Astoria beer gardens, Citi Field and Rockaway Beach are great, but odds are—unless you grew up there—there’s an entire section of Queens you’re missing out on. To be fair, most of Northeastern Queens is a no-man’s-land for subway lines, but with historic architecture, sprawling green spaces and otherworldly bagels, this pocket of NYC is definitely worth hopping on the LIRR to visit.
5 Reasons You Need to Explore Northeastern Queens
Scope Out Stunning Architecture
Head to the Douglaston Historic District, which features over 600 Arts and Crafts, Tudor and Mediterranean Revival houses. You’ll also find the Cornelius Van Wyck House, a charming 18th-century home that’s one of the last remnants of Dutch Colonial architecture in NYC. (It also sold last year for a cool $3 mil.)
Picnic By The Water
Stroll through Little Bay Park to see where the Long Island Sound meets the East River, then settle down for a picnic. While there, be sure to snap a ’Gram of the Throgs Neck Bridge. And if you need another history fix, next door is Fort Totten Park, which features a preserved Civil War fortress.