Kew Gardens is an upper middle class neighborhood in central Queens. Kew Gardens is named after the well known botanical gardens in England. Densely populated residential area built with a large amount of apartment buildings, containing a very culturally diverse community.
Pictured is the Queens Borough Hall built in 1940. Queens Borough Hall is a civic center designed for Queens residents. Marriages are popular here, as they are presided over by the borough’s deputy clerk in a small chapel.
On March 28, 1964, 28 year old Kitty Genovese was murdered in a busy section of Kew Gardens. It is alleged that 38 people were present but no one alerted police.
The History section is in collaboration with Steve Vazquez of Queenscapes.