Flushing Travel Guide

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Flushing Things to Do

  • Check out dem tiles!

    Tiles commemorating the 1964-65 as well as other World Fairs can be found near the Unisphere. I'm not sure when they were added but they add a nice touch to the park.

  • New York State Pavilion

    I'm not sure I could give you more information about other than to reiterate that it means a lot to me and I love it. Oh, and I can show you more photos.

  • The Unisphere

    Many are familiar with the Unisphere, also built for the World's Fair and unlike the NYSP, preserved and cared for. When I got to the park, it was overcast and the fountains weren't on. I went to the pavilion first, of course, with a plan to visit it afterwards. By the time, I walked around the pavilion and took many photos, the sun had come out....

  • A Castle in Flushing

    Flushing today is very different from the one I knew. Today, you'd swear you were in Chinatown (or Korea-town). But smack in the middle of downtown Flushing you can still see a real live castle, turrets and all - the Flushing Armory. Built in late Victorian style, it dates back to 1905. In the 1920s, it housed the National Guard. Across the street...

  • Flushing Quaker Meeting

    This building in the photo may not look like much from Northern Boulevard in Flushing but it is one of the most famous and earliest Quaker Meeting Houses. In the 1650 the leadership of the town that became Flushing stood up for religious tolerance in a famous letter know as the Flushing Remonstrance they proclaimed themselves the first spot in the...

  • Queens Museum of Art

    When visiting Flushing Meadows Corona Park make sure to visit The Queens Museum of Art. This place houses a NYC replica

  • Religious freedom began here

    The Flushing Remonstrance was written on December 27, 1657 to New York Governor Peter Stuyvesant to protest his interference in the religious practices of the Quakers. Stuyvesant had issued an edict forbidding anyone in the colony of Vlissingen (later, Flushing) to entertain a Quaker or allow a meeting in his or her home. Anyone who did so was...

  • Flushing town hall

    I don't remember this building on Northern Boulevard ever being used for anything when I lived in Flushing, but as a kid, it always struck me as interesting because of its salamander pink color. Now that I think about it, I also remember it being draped with banners and election posters every once in a while, so maybe it did function as a town...

  • When the World was Fair

    Flushing was the site of two world's fairs - 1939/40 and 1964/5. I wasn't around for the first one, but I was 11 years old and living in Flushing when the second one came to town. They say it was the 1939 World's Fair that inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyworld. The theme in 1964 was "Man in a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe." There...


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Flushing Restaurants

  • Chinese House Korean Murry Hill

    This Korean Verson of chinese is on Korean Restaurant Street, Koreatown, Flushing in Queens NY a little over an hour away from my home in the Hudson Valley. Step of the train at Murray Hill just of Northern Blvd and you enter a different world one of many in Queens. This area is a little neighborhood tucked away on small side streets where often...

  • Korean Chinese

    This Korean Verson of chinese is on Korean Restaurant Street, Koreatown, Flushing in Queens NY a little over an hour away from my home in the Hudson Valley. Step of the train at Murray Hill just of Northern Blvd and you enter a different world one of many in Queens. This area is a little neighborhood tucked away on small side streets where often...

  • Internet Shabu Shabu restaurant

    The restaurant is modern and has a computer on every table for you to surf net or watch movies or play computer games.Basically it is a sushi place combine with the japanese hot pot (shabu Shabu) .You have a pot of soup & you order meat or noodles to eat with.They got sauce bar & it is self-serve for sauce/Tips is still required but it is most of...

  • Need tasty Malaysian Food ?

    One of the good eats in Flushing for Malaysian food with nice decor. Other than Malaysian, you will also find Cantonese & Thai items on the menu.This restuant take cash only but the food is excellent.

  • Dim Sum in the day & fine dining at...

    The best in Flushing in terms of Cantonese food & Dim Sum. The price may be higher than other Dim Sum Restaurant in Flushing but its totally worth it. Wide & a great variety of dim sum selection, dinner menu is innovative & tradition. Filet Mignon with Mangos

  • Roti is heaven

    Sentosa means "peace in Malaysians" is a place I use to eat at this place when it was in Chinatown Manhattan now in Flushing Queens. The Place is clean and very nice now but still has not Americanized the Malay food at all. Much of Malay food has a spicy Shrimp paste fishy taste (belacan) that many Americans do not like so in the Americanized...

  • Try Something Different for a Change

    I don't know the name of the restaurant in Flushing where I ate but I was the only woman and the only non Korean person in the room. I was also the only one who spoke English although it is possible that eveyone else did too, but not in this eating spot. So I tried to imagine what it was like to be in Korea alone. This is probably the closest that...

  • Dine overlooking Queens

    OK so you really can't just come in and dine, it is a catering place. But the scenery is magnificent.

  • authentic malaysian cuisine

    Recently opened, Sentosa has a nice atmosphere while lending an authentic feel to the restaurant. the menu ranges from oyster eggs to Prawn Mee.


Flushing Transportation

  • An Art Deco Bridge

    The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, spanning the East River, was built in 23 months - a rush job because it had to be ready in time for the World's Fair in Flushing Meadow Park. It officially opened on April, 29, 1939, and was widely hailed for its Art Deco design and clean lines, but unfortunately, it shook. Over the years, more trussing and supports...

  • LaGuardia and JFK airports are...

    LaGuardia and JFK airports are nearby; bus service will take you into Manhattan where you can take the #7 train into Flushing.Trains, buses and taxis (be careful with taxis, there are a few ripoff artists).

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    Cash is preferred over plastic

    by VZ-Pam Written Oct 17, 2008

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    Flushing has increasing asian influence from Chinese & Korean. Most of chinese & Korean restaurants do not accept credit card. Please read the sign outside before enter without cash. Most bigger restaurant will have a minimum requirement to use credit card .

    Always bring some cash into these restaurant will avoid unnecessary confrontation or embarrassment.

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Flushing What to Pack

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    Packing List

    by Scotzman Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Whatever you need to travel with.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Depends upon the season - please check ahead.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Everything you need is available locally.

    Photo Equipment: Please be cautious with anything of value in New York City.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Not much for outdoor activities here.

    Miscellaneous: Be careful, this is part of a large city.

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Flushing Off The Beaten Path

  • A look inside

    It comes with obsession. The need to not only, visit, take photos, and stare at in wonderment. There's also a need to try to get inside. Well, since I couldn't do that I peaked through two of the gates and took some photos.

  • Bowne House - closed for restoration

    As of 18 Jun 2011, the house is surrounded by a very unattractive chain link fence. The sign says it's closed for restoration, but with no estimate as to when it will reopen. A pity, as I was looking forward to visiting it. So call before you make a special trip.

  • The Bowne House in Flushing

    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...


Flushing Sports & Outdoors

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    An excellent place for skateboarders

    by VinTolucci Written Jun 16, 2006

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    Flushing Meadows Corona Park is skateboard friendly! Roller blading is a popular activity out here also.

    Equipment: Skateboard and Roller blades

    Nice Leap Skater crowd
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Flushing Favorites

  • See it Shimmer

    One thing I definitely would not remember and could not tell from the various photos I've seen is how sparkly this globe is. Again, I was so lucky that the sun had come out by the time I reached it.These photos don't really show this. You'll have to check it out in person. Better yet, I'll have to go back and zoom in on this.

  • From Vlissingen to Flushing

    Moving to a new land is an adventure, but nostalgia for what you left behind seems to be part of human nature. Take the Israelites, who were slaves in Egypt and led to freedom by Moses. True, they spent a lot of time wandering around in the desert (forty years is nothing to sneeze at), and they were not exactly well treated in Egypt. But when the...

  • Birthplace of the United Nations – and...

    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...


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