When you think of Flushing, you probably think of dim sum -- and for good reason. However, the diverse neighborhood has much more to offer than just delectable dumplings. (Although we’ll recommend a couple of places for good measure -- Flushing is, after all, home to Queens' Chinatown.)
When you step off the last Queens stop on the No. 7 train, you might, for a brief moment, think you teleported to a Hong Kong neighborhood.
But Flushing has hosted a wide range of groups over the centuries: the Matinecock Indians once lived there, then later in the 1600s the area became home to a Dutch settlement called Vlissingen (“Flushing” comes from a mispronunciation of the name by the English).
Here’s some of what you shouldn’t miss in one of New York City’s iconic neighborhoods.
Get caffeinated at Ten Ren Tea
Pair that tea with a Tai Pan pastry
Tour the Voelker Orth Museum
DIg into dumplings at White Bear
Drink like a local at Paradise Alley
Nature up at Queens Botanical Garden
Feed your Instagram at the Unisphere
Survey your options at New World Mall