The easternmost of the five boroughs of New York City, Queens sits on the western end of Long Island. First settled by the Dutch in 1635, and established as part of New York City in 1898, it’s connected to Manhattan by bridge, tunnel and subway. The borough has the distinction of being the most diverse county in the nation, with nearly half of its two million residents foreign-born. Covering 109 square miles, Queens has many residential communities, as well as industrial and commercial centers.

Among the most popular of the borough’s features is the beach area known as the Rockaways. New York City’s major airports—La Guardia and John F. Kennedy International—are both located in Queens. One of the best known annual sporting events, the U.S. Open Tennis tournament, takes place at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens.

George Subraj is the president of Zara Luxury Apartments and Homes, in Jamaica, Queens, New York.