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Downtown Flushing

Downtown Flushing in Queens is home to a vibrant Chinatown.

Queens's Chinatown is Full of Authentic (and Inexpensive) Cuisine

Venture out to Queens for a master course in Asian cuisine. Sample dishes from Shanghai, Taiwan, Xi'an, and beyond in restaurants ranging from cramped stalls to sprawling dim sum palaces.

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At a Glance

  • Squeeze in: Flushing-Main Street on the 7 line is the busiest subway station outside Manhattan.
  • Big screen: The Unisphere, a 120-foot-tall sculpture of Earth, made its debut at the 1964 World's Fair; it has also been in movies like Men in Black.
  • Power to the people: In 1657, citizens drafted the "Flushing Remonstrance" to object the governor's decision to ban Quaker worship.

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About Downtown Flushing

Downtown Flushing feels like a crowded Asian city center. In the 1970s, Taiwanese immigrants started a trend that put Flushing on the path to becoming the heart of Queens's Asian community. Visitors exiting the Flushing-Main Street 7 subway station, at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and Main Street, find themselves surrounded in all directions by people, and more importantly food. From its tiny market stalls and Asian food courts to vast, multi-level restaurants, Downtown Flushing is a Read More [+]

LIVING in Queens

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WBF? Real Estate Terms Decoded

Hunting for real estate in New York City – whether you want to buy, rent or sublet – requires command of a veritable alphabet soup of acronyms Read More »

New York City travelers (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Museums Worth the Extra Mile

Most visitors to the city rarely leave the island of Manhattan, or if they do, it’s often to get better views of it. But venture further afield and you’ll find fascinating museums throughout the outer boroughs, and even across Read More »


Score a deal on rent (photo: iStockphoto)

9 Ways to Score a Rent Deal

New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the United States, if not the world, in which to live. It’s not unusual for even studio apartments to go for $2,000 a month. Given that most landlords want your annual income to be at least Read More »

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New York Companies with the Best Perks

A recent study commissioned by found that 95 percent of people surveyed said benefits and perks were the determining factor of whether or not to take a job, even over salary Read More »

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