From the Daily News:
Attention, Queens shoppers: The nation's largest retailers are making it easier to shop in your own backyard.
The borough has 1,448 national chain stores - the second highest in the city, according to a new survey by the Center for an Urban Future.
It's only bested by Manhattan, which has a staggering 2,552 national retail stores.
"Queens has a lot more wealth [than some other boroughs] and it does have some really popular malls and established shopping districts," said Jonathan Bowles, executive director of the think tank.
"Up until five or 10 years ago, Queens was probably very underretailed," he said. "There were a lot of working- and middle-class people who drove out to the suburbs looking for shopping values and different options."
Dunkin' Donuts tops the list with 132 stores in the borough, followed by the Subway sandwich chain with 81 stores, Baskin-Robbins with 67 stores and Rite Aid with 63 stores.