Queens is the easternmost of the five boroughs of New York City, the largest in area, and the second-largest in population. Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world with a population of over 2.2 million, 48% of whom are foreign-born, representing over 100 different nations and speaking over 138 different languages. Queens is home to two of the three major New York City area airports (and both major airports in New York City proper), JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport. These airports are among the busiest in the world, causing the airspace above Queens to be the most congested in the country. Knock On Glass has been servicing Queens’ customers for nearly 10 years. Many of our jobs include aluminum storefronts, glass railings, wall-to-wall mirrors, and custom shower & bath enclosures.
Queens was named after Queen Catherine of Braganza. She was born in Portugal in 1638. She married King Charles II of England in 1662.
In the mid-19th century, Rockaway Beach Hotel–then the world’s largest hotel–stretched between Beach 110th Street and Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Park. Now, the Rockaways have no hotels at all.
Queens once held two World's Fairs. The first one was in 1939 and the second was in 1964. Both of them where held at the Flushing Meadow-Corona Park.