Queens in 1900
was a study in diversity, with heavy industrialization in the west
In 1900, Queens was the center for horticulture in NY. Enormous nurseries provided flowers, fruit trees and other plants to the communities in all the boroughs, and across the U.S. Queens also was home to the Jamaica Market, which served as a terminus for Long Island farm goods.
Near the Boulevard
Gardens Housing in Queens, Chinese farmers grew produce for Chinese
restaurants around New York. The New York City Chinese population
in 1900 was estimated at between eight and ten thousand, mostly in