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    Flushing, Queens County, New York, United States

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Flushing was established as a settlement of New Netherland on October 10, 1645, on the eastern bank of Flushing Creek. It was named Vlissingen, after the European base of the Dutch West India company. The English took control of New Amsterdam in 1664, and when Queens County was established in 1683, it was one of the original five towns of Queens. In 1898, Flushing was consolidated into the City of New York. An immigrant population, composed mostly of Chinese and Koreans, settled in Flushing in the late 20th century. Flushing is served by several stations on the Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Branch, as well as the New York City Subway's IRT Flushing Line (7 and 7> trains), which has its terminus at Main Street. The neighborhood is located in Queens Community District 7, and its ZIP Codes are 11354, 11355, and 11358. It is patrolled by the New Yorkers City Police Department's 109th Precinct.Flushing is the site of the first commercial nurseries in North America, the most prominent being the Prince, Bloodgood, and Parsons nurseries on the north side of Kissena Park. The town was dissolved in 1898 when Queens became a borough, and the term "Flushing" today usually refers to a much smaller area, such as the former Village of Parsons, a 14-acre tract of preserved exotic specimen specimens on the east side of the Queens River.


Flushing is the primary city name, but also Auburndale are acceptable city names or spellings, Queens, Sta A on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. Flushing was originally inhabited by the Matinecoc Indians prior to colonization and European settlement. On October 10, 1645, Flushing was established on the eastern bank of Flushing Creek under charter of the Dutch West India Company. In 1656, New Amsterdam Director-General Peter Stuyvesant issued an edict prohibiting the harboring of Quakers. Flushing is claimed to be a birthplace of religious freedom in the New World. The town was dissolved in 1898 when 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. The site of the first commercial tree nurseries in North America, the most prominent being the Prince, Bloodgood, and Parsons nurseries. A 14-acre (5.7 ha) tract of Parsons's exotic specimens was preserved on the north side of Kissena Park. The official seal was merely the words, "Village of Flushes", surrounded by nondescript flowers or other flowers. No other emblem or flag is known to have been used to represent the Village of Flushings. During the 19th century, as New York. City grew in economic vitality, the area was critical in its transformation into a fashionable residential area. On April 15, 1837, the Village was incorporated within the Town of FlUSHING. The name Flushing has been used since the early 20th century to refer to the area within Queens County.


Community Board 7 comprises Flushing, College Point, and Whitestone. In 2018, the median household income in Community Board 7 was $51,284. An estimated 25% of residents lived in poverty, compared to 19% in all of Queens and 20% in New York City. One in seventeen residents (6%) were unemployed. Flushing is considered to be high-income relative to the rest of the city and not gentrifying. The neighborhood has an average life expectancy of 84.3 years.:2,20 This is longer than the median life expectancy for all New York. City neighborhoods.:53 (PDF p. 84) Most inhabitants are middle-aged and elderly: 22% are between the ages of between 25 and 44, 30% between 45 and 64, and 18% over 65. The ratio of youth and college-aged residents was lower, at 17% and 7%, respectively.:2As of 2018, Flushing and Whitestones are considered to have a high income relative to all of New York and are considered high- income. Based on this calculation, as of 2018, as of Flushing, Whitestone, and College Point are considered a high- Income Relative to the. rest of Queens. and all of NYC. The average age of a resident in Flushing was 44.7 years old, and the average age for a resident of Whitestone was 45.2 years old. The median age for residents of Community Board7 was 49.2.

Cultural enclaves

Flushing Chinatown, or Mandarin Town is the world's largest and one of the fastest-growing Chinatowns. In Mandarin, Flushing is known as "Falasheng" (Chinese: ; pinyin: Flshèng) Flushing now rivals Manhattan's Chinatown as a center of Chinese culture. There is a 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. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the Korean population of Queens was 64,107. Flushing's Chinatown ranked as New York City's second largest Chinese community with 33,526 Chinese, surpassed only by the Brooklyn Chinatown and larger than Manhattan'satown. The Lunar New Year Parade has become a growing annual celebration of Chinese New Year. The popular styles of Chinese cuisine are ubiquitously accessible in FlUSHing, including Hakka, Taiwanese, Shanghainese, Hunanese, Szechuan, Cantonese, Fujianese, Xinjiang, Zhejiang, and Korean Chinese cuisine. Even the relatively obscure Dongbei style of cuisine indigenous to Northeast China is now available in Flushing, as well as Mongolian cuisine and Uyghur cuisine. In addition, several Chinese supermarkets such as Hong Kong Supermarket and New York Supermarket have locations in Flushes. The World Journal, one of. the largest Chinese-language newspapers outside China, is headquartered in adjacent Whitestone.


Linden Hill was originally a rural estate owned by the Mitchell family. Murray Hill is often confused with the larger Murray Hill neighborhood on the East Side of Manhattan. Queensboro Hill is a part of ZIP Codes 11355 and 11367 and contains the NewYorkPresbyterian/Queens hospital. Waldheim is a small district of upscale "in-town" suburban architecture known for its large homes in the woods. Notable residents include the Helmann family of piano-making fame, as well as the Steinway family of Notimentable fame, who lived in the area until the 1960s. North Flushing is a residential area with many large homes. The name refers to the area served by the "Broadway" station of the Long Island Rail Road. Part of this area has been designated a State and Federal historic district due to the elegant, park-like character of the neighborhood. This area is often referred to as South Flushing, an estate subdivision constructed between 1875 and 1925. The Waldheim neighborhood is primarily constructed primarily and constructed in 1925 and 1925, between Sanford and 45th Avenue on the north, Bowne on the west and Parsons Boulevard on the east. The area is immediately southeast of the downtown Flushing commercial core, adjacent to the commercial core and adjacent to Kissena Park, a small suburb of New York City. It is also known as the "Waldheim" neighborhood, which was the home of some of Flushing's wealthiest residents until the 1950s.

Points of interest

Flushing has many registered New York City Landmarks, several of which are also located on the National Register of Historic Places. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, an 897-acre (3.63 km²) park, is the largest park in Queens. The site hosted two World's Fairs, in 1939-1940 and 1964-1965, and the park infrastructure reflects the construction undertaken for the Fairs. The Queens Botanical Garden is located on 39 acres (16 ha) and has been in operation continuously since its opening as an exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair. There are more than 200 houses of worship in Flushing, including the Quaker Meeting House, the historic Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, the Hindu Temple Society of North America, the Muslim Center of New York, and St. George's Episcopal Church. The New York State Zoo and Queens Museum of Art are the largest built in the Park; New York Hall of Science; and the Queens Theatre of the Art and Science are the second largest in the city. The Flushing Town Hall on Northern Boulevard is the headquarters of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and houses a concert hall and cultural center. There is a stone marker for the two 5,000-year 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.

Police and crime

Flushing, College Point, and Whitestone are patrolled by the 109th Precinct of the NYPD. The precinct ranked 9th safest out of 69 patrol areas for per-capita crime in 2010. As of 2018, with a non-fatal assault rate of 17 per 100,000 people, the precinct's rate of violent crimes per capita is less than that of the city as a whole. Crimes across all categories have decreased by 83.7% between 1990 and 2018. The Precinct reported 6 murders, 30 rapes, 202 robberies, 219 felony assaults, 324 burglaries, 970 grand larcenies, and 126 grand larsenies auto in 2018. It has a lower crime rate than in the 1990s, with crimes across all category having decreased by 80% since 1990. The incarceration rate of 145 per 100, 000 people is lower than the city's as-a-whole incarceration rate.:8. It is located at 37-05 Union Street, Flushing, New York City, NY. For confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch, or see for details. In the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255. For support in the UK, call the Salvation Army at 08457 909090.

Fire safety

Flushing contains the following New York City Fire Department (FDNY) fire stations:Engine Company 273/Ladder Company 129 40-18 Union Street.Engine Company 274/Battalion 52 41-20 Murray Street. FDNY EMS Station 52 is located at 135-16 38th Avenue. Flushing is located on the East River in Queens, New York. It is located in the Queens borough of Queens. It has a population of approximately 2.2 million. The city is home to one of the largest fire departments in the U.S., with more than 2,000 firefighters. It also has the largest number of fire hydrants in the city, with over 1,000 in use. The town also has a number of parks, including the Flushing Playground, which was built in the 1950s. The Flushing River runs through the town. It was named after Flushing, Queens, where the city's first fire station was established in 1881. The current FDNY fire station is at 41-18 Murray Street, which is on the east side of the river. The Fire Department has a total of six fire stations in Flushing. The fire department has more than 1,200 firefighters in the borough. The FDNY also has an EMS station, which serves Flushing and parts of Queens and Queens. In addition to the fire stations, Flushing has a fire marshal's office and a fire station for the Queens East River, which lies on the West River.


As of 2018, preterm births and births to teenage mothers are less common in Flushing and Whitestone than in other places citywide. In 2018, 71% of residents described their health as "good," "very good," or "excellent," lower than the city's average of 78%. The nearest major hospitals are NewYorkPresbyterian/Queens and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Numerous tertiary medical clinics also serve the residents of Flushing. The concentration of fine particulate matter, the deadliest type of air pollutant, is 0.0073 milligrams per cubic metre (7.3×109 oz/cu ft), less than the City of New York average of 0.0173. In Flushing, there are 6 bodegas, compared to the city average of 7. For every 1,000 live births, 63 live births are preterm, and 8 live births to teen mothers are teenage. The population of uninsured residents was estimated to be 14, slightly higher than the average of 12%. The city has a higher than average population of residents who are uninsured, with a rate of 14% in 2018. The average age of a Flushing resident is 44 years old, compared with the citywide average of 48 years old. The city's median household income is $50,000, compared as the average citywide rate is $48,000. The percentage of residents with a bachelor's degree or higher is higher than citywide averages.

Post offices and ZIP Codes

Flushing is covered by multiple ZIP Codes. ZIP Codes prefixed with 113 are administered from a sectional center at the Flushing Post Office. The U.S. Post Office operates three post offices nearby: Flushing Station, Linden Hill Station and Station A. The 113-prefixed area extends west to Elmhurst and Jackson Heights; southwest to Ridgewood; south to Forest Hills; southeast to Fresh Meadows; and east to Bayside and Little Neck. It also includes parts of College Point and Whitestone, which are part of ZIP Codes 11356 and 11357. The area is also covered by ZIP codes 11354, 11355, 11358 and 11358-11356. It is also included in ZIP codes 1151, 1152, 1153, 1154, 1155, 1156, 1157, 1158, 1159, 11510, 11511, 11512, 11513, 11514, 11515, 11516, 11517, 11518, 11519, 11520, 11521, 11522, 11523, 1124, 1125, 1126, 1127, 1128, 1129, 1130, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1135, 1136, 1137, 1138, 1139, 1140, 1141, 1142, 1143, 1144, 1145, 1146, 1147, 1148, 1149, 1150, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1154, 1155, 1156, 1157, 1158, 1159, 1160, 1161, 1162, 1163, 1164, 1165, 1166, 1167, 1168, 1169, 1170, 1171, 1172, 1173, 1174, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1182, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190, 1192, 1193, 1194, 1195, 1196, 1197, 1198, 1199, 11100, 11102, 11104, 11105, 11106, 11107, 11108, 11109, 11110, 11111, 11112, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1119, 11.

  • Flushing's population in Queens County, New York of 1,037 residents in 1900 has increased 24,31-fold to 25,206 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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