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“hipster” culture, art scene, ethnic neighborhoods, and architectural herit-
age. Iconic Coney Island and their world famous hot dog competition reside
at the tip of Brooklyn.
Queens on Long Island east of Brooklyn is the largest borough as well as
the most ethnically diverse county. Queens is home to the New York Mets
and their renowned Citi Field stadium. The annual U.S. Open tennis tour-
nament takes place in Queens. Additionally, two of the three main airports
for New York City (LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International
Airport), are located in Queens. (The third is Newark Liberty International
Airport in Newark, New Jersey.)
Staten Island is the most suburban and stereotypical (due to media) of the
boroughs. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge connects Staten Island to Brook-
lyn and to Manhattan by way of the free Staten Island Ferry, a daily com-
muter ferry (Insider's Tip: It's FREE) and popular tourist attraction, which
provides unobstructed views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Lower
Manhattan. Getting Started-Manhattan's neighborhoods
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