It’s in Queens
#MonthlyPicks | August 2019 | Jayden Canton
Without a doubt, Margherita Pizza in Jamaica serves the best slice in New York City. Plus, the garlic knots are delicious. For more exotic cuisine, I suggest BKNY Thai in Bayside. My favorite dishes are the Thai noodles and the pineapple fried rice. And I hate to admit it in this column, but I also eat at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, Long Island. It’s only a few minutes from my home.
I often head to Forest Park to relax. I walk on the trails and explore the true, natural forest and sit by the stadium in the middle. It’s fun. At other times, I play football with friends on the big field in Alley Pond Park. And I must mention Queens Center, where I check out the food court and shop for clothes.
The borough’s diversity is impressive and unique. We have so many different cultures, so many different types of food, and so many different experiences.
I consider myself a part of Queens history as my family has lived here for so many years. I was born in the borough, and so were my parents. My grandfather came from St. Thomas, West Indies, so we are also part of the diversity.
Jayden Canton turns 17 on Aug. 22, 2019. About one week later, the Laurelton resident returns to Business Technology Early College High School in Queens Village for his senior year.