[in 2012, the ING NYC Marathon was cancelled. -Ed.]

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On Sunday, November 4, the ING New York City Marathon is coming through all five boroughs. The route only goes through Queens for two miles, but it’s at a crucial point: runners hit the halfway point of the race right as they cross the Pulaski Bridge from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, into Long Island City. As Queens residents, we’re responsible for cheering marathoners through miles 14 and 15 of the 26.2-mile haul. And, lucky for us, our borough’s section of the race is much less crowded with spectators than the Manhattan portion. (more…)

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You probably hear generalizations all the time about the demographics of Queens, especially when it comes to diversity, immigration, and neighborhood trends. If you want the facts, we’ve summarized them here to satisfy your curiosity.

First, the basics: Queens is estimated to have 2.2 million people, or about 27% of New York City’s 8.2 million residents. It is the largest borough in terms of geographical area, but the second most populous borough after Brooklyn, which has 2.5 million people. (more…)