Queens boring? Not if you are a foodie. There are great Chinese, Indian, Korean and South American restaurants to check out. Also, great markets to buy food in if you want to try to do some ethnic cooking on your own. Queens is not as exciting as Manhattan, to be sure, but you will get a lot more bang for your buck housing wise in Queens.
Also, may I warn you. July is not the best time to be in New York. It's hot and muggy. But the fall and spring are delightful.