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Remembering Queens

Remembering Queens

The borough of Queens has been many things, including a playground for wealthy Manhattanites, a recreation area for pleasure seekers, and a highly industrialized pocket of New York City. With a selection of fine historic images from his bestselling book, Historic Photos of Queens, Kevin Sean... more

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  • ISBN 9781596528345
  • Imprint Turner
  • Category History

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Overview

The borough of Queens has been many things, including a playground for wealthy Manhattanites, a recreation area for pleasure seekers, and a highly industrialized pocket of New York City. With a selection of fine historic images from his bestselling book, Historic Photos of Queens, Kevin Sean O’Donoghue provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of Queens. One of the most beautiful and residential sections of New York City, the borough of Queens is home to the Mets, airports LaGuardia in the north and JFK in the south, and a steady force behind New York City, sheltering its laborers, builders, taxi drivers, teachers, fire fighters, police officers, lawyers, businesspeople, and everyone else for more than a century. From the borough’s rural origins to its multiethnic, metropolitan character of recent times, Remembering Queens celebrates the legacy of those who dared to head east, who settled the countryside, and who tempted the Atlantic when they built lives on the Rockaway peninsula. Over 100 images, reproduced in vivid black-and-white, with captions tell the story.