# What do these two places have in common?

In the United States of America, the New York City Borough of Queens lies at the west end of Long Island.

More than 5000km across the Atlantic ocean lies the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, a borough of Greater Manchester, England.

Two seemingly unrelated places, and yet they both have an uncanny connection. Think beyond the obvious - you may need to do some research to figure out what I am driving at.

• While it may or may not affect the puzzle, this is geographically incorrect - the borough of Queens lies at the west end of Long Island. – Jeff Zeitlin Dec 28 '17 at 13:46
• Thank you @JeffZeitlin, it doesn't affect the puzzle, but you are quite right. I originally drafted that it was the easternmost borough of NYC, it was an error. – Astralbee Dec 28 '17 at 14:05
• Bolton has a Queen's Park but the reverse is not true. There is a Bolton Avenue across the East River in the Bronx. – Glorfindel Dec 28 '17 at 20:14
• I feel like "uncanny" or "driving at" might be clues, but haven't figured anything out yet. – gnovice Dec 28 '17 at 20:59
• @gnovice very perceptive! There may even be a little more to it than that. – Astralbee Dec 29 '17 at 15:07

I got some common things from your driving word hint.

There is Bolton Road in Queens and Queens Road in Bolton

• You were the closest to my intended answer, which I have now posted. – Astralbee Jan 5 '18 at 19:00

Is it that:

both of those places have something to do with cocktails?

Because...

Long Island and Metropolitan are both names of cocktails.

• A very good answer! But it isn't the one I was thinking of. There are two clues within the question. – Astralbee Dec 29 '17 at 15:04

There were in fact two clues hidden in the original question:

CLUE #1

I used the expression 'driving at' to hint that the answer was related in some way to driving.

CLUE #2

I said that the two places had an 'uncanny connection'. Note that I didn't say they shared this connection, although it is something they have in common. 'Uncanny' can imply supernatural. A 'connection' is a link between two things, for example two places.