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Though the Post Office gives a Flushing address to a slice of central Queens from Maspeth to Whitestone, most consider the neighborhood to be the section of north central Queens between Flushing Meadows Park and Utopia Parkway.

The area to the south of lovely Kissena Park with its lake, golf course, tennis courts and wide strolling paths is often referred to as South Flushing. Recently rezoned by the city to preserve its residential quality, the neighborhood of Broadway-Flushing (known also as North Flushing) is an historic district featuring many large, elegant older homes. The Waldheim neighborhood is a subdivision containing an architecturally diverse and interesting collection of homes built between 1875 and 1925. Kew Gardens Hills is a younger sub-neighborhood, with most of its homes built after 1917. Auburndale is one of the borough's suburban neighborhoods along the Long Island Railroad (LIRR), offering spacious single-family homes—especially Tudors, Dutch colonials and Cape Cods.

As far as neighborhoods go, Flushing defines north central Queens. Though many of its residential streets have an orderly suburban feel, the shops along Northern Boulevard, the presence of the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) allowing fast access to the rest of the city, and the decidedly urban downtown Flushing—where you can catch the 7 train straight to Times Square—make this historic neighborhood's heart the largest urban center in all of Queens. The aforementioned downtown is the borough's busiest shopping district, with several ambitious new real estate developments on the horizon. The intersection of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue is the third busiest intersection in New York City behind only Times Square and Herald Square.

A dizzying multicultural mix is immediately evident in one of the city's largest and most diverse neighborhoods, including people of Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, European, and African American ancestry, as well as Ashkenazi, Mizrahi, Sephardi, and Bukhari Jewish communities. Flushing is also among the most religiously diverse communities in America with over 200 places of worship from Methodist to Muslim.

Flushing's Chinatown is the second-largest Chinatown outside of Asia, so it's no surprise that the neighborhood is a mecca of Asian dining, especially Chinese and Korean. Not as well known—but just as delicious—is the neighborhood's Indian cuisine. Flushing restaurants are the stuff of many a foodie legend. From squid on a stick for a buck to the authentic Asian restaurants that line Prince Street to Korean barbecue buffet, Chinese bakeries and bubble tea, if you arrive in Flushing with an empty stomach, you won't be disappointed.

Flushing hosted the World's Fair in 1939 and again in 1965. The former Flushing Town Hall is now a venue for jazz shows and art exhibits. The 39-acre Queens Botanical Garden provides natural beauty and respite from urban grit. The Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is home to ever-changing art exhibits, and the new Citi Field beckons from the west as crowds converge on the subway platform on Mets game days.

 

 

 

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