From the Daily News:
Nicole Steinberg grew weary of books about Queens that harped only on its ethnic diversity.
So the former Jackson Heights resident has compiled an anthology that reflects her experience growing up in the borough and being viewed as an outsider in New York City.
"It often felt like I didn't fit in," said Steinberg, 28, who regularly hung out in Bayside, Flushing, Forest Hills and Rego Park as a kid.
Queens, she added, is "sort of this in-between place where you're not really part of Long Island and you're not really from the rest of New York."
That identity crisis is key to "Forgotten Borough: Writers Come to Terms with Queens."
Released in February, the 206-page book covers race, class, industrial growth and other factors that define Queens, while describing the borough as "New York City's biggest underdog."
Never felt like the borough had an identity crisis (that's the same lame reasoning behind the Ed Koch Bridge) but I'm glad someone else out there is sick of the vibrant, diverse mantra. It's gotten really old.