In Your Neighborhood: Flushing, Queens

- When Queens County was formed in 1683, Flushing was one of its original five towns. At the time it was mostly farmland but by the 20th Century businesses were booming.

The intersection at Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue is the third busiest in New York, behind only Times Square and Herald Square. Flushing now has a larger Asian population that Manhattan's Chinatown. The No. 7 train makes getting here a snap.

Economically, things are booming. One Fulton Square houses a hotel and several businesses. And the retail space Queens Crossing is undergoing a major overhaul. I decided to try a few new offerings in the food hall.

Just a few blocks from Flushing's commercial district are quiet, residential tree-lined streets

Flushing is home to Flushing Meadows-Cororna Park, which houses the U.S. Tennis Center, CitiField, the Queens Museum, and the iconic Unisphere.

History, diversity, great food and lots of green spaces -- flushing has something for everyone.

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