Born, bred, or new to Flushing you’ll soon recognize things about yourself you inherited by living in Queens. Queens has changed a lot and though gentrification has taken its toll, Queens is still the badass borough it will always be. You know you live in Queens when…
You take breakfast seriously
With a deli at every corner the options are limitless. But a true Queensian breakfast is a bacon and egg bagel. Usually the “everything” bagel.
Same goes for lunch
It’s either a Fatboy or a Bushman.
Since we’re talkin eats
Pastrami and pizza operate as their own food groups and you honor that.
Rockaway is all you need in summertime
The nearest beach to queens is worth the dreadfully long ride on the Q.
You enjoy the view of Manhattan
You keep your distance from the tourist invaded city, luckily the view from Queens is stunning.
Everything you need and want is in your borough
Whatever you are lookin’ for, Queens always has more of it at a better price.
You had your spots…
…and at some point in time the Queen’s Center Mall was one of them. Or anywhere that sold Italian ice.
You also knew where not to go
Clubbing in Astoria is just a no, no
You will buy your club clothes only in Astoria.
You consider it your civil duty to discourage people from crossing Queens Blvd. About a dozen pedestrians a year are seriously hurt or worse each in an attempt to dodge the insane traffic and terrible drivers.
You understand just about any accent
Queens is a notorious immigrant destination. Living in Queens automatically makes you worldly. You’ve experienced different food, cultures, and languages giving you a tolerant and humble outlook on life.
You may not be Italian…
…but at some point you were a Guido/Guidette.
You are (not) a Mets fan.
Depends on the time of year.
You’ve received someone else’s take out at 3am.
It’s not uncommon when living in Queens to have a lost delivery guy show up charging you for fried rice. You kindly have to direct him to 31st Ave. This is 31st Road, not to be confused with 31st Drive. Yea, good luck.
Queens is huge, so yes you might get lost but you’ll never forget where you’ve been once you’ve lived in Queens.