Travel Guide

Queens, New York City 

Other Neighborhoods


Italian Neighborhoods
Queens has a large Italian American population concentrated in the neighborhood of Ozone Park, Middle Village, and Howard Beach. Ozone Park is a middle-class neighborhood, once predominantly Italian but becoming ethnically diverse with new arrivals from other communities. Middle Village is another middle-class neighborhood and besides Italian Americans, home for many Irish Americans. Howard Beach is a suburban neighborhood with a close-knit Italian community.

Howard Beach, Queens (New York City)

Howard Beach by David Shankbone

Astoria Neighborhood
Astoria has the largest Greek community in New York City, who migrated to the United States and settled in the neighborhood in the 1960s from Greece and Cyprus. Greek culture is evident here with its Greek restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and gourmet shops. In the 1970s, immigrants from the Middle East began to settle and establish businesses in Astoria. Immigrants from Bosnia, Albania, Brazil, and India began to settle in the 1990s.

Astoria, Queens (New York City)

Fruit market in Astoria by Aude

Jewish Communities
There is a large Jewish population in several of Queens’ neighborhoods including Rego Park, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, and Kew Gardens Hills. There is also a significant Jewish population in Jamaica Estates, Fresh Meadows, and Hollis Hills. Many of the Jewish residents, who settled into these neighborhoods, migrated from Israel and the former Soviet Union. In recent years, these neighborhoods have become more ethnically diverse.

African American & Hispanic Communities
Many African Americans and those from the Caribbean Islands make their residence in Saint Albans, Cambria Heights, Springfield Gardens, and Jamaica. A matter of fact, Jamaica is the heart of the African American and Caribbean community in Queens. There are Hispanic communities in the neighborhoods of Elmhurst and Corona as well as Jackson Heights and Flushing. Many Irish American are also seen in Rockaway Beach and Woodside, besides Middle Village. 

Jamaica, Queens (New York City)

Jamaica Avenue by Jim Henderson


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