Holding the new Key to Queens

The Key to Queens and Beyond 2011 guide – a comprehensive listing of dining, entertainment, shopping, sports and recreation, services and attractions in the borough of Queens – was released this month for residents and visitors alike. The 72-page guide was brought to readers by the publishers of The Queens Courier with the assistance of the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) and Borough President Helen Marshall, who was presented with the first copy of the 2011 edition at Borough Hall.
“I have friends and family that come visit me during the holidays,” said Marshall, who was visited by Courier publisher Victoria Schneps-Yunis and Seth Bornstein, executive director of the QEDC. “I can just give them this guide because anything you want to do in Queens will be listed in here.”
The guide provides addresses and phone numbers to all the hot spots in Queens in terms of the best places to shop, dine, enjoy a night out or spend the day with the family. Readers will be equipped with a map of the borough as well as a look beyond Queens to destinations like the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan to the New York Aquarium in Brooklyn.
“Our goal with Key to Queens is to publish a magazine that will be equally informative for visitors and residents of Queens alike,” writes Schneps-Yunis in the guide’s introduction. “Those who live here often miss out on attractions that literally may be only a few blocks away.”
Readers can find the Key to Queens and Beyond 2011 magazine at hundreds of major hotels in the metropolitan area including Manhattan, Queens and Long Island. It will also be available at LaGuardia and Kennedy Airports.
“The guide is very detailed and impressive,” said Marshall. “There are so many hidden treasures in Queens. It’s great to have something like this.”