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Flushing

Flushing

Flushing

Located in the north-central portion, Flushing is a neighborhood in Queens, New York City. It is the fourth largest central business district in the city. Flushing is one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Queens. Korea and China immigrants make up the majority of the population. The ethnic restaurants and groceries make it a prime culinary destination for the New Yorkers.

Adjacent Neighborhoods

Long Island and Manhattan are its adjacent neighborhoods.

Buildings – Flat or tall?

Flushing is full of small and mid-rise buildings and those looking to make Flushing their new home should expect a quiet and peaceful atmosphere.

Demographics & Population

According to the US census of 2010, the population of Flushing was 72,008, a change of 3.8% from the population of 2000. With an area of 853.06 acres, the neighborhood had a population density of 54,000/sq mi; 20,900/km2. Almost 70% of the residents here are Asian and other ethnic groups include White, Native American, African American, Pacific Islander and Hispanic. According to 2017 stats, the average household income here was $51,284.

History

In 1645, the neighborhood was established under the charter of the Dutch West India Company. The Dutch called the district ‘Vlishing’ but later the English speaking changed its pronunciation to Flushing. Flushing was one of the five original towns of Queens when the English took over Dutch in 1664.

Flushing developed in terms of population and economy during the 19th century. The neighborhood transformed from commercial district to a residential community due to its proximity to Manhattan. Flushing attracted immigrants from Asia in the 21st century and hence became one of the largest Asian communities in the city.

What’s here?

There are many recreational points in Flushing including Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Kissena Park, Kissena Corridor Park, Bowne Park, and Flushing Fields. At the heart of the city, you will find many shopping malls and entertainment place like One Fulton Square, Flushing Commons, and The Shops at Skyview Center.

Education standard in the neighborhood is acceptable with 37% of the residents have a college degree. Flushing has eight public high schools including East-West School of International Studies, Townsend Harris High School, and Flushing High School. The first Queens Library was established in Flushing in 1858 and now the district is home to five libraries. MTA Regional Bus Operation serves the district with numerous bus routes pass through the neighborhood. Flushing remained in the culture vastly and its notable residents include Annet Artani, Judd Apatow, Michael Bellusci, and Action Bronson.

If you are in the town, don’t forget to dine in Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao. You will find restaurants in every street here but there are some stand out places to eat in Flushing like Spicy and Tasty, Pho Vietnamese Restaurant, 66 Lu's Seafood, and Sentosa Malaysia Cuisine. Coffee and tea lovers can spend time at Sago Tea Café, The Taipan Bakery, and Ten Ren Tea.

In short, if you are looking for an ethnically diverse neighborhood in the heart of the city, Flushing should be your first choice.      

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