"This up-to-date, intimate portrait of the 99 neighborhoods of Queens is a wonderful tribute to the borough's past history and present diversity. Detailing the history, people, and cultural activities of each neighborhood, the book is generously illustrated with more than 200 photographs, both contemporary and historical, and over 50 new maps that chart the precise neighborhood boundaries." "With two airports (La Guardia and JFKI, Shea Stadium, and an eclectic array of museums and cultural offerings, Queens attracts millions of travelers and visitors each year. But those who live in the borough's neighborhoods know that it offers much more: parks, bridges, colleges and universities, shops, restaurants, and other institutions and sites that testify to its more than 350-year history. From Astoria to the Rockaways, with points in between, Queens, the most diverse county in the country, offers a cornucopia of cultu res, sights, tastes, and sounds."--BOOK JACKET.