Hundreds of nationally known personalities have called Queens home. Many were born here, some passed through, others called this borough their final home before they died, and for still more it was their final resting place.
Over the centuries, Queens has changed from farmland to suburban luxury to the urban metropolis of today. But throughout that rich history, the people who rose from Queens have had an impact on all of us. From John Bowne and John Gotti to Donald Trump and Donald Manes, Queens people have helped shape the fabric of our lives.
We love them, we hate them, we are inspired by them and we defend them.