Flushing, Queens Neighborhood Review

Ruth Shin
Ruth Shin

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Queens Flushing

Although the majority of Flushing is residential, especially North Flushing, the neighborhood has been experiencing a building boom with a handful of residential developments taking place.

From mega-malls to sports arenas to large residential homes, this neighborhood, located north of LongIsland Expressway and south of Willets Point Boulevard, has a lot in store for the future.

Flushing is a very diverse neighborhood and this is reflected in the numerous ethnic groups that reside in the area.

There is a large Asian community, which began with an influx of Taiwan and South Korean immigrants moving to the area in the 1970's.

Today Flushing is home to a huge variety of ethnic communities which include Chinese, Korean, Russian, Italian, Greek, Sri Lankan, Indian, Malaysian, Colombian, Jewish, and Salvadoran communities among many others.

Besides the plethora of shopping available in Flushing, Flushing Meadows Corona Park offers much in the way of leisure and recreation.

Once the site of the Worlds Fair in 1934 and then again in 1964, visitors can find many unique structures which remain relics of the fairs.

CitiField, north of the park is home of the Mets MLB team, and USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home to the US Open, both continue to attract sports enthusiasts. 

You'll also find the NY Hall of Science, Queens Theatre, Queens Museum, as well as the Queens Botanical Garden at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

FUN FACT: According to the NYC Department of Parks, Flushing was reputed as “America’s premiere horticultural center” throughout most of the 18th and 19th century. 

Transportation


Queens Subway

Flushing is served by the IRT Flushing Line located on Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Downtown Flushing. It is served by the 7 train at all times at the busiest single subway system in Queens.

The Port Washington LIRR serves Flushing-Main Street at Main Street and 41st Avenue off Kissena Boulevard.

Subway7
BusQ12, Q13, Q15, Q15A, Q16, Q17, Q20A, Q20B, Q26, Q27, Q28, Q44 SBS, Q48, Q58

Average Rent Prices

You're not likely to find a lot of luxury high-rises in Flushing besides some located around the downtown Flushing area, but you will find quaint neighborhoods of private homes and coop apartment complexes.

There are a variety of mid-rise and high-rise buildings around downtown Flushing as well as plans for 200 affordable units right on Main Street.

Studio1 Bedroom2 Bedrooms3 Bedrooms
$1,542$1,996$2,537$2,605

Restaurants

Many people travel to Flushing specifically for the food, specifically the authentic Asian food. However, you may find the number of choices overwhelming, as there are many good places to eat.

The consensus seems to be for some solid South Indian cuisine to head to Ganesh Temple Canteen. Housed in an actual Hindu temple, the cafeteria is open to the public. The masala dosa is a must-try!

If you want a quick bite of authentic Xi'an-style Chinese food stop by Xi'an Famous Foodsoff of Main Street and 41st Ave. This is just one of their many locations in NYC.

Looking for more of a sit-down environment for your intake of some of the best Asian food in the country? Located in downtown Flushing, Joe's Shanghaiis famous for their soup dumplings made from scratch daily! 

If your appetite for dumplings is still not satiated, head over to White Bear for a spicy variety along with other Chinese classics.

With much of the Korean joints being very traditional and excellent, for a different flavor try The COOP. This late-night gastropub offers fusion-style Korean with great afterhours food and amazing drinks!

Flushing is also known for some great dessert spots like Prince Tea House, offering excellent tea and homemade desserts. Bring a date to this comfortable and luxurious spot with great table service centrally located on Main Street. Credit card minimum is $25 so bring cash!

Public & Charter Schools

The schools in Queens are supervised through district 25.

District 25 stretches across a very diverse population in north-central Queens, from Chinatown to the suburbs of College Point. Diversity is not is short supply due to the high population of international families living in the area.

There are many well-regarded, neighborhood schools to choose from in Flushing but students usually attend a school based on the location of their residence.

SchoolInfoNotes
Holy Cross High SchoolPrivate Catholic - 9-12 - 886 studentsStrong student-teacher communication, Encouraging and supportive staff, active PTA (Mother's Guild and Fathers Club), safe and friendly environment
Archbishop Molloy High SchoolPrivate Catholic, 9-12, 1489 studentsChallenging courses, diverse student body, hands-on supportive teachers, an open environment offering a variety of courses
Flushing High SchoolPublic - 9-12 - 2,234 studentsCalm, safe environment. Oldest established high school in NYC. Nice selection of music and art classes.
P.S. 242 Leonard P Stavisky Early Childhood SchoolPublic - PK-3 - 405 studentsCaring teachers, excellent leadership, and involved parents. Most teachers work with each other to give the right amount of homework.
Rachel Carson Immediate School (I.S. 237)Public - 6-8 - 1,183 studentsFriendly and engaging teachers, provides schedules according to student's interest in music, art, etc., strong security
P.S. 21 Edward HartPublic - PK-5 - 1,351 studentsGifted programs for above-average academic students, responsible teachers
The Active Learning Elementary School (TALES)Public - PK-3 - 440 studentsA focus on health, nutrition and physical education, all vegetarian lunch menu, one of the city's top-performing schools
Flushing Christian SchoolPrivate - K-8 - 131 studentsThe small class sizes. Individualized attention for each student. Challenging curriculum - students are well prepared academically in Math, Science, English, Music, foreign language, sign language is also taught along with moral grounding through religion.
The Windsor SchoolPrivate, Boarding - 7-12 - 135 students7:1 student-teacher ratio. Small class sizes. Clean and comfortable environment.

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