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Flushing is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens, New York City, which earned a reputation of being a “melting pot” of the world for its large number of diverse ethnic groups. Downtown Flushing is one of the busiest intersections in New York City, third to Times Square and Herald Square, and regarded as the cultural heart of the Flushing Chinatown, one of New York City’s largest Chinatowns and is sometimes called the “Chinese Times Square” or the “Chinese Manhattan.”

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The “Town of Flushing” was one of the original five towns of Queens County before it was consolidated into the City of New York to form the new borough of Queens, and all the towns, villages, and cities within the new borough were dissolved. Today, the neighborhood of Flushing is the fourth-largest central business district in New York City.

Flushing’s residential subsections include Waldheim and Broadway-Flushing, both known for their large single-family homes of varying styles, and rezoned by the City of New York to preserve their low density, residential quality. Part of Broadway-Flushing has been designated a State and Federal historic district and listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its elegant, park-like character.

Flushing is known for its numerous and diverse ethnic groups, and roughly two-thirds of its population are immigrants from different foreign countries, mainly from various parts of China. A major commercial and retail area where Asian cultures thrive is in Downtown Flushing, centered around the intersection of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue, and known for offering easy transportation into Manhattan, as well as its plethora of restaurants, traditional bakeries, dim sum places, cozy teahouses and Asian specialty stores.

This was the major factor that led to Flushing being referred to as the “food mecca” for Chinese cuisine outside of Asia. The Flushing Chinatown population has surpassed that of Manhattan’s Chinatown, and is the largest Chinatown outside Asia and one of the largest and fastest-growing in the world. Flushing was named New York City’s “most dynamic outer-borough neighborhood” by the New York Post in January 2019.

As of 2018, the Flushing, NY 11354, 11355, and 11358 ZIP codes are considered high-income neighborhoods compared to the rest of the city, and recent developments, one of which is a luxury mixed-use tower along the waterfront, are showing signs of gentrification.

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Beaches & Parks

Bowne Park boasts nearly 12 acres of parkland that has a large pond that shelters nests of turtles, as well as basketball and bocce courts, a playground, spray shower, bench-lined walkways, Wi-Fi hotspots, bathrooms, and a recreation center that also serves as a nursery.

Bowne Playground contains 1.28 acres of recreational area with basketball and handball courts, spray showers, renewed playground, asphalt field, and seating, as well as Wi-Fi hotspots and bathrooms. Like Bowne Park, it was named in honor of Walter Bowne, a former New York City mayor and state senator, whose summer home once stood on this site.

Previously named Public School 214 Playground and then Union Street Playground, Colden Playground encompasses 1.47 acres of multisport facilities. They include a baseball diamond, spray shower, basketball and handball courts, repaved playground areas with swings and other play equipment, as well as bathrooms.

Flushing Fields is a 7.67-acre community park that features baseball diamonds, basketball and handball courts, eight tennis courts, a playground, spray shower, bathrooms, and concessions.

Flushing Meadows–Corona Park is the largest park in Queens, the northern part of which is the site of Citi Field, a replacement to the former Shea Stadium and home to Major League Baseball’s New York Mets. It is also the site of one of the city’s most prominent and iconic landmarks, the Unisphere, a 12-story stainless steel globe that was the centerpiece for the New York World’s Fair in 1964, as well as tons of other facilities, including the Lawrence Playground, skate parks, zoos, aquariums, and more.

Kissena Corridor Park offers 100.87 acres of parkland in which some sections are natural, undeveloped areas, and the rest are developed into different athletic fields, playing courts, mini parks, and playgrounds. The western corridor connects to Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, while the eastern corridor links to Cunningham Park, with a continuous bike path that connects various parks in eastern Queens.

In the middle of the two Kissena corridors is the 237.15-acre Kissena Park, with the notable Kissena Lake, the Kissena Park Velodrome, a golf course, numerous athletic fields, ball courts, playgrounds, spray showers, and a historic grove that features over 100 tree varieties.

Maple Playground is a neighborhood park with amenities that include basketball and handball courts, fitness equipment, a playground, spray shower, and bathroom.

The Margaret I. Carman Green – Weeping Beech Park was once the site of a great Weeping Beech tree that flourished for 151 years before it succumbed to old age. Today, it is a neighborhood attraction that has a handball court, playground, spray shower, bathroom, and a historic house of worship referred to as the Bowne House.

Pomonok Playground is a 3.60-acre recreational facility with four full basketball courts, eight handball courts, a concrete baseball field, playground, spray shower, tree-lined sitting area, and comfort station.

The Schools

Most of Flushing is within the boundaries of the New York City Geographic District #25, which has 45 public schools, 23 of which are located in the neighborhood. Six of these are in the Murray Hill area: JHS 189 Daniel Carter Beard, JHS 185 Edward Bleeker, Edward Hart, Flushing International High School, Thomas Jefferson, and State Street.

Four of the district schools are in the Pomonok-Flushing Heights-Hillcrest area: The Discovery School for Inquiry and Research, Fresh Meadows, PS/MS 200 The Magnet School of Global Studies and Leadership, and Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School. The East Flushing and Queensboro Hill areas have two each: Andrew Jackson and Thomas A. Dooley in the former, as well as Flushing Heights and Queens in the latter.

The rest of the district schools in Flushing outside of these areas are The Active Learning Elementary School, Cadwallader Colden, East-West School of International Studies, John Bowne, Leonard P. Stavisky Early Childhood School, Queens High School for Language Studies, Rachel Carson Intermediate School 237Q, Veritas Academy, and Flushing High School, whose campus in the Gothic Revival style is a designated New York City landmark.

Some smaller regions in southern and southeastern Flushing are served by either the New York City Geographic Districts #26, #28, or #29.

Other schools located in Flushing include the Holy Cross High School, a private Catholic high school that was once a boys’ school and is now co-ed.

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