I feel like what makes New York City so mighty and inspiring on a global scale is its certification as a place where many cultures make up one great big star on the map. Perhaps the most evident borough of this characteristic is the huge,
Personally, I feel like I’ve attained an entirely different experience every time my path has led into Queens this summer. On a large handful of occasions, I’ve sought a particular destination in the borough that seems worlds away when compared to the other landmarks that Queens is also known for. Here are the quick hits outlining a few of my travels:
– There were the numerous Mets games at Citi Field up in Flushing – a town that also features its own bustling Chinatown.
– Also among the list is Rockaway – an outer peninsula that houses a popular, yet pretty beach where I enjoyed ringing in July with a lazy day in the sun.
– As part of my multimedia project, I also found myself in Queens to explore St. John’s University
– a highly renowned Catholic university in the Jamaica area of the borough. While a bit more intimate
that our own and only Mizzou, St. John’s boasts a gorgeous and
very real campus setting.
I’m not sure these three visits could’ve been much more contrasting from each other, but it is this great diversity in settings that give Queens its unique and fulfilling character in my mind. Enjoying such different experiences, and being able to do so all in a relatively near environment, made Queens a frequently visited area for me. For New York City, Queens conveys all of the diversity and variance that gives the city its worldwide wonder.