Flushing Travel Guide

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Flushing Things to Do

  • 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

  • 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.


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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Flushing Local Customs

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    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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    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

  • 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...

  • A Moorish Movie Theater

    RKO Keith was our movie theater at the intersection of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue. We didn't go to the movies that often when I was growing up. So it was a big deal to stand on line at the ticket booth. When we did go, it was usually after the movie was hailed as some major event. I remember the RKO as a dimly-lit, thickly carpeted emporium...


Flushing Sports & Outdoors

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    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

  • 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...

  • walk the walk

    i loved walking around chinatown, and just experiencing the life of the local community. There are plenty of herbal shops, and "desert" shops with the customary tapioca drinks. definety going to the local supermarket, and commenting on the many different "delicacies"


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