Queens County


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Queens County, New York

120-55 Queens Blvd
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Phone: (718) 286-3000
www.nyc.gov

In western end of Long Island, east of Brooklyn; original county, organized Nov 1, 1683. The county is coterminous with the borough of Queens, part of New York City. Includes the following areas; Astoria, Bay Ridge, Flushing, Forest Hills, Howard Beach, Jackson Heights, and Ozone Park. Name Origin: For Queen Catharine of Braganza (1638-1705), wife of King Charles II of England

Area (sq mi):: 178.28 (land 109.24; water 69.04) Population per square mile: 20520.00
Population 2005: 2,241,600 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 0.50%; 1990-2000 14.20% Population 2000: 2,229,379 (White 32.90%; Black or African American 20.00%; Hispanic or Latino 25.00%; Asian 17.60%; Other 18.40%). Foreign born: 46.10%. Median age: 35.40
Income 2000: per capita $19,222; median household $42,439; Population below poverty level: 14.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,921-$29,227
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 42.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 60.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Assistant District Attorney Yvonne Francis from the Office of Queens County District Attorney has been assigned to the prosecution of the case.
Bancorp intends to merge its wholly owned subsidiary bank, Queens County Savings Bank, Flushing, New York ("QCSB"), and CFS Bank, with QCSB remaining as the surviving institution.
For the future of Queens County, the improvement seen in 2004 is only the beginning, thanks in part to the continued efforts on the part of the New York City economic development agencies and the city's incentives geared to revitalize and attract businesses to the borough.
This RFEI will result in ideas that could maximize the area's potential, while protecting and increasing employment in the cornerstone of economic development building in Queens County," said Queens Borough President Helen Marshall.
Dollard of the State Supreme Court for Queens County, refused to enjoin the City Department of Environmental Protection from beginning work on the water filtration plant in a related case brought by the Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition, another advocacy group, and several individuals.
He is also acquiring information from external sources such as The Queens County Historical Society.
Despite lackluster performance during the past year, the real estate market in Queens County experienced some bright spots and showed signs of underlying strength.
The 165,000-SF factory and corporate office structure received building awards in the new construction-industrial category from the Queens chamber of Commerce and the Queens County Builders and Contractors Association.

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