The Queens 100 is made up of the people, places, things, events and history that are the very heart and soul of this borough. Each is a vital part to making us who we are, to charting our place in the world and to creating our future.
From the birthplace of religious freedom to the bands of steel that swirl over the park to the tower that looms high with backgrounds of city vistas, pieces of the Queens 100 surround us.
The 100 is the taste of curry in Jackson Heights, the feeling of awe at the Hall of Science, the smell of asphalt on the LIE, the awkward pride felt by Mets fans, the audacity of Donald Trump.
We may not all agree on what belongs in the 100 and what is merely a great thing about Queens – the two don’t always overlap. Read on and let us show you our selections. See if they match yours, if they remind you of something you forgot, if they expose you to something you never knew.
Queens, we got your number.