Holiday Inn Express Hotel LaGuardia Airport

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

113-10 Corona Avenue (Horace Harding Expressway), Flushing, New York, 11368, United States
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Birthplace of the United Nations – and Israel

by gilabrand

Depending on whom you ask, this is could be a claim to fame or a skeleton in Flushing’s closet: Flushing is the birthplace of the United Nations.

When World War II was over and the world had its fill of bloodshed (for the time being), President Theodore Roosevelt’s dream of an organization dedicated to “world peace” was set in motion. The United Nations was formed on October 24, 1945, with 51 member nations signing the charter.

New York was chosen as the headquarters for the new organization, beating out San Francisco and Philadelphia. But New York is a big place. Narrowing down the search, New York Mayor William O’Dwyer hit on what he believed was the perfect solution: Flushing Meadow Park, the site of the 1939-40 World’s Fair.

After the fair, the wreckers’ crews had marched in and laid waste to it all (even as a kid I could never understand why grown-ups would spend millions of dollars to build fabulous attractions that were promptly mowed down). So Flushing Meadow Park was basically sprouting weeds. One of the only things left standing was the New York City Pavilion, which was being used as an indoor ice-skating rink.

This rink was replaced with seats and became the UN assembly hall where some of the organization’s most historic votes took place – one of them being the establishment of the State of Israel. On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly approved the creation of Israel by a vote of 33-13.

Flushing remained the headquarters of the United Nations until 1956. For some reason, the powers-that-be decided that the land purchased by Rockefeller for $8 million near the East River in Manhattan, occupied at that time by slaughterhouses, was a better location.

The Bowne House in Flushing

by gilabrand

When I look at this picture, my mind floods with memories. I grew up in Flushing, New York and used to visit the Bowne House as a child on Saturday afternoons. We lived right around the corner. It is a beautifully preserved house built by John Bowne in 1661. The Bownes were one of the first families of Dutch Quaker settlers who left Europe for the New World in search of religious freedom. It is the oldest example of Dutch-English architecture in the United States, unmodified since 1830. All the authentic furnishings are there, arranged as they were long ago, with all the paraphernalia of life in those times - in the parlor, study, nursery, kitchen, etc. I must have been there dozens of times - it was one of my favorite places (and in the olden days, when I was young, it was free...).

Guided tours - no reservations necessary. Last tour at at 3:45 p.m. Closed on Federal holidays. Admission - adults: $4; children - $2

Flushing, Queens part of New York City

by Ekahau

"Flushing place of cultural and religious tolerance"

Flushing has the largest population of Asian American in New York area about 60% of the population is in fact Asian with very large Korean community from Union Street going West and a large Chinese from Main Street going east.

"History of population influx"

Flushing is to this VTer who loves the mix of cultures a wonderful place to see the American experience in action from the view of the Asians like Korean, and Chinese

Flushing is adding in more recent times South Asians and Latin American who are all mixing with an older Dutch, English, Jewish and African American "melting pot".

"Vlissingen"

Like many places in the New York area the place was settled by the Dutch in the 1640s the Dutch names the place Vlissingen after a town in the Netherlands which morphed to Flushing over the years. Flushing quickly became a place where English refugees settled under the Dutch authority. John Brown is the most famous example a Quaker who moved from Boston in about 1660. He was arrested for being a Quaker sent to Holland for Trial and this forces Governor Stuyvesant by court order to allow for religious freedom in all sects. The Quaker Meeting house in Flushing is reported to be the second oldest place of worship still in use in America.

Flushing: A Funny Name

by gilabrand

Okay, all you wise guys. You can stop laughing. This is how I explained the name "Flushing" when I was in junior high school (it got printed up in the school newspaper):

THE NAMELESS TOWN

The little settlement in New York grew very rapidly. It continued to increase in size and population until a small town was finally established. There was but one fault with the town – it lacked a name. The townsfolk pondered for weeks on end, but to no avail. No one could come up with an acceptable solution. During the town meetings, names were suggested by the thousands but none would suit. Cries of “How about this one?” and “No, mine is much better!” resounded throughout the town, but it remained nameless.

One day, the people were notified that the governor of New York would be visiting their town while passing through the State. Preparations for the memorable occasion began at once and everyone had his own particular task to attend to. When all the preparation was complete, the entire town gathered by the railroad station with the town mayor at their head.

The moment the train pulled to a halt, the celebrations began. Flags were waved, cheers were shouted, and music was played. Slowly, the governor stepped off the platform and looked on at the excitement without emotion. Before his address, the governor realized that he did not know the name of the town he was addressing.

Somewhat embarrassed, he questioned the mayor. Not expecting a question of this sort, the mayor began to cough and stutter. A deep flush crept to his face as he realized the embarrassing predicament he was in. The only thing which the mayor could bring himself to think of was the flush he felt rising on his face. Without thinking, he claimed the town was “FLUSHING,” and it has been called that ever since.

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Address: 113-10 Corona Avenue (Horace Harding Expressway), Flushing, New York, 11368, United States