On the Sunnyside Yard, Part 4: A History

It may be hard to believe, but when Queens became a borough at the turn of the 20th century, it was still very much made up of farmland. The land—made fertile by the city’s extensive waterways—was good for providing food, but it was also cheap land. And rapidly expanding industries, like railroads, needed the real estate. 

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Isha Patel