Walking Queens  by Adrienne Onofri

Walking Queens Guide Book

by Adrienne Onofri (Wilderness Press)
Walking Queens  by Adrienne Onofri
Take a journey of discovery in New York City?s largest borough with Walking Queens. Native New Yorker and expert guide Adrienne Onofri has designed 30 tours that point you to distinctive architecture, ethnic enclaves, historical landmarks, cultural venues, celebrity residences, and natural scenery including woodlands, salt marshes, lakes, coves, and oceanfront. These walks reveal forgotten moments in Queens history, show off its meticulously planned garden communities, present stunning views, and immerse you in the sights, scents, and sounds of a melting pot. With a population that speaks at least 150 different languages, Queens has been heralded as the most multicultural place on Earth. It also offers an amazing variety of things to see and do. Check out a burgeoning art scene, explore remnants of a 19th-century factory town, bird-watch in a national wildlife refuge, or learn about world history that was made in Queens.

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Trails from the "Walking Queens" Guide Book
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Alley Pond Park, the second-largest park in Queens, is an unusual specimen. First of all, there’s its shape: 655 noncontiguous acres approximating an alley—with a couple of nooks off to one side—that ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 3
Only Athens, it’s been said, has more Greeks than Astoria. For many years, and to many people, that was Astoria’s No. 1 identity, although Mediterranean would be more accurate because it’s also had a ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 4
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In 2000 Time Out New York wrote of Astoria, “Residents love the fact that their neighborhood is not, and probably never will be, trendy or gentrified.” And that held true for another 10 years. Now, ho ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 2.8
Bayside contains everything from a glacial pond to a college campus to a suburban-style mall, but it’s thought of primarily as a residential neighborhood—and a highly desirable one at that. It encompa ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 4.2
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Bayswater’s identity is, of course, important to those who have lived here, but many outsiders do not know it as a place discrete from Far Rockaway. In the 1870s William Trist Bailey, a British-born m ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
New York City is an archipelago, and its better-known smaller islands—Liberty and Roosevelt, for example—are those dotted around Manhattan. The islands in Jamaica Bay, the estuary separating the Rocka ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 3
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St. Paul’s College had virtually no impact on College Point aside from inspiring its name. The seminary existed for only about 15 years, and its buildings were eventually demolished. If College Point’ ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 2.7
How did Corona become the crown jewel of Queens? Well, it isn’t. Some say proud residents who thought it was a crown jewel proposed the name. Others say it came from Italian immigrants who moved in wh ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
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Before there was Douglas Manor, there was the Douglas manor, a lush 175-acre family estate that New York’s social elite visited for yachting, polo, and R&R. In 1906 Rickert-Finlay developers bought th ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 4.3
Reflecting on recent census figures, a local newspaper columnist wrote that Americans should look to Elmhurst for “what their future holds.” The same thing could have been said in 1776. While many the ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 3.2
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There was a time when people couldn’t wait to get to Far Rockaway, whether they were the well-to-do summering there around the late 1800s or, in later decades, working-class families who stayed in bun ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
Within a single block of Bowne St. in Flushing are a synagogue, a Sikh temple, a Chinese Christian church, and a mandir, a Hindu house of worship. And why shouldn’t there be? Flushing is, after all, t ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 4.8
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Sure, it possesses one of the more unfortunate place-names around, but Flushing Meadows has plenty of positive distinctions to make up for that. Flushing Meadows Corona Park, as it’s known in full, ha ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 5
Forest Hills started out as many Queens neighborhoods did: A developer buys up farmland, renames the area, and builds homes and infrastructure. It didn’t end up like most neighborhoods, however. The d ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 3.4
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On the north shore of Queens, the land forms small peninsulas between bays of the East River. LaGuardia Airport sits on the westernmost of these peninsulas; Fort Totten is on one farther east, between ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
When Hamilton Beach made the news as one of the places hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, it was the first time that many people had heard of the neighborhood. Hamilton Beach lies amid basins and c ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 2.4
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Current residents of Jackson Heights benefit from thoughtful urban planning of a century ago. The Queensboro Corporation created Jackson Heights around 1910, taking inspiration from England’s garden c ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 3
George Washington slept here. Really. “A pretty good and decent house,” Washington wrote in his diary about the Jamaica lodgings on his post-Revolution salutatory tour of Long Island in April 1790. Th ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 3.8
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A residential park. Nice idea, isn’t it? That’s what the developers of Jamaica Estates had in mind when they began to transform forested highlands north of Jamaica into a residential community in 1907 ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 2.1
The word suburb had a different meaning when American cities started growing dramatically in the early 20th century. It used to refer to areas removed geographically from the busy urban center but not ...
New York, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
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