Flushing Queens



Diversity is essential in Flushing, Queens. It is one of the most diverse places on the planet. Many immigrants travel to the bustling streets of Flushing, Queens to have the taste of New York City life, yet still see familiar languages on billboards, and familiar religious congregations that are too important to leave behind. You can travel one way to taste wonderful authentic Chinese dumplings, and another way for the luscious smells of Korean choco pies. It is as almost if Flushing Queens is a city within a city. Business traders, restaurant owners, and merchants of all ethnicities know the special impact Flushing has and how the familiarity of home to many immigrants is important. Especially to the average youngster like newly immigrated David Zhang, who upon arriving to New York City met a friend who quickly told him that "Flushing is the place to be". The little stories like this show the beauty of how one place can create a whole new view of Flushing, Queens to not only a "rookie" New Yorker but to the regular Native New Yorker. Its the different languages, foods, and faces that must be appreciated and make Flushing, Queens the diverse melting pot it is today.