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Flushing is a neighborhood in the New York City
New York City
borough of Queens
Queens
in the United States. While much of the neighborhood is residential, Downtown Flushing, centered on the northern end of Main Street in Queens, is a large commercial and retail area and is the fourth largest central business district in New York City.[3][4] Flushing's diversity is reflected by the numerous ethnic groups that reside there, including people of Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, European, and African American ancestry. It is part of New York's Sixth Congressional District, which is located entirely within Queens County. Flushing is served by five railroad stations on the Long Island Rail Road Port Washington Branch, as well as the New York City Subway's IRT Flushing Line
IRT Flushing Line
(7 and <7>​ trains), which has its terminus at Main Street. The intersection of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue is the third busiest intersection in New York City, behind Times and Herald Squares.[5] The neighborhood of Flushing is part of Queens
Queens
Community Board 7[6] and the broader district of Flushing in Queens
Queens
County. The Flushing "neighborhood" is bounded by Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
to the west, Kissena Boulevard
Kissena Boulevard
to the east, the Long Island Expressway
Long Island Expressway
to the south, and Willets Point Boulevard
Boulevard
to the north. ZIP codes beginning with 113 are administered from a sectional center at Flushing Post Office. The 113-prefixed area extends northwest from Broadway-Flushing, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, south into Ridgewood, Forest Hills, and Fresh Meadows, and Murray Hill, Bayside, and Little Neck to the east.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Native population 1.2 Dutch colony 1.3 English colonial history 1.4 19th century 1.5 20th century development 1.6 21st century transformation

1.6.1 Streetscape

1.7 Asian communities

2 Demographics 3 Sections of Flushing

3.1 Diverse Chinese communities

3.1.1 Chinese demographic 3.1.2 Culture 3.1.3 Satellite Chinatowns

3.2 Korean community

3.2.1 History 3.2.2 Culture

3.3 Other ethnic communities 3.4 Named subsections

3.4.1 Broadway-Flushing 3.4.2 Linden Hill 3.4.3 Murray Hill 3.4.4 Queensboro Hill 3.4.5 Waldheim

4 Places

4.1 Houses of worship 4.2 Landmarks, museums, and cultural institutions 4.3 Parks

5 Malls 6 Education

6.1 Public schools

6.1.1 I.S. 237 6.1.2 East-West School of International Studies

6.2 Private schools 6.3 Higher education 6.4 Libraries 6.5 Hospitals

7 Transportation 8 Political clout 9 In popular culture 10 Notable people

10.1 Notable residents 10.2 Buried in Flushing

11 References 12 External links

History[edit]

New Netherland
New Netherland
series

Exploration

Fortifications:

Fort Amsterdam Fort Nassau (North) Fort Orange Fort Nassau (South) Fort Goede Hoop De Wal Fort Casimir Fort Altena Fort Wilhelmus Fort Beversreede Fort Nya Korsholm De Rondout

Settlements:

Noten Eylandt Nieuw Amsterdam Rensselaerswijck Nieuw Haarlem Beverwijck Wiltwijk Bergen Pavonia Vriessendael Achter Col Vlissingen Oude Dorpe Colen Donck Greenwich Heemstede Rustdorp Gravesende Breuckelen Nieuw Amersfoort Midwout Nieuw Utrecht Boswijk Swaanendael Nieuw Amstel Nieuw Dorp

The Patroon System

Charter of Freedoms and Exemptions

Cornelius Jacobsen May (1620–25) Willem Verhulst (1625–26) Peter Minuit
Peter Minuit
(1626–32) Sebastiaen Jansen Krol (1632–33) Wouter van Twiller
Wouter van Twiller
(1633–38) Willem Kieft
Willem Kieft
(1638–47) Peter Stuyvesant
Peter Stuyvesant
(1647–64)

People of New Netherland

New Netherlander Twelve Men Eight Men Nine Men

Flushing Remonstrance

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Native population[edit] Flushing was originally inhabited by the Matinecoc
Matinecoc
Indians prior to colonialization and English settlement.[7] Dutch colony[edit]

Old Flushing Burial Ground, used in 17th and 18th centuries, now a park.

On October 10, 1645, Flushing was established by the Dutch on the eastern bank of Flushing Creek
Flushing Creek
under charter of the Dutch West India Company and was part of the New Netherland
New Netherland
colony. The settlement was named after the city of Vlissingen, in the southwestern Netherlands, the main port of the company. However, by 1657, the residents called the place "Vlissing." Eventually, "Flushing", the British name for Vlissingen, was used. Despite being a Dutch colony, many of the early inhabitants were British. The original name is supposedly derived from the Dutch word "fles" which means "bottle." Unlike all other towns in the region, the charter of Flushing allowed residents freedom of religion as practiced in Holland without the disturbance of any magistrate or ecclesiastical minister. However, New Amsterdam Director-General Peter Stuyvesant
Peter Stuyvesant
issued an edict prohibiting the harboring of Quakers. On December 27, 1657, the inhabitants of Flushing approved a protest known as The Flushing Remonstrance. This petition contained religious arguments even mentioning freedom for "Jews, Turks, and Egyptians," but ended with a forceful declaration that any infringement of the town charter would not be tolerated. Subsequently, a farmer named John Bowne
John Bowne
held Quaker meetings in his home and was arrested for this and deported to Holland. Eventually he persuaded the Dutch West India Company
Dutch West India Company
to allow Quakers and others to worship freely.[8] As such, Flushing is claimed to be a birthplace of religious freedom in the New World.[9] Landmarks remaining from the Dutch period in Flushing include the John Bowne House on Bowne Street and the Old Quaker
Quaker
Meeting House on Northern Boulevard. English colonial history[edit] In 1664, the English took control of New Amsterdam, ending Dutch control of the colony, and renamed it the Province of New York. When Queens
Queens
County was established in 1683, the "Town of Flushing" was one of the original five towns which the county comprised.[10] Many historical references to Flushing are to this town, bounded from Newtown on the west by Flushing Creek
Flushing Creek
(now Flushing River), from Jamaica on the south by the watershed, and from Hempstead on the east by what later became the Nassau County line. The town was dissolved in 1898 when Queens
Queens
became a borough of New York City, and the term "Flushing" today usually refers to a much smaller area, for example the former Village of Flushing. Flushing was a seat of power as the Province of New York
Province of New York
up to the American Revolution was led by Governor Cadwallader Colden, based at his Spring Hill estate.[11] [12] Flushing was the site of the first commercial tree nurseries in North America, the most prominent being the Prince, Bloodgood, and Parsons nurseries. Much of the northern section of Kissena Park, former site of the Parsons nursery, still contains a wide variety of exotic trees. The naming of streets intersecting Kissena Boulevard
Kissena Boulevard
on its way toward Kissena Park
Kissena Park
celebrates this fact (Ash Avenue, Beech, Cherry ...Poplar, Quince, Rose). Flushing also supplied trees to the Greensward project, now known as Central Park
Central Park
in Manhattan. During the American Revolution, Flushing, along with most settlements in present-day Queens
Queens
County, favored the British and quartered British troops, though one battalion of Scottish Highlanders
Scottish Highlanders
is known to have been stationed at Flushing during the war. Following the Battle of Long Island, Nathan Hale, an officer in the Continental Army, was apprehended near Flushing Bay while on what was probably an intelligence gathering mission and was later hanged.

Flushing in 1882

The 1785 Kingsland Homestead, originally the residence of a wealthy Quaker
Quaker
merchant, now serves as the home of the Queens
Queens
Historical Society.[13] 19th century[edit]

Map of Flushing in 1891.

During the 19th century, as New York City
New York City
continued to grow in population and economic vitality, so did Flushing. Its proximity to Manhattan
Manhattan
was critical in its transformation into a fashionable residential area. On April 15, 1837, the Village of Flushing was incorporated within the Town of Flushing.[14] The official seal was merely the words, "Village of Flushing," surrounded by nondescript flowers. No other emblem or flag is known to have been used. By the mid-1860s, Queens
Queens
County had 30,429 residents. Flushing's growth continued with two new villages incorporating: College Point in 1867, and Whitestone in 1868. In 1898, although opposed to the proposal, the Town of Flushing (along with two other towns of Queens
Queens
County) was consolidated into the City of New York to form the new Borough of Queens. All towns, villages, and cities within the new borough were dissolved. Local farmland continued to be subdivided and developed transforming Flushing into a densely populated neighborhood of New York City. 20th century development[edit] The continued construction of bridges over the Flushing River
Flushing River
and the development of other roads increased the volume of vehicular traffic into Flushing. In 1909, the construction of the Queensboro Bridge (also known as the 59th Street Bridge) over the East River
East River
connected Queens
Queens
County to midtown Manhattan.[15] The introduction of rail road service to Manhattan
Manhattan
in 1910 by the Long Island Rail Road Port Washington Branch
Port Washington Branch
and in 1928 by the New York City Subway's IRT Flushing Line
IRT Flushing Line
(7 and <7>​ trains) hastened the continued transformation of Flushing to a commuter suburb and commercial center. Due to increased traffic, a main roadway through Flushing named Broadway was widened and renamed Northern Boulevard.[citation needed] Flushing was a forerunner of Hollywood, when the young American film industry was still based on the U.S. East Coast
U.S. East Coast
and Chicago. Decades later, the RKO Keith's movie palace would host vaudeville acts and appearances by the likes of Mickey Rooney, the Marx Brothers
Marx Brothers
and Bob Hope.

Main Street, 1920

21st century transformation[edit] Main article: Downtown Flushing In the 21st century, Flushing has cemented its status as an international melting pot, predominantly attracting immigrants from Asia, particularly from throughout the various provinces of China, but including newcomers from all over the world. Flushing Chinatown
Flushing Chinatown
is centered around Main Street and the area to its west, most prominently along Roosevelt Avenue, which have become the primary nexus of Flushing Chinatown. However, Chinatown continues to expand southeastward along Kissena Boulevard
Kissena Boulevard
and northward beyond Northern Boulevard. The Flushing Chinatown
Flushing Chinatown
houses over 30,000 individuals born in China
China
alone, the largest Chinatown by this metric outside Asia
Asia
and one of the largest and fastest-growing Chinatowns in the world.[16] Streetscape[edit]

The busy intersection of Main Street, Kissena Boulevard, and 41st Avenue in the Flushing Chinatown
Flushing Chinatown
(法拉盛華埠), Downtown Flushing. The segment of Main Street between Kissena Boulevard
Kissena Boulevard
and Roosevelt Avenue, punctuated by the Long Island Rail Road
Long Island Rail Road
Port Washington Branch overpass, represents the cultural heart of Flushing Chinatown. Housing over 30,000 individuals born in China
China
alone, the largest by this metric outside Asia, Flushing has become home to one of the largest and fastest-growing Chinatowns in the world.[16]

Asian communities[edit]

Flushing Chinatown

In the 1970s, a Chinese community established a foothold in the neighborhood of Flushing, whose demographic constituency had been predominantly non-Hispanic white, interspersed with a small Japanese community. This wave of immigrants from Taiwan
Taiwan
were the first to arrive and developed Flushing's Chinatown. It was known as Little Taipei or Little Taiwan. Along with immigrants from Taiwan
Taiwan
at this time, a large South Korean population also called Flushing home.

Bank of China
China
on Main Street in Flushing

Before the 1970s, Cantonese
Cantonese
immigrants had vastly dominated Chinese immigration to New York City; however during the 1970s, the Taiwanese immigrants were the first wave of Chinese immigrants
Chinese immigrants
who spoke Mandarin rather than Cantonese
Cantonese
to arrive in New York City. Many Taiwanese immigrants were additionally Hokkien
Hokkien
and had relatives or connections to Fujian
Fujian
province in China, which led to large influxes of Fuzhounese Americans.

The intersection of Kissena Boulevard
Kissena Boulevard
and Main Street in Flushing

Over the years, many new non- Cantonese
Cantonese
ethnic Chinese immigrants
Chinese immigrants
from different regions and provinces of China
China
started to arrive in New York City and settled in Flushing through word of mouth. This led to the creation of a more Mandarin-speaking Chinatown or Mandarin Town that gradually replaced Little Taipei. This wave of immigrants spoke Mandarin and various regional/provincial dialects. The early 90’s and 2000’s brought a wave of Fuzhounese Americans
Fuzhounese Americans
and Wenzhounese immigrants. Like the Taiwanese, they faced cultural and communication problems in Manhattan's dominant Cantonese-speaking Chinatown and settled in Flushing as well as Elmhurst, Queens, which also has a significant Mandarin-speaking population. Flushing's Chinese population became very diverse over the next few decades as people from different provinces started to arrive, infusing their varied languages and cultures into this new "Chinatown." [17][18][19][20] Due to the increased opening of Mainland China, there has been a growing Northern Chinese population in Flushing. These diverse Chinese immigrant populations have brought with them their own regional food cuisines which have led to Flushing being considered a "Food Mecca" for Chinese regional cuisine
Chinese regional cuisine
outside of Asia. [21][22] Demographics[edit] Based on data from the 2010 United States
United States
Census, the population of Flushing was 72,008, an increase of 2,646 (3.8%) from the 69,362 counted in 2000. Covering an area of 853.06 acres (345.22 ha), the neighborhood had a population density of 84.4 inhabitants per acre (54,000/sq mi; 20,900/km2).[2] The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 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.[23] Sections of Flushing[edit] Diverse Chinese communities[edit] See also: Chinatowns in Queens
Queens
§ Flushing

Chinatown, Flushing

The intersection of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue

Traditional Chinese 法拉盛華埠

Simplified Chinese 法拉盛华埠

Transcriptions

Standard Mandarin

Hanyu Pinyin Fǎlāshèng Huá Bù

Gwoyeu Romatzyh Faalashenq Hwabuh

Wade–Giles Fa3la1sheng4 Hua2 Pu4

Tongyong Pinyin Fǎlāshèng Húa Bú

IPA [fàláʂə̂ŋ xwǎ pʰû]

Yue: Cantonese

IPA [fāːtláːsȉŋ wȁːpòu]

Jyutping Faat3laa1sing4 Waa4 Bou6

Southern Min

Hokkien
Hokkien
POJ Niú-iok Hôa-bú

Flushing Chinatown
Flushing Chinatown
(法拉盛華埠), or Mandarin Town (國語埠)[24] is one of the largest and fastest growing ethnic Chinese enclaves outside Asia, as well as within New York City
New York City
itself. In Mandarin, Flushing is known as "Falasheng" (Chinese: 法拉盛; pinyin: Fǎlāshèng). Main Street and the area to its west, particularly along Roosevelt Avenue, have become the primary nexus of Flushing's Chinatown. However, Chinatown continues to expand southeastward along Kissena Boulevard
Boulevard
and northward beyond Northern Boulevard. In the 1970s, a Chinese community established a foothold in the neighborhood of Flushing, whose demographic constituency had been predominantly non-Hispanic white. Taiwanese began the surge of immigration, followed by other groups of Chinese. By 1990, Asians constituted 41% of the population of the core area of Flushing, with Chinese in turn representing 41% of the Asian population.[17] However, ethnic Chinese are constituting an increasingly dominant proportion of the Asian population as well as of the overall population in Flushing and its Chinatown. A 1986 estimate by the Flushing Chinese Business Association approximated 60,000 Chinese in Flushing alone.[25] Chinese demographic[edit]

Street vendor selling fruit under the Flushing–Main Street LIRR station

The intersection of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue, the business center for Flushing, on the westernmost edge of the neighborhood, has a large concentration of Chinese and Korean businesses, including Asian restaurants. Chinese-owned businesses in particular dominate the area along Main Street and the blocks west of it. Many of the signs and advertisements of the stores in the area are in Chinese. Ethnic Chinese constitute an increasingly dominant proportion of the Asian population and as well as of the overall population in Flushing. Consequently, Flushing's Chinatown has grown rapidly enough to become the largest Chinatown outside Asia
Asia
and has surpassed the Manhattan Chinatown in size.[16] A 1986 estimate by the Flushing Chinese Business Association approximated 60,000 Chinese in Flushing alone.[26] By 1990, Asians constituted 41% of the population of the core area of Flushing, with Chinese in turn representing 41% of the Asian population.[17] However, ethnic Chinese are constituting an increasingly dominant proportion of the Asian population as well as of the overall population in Flushing and its Chinatown. High rates of both legal[27][28] and illegal[29] immigration from Mainland China
China
continue to spur the ongoing rise of the ethnic Chinese population in Flushing, as in all of New York City's Chinatowns. According to a Daily News article, Flushing's Chinatown ranks as New York City's second largest Chinese community with 33,526 Chinese, up from 17,363, a 93% increase. The Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Chinatown (布鲁克林華埠) now ranks #1 as the largest Chinatown of NYC with 34,218 Chinese residents, up from 19,963 in 2000, a 71% increase. As for Manhattan's Chinatown, its Chinese population declined by 17%, from 34,554 to 28,681 since 2000 to rank #3.[30] Culture[edit]

The World Journal, one of the largest Chinese-language newspapers outside China, is headquartered in adjacent Whitestone (白石), Queens, with offices in Flushing as well.[31]

Flushing now rivals Manhattan's Chinatown as a center of Chinese culture[32] and has been called the "Chinese Manhattan".[33] The Lunar New Year Parade has become a growing annual celebration of Chinese New Year. More and larger Chinese supermarkets are locating and selling a diverse and uniquely vast array of Chinese food and ingredient selections in Flushing, the largest of which include Hong Kong Supermarket and New York Supermarket, which also happen to be rapidly growing Chinese American
Chinese American
chain supermarkets.[34][35][36] The segment of Main Street between Roosevelt Avenue
Roosevelt Avenue
and Kissena Boulevard represents the cultural heart of Flushing Chinatown. Flushing's rise as an epicenter of Chinese culture
Chinese culture
outside Asia
Asia
has been attributed to the remarkable diversity of regional Chinese demographics represented. The World Journal, one of the largest Chinese-language newspapers outside China, is headquartered in adjacent Whitestone (白石), Queens, with offices in Flushing as well.[31] Numerous other Chinese- and English-language publications are available in Flushing. SinoVision, founded in 1990, one of the largest and most influential Chinese language television networks in North America has offices in Flushing and is headquartered in midtown Manhattan. The popular styles of Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
are ubiquitously accessible in Flushing,[37] including Taiwanese, Shanghainese, Hunanese, Szechuan, Cantonese, Fujianese, Xinjiang, Zhejiang, and Korean Chinese cuisine. The relatively obscure Dongbei style of cuisine indigenous to Northeast China
China
is available in Flushing,[38][39] as well as Mongolian cuisine. Mandarin Chinese[40] (including Northeastern Mandarin), Fuzhou dialect, Min Nan (Hokkien), Wu Chinese
Wu Chinese
(Wenzhounese, Shanghainese, Suzhou dialect, Hangzhou dialect), Cantonese, and English are all prevalently spoken in Flushing Chinatown, while the Mongolian language is now emerging. Given its rapidly growing status, the Flushing Chinatown has surpassed in size and population the original New York City Chinatown in the borough of Manhattan[16] and this substantial growth has resulted in a commensurate rise in this Chinatown's cultural status. The New York Times
The New York Times
says that Flushing's Chinatown now rivals Manhattan's Chinatown for being the center of Chinese-speaking New Yorkers' politics and trade.[41] In accompaniment with its rapid growth, Flushing in particular has witnessed the proliferation of highly competitive businesses touted as educational centers as well as non-profit organizations declaring the intent to educate the community. Some entities offer education in Mandarin,[42] the lingua franca of Mainland China; others profess to provide students with intensive training in computer and technological proficiency; while still others entice high school students with rigorous preparatory classes for college entrance examinations in mathematics, science, and English literacy. A diverse array of social services geared toward assisting recent as well as established Chinese immigrants
Chinese immigrants
is readily available in Flushing.[43] Satellite Chinatowns[edit] The Elmhurst Chinatown on Broadway in nearby Elmhurst, another neighborhood in the borough of Queens, also has a large and rapidly growing Chinese community and is developing as a satellite of the Flushing Chinatown. Previously a small area with Chinese shops on Broadway between 81st Street and Cornish Avenue, this newly evolved second Chinatown in Queens
Queens
has now expanded to 45th Avenue and Whitney Avenue.[44] A third and fledgling Chinatown is now emerging in Queens, geographically between Flushing and Elmhurst, in the neighborhood of Corona.[45] Korean community[edit]

Northern Boulevard
Northern Boulevard
in the Flushing section of the Long Island Koreatown

Main article: Koreatown, Flushing There is a Koreatown
Koreatown
which originated in Flushing, but has since spread eastward to Murray Hill, Bayside, Douglaston, and Little Neck in Queens, and also into Nassau County.[46][47][48][49][50] As of the 2010 United States
United States
Census, the Korean population of Queens
Queens
was 64,107.[51] History[edit] In the 1980s, a continuous stream of Korean immigrants
Korean immigrants
emerged into Flushing, many of whom began as workers in the medical field or Korean international students who had moved to New York City
New York City
to find or initiate professional or entrepreneurial positions.[47] They established a foothold on Union Street in Flushing between 35th and 41st Avenues,[47] featuring restaurants and karaoke (noraebang) bars, grocery markets, education centers and bookstores, banking institutions, offices, consumer electronics vendors, apparel boutiques, and other commercial enterprises.[46] As the community grew in wealth and population and rose in socioeconomic status, Koreans expanded their presence eastward along Northern Boulevard, buying homes[52] in more affluent and less crowded Queens
Queens
neighborhoods and more recently into adjacent suburban Nassau County, bringing their businesses with them, and thereby expanding the Koreatown
Koreatown
itself.[46] This expansion has led to the creation of an American Meokjagolmok, or Korean Restaurant Street, around the Long Island Rail Road station in Murray Hill, Queens, exuding the ambience of Seoul
Seoul
itself.[46] The eastward pressure to expand was also created by the inability to move westward, inhibited by the formidable presence of the enormous Flushing Chinatown
Flushing Chinatown
(法拉盛華埠) centered on Main Street.[47] Per the 2010 United States
United States
Census, the Korean population of Queens
Queens
was 64,107,[51] representing the largest municipality in the United States with a density of at least 500 Korean Americans per square mile; while the Korean population of Nassau County had increased by nearly two-thirds to approximately 14,000 over one decade since the 2000 Census.[53] Along with the two Koreatowns of Bergen County, New Jersey (in Palisades Park and Fort Lee) and the Manhattan
Manhattan
Koreatown
Koreatown
in New York City, the Long Island Koreatown
Koreatown
functions as a satellite node for an overall Korean American
Korean American
population of 218,764 individuals in the New York City
New York City
Metropolitan Area,[54] the second largest population of ethnic Koreans outside Korea. Korean Air
Korean Air
and Asiana Airlines
Asiana Airlines
provide non-stop flights from Seoul
Seoul
to JFK Airport[55][56] in Queens. Culture[edit] The Korea Times, a news organization based in Seoul, carries a significant presence in the Long Island Koreatown. The Long Island Koreatown
Koreatown
features numerous restaurants that serve both traditional and/or regional Korean cuisine. As noted above, the development of this Koreatown
Koreatown
has led to the creation of an American Meokjagolmok, or Korean Restaurant Street, around the Long Island Rail Road station in Murray Hill, exuding the ambiance of Seoul
Seoul
itself.[46] Korean Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
is now also available in Koreatown. Korean and English are both spoken prevalently. Retail signs employing the Hangul
Hangul
(한글) alphabet are ubiquitous. A significant array of social services toward assisting recent and established Korean immigrants
Korean immigrants
is available in Koreatown. There is also a significant population of Korean-Chinese or Chinese-Koreans in Flushing that bridge the Chinese and Korean communities. They can speak Mandarin, Korean, and English.[57] Other ethnic communities[edit] See also: Indians in the New York City
New York City
metropolitan region The neighborhood of East Flushing, technically within Greater Flushing, also houses a substantial Chinese community along with most of Downtown Flushing. However, East Flushing also substantially includes Irish, Greek, Russian, and Italian communities, as well as communities of Indians, Sri Lankans, Malaysians, and Hispanics, mostly Colombians and Salvadorans. This neighborhood tends to be more diverse visibly than Downtown Flushing
Downtown Flushing
because of the more even distribution of the ethnicities of East Flushing residents resulting in more businesses catering to each community rather than the dominance of Chinese and to a lesser extent Korean businesses in Downtown Flushing. The northeastern section of Flushing near Bayside continues to maintain large Italian and Greek presences that are reflected in its many Italian and Greek bakeries, grocery stores and restaurants. The northwest is a mix of Jews, Greeks, and Italians. Most of central Flushing is an ethnic mix of Whites, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans.

Hindu Temple

An area south of Franklin Avenue houses a concentration of Indian, Pakistani, Afghan, and Bangladeshi markets. This concentration of South Asian
South Asian
businesses south of Franklin Avenue has existed since the late 1970s, one of the oldest Little Indias in North America. The Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati
Ganapati
Devasthanam
Devasthanam
(Sanskrit: श्री महावल्लभ गणपति देवस्थानम्, Tamil: ஸ்ரீ மகா வல்லப கணபதி தேவஸ்தானம்) at 45-57 Bowne Street in Flushing was the very first of the traditional Hindu temples in the US.[58][59] However, Indians are migrating eastward into neighborhoods in northeastern Queens
Queens
and into Nassau County, as with many Chinese and Korean immigrants. Named subsections[edit] Broadway-Flushing[edit] Broadway-Flushing, also known as North Flushing, is a residential area with many large homes. Part of this area has been designated a State and Federal historic district due to the elegant, park-like character of the neighborhood. Much of the area has been rezoned by the City of New York to preserve the low density, residential quality of the neighborhood. The neighborhood awaits designation as an Historic District by the New York City
New York City
Landmarks Preservation Commission. Broadway-Flushing
Broadway-Flushing
is approximately bounded by 29th Avenue to the north, Northern Boulevard
Northern Boulevard
and Crocheron Avenue to the south, 155th Street to the west, and 172nd Streets to the east. Linden Hill[edit] Linden Hill is part of Flushing and is served by the NYPD's 109th Precinct and Queens
Queens
Community Board 7. Its borders are defined as 25th Avenue to Willets Point Boulevard. to the north, 154th Street to the east, Northern Boulevard
Northern Boulevard
to the south and the Whitestone Expressway
Whitestone Expressway
to the west.[60] Linden Hill was originally a rural estate owned by the Mitchell family. Ernest Mitchell owned an adjacent area known as Breezy Hill and his father owned the area now called Linden Hill.[61] The two areas are sometimes referred to as Mitchell-Linden. A major change in the rural nature of Linden Hill occurred in the 1950s. Builders envisioned a cooperative project to be set on Linden Hill and landfill of an adjacent swamp which would provide middle-income housing to veterans of World War II
World War II
and the Korean War.[61] Under Section 213 of the Federal Housing Act of 1950,[62] and at a cost of $15 million, the project was enacted. It provided homes for about 1400 residents in the 41 six-story buildings of the Linden Hill, Mitchell Gardens, Linden Towers, and Embassy Arms cooperatives. Once a primarily European-American neighborhood, Linden Hill is now a diverse mix of European-Americans, Asian-Americans
Asian-Americans
and Latino-Americans. The Asian-American population has expanded markedly in the southern part of Linden Hill in the past decade (as it has throughout Flushing) and the Latino-American population has also grown noticeably. Conversely, the European-American population has lessened somewhat, though European-Americans
European-Americans
still remain in great numbers north of Bayside Avenue, west of 149th Street. The local branch of the Queens
Queens
Borough Public Library is located on Union Street and is known as the Mitchell Linden Branch. Murray Hill[edit] This subsection has a median income of $38,978 and ZIP codes of 11354, 11355, and 11358. Traditionally the home of families of Irish and Italian immigrants, many Korean and Chinese immigrants
Chinese immigrants
have moved into Murray Hill in recent years. Murray Hill within Flushing is often confused with the larger Murray Hill neighborhood on the East Side of Manhattan.[63][64] Before the area was developed for residential housing in 1889, Murray Hill was the location of several large nurseries owned by the King, Murray, and Parsons families.[65] The Kingsland Homestead
Kingsland Homestead
has been preserved as the home of the Queens
Queens
Historical Society.[63] The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden is also located in Murray Hill.[66] Comic strip
Comic strip
artist Richard F. Outcault, the creator of The Yellow Kid and Buster Brown, lived on 147th Street in Murray Hill.[67] Queensboro Hill[edit] Queensboro Hill in southern Flushing is bordered to the West by College Point Boulevard, to the North by Kissena Park
Kissena Park
and Kissena Corridor Park, to the South by Reeves Avenue and the Long Island Expressway, and to the East by Kissena Boulevard. Queensboro Hill is a part of ZIP codes 11355 and 11367 and contains a New York Hospital Queens
Queens
branch. One of the leading churches is the Queensboro Hill Community Church, a multi-racial congregation of the Reformed Church in America. Turtle Playground serves the residents of this section of Flushing. This area is often referred to as South Flushing. This may also refer to Pomonok. Waldheim[edit] The Waldheim neighborhood, an estate subdivision in Flushing constructed primarily between 1875 and 1925, is a small district of upscale "in-town" suburban architecture that preservationists have tried to save for at least twenty-five years. Waldheim, German for "home in the woods", known for its large homes of varying architectural styles, laid out in an unusual street pattern, was the home of some of Flushing's wealthiest residents until the 1960s. Notable residents include the Helmann family of condiment fame, the Steinway family of piano notability, as well as A. Douglas Nash, who managed a nearby Tiffany glass
Tiffany glass
plant. The neighborhood was rezoned by the City of New York in 2008, in order to halt the destruction of its original housing stock, which began in the late 1980s, and to help preserve the low density, residential character of the neighborhood. As with the Broadway neighborhood, preservationists have been unable to secure designation as an Historic District by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to date. Today, Waldheim stretches between Sanford and Franklin Avenues on the north, 45th Avenue on the south, Bowne Street on the west and Parsons Boulevard
Boulevard
on the east. The area is immediately southeast of the downtown Flushing commercial core, and adjacent to Kissena Park. Places[edit] Houses of worship[edit]

Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati
Ganapati
Devasthanam
Devasthanam
(Tamil: ஸ்ரீ மகா வல்லப கணபதி தேவஸ்தானம்), the oldest Hindu temple
Hindu temple
in the United States.

Pure Presbyterian Church.

Flushing is among the most religiously diverse communities in America. Today, Flushing abounds with houses of worship, ranging from the Dutch colonial epoch Quaker
Quaker
Meeting House, the historic Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, St. Andrew Avellino Roman Catholic Church, St. George's Episcopal Church, the Free Synagogue of Flushing, the Congregation of Georgian Jews, St. Mel Roman Catholic Church, St. Michael's Catholic Church, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Shrine Church, St. John's Lutheran Church, Queensboro Hill Community Church, Hindu Temple Society of North America, and the Muslim Center of New York.[68] There are "over 200 places of worship in a small urban neighborhood about 2.5 square miles (6.3 square kilometers)."[69] "Flushing has become a model for religious pluralism in America, says R. Scott Hanson, a visiting assistant professor of history at the State University of New York at Binghamton and an affiliate of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University."[70] In 1657, while Flushing was still a Dutch settlement, a document known as the Flushing Remonstrance
Flushing Remonstrance
was created by Edward Hart, the town clerk, where some thirty ordinary citizens protested a ban imposed by Peter Stuyvesant, the director general of New Amsterdam, forbidding the harboring of Quakers. The Remonstrants
Remonstrants
cited the Flushing Town charter of 1645 which promised liberty of conscience.[9] Landmarks, museums, and cultural institutions[edit]

Fitzgerald-Ginsberg Mansion.

Arthur Ashe Stadium, built in 1997 at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, is the world's largest tennis-specific stadium.

Flushing has many landmark buildings. Flushing Town Hall[71] on Northern Boulevard
Northern Boulevard
is the headquarters of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution
in Washington, D.C.[72] The building houses a concert hall and cultural center and is one of the sites designated along the Queens
Queens
Historical Society's Freedom Mile.[73] Other registered New York City
New York City
Landmarks include the Bowne House, Kingsland Homestead, Old Quaker
Quaker
Meeting House (1694), Flushing High School, St. George's Church (1854), the Lewis H. Latimer House, the former RKO Keith's movie theater, the United States
United States
Post Office on Main Street, and the Unisphere, the iconic 12-story-high stainless steel globe that served as the centerpiece for the 1964 New York World's Fair. The Flushing Armory, on Northern Boulevard, was formerly used by the National Guard. Presently, the Queens
Queens
North Task Force of the New York City
New York City
Police Department uses this building.[74] In 2005, the Fitzgerald-Ginsberg Mansion[75] on Bayside Avenue and in 2007, the Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden[76] were designated as landmarks. In addition, the Broadway-Flushing
Broadway-Flushing
Historic District, Free Synagogue of Flushing, and Main Street Subway Station (Dual System IRT) are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[77] Several attractions were originally developed for the World's Fairs in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. There is a stone marker for the two 5,000-year Westinghouse Time Capsules
Westinghouse Time Capsules
made of special alloys buried in the park, chronicling 20th-century life in the United States, dedicated both in 1938 and 1965. Also in the park are the Queens Museum of Art which features a scale model of the City of New York, the largest architectural model ever built; Queens
Queens
Theatre in the Park;[78] the New York Hall of Science
New York Hall of Science
and the Queens
Queens
Zoo. The New York State Pavilion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[77] The Queens
Queens
Botanical Garden on Main Street has been in operation continuously since its opening as an exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair. The Botanical Garden carries on Flushing's nearly three centuries-long horticultural tradition, dating back to its once famed tree nurseries and seed farms. Parks[edit]

Citi Field, home of Major League Baseball's New York Mets

All the public parks and playgrounds in Flushing are supervised by the New York City
New York City
Department of Parks and Recreation. For Queens
Queens
County, the Department of Parks and Recreation is headquartered at The Overlook in Forest Park located in Kew Gardens.

Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, a 1,255-acre (5.08 km2) park, is considered a flagship park in Queens. The site hosted two World's Fairs, the first in 1939–1940 and the second in 1964–1965. As the result, the park infrastructure reflects the construction undertaken for the Fairs. Also located here is Citi Field, home of the New York Mets of Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center which is the home of the US Tennis Open. In 2008, a new Aquatic Center was opened in the park.[79] Kissena Park
Kissena Park
is a 234-acre (0.95 km2) park with a lake as a centerpiece. Queens
Queens
Botanical Garden is a 39-acre (0.16 km2) garden comprising the upper portion of Flushing Meadows – Corona Park. Kissena Corridor Park is a 100.873-acre (0.40822 km2) park which connects two separate corridors, adjoining Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to Kissena Park. It contains a baseball field and it has a playground called Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson
Playground. Bowne Park is an 11-acre (45,000 m2) park developed on the former estate of New York City
New York City
Mayor Walter Bowne. Flushing Fields is a 10-acre (40,000 m2) greenbelt that includes the home athletic field of Flushing High School.

Malls[edit] Many shopping malls and entertainment centers have emerged in the heart of Flushing. These multi-use businesses serve as sites for both business and leisure.

Queens
Queens
Crossing, at 39th Avenue and 136th Street, which opened in 2017.[80] New World Mall, at Roosevelt Avenue
Roosevelt Avenue
east of Main Street One Fulton Square, at 39th Avenue and Prince Street, which opened in 2014.[81] The Shops at Skyview Center, at College Point Boulevard
Boulevard
and Roosevelt Avenue, which opened in 2010.[82] The mall also contains a condominium development atop it.[83] Flushing Commons, at 39th Avenue and Union Street, which opened its first phase in 2017. This is a multi-phase retail and housing development project.[84] Tangram, at 39th Avenue and 133rd Street. It is in development and set to house the first 4DX
4DX
movie theater in Queens.[85]

Education[edit] Public schools in Flushing are supervised by the New York City Department of Education through Administrative District 25. There are numerous public Elementary and Junior High Schools in Flushing and students generally attend a school based on the location of their residence. Public schools[edit] Public elementary and middle schools include: John Bowne
John Bowne
Elementary P.S. 20, P.S. 107, P.S. 21 Edward Hart Elementary School, Thomas Jefferson Elementary P.S. 22, Andrew Jackson Elementary P.S. 24, Cadwallader Colden
Cadwallader Colden
Elementary P.S. 214, P.S. 32, Adrien Block Intermediate I.S. 25, Daniel Carter Beard
Daniel Carter Beard
Junior High School 189, and Edward Bleeker JHS 185.

IS 237

IS 237

The East-West School

The six public high schools in Flushing are:

John Bowne
John Bowne
High School East-West School of International Studies Robert F. Kennedy Community High School Townsend Harris High School, a selective high school located on the Queens
Queens
College campus, was once ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best public high schools in the United States. The Flushing International High School Flushing High School, the oldest free public high school (1875) in what is now New York City. It is housed in a distinctive Gothic Revival building built between 1912 and 1915 and declared a NYC Landmark in 1991.

I.S. 237[edit] I.S. 237, an arts-oriented magnet school also known as Rachel Carson Intermediate School 237, is also located in Flushing, at 46-21 Colden Street. This school consists of grades 6, 7, and 8. The school was named after scientist Rachel Carson, the writer of Silent Spring
Silent Spring
which inspired people to name the school after her; it opened in 1971. Each year in June for the 8th graders they have a senior trip to the Poconos. In 1999 the school took ownership of a park called Rachel Carson Playground, which is right across from the school. Judith Friedman is the principal of the school, which has over 1200[86] students. Since 2006 the school made room for a new school to use the space up on the 4th floor for the East-West School of International Studies.[87] East-West School of International Studies[edit] The East-West School of International Studies[88] (Public School Q281) was established in 2006 in I.S. 237; the school serves students in grades 6-12 with an emphasis on Asian studies. It opened in September 2006 with 6th through 12th grade classes.[89] Operated by the New York City Department of Education, it is led by principal Ben Sherman, has an average class size of 25 students, and has a student-teacher ratio of 14.9:1 in 2006-07,[90] As it shares space with I.S. 237, the education department is looking at sites for the East-West School to occupy, including a nearby Home Depot.[91] The East-West School curriculum prepares students to graduate high school with a Regents' diploma and proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.[92] Student groups and activities include erhu club, anime club, art, STEP team, dance team calligraphy, chess club, dance, film-making, MOUSE Squad (student computer maintenance), mentoring, Model United Nations, music, newspaper, peer tutoring, step club, Korean Traditional Painting, Korean dancing and singing, and student government. Athletic clubs and teams include basketball, yoga, martial arts, soccer, t'ai chi, judo, and table tennis.[93][94][95] Private schools[edit] The private high schools include:

Archbishop Molloy High School Holy Cross High School

On December 22, 1980,[96] The Japanese School of New York
The Japanese School of New York
moved from Jamaica Estates, Queens
Queens
into Fresh Meadows, Queens,[97] near Flushing. In 1991, the school moved to Yonkers in Westchester County, New York, before moving to Greenwich, Connecticut
Greenwich, Connecticut
in 1992.[96] As a result of the high number of Chinese & Korean immigrants
Korean immigrants
with (Confucius) educationally orientated outlooks, there is a large number of cram schools ( Buxiban & hagwon) located not only in Flushing, but following Northern Blvd. west into Nassau County.[98] Higher education[edit]

Queens
Queens
College's Student Union building.

Queens
Queens
College, founded in 1937, is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), and is commonly misconstrued to be within Flushing neighborhood limits due to its Flushing mailing address. It is actually located in the nearby neighborhood of Kew Gardens Hills on Kissena Boulevard
Kissena Boulevard
near the Long Island Expressway. The City University of New York
City University of New York
School of Law was founded in 1983 adjacent to the Queens
Queens
College campus, and was located at 65-21 Main Street in Kew Gardens Hills
Kew Gardens Hills
until 2012.[99] It moved to Long Island City for the Fall 2012 Semester. The Law School operates Main Street Legal Services Corp., a legal services clinic. Libraries[edit]

Branch of the Queens
Queens
Library in Flushing.

Entrance to the Flushing–Main Street terminus station of the IRT Flushing Line (7 and <7>​ trains), one of the busiest stations in the New York City
New York City
Subway system.[100]

In 1858, the first library in Queens
Queens
County was founded in Flushing. Today, there are eight branches of the Queens
Queens
Borough Public Library with Flushing addresses.[101] The largest of the Flushing branches is located at the intersection of Kissena Boulevard
Kissena Boulevard
and Main Street[102] in Flushing's central business district and is the busiest branch of the highest circulation system[103] in the country.[102][104] This library has and houses an auditorium for public events. The current building, designed by Polshek Partnership Architects, is the third to be built on the site—the first was a gift of Andrew Carnegie.[104] Hospitals[edit] New York Hospital
New York Hospital
Queens
Queens
(formerly known as Booth Memorial Hospital), a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, is a major medical center providing Flushing as well as surrounding communities with comprehensive medical care services.[105] Numerous tertiary medical clinics also serve the residents of Flushing. Flushing Hospital Medical Center serves the area as well. Transportation[edit] The New York City
New York City
Subway operates the IRT Flushing Line
IRT Flushing Line
(7 and <7>​ trains). The Flushing–Main Street station, located at the intersection of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue, is currently the eastern terminus of the line.[106] Until the Flushing line made its way to the intersection of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue
Roosevelt Avenue
in 1928, the center of Flushing was considered to be at the intersection of Northern Boulevard
Northern Boulevard
and Main Street. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
operates the Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Branch
Port Washington Branch
that has five rail road stations in Flushing. The Flushing–Main Street is located one block away from the subway station that bears the same name. The other stations in the neighborhood are Mets – Willets Point, Murray Hill, Broadway and Auburndale. The Long Island Rail Road
Long Island Rail Road
provides a direct rail link to Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan.[107] Major highways that serve the area include the Van Wyck Expressway, Whitestone Expressway, Grand Central Parkway, and Long Island Expressway. Northern Boulevard
Northern Boulevard
extends from the Queensboro Bridge
Queensboro Bridge
in Long Island City
Long Island City
through Flushing into Nassau County. There are also many buses run by Metropolitan Transportation Authority affiliate New York City
New York City
Bus (routes Q12, Q13, Q15, Q15A, Q16, Q17, Q20A, Q20B, Q26, Q27, Q28, Q44 SBS, Q48, Q58) and subsidiary MTA Bus Company (routes Q19, Q25, Q34, Q50, Q65, Q66). The n20G Nassau Inter-County Express bus route terminates in Flushing.[108] Political clout[edit] The political stature of Flushing appears to be increasing significantly, with many Chinese from Flushing becoming New York City Council members. Taiwan-born John Liu, former New York City
New York City
Council member representing District 20, which includes Flushing and other northern Queens
Queens
neighborhoods, was elected to his current position of New York City
New York City
Comptroller in November 2009. Concomitantly, Shanghai-born Peter Koo
Peter Koo
was elected to succeed Liu to assume this council membership seat. Additionally, in 2012 Flushing resident Grace Meng, a State Assembly Member, was elected to Congress as the first Asian-American member of that chamber east of the Mississippi. In popular culture[edit]

The first series of Charmin
Charmin
toilet paper commercials featuring Mr. Whipple (Dick Wilson) were filmed in Flushing at the Trade Rite supermarket on Bowne Street. The rock band KISS first played at the Coventry Club on Queens Boulevard
Boulevard
in 1973, and is said to have derived its name from "Kissena", one of Flushing's major boulevards.[109] Joel Fleischman, the fictional character from the 1990s comedic drama Northern Exposure, was said to have relocated from Flushing. Often, references were made to actual locations around Main Street, Flushing. The eponymous celebration in Taiwanese director Ang Lee's 1993 comedy hit, The Wedding Banquet, takes place in Downtown Flushing's Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel. Fran Drescher's character "Fran Fine" on the TV show The Nanny, was said to have been raised in Flushing, where her family still lived. Drescher was born in Flushing Hospital. Flushing was the location of the Stark Industries (later Stark International) munitions plant in Marvel Comics' original Iron Man series. In the movie Iron Man
Iron Man
2, the Stark Expo is located in Flushing. On the Norman Lear-produced TV show All in the Family, in the episode when Edith Bunker
Edith Bunker
was arrested for shop lifting, she mentions the now-defunct Q14 bus, and the names of a few long-gone stores that were in downtown Flushing. The Bunkers also mention having lived on Union St. in Flushing. The main characters of The Black Stallion
The Black Stallion
series resided in Flushing and many of Flushing's streets and landmarks in the 1940s were mentioned in the first book. In the musical Hair, the character Claude Bukowski is from Flushing. It was the home of Shea Stadium
Shea Stadium
and currently Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets. The 2014 novel Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish takes place largely in Flushing and surrounding neighborhoods. The novel depicts the unlikely romance between an Iraq War
Iraq War
veteran and a Uighur immigrant.

Notable people[edit] Notable residents[edit]

Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow
(born 1967), stand-up comedian, director, producer, actor, screenwriter[110] Annet Artani (born 1976), singer-songwriter and international pop star[111] Yak Ballz, rapper, born Yashar Zadeh[citation needed] Daniel Carter Beard
Daniel Carter Beard
(1850-1941), founder of the Boy Scouts of America[112] Jerry Beck (born 1955), animation historian[citation needed] Michael Bellusci, musician[113] Black Sheep (hip hop group), rap group[citation needed] James A. Bland
James A. Bland
(1854-1911), singer and composer[114] Joe Bolton (1910-1986), host of the WPIX show "Clubhouse Gang" and "The Three Stooges Funhouse" as Officer Joe Bolton[citation needed] Action Bronson
Action Bronson
(born 1983), rapper[115] Godfrey Cambridge (1933-1976), comedian and actor[116] Cadwallader Colden
Cadwallader Colden
(1688-1776), Lieutenant Governor and acting Governor for the Province of New York. Estate was at Springhill, now the location of Mount Hebron Cemetery. Joseph Cornell
Joseph Cornell
(1903-1972), artist[117] Manuel De Peppe, actor, drummer, singer, music producer, songwriter[citation needed] Fran Drescher
Fran Drescher
(born 1957), actress, author, politician/humanitarian, cancer survivor, activist (known for The Nanny
The Nanny
as Fran Fine)[118] Thomas Duane
Thomas Duane
(born 1955), first openly gay member of the New York State Senate[119] Jimmy Durante
Jimmy Durante
(1893-1980), singer, pianist, comedian and actor[citation needed] Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
(born 1966), actor/producer/director[120] F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald
(1896–1940), novelist who lived at 29-34 146th Street[citation needed] Franky G (born 1965), actor[121] Mic Geronimo (born 1973), rapper[citation needed] Charles Dana Gibson
Charles Dana Gibson
(1867-1944), illustrator[122] Eugene Glazer (born 1939), American Olympic fencer Mary Gordon (born 1949), writer Al Greenwood (born 1951), former keyboardist of Foreigner Marvin Hamlisch, composer Heejun Han, American Idol contestant Mark Hurd, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and current CEO of Oracle Corp Dan Ingram (born 1934), retired radio disc jockey[123] Sarah Jones, Tony Award-winning stage actress and poet Steve Karsay, baseball player Keith and The Girl, podcasters Kevin "Flushing Flash" Kelley, boxer Clarence King, explorer and geologist Cathy Ladman, stand-up comedian, actress, writer (grew up in Little Neck) Large Professor, hip-hop producer Gene Larkin, Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
player Lewis Latimer, inventor Martin Lawrence, actor and comedian Paul Martin Lester, author and educator Ken Levine, Creator of Bioshock Series, CEO of Irrational Games Gene Mayer, tennis player Sandy Mayer, tennis player Nettie Mayersohn, New York Assemblywoman from 1983 to 2011 Charles Momsen, vice admiral who organized rescue of USS Squalus Robert Moog
Robert Moog
(1934-2005), inventor of the Moog synthesizer[124] Rick Moonen, executive chef of RM Seafood and R Bar Café at Mandalay Bay[125] Lewis Mumford
Lewis Mumford
(1895-1990), architecture critic and historian[126] Tito Muñoz
Tito Muñoz
(born 1983), conductor and is Music Director of the Phoenix Symphony[127] Prong, crossover thrash band Richard Outcault, creator of Buster Brown, The Yellow Kid, and Hogan's Alley Christopher Panzner, artist/writer/producer Samuel Parsons
Samuel Parsons
(1844-1923), landscape architect Nancy Reagan
Nancy Reagan
(1921-2016), actress and former First Lady[128] Richard Riordan
Richard Riordan
(born 1930), Los Angeles mayor[129] Royal Flush, rapper John Seery, artist Kasey Smith, Danger Danger
Danger Danger
keyboardist Paul Stanley, member of the band KISS Beau Starr, actor Mike Starr, actor Henry E. Steinway
Henry E. Steinway
(1797-1871), founder of Steinway & Sons piano company Jeannie Suk, Professor of Law / Harvard Law School Himanshu Suri, musician Tobias Truvillion, actor Bill Viola, video artist Tommy Victor, rock singer, guitarist, songwriter John Vinocur, journalist[130] Suzanne Weyn, children's author Harvey and Bob Weinstein, founders of Miramax and the Weinstein Company John Williams, Academy Award-winning film composer Najibullah Zazi, convicted al-Qaeda member

Buried in Flushing[edit] See also: Flushing Cemetery

John Bowne, Quaker
Quaker
advocate Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, mafia boss Alan King, comedian Louis Armstrong, famed jazz trumpeter and singer Bernard Baruch, financier Eugene Bullard, the first Black military pilot Ellis Parker Butler, author noted for the story Pigs is Pigs Dr. Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. Blossom Dearie, singer and pianist Jack Gilford, comedian and actor. Waxey Gordon, notable American gangster Dizzy Gillespie, famed jazz trumpeter and singer Hermann Grab, Bohemian
Bohemian
writer Thomas Birdsall Jackson, United States
United States
Congressman Bert Lahr, actor Molly Picon, Yiddish stage and film star Lemuel E. Quigg, United States
United States
Representative from New York May Robson, actress Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky, celebrated husband and wife, Yiddish theatre stars Aris San, acclaimed Greek-Israeli singer

China
China
portal Asian Americans portal New York City
New York City
portal

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at Wikimedia Commons Queens/Flushing-Northeast travel guide from Wikivoyage  "Flushing (Queens)". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). 1911. 

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