Profile for Flushing, New York, NY
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Flushing is a neighborhood of Queens
The community name is an English form of the Dutch "Vlissingen," for the town in the Netherlands
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Flushing. For links to other places called Flushing, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
Elevation is 85 feet.
Site of early stand for religious tolerance; residents in 1657 defied Gov. Peter Stuyvesant's order to shun Quakers
The 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs occurred here
Filming location for:
· 2006 movie, "Half Nelson"
· 1999 movie, "8MM"
Well-known residents have included:
· Lewis Mumford, writer
· Martin Scorsese, director
· James D. Wetherbee, astronaut
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Greek Festival - Oct. 4-7, 2007
- US Open - Aug. 27-Sept. 9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Flushing web sites and events links in the sections below.
Flushing attractions: Queens Botanical Garden
Historic sites and museums: New York Hall of Science, Queens Museum of Art, Louis Armstrong's House, Kingsland Homestead
Colleges and universities:
CUNY - Queens College
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NY communities formerly known as Flushing:
�Corona, Queens County
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