Arguably New York City's nicest borough, it boasts the the city's second largest population and only it's forth highest crime-rate. It also has the largest number of owner-occupied homes and two-parent familes out of the five boroughs of New York City. It creates equal oppertunities for minorities and immigrants as well. Which is evident considering that more than half of the blacks in Queens own their own homes. As a result Queens houses a good amount of the city's black middle class. It's also the city's most diverse borough, with almost half of it's residents being immigrants.
I learned some of these facts in an article named "Taxing NYC's Soul" by Steven Malanga.
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She's shy at first, but once she gets comfortable with her surroundings she is the most outgoing person you will meet. Incredibly beautiful. Has the prettiest dark eyes ever. A total goofball, but she can carry herself with class and elegance anytime she wants to. Passionate, caring, and gentle. A definite people-person. Always there to make you laugh, and she will always be a shoulder to cry on. Basically the mother of your friend group. Trustworthy, responsible, and reaches for the stars. Most likely will become a model or actress. Possibly president. Deals with no ones bullshit. Her personality is incredibly beautiful. All around the most amazing friend anyone can ask for. Always carries a crown on her head.
Woah, she's fiery. Who is that girl?

Oh her? That's Queen. She's amazing.
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Queen { http : // en . wikipedia . org / wiki / Queen_(band)}
---- Have been recognized as pioneers of arena rock, hard rock, glam rock, heavy metal, and progressive rock. Their work likewise stands out as unique among other bands of their time for their noticable influences on musical genres outside of rock, such as cabaret, barbershop, and opera.
---- "Bohemian Rhapsody" is credited with jump-starting the video era.
---- Have sold over 400 million albums.
---- Thay have been on the UK charts more then the beatles.
-------- Queen (1,322 Weeks)
-------- The Beatles (1,293 Weeks)
---- Bands that cite Queen as an influence include
-------- Judas Priest
-------- Def Leppard
-------- Iron Maiden
-------- Mötley Crüe
-------- Steve Vai
-------- George Michael
-------- Metallica
-------- The Flaming Lips
-------- Ween
-------- Guns N' Roses
-------- Chris Cornell
-------- Trent Reznor
-------- Extreme
-------- Dream Theater
-------- Nirvana
-------- Jellyfish
-------- The Smashing Pumpkins
-------- Green Day
-------- Robbie Williams
-------- Ben Folds Five
-------- Foo Fighters
-------- Joan Osborne
-------- Muse
-------- The Darkness
-------- Franz Ferdinand
-------- Jetliner
-------- among others.

-John Deacon { http : // en . wikipedia . org / wiki / John_Deacon }
---- Wife Veronica
---- Daughters - 1
---- Sons - 5

- Brian May (Dr.Brian May CBE) {http : // en . wikipedia . org / wiki / Brian_May}
---- Was not sexually promiscuous, doesn't smoke and rarely drinks alcohol. When he does drink, his favorite beer is Guinness, and his favorite liquor is Baileys.
---- Performed his famous God Save The Queen solo from the roof of Buckingham Palace.
---- Many guitarists have tried to emulate his sound but have failed.

- Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara) {http : // en . wikipedia . org / wiki / Freddie_Mercury}
---- He could hit almost any note and hold 4 octaves (no other male vocalist can do that).
---- bisexual not homosexual
---- Known for having many girlfriends and boyfriends
---- In 2004, Mercury was ranked #18 in a Forbes magazine list of the highest earning dead celebrities
---- A Royal Mail stamp called The Millennium Stamp commemorated the life of Freddie Mercury.
---- A housewife named Mary Howes claims that she can communicate with the spirit of Freddie Mercury. She wrote a book about this called "The Mister Mercury".
---- Two of Mercury's compositions, "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Are the Champions" have each been claimed, in separate polls, as the world's favourite song. Most recently, an Ericsson poll of 600,000 people in 66 different countries found "We Are the Champions" to be the world's most popular tune. This contradicts another major poll by Guinness World, which had previously found "Bohemian Rhapsody" to be the world's most popular song from the past 50 years.
---- Died of pneumonia.

- Roger Taylor (Roger Meddows-Taylor) {http : // en . wikipedia . org / wiki / Roger_Meddows-Taylor}
---- Roger, along with Freddie, was one of the party animals of the group. A heavy smoker until mid 80s, he has been known for his love for fast cars, drinks, and women. Throughout Queen's career he earned a reputation as a ladies' man.
---- Favorite movie is 2001: A Space Odyssey
---- Favorite drink is vodka.
---- Whenever he played live, Roger would always drink two shots of Scotch before going on stage, "no more, no less".
Queen have been recognized as pioneers of arena rock, hard rock, glam rock, heavy metal, and progressive rock. Their work likewise stands out as unique among other bands of their time for their noticable influences on musical genres outside of rock, such as cabaret, barbershop, and opera.
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Definately the best rock band in history, with such kick-ass songs as "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Brighton Rock". Lead singer Freddie Mercury died in early 90s, and they split up soon afterwards.
No modern day music is in the same league as Queen.
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Few bands embodied the pure excess of the '70s like Queen. Embracing the exaggerated pomp of prog rock and heavy metal, as well as vaudevillian music hall, the British quartet delved deeply into camp and bombast, creating a huge, mock-operatic sound with layered guitars and overdubbed vocals. Queen's music was a bizarre yet highly accessible fusion of the macho and the fey. For years, their albums boasted the motto "no synthesizers were used on this record," signaling their allegiance with the legions of post-Led Zeppelin hard rock bands. But vocalist Freddie Mercury brought an extravagant sense of camp to the band, pushing them toward kitschy humor and pseudo-classical arrangements, as epitomized on their best-known song, "Bohemian Rhapsody." Mercury, it must be said, was a flamboyant bisexual who managed to keep his sexuality in the closet until his death from AIDS in 1992. Nevertheless, his sexuality was apparent throughout Queen's music, from their very name to their veiled lyrics -- it was truly bizarre to hear gay anthems like "We Are the Champions" turn into celebrations of sports victories. That would have been impossible without Mercury, one of the most dynamic and charismatic frontmen in rock history. Through his legendary theatrical performances, Queen became one of the most popular bands in the world in the mid-'70s; in England, they remained second only to the Beatles in popularity and collectibility in the '90s. Despite their enormous popularity, Queen were never taken seriously by rock critics -- an infamous Rolling Stone review labeled their 1979 album Jazz as "fascist." In spite of such harsh criticism, the band's popularity rarely waned; even in the late '80s, the group retained a fanatical following except in America. In the States, their popularity peaked in the early '80s, just as they finished nearly a decade's worth of extraordinarily popular records. And while those records were never praised, they sold in enormous numbers, and traces of Queen's music could be heard in several generations of hard rock and metal bands in the next two decades, from Metallica to Smashing Pumpkins.

The origins of Queen lay in the hard rock psychedelic group Smile, which guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor joined in 1967. Following the departure of Smile's lead vocalist, Tim Staffell, in 1971, May and Taylor formed a group with Freddie Mercury, the former lead singer for Wreckage. Within a few months, bassist John Deacon joined them, and they began rehearsing. Over the next two years, as all four members completed college, they simply rehearsed, playing just a handful of gigs. By 1973, they had begun to concentrate on their career, releasing the Roy Thomas Baker-produced Queen that year and setting out on their first tour. Queen was more or less a straight metal album and failed to receive much acclaim, but Queen II became an unexpected British breakthrough early in 1974. Before its release, the band played Top of the Pops, performing "Seven Seas of Rhye." Both the song and the performance were a smash success, and the single rocketed into the Top Ten, setting the stage for Queen II to reach number five. Following its release, the group embarked on its first American tour, supporting Mott the Hoople. On the strength of their campily dramatic performances, the album climbed to number 43 in the States.

Queen released their third album, Sheer Heart Attack, before the end of 1974. The music hall meets Zeppelin "Killer Queen" climbed to number two on the U.K. charts, taking the album to number two as well. Sheer Heart Attack made some inroads in America as well, setting the stage for the breakthrough of 1975's A Night at the Opera. Queen labored long and hard over the record; according to many reports, it was the most expensive rock record ever made at the time of its release. The first single from the record, "Bohemian Rhapsody," became Queen's signature song, and with its bombastic, mock-operatic structure punctuated by heavy metal riffing, it encapsulates their music. It also is the symbol for their musical excesses -- the song took three weeks to record, and there were so many vocal overdubs on the record that it was possible see through the tape at certain points. To support "Bohemian Rhapsody," Queen shot one of the first conceptual music videos, and the gamble paid off as the single spent nine weeks at number one in the England, breaking the record for the longest run at number one. The song and A Night at the Opera were equally successful in America, as the album climbed into the Top Ten and quickly went platinum.

Following A Night at the Opera, Queen were established as superstars, and they quickly took advantage of all their status had to offer. Their parties and indulgence quickly became legend in the rock world, yet the band continued to work at a rapid rate. In the summer of 1976, they performed a free concert at London's Hyde Park that broke attendance records, and they released the hit single "Somebody to Love" a few months later. It was followed by A Day at the Races, which was essentially a scaled-down version of A Night at the Opera that reached number one in the U.K. and number five in the U.S. They continued to pile up hit singles in both Britain and America over the next five years, as each of their albums went into the Top Ten, always going gold and usually platinum in the process. Because Queen embraced such mass success and adoration, they were scorned by the rock press, especially when they came to represent all of the worst tendencies of the old guard in the wake of punk. Nevertheless, the public continued to buy Queen records. Featuring the Top Five double-A-sided single "We Are the Champions"/"We Will Rock You," News of the World became a Top Ten hit in 1977. The following year, Jazz nearly replicated that success, with the single "Fat Bottomed Girls"/"Bicycle Race" becoming an international hit despite the massive bad publicity surrounding their media stunt of staging a nude female bicycle race.

Queen were at the height of their popularity as they entered the '80s, releasing The Game, their most diverse album to date, in 1980. On the strength of two number one singles -- the campy rockabilly "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and the disco-fied "Another One Bites the Dust" -- The Game became the group's first American number one album. However, the bottom fell out of the group's popularity, particularly in the U.S., shortly afterward. Their largely instrumental soundtrack to Flash Gordon was coldly received later in 1980. With the help of David Bowie, Queen were able to successfully compete with new wave with 1981's hit single "Under Pressure" -- their first U.K. number one since "Bohemian Rhapsody" -- which was included both on their 1981 Greatest Hits and 1982's Hot Space. Instead of proving the group's vitality, "Under Pressure" was a last gasp. Hot Space was only a moderate hit, and the more rock-oriented The Works (1984) also was a minor hit, with only "Radio Ga Ga" receiving much attention. Shortly afterward, they left Elektra and signed with Capitol.

Faced with their decreased popularity in the U.S. and waning popularity in Britain, Queen began touring foreign markets, cultivating a large, dedicated fan base in Latin America, Asia, and Africa, continents that most rock groups ignored. In 1985, they returned to popularity in Britain in the wake of their show-stopping performance at Live Aid. The following year, they released A Kind of Magic to strong European sales, but they failed to make headway in the States. The same fate befell 1989's The Miracle, yet 1991's Innuendo was greeted more favorably, going gold and peaking at number 30 in the U.S. Nevertheless, it still was a far bigger success in Europe, entering the U.K. charts at number one.

By 1991, Queen had drastically scaled back their activity, causing many rumors to circulate about Freddie Mercury's health. On November 23, he issued a statement confirming that he was stricken with AIDS; he died the next day. The following spring, the remaining members of Queen held a memorial concert at Wembley Stadium, which was broadcast to an international audience of more than one billion. Featuring such guest artists as David Bowie, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Def Leppard, and Guns N' Roses, the concert raised millions for the Mercury Phoenix Trust, which was established for AIDS awareness. The concert coincided with a revival of interest in "Bohemian Rhapsody," which climbed to number two in the U.S. and number one in the U.K. in the wake of its appearance in the Mike Myers comedy Wayne's World. Following Mercury's death, the remaining members of Queen were fairly quiet. Brian May released his second solo album, Back to the Light, in 1993, ten years after the release of his first record. Roger Taylor cut a few records with the Cross, which he had been playing with since 1987, while Deacon essentially retired. The three reunited in 1994 to record backing tapes for vocal tracks Mercury recorded on his death bed. The resulting album, Made in Heaven, was released in 1995 to mixed reviews and strong sales, particularly in Europe. Crown Jewels, a box set repackaging their first eight LPs, followed in 1998. Archival live recordings, DVDs and compilations kept appearing through the new millennium. In 2005 the Queen name was revived but this time with "+ Paul Rodgers" appended to it. Rodgers, the former lead singer of Free and Bad Company, joined Brian May and Roger Taylor -- John Deacon remained retired -- for some live shows, one of which was documented on 2005's Return of the Champions, a double disc on the Hollywood label.
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A flamboyant homosexual, usually male, always FABULOUS.
"Fuschia? Honey, I'm not _that_ big of a queen."
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