Flushing is an area that is located in the northern-central part of Queens’s New York City borough. Flushing is the fourth-largest Central Business District in New York City. Downtown Flushing is a primary commercial and retail zone that lies at its intersection with Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue, the third most crowded junction within New York City, behind Times Square and Herald Square.

Flushing was founded as an area of community within New Netherland on October 10, 1645. It was located along the east bank of Flushing Creek. The town was called Vlissingen after Vlissingen, the Dutch city of Vlissingen. The English were in charge of New Amsterdam in 1664, and when Queens County was established in 1683, the “Town of Flushing” was one of the first five towns in Queens, NYC. In 1898, Flushing got merged into The City of New York. The growth began in the 20th century when the construction started of bridges and public transport. A large immigrant community, comprised chiefly of Chinese and Koreans and Koreans, moved into Flushing at the end of the 20th century.

Asian Communities

In the 1970s, immigrants from Taiwan gained a foothold in Flushing, and its demographics comprised mainly non-Hispanic white and a tiny Japanese community. In addition, a significant South Korean population is also known as Flushing home. It is believed that the Taiwanese residents were the first wave of Chinese immigrants who were fluent in Mandarin (Taiwanese also means) instead of Cantonese to move into New York City. A large portion of Taiwanese migrants was Hokkien and was related to Fujian province of China, causing a massive number of Fuzhounese Americans.  Queens Electrician

Over time, many new native Chinese immigrants from various provinces and regions of China began to arrive in New York City and settled in Flushing by word-of-mouth. This group of immigrants was fluent in Mandarin and multiple dialects of the provinces/regions. The first decade of the 1990s and 2000s witnessed the arrival of Fuzhounese Americans and Wenzhounese immigrants who predominantly spoke Mandarin and moved to Flushing and Elmhurst.  Flushing’s Chinese population grew more diverse over the next several years as immigrants from various provinces came in.


Flushing is home to several recognized New York City Landmarks, many listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many city landmarks are situated in the Queens Historical Society’s Freedom Mile. Flushing Town Hall on Northern Boulevard is the home of The Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, which is an affiliated entity with the Smithsonian Institution and houses an auditorium and a cultural center. Other vital landmarks comprise those of the Bowne House, Kingsland Homestead, The Weeping Beech, Old Quaker Meeting House, Flushing High School, St. George’s Church, and The Lewis H. Latimer House, and the interior of RKO Keith’s former film theater. There was a time when the National Guard formerly used the Flushing Armory on Northern Boulevard.

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