• 50 Years - A Million Thanks

A Walk Through Queens - With David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis
History See the Sites Interactive Map About the Program Resources
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Vernon Boulevard - Jackson Avenue
Queensboro Plaza
40 Street
82 Street - Jackson Heights
103 Street - Corona Plaza
111 Street
Willets Point - Shea Stadium
Flushing - Main Street
Queensboro Bridge
Queensboro Bridge

The most momentous event in the history of Queens occurred in 1909 when the Queensboro Bridge opened. The bridge was the first direct transportation link between Manhattan and Queens opening up neighborhoods of Queens as "bedroom communities." The bridge spans the East River between 59th St. and Long Island City via an intermediate link on Roosevelt Island.

The North Outer Roadway is open for the exclusive use of bicyclists and pedestrians 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offers spectacular views of midtown Manhattan, highlighted by the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the United Nations.