About Kew Gardens, Queens
Kew Gardens is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens, New York City. It is located near the Van Wyck Expressway and the Jackie Robinson Parkway, making it an important hub for transportation. The area was first settled by English settlers in 1635, with agriculture and industry dominating the local economy until the late 19th century. Today, Kew Gardens is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood with many restaurants, shops, and parks.
One of the biggest challenges facing Kew Gardens is water damage caused by flooding during heavy rains. Flooding has been an issue in the area for years, with the especially severe water damage when a water main break caused extensive flooding in several blocks around Kew Gardens.