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  1. One of the five boroughs of New York, New York, situated on Long Island, north of Brooklyn, west of Nassau county.
    • 2016 February 20, “Obituary: Antonin Scalia: Always right”, in The Economist:
      Though he was not the only New Yorker on the bench, he was the only spoiled-rotten Italian kid brought up proud and scrapping in Queens and familiar with rude Sicilian gestures.
  2. Queens County, NY, which is coterminous with the borough of Queens.