3. Glendale

View of 79th Avenue shows a typical street lined with multi-family houses.

Tucked away in the western-central portion of Queens is Glendale, a quiet and mostly residential neighborhood that features varied architecture, with some buildings dating back to the late 1800s. The most well known attraction is The Shops at Atlas Park, a former warehouse district turned shopping mall, with a mix of mainstream and unique shops, restaurants, and bars.

Additionally, the area is home to Italian and German groups that run numerous family owned traditional bakeries and eateries along Myrtle Avenue, many of which retain old world styles of cooking that have been passed down from generation to generation. A visit to Glendale is surely a unique one, and is most certainly worth the trip.