Friday, December 22, 2006

Queens At Night

Queens is one of the five boroughs that make up New York City and has the most diverse population mix in the country. There are numerous neighborhoods with unique concentration of ethnicities like Astoria (Greek), Bayside (Korean), Elmhurst (Hispanic), Flushing (Chinese), Jackson Heights (Indian), Sunnyside (Irish), Forest Hills (Jewish), Middle Village (Italian), and many more.

This photo was taken in Sunnyside using a slow shutter speed setting. You can see the tallest building in Queens, the Citicorp Building in the background, as well as the Chrysler Building (in Manhattan) behind it. The bank of windows on the upper right corner is the elevated subway station and the yellow strings of light at the bottom are buses traveling at very high speed down the Queens Boulevard.

The Citicorp Building is located in Long Island City, right across the East River from Manhattan. It is 50 stories tall and 658 feet (201 meters) high. The office tower is owned by CitiGroup and was completed in 1990.