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The Neighborhoods of Queens (Neighborhoods of New York City) Paperback – March 17, 2009
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Claudia Gryvatz Copquin is an award-winning freelance journalist who immigrated to Queens from South America with her family in the late 1960s. She now resides on Long Island.
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followed by nostalgic yesteryear, and as it looks today images, of important areas or structures--lots of photos.
For example, a recent photo of Jamaica Avenue and 163 St--after the el was taken down, the exterior of the old
Valencia theatre as it is today and the AirTrain structure at LIRR's Jamaica Station.For ex-Richmond Hillites, you are treated to photos of Jahn's, RKO Keiths theatre, and an interior shot of Triangle Hofbrau.The "Queens Timetable" as an appendix, offers some 17 pages of major historical events that occured in Queens from 1609 to 2007.
There are a few things I would question as to accuracy. It is mentioned that a part of New Hyde Park is geographically part of Queens County. Nowhere could I find justification for this, but I suppose this is nit- picking. Each neighborhood has a street map and as an appendix, each has a complete demographic review.
This book gives the lowdown on each of Queens's neighborhoods, telling about its history and present. It tells which are the main drags, the main shopping areas, and what sights/sites, parks and historic buildings there may be. At the end of the book is an interesting appendix giving the statistics on population, ethnicities, average income, and percentage of owner-occupied versus renter-occupied housing units. This reviewer's only gripe (a minor one!) is that this chapter would have been better if it had been at the end of each neighborhood chapter.
This book is indispensable for those who intend to explore Queens.
I would have liked more information about the many famous people who have to and from Queens.
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Not alot of historical information included in this book. Information included is mainly current informatin about the neighborhoods. Twp ,pre pdsdfasd.Published on November 24, 2013 by Ralph M. Pettersen
This book is a nice little guide to the neighborhoods of Queens; it focuses more on history than on neighborhoods' current nature, but still gives some data about the neighborhoods... Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Michael Lewyn
It's cool to see the things the way they were when I was a kid in Queens.Published on May 25, 2010 by Amazon Customer