The Queens Tour
Although geographically the largest by far of New York City’s 5 Boroughs, Queens is often overlooked by visitors. Also, Queens and Brooklyn are distinct in being 2 of 4 counties which geographically make up Long Island, NY. Queens, like Brooklyn, has so much to offer that one day is not enough to see it all, so we will need to pick and choose from a vast selection of sites. With a stunningly diverse population exceeding 2.5 million residents, the entire world map is represented here. Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, and more. Queens has the 2nd largest Asian population in North America. Appropriately this tour will visit the perfect symbol for this global population, The Unisphere.
The Unisphere is a unique monument, restored and repaired, from the 1964 New York World’s Fair. We are happy to collaborate with you to create a custom tour of Queens as we offer an opportunity to visit some of the following sites ---Queensboro Bridge (1909), Citi Field / NY Mets, Silvercup Studios, USTA Open Tennis Complex (located within Flushing Meadow Park), and the John Bowne House.
Closer to Manhattan we have the neighborhoods of Astoria, Long Island City and the northeast borders with Brooklyn. Here, we can visit Kaufman Astoria Studios, Louis Armstrong's Museum and Home, Museum of the Moving Image, Flushing’s Asian Cuisine & Culture and the Queens Museum Of Art
The spectacular Panorama Of NYC is located at the Queens Museum, The English Tudor neighborhood of Forest Hills Gardens and the Welling Court Mural Project are all located nearby…along with 2 beautiful waterfronts along the East River and the entrance to the Lond Island Sound.
The scope of what to see in Queens is something we take seriously, for this reason we discuss with you what are your particular interests as well as how much time you can spend exploring. There is the Isamu Noguchi Museum, the restored landmark TWA Terminal at JFK airport designed by Eero Saarinen, which is now a luxury hotel. You can choose from among some or all of these sights to create a unique and memorable tour.
Together we will explore the many layers of history and culture, past and present, of Queens County.