This community, one of the first European settlements in Queens, started
from Dutch land grants along an arm of Newtown Creek (Dutch: Newtown Kills).
Today, it is a vibrant neighborhood north of Queenboro Plaza maintaining a 350
This area is probably most recognized by New Yorkers today as the heart of
industrial Long Island City. Hunters Point has been defined by transportation
over the years. From trains and ferries to bridges and tunnels, the neighborhood
has long been a connection to Manhattan for Long Island at its location
at the East River and Newtown Creek.
Deep front yards with a variety of evergreens and flourishing shrubs make 36th Street
between 30th Avenue and 31st Avenue a delightful block.
The Village of Astoria, developed in 1839 by Stephen
A. Halsey, still exists! Ante-bellum mansions, quaint workers' cottages,
churches and cemeteries echo a vanished age. This intact district, unique
to New York, offers a rare glimpse of a nineteenth century Long Island
The Ravenswood community lies on the East River
shore north of the Queensboro Bridge
and south of Old Astoria. Mid-nineteenth century mansions lined
the East River until overwhelmed by industry at the turn of the 20th century.
Today, some remain waiting for you to find them! Home to the
Noguchi Museum, the Socrates Sculpture Garden.
As the name suggests, this neighborhood is home to Steinway & Sons,
the legendary piano maker. In 1870, William Steinway, son of the company
founder, purchased a large tract of land in northwest Queens and moved
the cramped operations to a new home along the East River. Along with
the factory, he built Steinway Village, a company town with its own post
office, church, library and housing for employees.