Long overshadowed by its smaller, but better known sibling to the west, Queens is finally emerging from the shadows of Manhattan to take its place as one of New York’s most fascinating boroughs. In recent years, Queens has seen the rise of microbreweries, boutique hotels, a reinvented seaside and a burgeoning art scene – all of which has given a big boost to local pride.
The biggest borough by size, Queens is home to over two million people, which would make it the fourth largest city in America if it were uncoupled from greater New York. More impressive than its population, however, is the borough’s unrivaled ethnic diversity, with residents from every corner of the globe. If ‘all the world’s a stage’, head to Queens for front-row seats.