Almost every town in America has a Main Street where you will find a bustling business district. Flushing, New York is no exception. Located in the New York City borough of Queens, Flushing’s Main Street is a hub of activity. In honor of this great community, here is a quick guide to Flushing, Queens:
Shopping District: For years, Flushing has been my best kept secret, but today I’m willing to share my secret with you. Whenever I am in search of some trendy clothes, jewelry, or accessories at a cheap price I head over to Flushing’s Main Street. I love to scour its small stores looking for that hidden gem.
Stores selling stylish clothes, accessories, cell phone cases, beauty products, and food line the streets of Flushing. Street vendors offer an array of merchandise from fruits to socks. It varies day by day. Some of my prized Flushing finds include costume jewelry for less than $3, hair accessories for $1, and fashion accessories for $10 or less.
In addition to small stores, there are also well-known stores such as Macy’s, Mango, and Modell’s. There is also a mall located on Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue called the New World Mall.
The New World Mall offers a vast array of shopping under one roof. Known as “New York’s Largest Indoor Asian Mall,” the shopping center includes a supermarket, food court, and many clothing stores. For more information about the New World Mall, visit their website at NewWorldMallNY.com.
Food: Anyone familiar with this area knows that Flushing is an excellent place to find authentic Asian food in restaurants and grocery stores. Many people travel to this area specifically for the food.
Citi Field: The home of the Mets MLB team is a major attraction in this area. Transportation to Citi Field is as easy as taking the 7 train from Manhattan. Click here for more information about Citi Field.
Flushing Post Office: Architectural enthusiasts will love the Flushing Post Office. Located on Main Street and Sanford Avenue, this building, built in 1934, is home to a beautiful mural that depicts early American settlers to the area. To see pictures of the mural, visit Flicker.com.
LaGuardia Airport: LaGuardia Airport is easily accessible from Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue by taking the Q48 bus.
Helpful Hints: The streets are always crowded, but they tend to be especially congested Monday-Friday during business hours. When you visit, allow yourself extra time to get where you want to go and bring plenty of patience.