Queens, New York

Queens is a major hub of New York, as it houses both JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport. The Bronx Whitestone Bridge, Throgs Neck Bridge, Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, Hell Gate Bridge, Queensboro Bridge, Queens Midtown Tunnel, and Roosevelt Island Bridge all connect to Queens. The New York Mets baseball team (at Shea Stadium), US Open tennis tournament, and Aqueduct Racetrak all call Queens their home. Queens includes both urban neighborhoods and suburban neighborhoods that resemble neighboring Long Island areas.

Leav & Steinberg, LLP is a skilled and experienced law firm that focuses on representing seriously injured individuals. We handle all types of accident cases, including construction accidents, automobile accidents, as well as municipal liability and medical malpractice. From the outset over twelve years ago, the partners realized that too many law firms fail to treat their clients with the respect and provide the attention they deserve. Accordingly, the founders of Leav & Steinberg established a motto that has been repeated over and over: “with great lawyering and excellent customer service, Leav & Steinberg will be the premier law firm in the City of New York.” Furthermore, it became apparent that most lawyers were representing their clients using outdated methods of trying to obtain financial recoveries for their clients. With the advent of advanced trial techniques and using technology to ensure that our client’s claims were better documented, the firm was founded on the philosophy that using modern innovation will increase success. Our principal goals have remained working closely with our clients and achieving stellar recoveries. We offer free initial consultations with one of our attorneys who are experienced in your type of case. Although we prepare every case as if it would reach a jury, we frequently obtain full value of the case earlier. Our staff speaks English, Spanish, Albanian, and Polish.

We handle all types of personal injury cases, including cab accidents, bus accidents, subway accidents, elevator accidents, construction accidents, apartment building accidents, wrongful death accidents, hospital malpractice, physician malpractice, medical device accidents, surgical accidents, police official accidents, hit and run accidents, sidewalk accidents, trip and fall accidents, slip and fall accidents, commercial building accidents, on the job accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and more. We recognize the unique qualities of every case and are well versed in all aspects of settlement negotiations, arbitration, mediation, summary jury trial, and full trial.

We have office locations in downtown Manhattan as well as the Bronx.

MTA subway: Our main location in downtown Manhattan is easily accessible via the 1 train to Rector Street, the 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains to the Wall Street stop, the A, C, and E trains to the Broadway-Nassau stop, the, J and Z trains to the Broad Street stop, and the R train to the Rector Street stop.

Metro North, Long Island Railroad, and Amtrak train: these lines run to Penn Station, where the 1, 2, and 3 trains connect inside the station. Bus/Ferry: Our Manhattan office is a short walk from the Staten Island Ferry and the 5, 15, and 20 buses.

By Car: Parking is available at the Battery Park Garage, which is located at 33 Rector Street between Washington Street and the West Side Highway (slightly southwest of our office).

Please call us for more travel information or to make an appointment at our Bronx location. We are always willing to meet with clients at other locations, including their homes, when needed.

Astoria

Population of 165,859. The area of Astoria was initially called Hallet's Cove, for its landowner William Hallet. It was later renamed after John Jacob Astor, the wealthiest man in America at the time, in hopes that he would invest in the neighborhood. Astoria was part of Long Island City (LIC) prior to the incorporation of LIC into the City of New York. It is still classified as part of LIC by the USPS.The Queens Borough Public Library operates four branches within the zip codes of Astora: Astoria, Broadway, Ravenswood, and Steinway. Places of interest include the Kaufman Astoria Studios' Museum of the Moving Image, Isamu Noguchi Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria Park, Hell Gate Bridge, New York Connecting Railroad, Bohemian Hall, and Greater Astoria Historical Society.

Corona

Population of 98,841. The name purportedly comes from the Italian or Spanish word for crown ("corona") which was the name the neighborhood was referred originally to and the type of emblem used by the Crown Building Company, which developed the area. Though the area was formerly Italian, it is now predominantly Hispanic. Flushing Meadows Corona Park is 1,255 acres large and is the home to the United States Open tennis tournament, Queens Museum of Art, Queens Theater in the Park, New York Hall of Science, and the Queens Zoo. In 1939 and 1965 the World's Fairs were held in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Elmhurst

Population of 105,723. Five historic churches are still in use here: First Presbyterian Church of Newtown (built 1893), St. James Church, Elmhurst (Built 1734), St. Adalbert Roman Catholic Church (founded 1832), The Reformed Church of Newtown (built 1834), and Elmhurst Baptist Church (built 1902). Elmhurst is home to the most profitable mall per square foot, the Queens Center. Antonin Scalia moved to Elmhurst when he was six years old. He completed eighth grade in public school, obtained a scholarship to Xavier High School in Manhattan, and went on to graduate from Georgetown University and Harvard Law School before becoming a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Far Rockaway

Population of 67,341. It is believed that Rockaway meant "place of sands" in a Native American Lenape language and that other spellings are Requarkie, Rechouwakie, Rechaweygh, Rechquaakie, and Reckowacky. The Long Island Railroad train station has lines to Manhattan's Penn Station as well as Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn. Thus, Far Rockaway has two options (or a back up) for rail service to Manhattan and the subway as well. Before World War II, Far Rockaway was the A-list getaway spot (while the Hamptons grew potatoes).

Jamaica

Population of 216,876. Though the names are the same, the city of Jamaica, New York has no relation to the Caribbean nation except for the residents who are immigrants from there. Jamaica, New York was named for the Lenape word "beaver", which is "Jameco". The Queens Civil Court, Supreme Court, and Family Court are all located in Jamaica. Jamaica is a major transportation hub of Queens primarily because of Jamaica Station, which includes the Long Island Railroad (LIRR), JFK Aitrain, which provides a direct ride to JFK International Airport, as well as a few of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) subway lines.

Long Island City

Population of 25,595. Long Island City is the westernmost neighborhood of Queens and is also known as LIC. It is at the eastern end of the Queensboro Bridge, which is also known as the 59th Street Bridge, and is the only non-toll driving route between Manhattan and Queens. It has one of the highest concentrations of art galleries, art institutions, and studio space of any neighborhood in New York City. Famous attractions in LIC include MoMA PS1, SculptureCenter, Hunter's Point South, 5 Pointz, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Silvercup Studios (which produces works such as HBO's The Sopranos and has a large sign which is visible from the 7 train), and the Citicorp Building (which is the tallest building in any of the New York City boroughs other than Manhattan and on Long Island).

Woodside

Population of 88,339 and located approximately three miles from Manhattan. Home to Bulova Corporation and the St. Pat's for all Parade (a Saint Patrick's Day parade that allows people of all genders, races, and orientations to participate). The area has a strong Irish American presence but has greatly expanded in ethnic diversity. The Doughboy Park, Windmueller Park, Big Bush Park, and Laurel Hill Park are all located in Woodside. Several summer events are hosted in Woodside, including an Independence Day street fair.

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