Here are some additional clues and the answer I intended.
There were in fact two clues hidden in the original question:
I used the expression 'driving at' to hint that the answer was related in some way to driving.
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.
If you consider the two clues above together hopefully you will have realised the answer I was looking for is to do with a road (driving, connection) and that there is something unusual, eerie, possibly supernatural involved.
The answer I was looking for was that they both have roads named for something associated with The Devil. Bolton is served by a road numbered the A666 ('666' is The Devil's number), while Queens is served by Interstate 495, more commonly known as the Long Island Expressway, or 'LIE'... and The Devil is also called the father of the LIE.