I love Queens. Maybe it’s because I spent my first four years in New York living there, but I have a lot of Queens pride. I love the fact that you can find the most authentic ethnic food in New York in Queens, whether it is five different Chinese cuisines, Thai, Greek, Colombian, etc., and simultaneously pay little for it. I love the unique ethnic neighborhoods, the random shopping centers, and even the Wendy’s where Coming to America was filmed. Brooklyn may have all the trendy neighborhoods like Williamsburg, but Queens retains its authenticity. Maybe having lived there gives me “street cred,” 🙂 especially since I didn’t live in Astoria or Long Island City, which are considered “acceptable” areas to live in by Manhattanites.