Northwestern Queens: Queens Plaza

Queens Plaza is a small commercial transportation hub which straddles the western end of Queens Boulevard in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens. The plaza was built in 1909 to accommodate the connection to the Queensboro Bridge to Queens Boulevard. Queens Plaza is overlapped by elevated subway tracks and like Queensbridge, offers a north and south side. The Queensboro Bridge starts at the middle of the plaza. It has a subway stop for the E, M & R for the underground subway trains and the 7, N, & R for the elevated above ground trains.

Pictured is View 59 located at Queens Plaza North, a luxury high rise condo which also houses the Ecuadorian consulate.

The New York City Traffic Control Center at 28-11 Queens Plaza North controls all of New York City’s traffic lights.

The History section is in collaboration with Steve Vazquez of Queenscapes.