Getting To Know You: Tips On Meeting Your New Neighbors In Queens

Ask any movers in NYC about their favorite borough, and they’ll probably say Queens. Why exactly? Because there are a ton of things to do here. And you can do a lot with so many people. Where else can you grab something to eat from a food truck at 3AM? How fun is it to choose between LaGuardia or Kennedy for your next flight? Even better, how cool is it knowing that your neighbors in Queens come from all types of different backgrounds and cultures. If you are moving to Queens, you are in for a treat. Here are some tips that you can take to heart while moving to one of the best boroughs this side of the Hudson River:

  • Learn A New Language Or Two: There is about 160+ languages that are spoken in Queens. They don’t call it the language capital of the world for nothing. So if there is a language that piques your interest, why not learn it yourself? Thankfully, there are some resources available online where you can learn a lot of them. But we recommend you start with just one. One place to look is a site called Duolingo. You can learn on your computer or anywhere using your smartphone. Best of all, you can take 5 to 10 minutes out of your day for a bite sized lesson. Do this daily and you will sure be speaking something other than English (or your native tongue).
  • Go Exploring: The food trucks, the beer tents, the shopping centers…need we say more? There are a ton of places that you can go to in order to meet new people. No one has to live in Queens and not know a single person. So go out and see what Queens has to offer for you. You’ll never know who you’ll meet and how much they can make an impact on your life.
  • Go To A Game: You don’t have to go to far to watch a sporting event. Catch a Mets game at Citi Field or watch a tennis match at the U.S. Open. If you’re a sports fan, you will connect with like minded people who share the same love for sports as you do. What’s more fun than singing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” with your new friends?
  • Use Public Transportation: Your commute will consist of people you will probably see on a regular basis. Like you, these are folks who live in Queens and work in one other part of New York City. See who takes the same routes as you do and strike up a conversation with them. You’ll never know what kind of doors you’ll open up in terms of career opportunities or having a lunch buddy during the work day.


Queens is a borough that you should call home if you are an outgoing kind of person. If you love meeting new people and don’t mind the countless number of food trucks on every corner, why not move there? Once you make the decision, call Simply Moving so you’ll have the best movers in the city make your dream of living in Queens a reality.

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