LONG ISLAND CITY -- SUNNYSIDE, WOOD
SIDE, AND WINFIELD -- MASPETH -- RIDGE
WOOD -- ELMHURST -- NASSAU HEIGHTS --
FOREST HILLS -- KEW GARDENS -- RICH
MOND HILL AND WOODHAVEN -- JAMAICA --
HOLLIS -- QUEENS VILLAGE -- ST. ALBANS
Area: East River and Newtown Creek on west to the city line on east; from Broadway ( East River to 73d St.), Roosevelt Ave. (73d St. to National Ave.), Corona Ave., and Horace Harding Blvd. south to Liberty Ave. and Linden Blvd. (Sutphin Blvd. to city line).
Principal highways: Queens Blvd. and Jamaica Ave.
Transportation: 8th Ave. (Independent) Queens subway, Queens Plaza to 169th St. stations; BMT Jamaica subway, Eastern Parkway to Sutphin Blvd. stations; Long Island R.R. and bus from Jamaica to Hollis, St. Albans, and Queens Village.
MIDDLE QUEENS contains most of the borough's distinctive features: the great industrial plants of Long Island City, the chain of cemeteries in Maspeth and Ridgewood, the "garden homes" belt from Jackson Heights to Kew Gardens, the subway suburbs in and around Jamaica (the gateway to Long Island); and the peripheral communities adjoining the city line. Site of the first settlements in Queens and now the borough's most developed area, Middle Queens took on its modern aspects in the 1910's with the opening of new or improved transit facilities.
LONG ISLAND CITY, fronting the East River and Newtown Creek around the approach to the Queensboro Bridge, is a labyrinth of industrial plants whose harsh and grimy outlines rise against the soot-laden sky. Within an area of a few square miles, gridironed by elevated lines, railroad yards, and bridge approaches, are gathered about 1,400 factories, producing chiefly spaghetti, candy, sugar, bread, machinery, paint, shoes, cut stone, and furniture. Its bakeries alone turn out about five million loaves weekly; its paint and varnish factories, about ten million gallons a year; its stoneyards handle about 90 per cent of the cut stone and marble