Flushing is an urban neighborhood located in the borough of Queens, part of the Metropolitan area of New York City. It is part of Queens Community Board 7. The neighborhood is surrounded by Shea Stadium on the West, Francis Lewis Boulevard on the East, Jewel Avenue on the South and Willets Point Boulevard.
Flushing is the second-largest areas dubbed ‘Chinatown’ in United States. There are either 7 subways or the LIRR at Flushing Main Street. Downtown Manhattan is just 30 minutes away, an important consideration for people and firms who move here from other parts of the United States. The sidewalks pulse with people of all nationalities but predominantly East Asians, specifically Chinese and Korean people. Signs in Chinese are at least as prominent as those in English.
Flushing Greens; part of Green-streets, a large-scale, citywide beautification program created by the New York City Department of Parks.
This Obelisk with incised letters four-sided Flushing Greens Monument is made out of granite and was dedicated in 1865 to a long list of captains, with each side bearing different names.
Flushing Town Hall a 2-story brick historic building built in 1862. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts manages the building on behalf of the City of New York. Town Hall’s facilities include a 308-seat theater, a professional gallery, classroom, a garden that accommodates up to 200.
As of 2010 census, there were 98,990 people, 35,129 households, and 24,211 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village is $44,715. Elevation is 85 feet.
A sign lays out rules and regulations of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
Station A Post Office, Flushing New York.
Northern Boulevard, Flushing.
In 1645, the area was first settled by Europeans under charter of the Dutch West India Company and was named after the city of Vlissingen, in the southwestern Netherlands, the main port of the company. Then, it was inhabited by British colonists; one of them was a farmer named John Bowne, who defied the prohibition of the governor, Peter Stuyvesant and held Quaker meetings in his home.
St. Andrew Avellino Roman Catholic Church.
Free Gospel Assemblies of God, 15615 Sanford Avenue, Flushing, NY 11355.
Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home.
Flushing was occupied by British troops for most of the revolution. During the 20th century, the neighborhood became a forerunner of Hollywood, when the young American film industry was still based on the East Coast and Chicago. The crime rate in Flushing has dropped significantly since the 1990s, reflecting the city-wide decrease in crime. However, gang warfare has become a big problem in the downtown Flushing area, resulting in a string of stabbings, shootings, and murders such as Wendy’s Massacre on Main Street. The Wendy’s Massacre was a mass murder that took place in the Wendy’s fast-food restaurant at 40-12 Main Street on May 24, 2000.
GW Flushing Market.
Flushing Savings Bank.
Signs in Chinese are at least as prominent if not more prominent than those in English.
Notable people living in Flushing include James A. Bland (singer and composer), Erik Estrada (actor), Lewis Mumford (writer), Martin Scorsese (director), James D. Wetherbee (astronaut), and Mic Geronimo (rapper). Schools in Flushing offers good educational programs and encourage each student to attain their goal. In fact, one of the most respected colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY) is located here. The Flushing branch of the Queens Borough Public Library is the largest branch library in the entire New York City. The library has developed into an expensive community resource and houses an auditorium for public events.
One of many colorful signs for the Flushing Freedom Mile, a one-mile radius walking tour through historic sites within downtown Flushing.
The visitor entrance for the Flushing High School, founded in 1875, the oldest public high school in New York City.
The former PS23 Lincoln School in Flushing built in circa 1890.
Flushing is also known for its selection of authentic ethnic restaurants. Its overwhelming fame in the riches and variety of Chinese and Korean food overshadows some remarkable achievements in offering mouth-watering specialties and aromas from the sub-continent of India. The Flushing Mall has lots of small shops that sell everything including Hong Kong fashion, jewelry, art, toys, and cell phones.
St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church.
Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College.
A statue monument in memory for those who gave their lives in the World War sits across the street from the Queens North Task Force Police Station.
Queens North Task Force Police Station, Flushing, New York City.
Skyline Princess Cruises, dinner cruise which brings customers through Flushing Bay; leaves from 1 World’s Fair Marina, Flushing, NY 11368.
Housing in Flushing is mostly in the form of apartment blocks. Individual homes tend to be large enough to hold more than one family and are often conjoint in semi-detached manner that can accommodate fair-sized groups of individuals. The median price of rent in Flushing as of 2014 is $1,700.00 per month while the median home sale was $565,600.00.