By David Brand
Queens gets little love from the city's official tourism website — a resource for out-of-towners and adventurous New Yorkers to find out about New York City neighborhoods.
NYCGo.com, the tourism site, profiles just nine Queens neighborhoods — and one isn't even a neighborhood. The site describes fun things to do in the Rockaways, which is actually shorthand for a collection of distinct neighborhoods along the Rockaway Peninsula.
The "Official Guide" of NYC focuses on Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Corona, Forest Hills and Jamaica, excluding almost the entire eastern portion of the borough.
The guide does highlight some specific activities in a few communities — like a Richmond Hill roti tour and the Queens County Farm Museum along the Little Neck/Glen Oaks border — but it fails to provide a comprehensive guide of the bulk of the World's Borough.
So what bar should we visit after our roti? Where can we buy a new shirt that doesn't smell like livestock after visiting the farm museum? And where should we eat dinner?
The Queens Daily Eagle will do what the city tourism website has not: Describe those excluded neighborhoods.
We’re drawing on the experiences of local experts to write our community profiles, so we need your help.
Are you from St. Albans, Bayside, Springfield Gardens, Elmhurst or one of the many other "forgotten" Queens neighborhoods?