By the early 1900s, New York was becoming a melting pot for immigrants hailing from different nations. Though many settlers chose Manhattan as their home, others ventured forward into the borough of Queens. Astoria became home to the largest Greek community outside of Athens. Greeks in Queens traces the immigrant journey from Greece to America and shows how the Greeks developed a thriving and much larger community than their predecessors thought possible.
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Queens Historical Society
In an ever-changing borough that continues to undergo widespread development, the Queens Historical Society researches, records, and showcases issues that have had a profound impact on the history of Queens. As a repository of collections on the history of Queens and Long Island, the Society documents, preserves, and presents rich and diverse aspects of the history of the Borough of Queens for the education and enlightenment of its more than two million people.
The Queens Historical Society is located in the Historic Kingsland Homestead at Weeping Beech Park.
143-35 37th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 939-0647 ext 17