Born and raised in Queens, I can confidently tell you that it’s one of the best boroughs in New York City. This underrated borough has a lot to offer when it comes to sights, food, fashion and more. It might even be better than the other boroughs in New York City, (but let’s keep that between us). Keep reading to see our 6 reasons why Queens is the best borough.
1. The parks.
One of the main reasons why I enjoy being from Queens is for this: the iconic parks. One of my favorite parks to visit is Flushing Meadows Corona Park. It’s the most varied and largest park in Queens. There are museums, theaters, zoo’s, soccer fields, artwork, the list goes on and on. It’s a great way to spend a beautiful day in Queens.
2. The places to eat.
If there’s one thing I LOVE about Queens, it’s the food. There are so many diverse and unique food spots. Whether you’re in the mood for Greek, German, or Italian food, this borough has your back. I love being able to find authentic and affordable food nearby.
3. Citi Field.
How can I not mention Citi Field, the home of the Mets? If this reason alone doesn’t convince you that Queens is one of the best boroughs then I don’t know what will.
4. The many museums.
I’m a sucker for a good museum, and luckily Queens is filled with many. The Museum of the Moving Image and the New York Hall of Science are just a couple of my personal favorites to go to. The Museum of the Moving Image is filled with so many interactive exhibits, events, and movie screenings. The New York Hall of Science is a great place to spend quality time with family.
5. The Queens Center Mall.
I don’t know what I would do without this mall or where I would shop. It’s filled with so many stores to shop from and a huge food court. (The perfect hangout spot if you ask me!)
Astoria is my favorite hangout spot during the weekends. It’s filled with tons of great bars, restaurants, hookah spots, and cute, little boutiques. It’s a great way to spend a fun Saturday night out after a long work day. And did I mention there is an amazing view of Manhattan in Astoria Park? Just another added bonus!
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Angela is a student at St. John’s University majoring in Advertising Communications. Her career aspirations include becoming a Creative Director as well as one day managing her own non-profit organization. In her spare time she writes poetry, goes to the gym and loves to spend time with quality friends.