Queens is the largest of the five boroughs of New York City, coterminous with Queens County and located on western Long Island.

The first settlement was established by the Dutch in 1636 near Flushing Bay. In 1664, the area came under English control. The Queens county was established in 1683 and, in 1898, Queens became part of the City of New York.

Queens hosted the two New York world fairs: the first in 1939-1940 and the second in 1964-1965. It is also home to the US Open Tennis Championships. The borough is primarily residential and is home to two international airports: John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia.


Forest Hills




Old City of New York


Greenway Terraces, Forest Hills, Queens. Vintage postcard manufactured by Cambridge Mass.





Copyright © Geographic Guide - Antique images of NYC.


Austin Street, Forest Hills in Queens. Vintage postcard around 1940, designed and produced by Harry H. Baumann.






World's Fair Flushing


World Fair NY


Beach Rockaway


Triborough Bridge

Triborough Bridge under construction.


NYC Roosevelt Island




Greenway Terraces


The Unisphere, in the 1964 New York World's Fair site in Queens (photograph by Carol M. Highsmith, between 1980 and 2006, source: Library of Congress).



Tennis NY


Map New York City



Old City New York


Antique photographs




Bronx NY