Queens: How diversity and perseverance shaped New York's fastest growing borough

Just over the East River of Manhattan lies one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the world. As any local can tell you, Queens has become New York City’s fastest-growing borough, with a recent influx of new families, young professionals and businesses both large and small.

It offers a healthy mix of new and old, as multigenerational families from countries all over the world are keeping their old traditions alive while sharing the space with new younger residents. The incredible diversity of the borough is its backbone and perhaps its greatest attraction.