Although Queens is not Manhattan when it comes to tourist offerings, every year more people discover a plethora of different sites to be seen realizing that this borough is quite an increadible destination. So, after you’ve purchased your Queens condominium and have settled in, check out the history, culture, sites of interest to foods and crowds without having to pay Manhattan prices. Here are the top 7 spots to visit.
This is the symbol of Queens – a giant metal globe sitting in Flushing Meadows Park. It was unveiled during the world’s fair in 1964 and has become a popular icon ever since. It’s a great place to just hang out and watch people play as they walk bikes skate run or even play soccer nearby. Also visit its next-door neighbor the Queens Museum of Art that displays the Panorama of New York City, which is incredibly detailed scale model of the Big Apple. It is so detailed that you might even find your specific home in the Panorama.
The Bohemian Hall And Beer Garden
Located in Astoria, Queens, the Bohemian Hall is a spectacular and entertaining beer garden. Visitors to escape from a crowded and chaotic urban street where the subway travels overhead, plunging into a large beer garden that is dotted with shady trees overlooking picnic tables where visitors enjoy pictures of ice cold beer accompanied by plates of delectable native-Czech food and barbecue. This is the place to visit on a warm summer night although you will find afternoon’s engulfed with a great deal of stein pumping authentic folk music. No one will not love the Bohemian Hall, a true oasis of fun and excitement.
The Museum Of The Moving Image
this museum located in Astoria pays honor to the history, art and technology of movies. It contains a few interactive exhibits such as being able to dub your voice as the Wizard of Oz. Weekends enjoy screenings of classic or foreign movies.
Jackson Heights Indian and South Asian Neighborhoods
along 74th St. in Jackson Heights you will find a row of 22 carat gold jewelry shops that acts as the main boulevard for this Indian/South Asian neighborhood. Here you’ll find some of the best food in all of New York City that includes the luscious curries, kebabs, tandoori, Indian sweets and much more.
Water’s Edge Restaurant
Located in Long Island city, the restaurant provides it a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline. There is a free water taxi that shuttles visitors from Manhattan at 34th St. in East River. The great food and exceptional views make for quite a remarkable outing.
The P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
Also in Long Island city, this museum of international renown is home to contemporary art. A former public high school, the museum continues to stay on the cutting edge making it one of the best major art presentations in all of New York City.
Flushing, Downtown, the other Chinatown in New York
The second largest Chinatown in New York City can be found in downtown Flushing. It’s well worth the visit on any afternoon for a stroll looking into all the Corolla shops or munching on some great Chinese food.