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A Journey through Queens religions

Queens 1 Astoria

Queens 2 Woodside

Queens 3 Jackson Heights

Queens 4 Elmhurst

Queens 7 Flushing

Queens 9 Ozone Park

Queens 10 South Ozone Park

Queens 12 Jamaica

Queens 1 Astoria

Queens 2 Woodside

   

Queens 3 Jackson Heights Corona

Queens 4 Elmhurst

Queens 7 Flushing

   

Queens 9 Ozone Park

Queens 10 South Ozone Park, Queens

Queens 12 Jamaica

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Queens

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Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City, geographically adjacent to the borough of Brooklyn at the western end of Long Island. Coterminous with Queens County since 1899, the borough of Queens is the second-largest in population (behind Brooklyn), with approximately 2.3 million residents in 2013, approximately 48% of them foreign-born; Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world.

The differing character in the neighborhoods of Queens is reflected by its diverse housing stock ranging from high-rise apartment buildings, especially prominent in the more densely urban areas of western and central Queens, such as Jackson Heights, Flushing, Astoria, and Long Island City, to large, free-standing single-family homes, common in the eastern part of the borough, in neighborhoods that have a more suburban layout like neighboring Nassau County, such as Little Neck, Douglaston, and Bayside.

Queens has the second-largest and most diversified economy of all the five boroughs of New York City; the borough is home to two of the three major New York City area airports (and both major airports in New York City proper), JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport. These airports are among the busiest in the world, causing the airspace above Queens to be the most congested in the country. Attractions in Queens include Flushing Meadows Park—home to the New York Mets baseball team and the US Open tennis tournament—Kaufman Astoria Studios, Silvercup Studios, and Aqueduct Racetrack.

Queens was established in 1683 as one of the original 12 counties of New York and was named for the Portuguese Princess Catherine of Braganza (1638–1705), who was at the time queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Queens became a borough of New York City in 1898. From 1683 until 1899, the County of Queens included what is now Nassau County. [...]