at these Long Island City bars

The 10 best Queens bars
Bars

The 10 best Queens bars

Whatever tipple tickles your fancy, Queens has you covered with an array of brilliant bars across the borough

The best late-night spots in Long Island City
Things to do

The best late-night spots in Long Island City

Explore the best late-night bars and venues in Long Island City, Queens

Neighborhood guides for Queens, NY

Astoria, Queens, neighborhood guide
Things to do

Astoria, Queens, neighborhood guide

Astoria, Queens, has an ever-growing collection of bars, restaurants and shops, but which stand out from the rest?

Long Island City, Queens, neighborhood guide
Things to do

Long Island City, Queens, neighborhood guide

This arty patch of Queens has excellent cultural institutions and a growing collection of bars, restaurants and shops

Ridgewood, Queens neighborhood guide
Things to do

Ridgewood, Queens neighborhood guide

Don’t underestimate Ridgewood, Queens—the nabe has everything from indie markets to hip record stores

Rockaway Beach, NY, neighborhood guide
Things to do

Rockaway Beach, NY, neighborhood guide

Hit the sand—without having to go too far—and take a trip to Rockaway Beach—NY's most budget-friendly attraction

Sunnyside, Queens, neighborhood guide
Things to do

Sunnyside, Queens, neighborhood guide

Sunnyside, Queens, proves Brooklyn’s neighbor borough is quickly taking over with standout restaurants, bars and shops

Archive Queens, NY stories

Free Wi-Fi in Queens
Things to do

Free Wi-Fi in Queens

Map of Queens: Subway and street map of Queens in NYC
Things to do

Map of Queens: Subway and street map of Queens in NYC

New York spas: where to go in Astoria, Queens
Health and beauty

New York spas: where to go in Astoria, Queens

Bike routes in NYC: The Queens cemetery belt
Things to do

Bike routes in NYC: The Queens cemetery belt

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