Buses 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20A, 20B, 25, 27, 34, 44, 48, 65, 66, and QB1 serve Flushing. The QM2 runs express to midtown.
The Whitestone Expressway connects Flushing north to the Bronx, south to the Van Wyck to JFK, and to the Grand Central and LaGuardia. Northern Boulevard and Main Street are the big commercial streets.
Flushing Real Estate and Apartments:
- July 2005
- Apartments: studio, $800+; 1-br, $950-$1400; 2-br, $1100-$2000; 3-br, $1500+
- Co-ops, $120k - $350k
- Condos, $150k - $500k
- 1-Family Houses, $500k+
- 2-Family Houses, $600k+
Flushing Restaurants, Bakeries, and Markets:
Gum Fong (136-28 39th Ave) serves dim sum by day and Cantonese dishes in the evening. Next to a Hindu temple, Dosa Hutt (45-63 Bowne St) is the best place in Queens for the quintessential south Indian snack/meal of dosas.
A town in the original Queens County, Flushing grew rapidly after joining New York City in 1898. By the 1950s it was Queens' largest commercial district.
Flushing Main Streets and Shopping:
Northern Boulevard also bustles, but with less foot traffic. It's an extended Koreatown strip that stretches east through Bayside and into Nassau County.
Green Spaces and Landmarks:
Flushing Town Hall isn't a town hall, but a great spot for local art and music. Historic Bowne House (37-01 Bowne St) is closed for repair.
Crime and Safety in Flushing:
The 109th Precinct (including College Point) reported the following crimes for the year-to-date (6/12/05): 1 murder (3 in 2004), 11 rapes (6 in 2004), 136 robberies (135 in 2004), 80 felonious assaults (115 in 2004), and 210 burglaries (234 in 2004).
- See Flushing For Yourself: Photos of Flushing, Queens
- Flushing Problems: Traffic, congestion, and overdevelopment are community concerns. Pollution cleanup and development of the Flushing River and Willets Point Iron Triangle are continually advanced.
- Famous Residents: Actress Fran Drescher and singer Paul Simon grew up in Flushing.
- Queens College: South of the LIE from the downtown, Queens College is one of the more highly regarded CUNY institutions (63-50 Kissena Blvd, 718-997-5000).
- Library: Flushing Branch, 41-17 Main St, 718-661-1200
- Parking: Avoid Main Street. Side streets are tough. Parking lots in the downtown are your best options. The sprawling Flushing #1 Municipal Parking Field is the best bet (37th Ave at Union St).
- Post Office: 41-65 Main St, 11355
- Movies: National Amusements College Point Multiplex Cinemas, 28-55 Ulmer St, Whitestone, NY 11357, 718-886-4900
- Police Station: 109th Precinct, 37-05 Union St, 11354, 718-321-2250
- Community Board 7: 133-32 41st Rd, Suite 3B, 11355, 718-359-2800
- Local History: Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, Weeping Beech Park, 143-35 37th Ave, 11354, 718-939-0647 x17
- Flushing Business Improvement District (BID), 39-01 Main St, Suite 507, 718-888-1805
- Flushing Chamber of Commerce and Business Association, c/o National Bank of NY, 138th St & 38th Ave, 718-358-4400
- Flushing Chinese Business Association, 40-42 Main St, 3rd fl, 718-353-2320
- Korean American Association of Flushing, c/o Hanmi Realty, 37-17 Union St, 3rd fl, 718-961-8801
- Banking: Find local and national banks on Main and Roosevelt. Queens County Savings Bank (156-18 Northern Blvd) started in Flushing and is part of New York Community Bank.
- Health Club: The Flushing Y has a gym and classes but its pool gets packed (13846 Northern Blvd, 718-961-6880).
- Zip Code: 11354, 11355, and parts of 11358, 11365, and 11367