Located on Long Island across the East River from Manhattan, Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City.
With nearly half of its residents foreign born, Queens is truly a hodgepodge of diverse communities. But Queens can be a satisfying destination for visitors - foodies covet the Greek cuisine of Astoria and the authentic Asian food in Flushing; others admire the inventive art at Socrates Sculpture Park and the stunning flora at the Queens Botanical Garden. In the borough’s southern extremes, the surf is always up at Rockaway Beach.
Queens is also home to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the site of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs with the iconic Unisphere, a 12-story 1964 World's Fair globe sculpture. The park hosts the annual U.S. Open tennis tournament in the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The northern end of the old fair grounds includes Citi Field, the home stadium of pro baseball team, the New York Mets. There is also the Queens Museum which is known for the "Panorama", a building-for-building model of New York City.