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Old June 23rd, 2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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NYC's Largest Chinatown, and other photos!

Here are some photos I took on a hot day yesterday of Flushing, Queens, a large Chinese/Korean neighborhood 45 minutes or so from Manhattan on the 7 train. When I'm stuck in the NY area but craving something exotic, I sometimes take the train here. I have no proof, but from my travels and general knowledge, I suspect Flushing might be the largest urban Asian neighborhood in the world outside of Asia.

First up, a large Dim Sum restaurant also commonly used for Chinese-American weddings.

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Then a Korean bakery down the street. I'd put the demographics of the walkable part of Flushing as something like 80% Chinese and 20% Korean. Perhaps skewing even more Chinese. The bulk of the Korean areas are in a little Korean Village 20 minutes walk from Main Street Flushing, near the LIRR station, and in car oriented parts of Queens I'm less familiar with.

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Typical building one block from the main street. The block length is quite long though, kind of like a Manhattan avenue block, with lots of shops and restaurants on the side streets in between.

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On one of those side streets heading toward Main Street

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A large foodcourt in what I think is called the New World Mall. This is the largest and newest mall in Flushing. There were plans to build an even larger mixed use retail/commercial/residential development on a very large municipal parking lot, but the plans seem to have stalled out.

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The view out of a 2nd floor window in the mall.

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And on Main Street Flushing

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Inside a ramshackle but very tasty foodcourt called the Golden Mall.

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Supermarket fish section

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Going onto various side streets. There has been quite a lot of development going on, all of it done by the large Asian business community.

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Inside a Chinese-themed Sheraton

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The crew from a China Airlines flight checking in

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Now some bonus photos of Brighton Beach, a Russian community in Brooklyn accessible by the B and Q trains, on some weekday about 2 weeks ago

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Bryant Park

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And my apartment view this morning!

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