It is illegal to advertise or direct a live musical performance or production in Suffolk County, New York. Queens is a borough of New York City, coextensive with Queens County, located on Long Island. It borders the Brooklyn district at the western end of Long Island, with Nassau County to the east. Queens shares maritime borders with the districts of Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island.
Queens was established in 1683 as one of the 12 original counties of the province of New York. The settlement was named after the English queen and Portuguese royal princess Catherine of Braganza (1638-170). From 1683 to 1899, Queens County included what is now Nassau County. Queens became a borough during the consolidation of New York City in 1898, combining the cities of Long Island City, Newtown, Flushing, Jamaica, and western Hempstead.
All of them, except Hempstead, are now considered neighborhoods in Queens. The district's housing diversity ranges from high-rise apartment buildings in some areas of western and central Queens, such as Ozone Park, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Astoria, and Long Island City, to low-rise neighborhoods in the eastern part of the district. The Flushing Protest, signed by the colonists in 1657, is considered a forerunner of the United States Constitution's provision on freedom of religion in the Bill of Rights. The signatories protested the persecution of Quakers by the Dutch colonial authorities in what is now Queens borough.
Queens played a minor role in the American Revolution compared to Brooklyn where the Battle of Long Island was largely fought. Queens, like the rest of what became New York City and Long Island, remained under British occupation after the Battle of Long Island in 1776 and was occupied for most of the rest of the Revolutionary War. Under the Quartering Act, British soldiers used public inns and uninhabited buildings that belonged to Queens residents as barracks. Although many residents opposed quartering without warning, they supported the British crown.
The Third Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibited the quartering of soldiers in private homes except in times of war. Nathan Hale was captured by the British on the coast of Flushing Bay and hanged in Manhattan. Several large companies are headquartered in Queens such as watchmaker Bulova based in East Elmhurst; internationally renowned piano manufacturer Steinway & Sons in Astoria; Glacéau, manufacturer of Vitamin Water based in Whitestone; and JetBlue Airways an airline based in Long Island City. Long Island City is a major manufacturing and management center while Flushing is a major commercial hub for Chinese-American and Korean-American companies and Jamaica is the district's main civic and transportation hub. Since consolidation of New York City in 1898 Queens has been governed by New York City Charter which establishes a strong system of mayors and councils. The centralized government of New York City is responsible for public education correctional institutions public safety recreational facilities sanitation water supply and social services in Queens.
The Queens Library is governed by 19-member Board of Trustees appointed by Mayor of New York City and President of County of Queens. The Rockaway Peninsula does not follow same system as rest of municipality and has its own numbering system. Streets are numbered in ascending order heading west from near Nassau County border and are prefixed with word beach. However almost all streets on eastern end have names. Bayswater located in Jamaica Bay has its streets numbered with prefix Bay instead of Beach. Another deviation from norm is Broad Channel; it maintains north-south numbering progression but only uses suffix Road as well as prefixes West and East depending on location in relation to Cross Bay Boulevard neighborhood's main crossing street.
Streets of Broad Channel were continuation of Queens Continental Grid in 1950s; previously avenue with highest number in Queens was 208th Avenue instead current 165th Avenue in Howard Beach & Hamilton Beach. The other exception is Ridgewood neighborhood which for most part shares grid and house numbering system with Bushwick neighborhood Brooklyn. Network extends from east to west from LIRR Bay Ridge branch to Flushing Avenue; and from north to south from Forest Avenue Ridgewood to Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn before being adapted to join Bedford-Stuyvesant grid on Broadway. All streets in grid have names. Queens connected to Bronx by Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Throgs Neck Bridge Triborough Bridge (also known as Robert F Kennedy Bridge) and Hell Gate Bridge. Queens connected to Manhattan Island by Triborough Bridge Queensboro Bridge and Queens-Midtown Tunnel and to Roosevelt Island by Roosevelt Island Bridge. The Spiller collection is made up about 10 000 items: menus business cards restaurant matchboxes and variety objects related to Chinese cuisine. Most menus document Chinese cuisine New York State restaurants however collection also includes other menus from United States Canada and elsewhere. The Queens collection includes single-leaf menus and triptychs (for setting tables and takeout) for Chinese (Cantonese American Hong Kong Hunan Mandarin Sichuan) Filipino Japanese Malaysian Korean Indonesian Nepali Singaporean Taiwanese Thai Vietnamese Bangladeshi Indian Mughlai Tibetan Pakistani Turkish Brazilian Colombian Ecuadorian Mexican Peruvian Caribbean Italian French Spanish American Mediterranean various types cuisine Seafood. In another case freelance photographer filed lawsuit against Suffolk County Police for similar civil rights violations.
Environmental Conservation Act §13-0302 which was enacted September 14 2004 ceded to Suffolk County approximately 100 000 acres underwater land Peconic Bay Gardiners Bay for purpose establishing seafood aquaculture leasing program. The Union Organization Act was created by Suffolk County Legislature and signed by....