Northeastern Queens: Flushing

Flushing is a mixed middle class commercial & residential neighborhood. Flushing was established by English settlers in 1645. The settlement was originally termed with the Dutch name Vlissingen, then later anglicized to Flushing. Downtown Flushing is the 4th largest business district in NYC.

Pictured is the Lippman Plaza entrance to the Main Street Station on the 7 IRT Flushing Line. This entrance opened in 1999, but the station itself originates back to 1928. It is a 3 track 2 island station which runs to NYC’s Times Square.

The intersection of Main Street & Roosevelt Ave is the 3rd busiest intersection in NYC, behind only Times Square & Herald Square.

The History section is in collaboration with Steve Vazquez of Queenscapes.