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Facts About Flushing, New York

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The personal injury attorneys in Flushing, Queens, NY at Banville Law, would like to share some interesting information about the area and its history.

Flushing is a neighborhood in the north-central part of New York City’s borough of Queens. The neighborhood is located in Queens Community District 7, and its ZIP Codes are 11354, 11355, and 11358. Being the fourth-largest central business district in New York City, Flushing has a lot to offer.

Demographics

In Flushing, you will find numerous residential subsections representative of the diverse ethnic groups that reside in the neighborhood. 

Across the 853.06 acres, the population of Flushing is 178,819 with 85,110 male residents and 93,709 female residents. The neighborhood has a population density of 84.4 inhabitants per acre. The neighborhood has and continues to grow and develop.  In the 21st century, Flushing cemented its status as an international "melting pot". This status has predominantly attracted immigrants from Asia, particularly from throughout the various provinces of China, yet still including newcomers from all over the world.

Possessing the international ‘melting pot’ status is no surprise when one takes a deeper look into the racial diversity of the neighborhood. The racial makeup of the neighborhood is 9.5% (6,831) White, 4.2% (3,016) African American, 0.1% (74) Native American, 69.2% (49,830) Asian, 0.1% (59) Pacific Islander, 0.2% (172) from other races, and 1.8% (1,303) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.9% (10,723) of the population. 

As of 2017, the median household income in Flushing was $51,284. In 2018, an estimated 25% of Flushing residents lived in poverty, compared to 19% in all of Queens and 20% in all of New York City. The employment and economic strength in Flushing proves to be stronger than in other parts of New York City. One in seventeen residents (6%) were unemployed, compared to 8% in Queens and 9% in New York City. As of 2018, Flushing is considered to be high-income relative to the rest of the city. 

Culture

In the 1970s, a Chinese community established itself in the neighborhood of Flushing. Taiwanese immigrants began the surge but were quickly followed by other groups of Chinese immigrants. An estimate done by the Flushing Chinese Business Association approximated in 1986 that 60,000 Chinese identified individuals lived in Flushing alone. By 1990, the area held an estimated 41% Asian population. According to the Daily News in 2011, Flushing's Chinatown ranked as New York City's second-largest Chinese community with 33,526 Chinese, surpassed only by the Brooklyn Chinatown , and is even larger than Manhattan's Chinatown.

Flushing Chinatown, or otherwise known as Mandarin Town, is the world's largest and one of the fastest-growing Chinatowns, known as the "Chinese Times Square”.  The Chinatown of Flushing is centered around the intersection of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Here, you will find many of the area's Chinese businesses located on the blocks around, or west of, Main Street. However, the businesses are continuing to expand southeastward along Kissena Boulevard and northward beyond Northern Boulevard.

Points of Interest

In Flushing, you’ll be able to find amazing parks, restaurants, and shopping. With something new to discover around every corner, Flushing is definitely a neighborhood to see. 

Flushing Meadows Park

Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, often referred to as Flushing Meadows Park, is a public park in the northern part of Queens, New York City. It is bounded by I-678 on the east, Grand Central Parkway on the west, Flushing Bay on the north, and Union Turnpike on the south.

Here, you will find charming playgrounds and bike trails surrounding Meadows lake. Which, happens to be the largest fishable freshwater body in New York City

Spot Dessert Bar

Spot Dessert Bar is a must-see for those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth. The dessert bar takes traditional confections and reimagines them with an Asian flare. All the desserts are designed by the Iron Chef of Thailand, Cher Ian Kittichai. 

Queens Crossing Mall

Found at the corner of Main Street and 39th Avenue in Queens, Queens Crossing holds over 110,000 square feet of retail space with a plethora of shops and restaurants. Conveniently located by several modes of public transportation, including the 7 Subway line, the multilevel mall with a roster of Asian specialty and retail stores is a great place to see. 

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Date Published: May 2, 2021
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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