Named in honour of the wife of Charles II of England, Queens was one of the rare places where postwar immigrants could buy their own homes and establish their own communities (Astoria, for example, holds the world’s largest concentration of Greeks outside Greece). It’s worth going to Long Island City and Astoria for the restaurants, bars and scattered art scene or to Flushing for another version of an NYC Chinatown (or to see the Mets play baseball); otherwise, must-see sights are thin on the ground.

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