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Category: Places

Food | 30th October 2019

Local Spotlight: Union Sushi

ShengHu Cui has loved eating sushi his whole life, so much so that when he first came to America, he knew immediately opening a sushi business was his calling. After an apprenticeship with a sushi master in Boston, he developed a true passion for his craft. He started selling sushi in supermarket stalls in Westchester […]

Places | 29th October 2019

A Day in the Life of the Flushing YMCA

Written by Joey Rodriguez Before the sun rises, before the coffee is brewed, before New York City and Queens have hit their daily stride, the Flushing YMCA opens. The larger of the two pools on-site is adjusted for temperature, the deck cleared of any obstructions. Lifeguards ready their whistles and safety equipment and prepare for […]

Celebration | 11th October 2019

Celebrate Freedom & Diversity at the Queens Interfaith Unity Walk

In 1657, the farmers of Flushing courageously stood up for our freedom of conscience (telling Governor Stuyvesant that the “law of love, peace and liberty in the states extend[s] to Jews, Turks and Egyptians”). Since then, religious freedom has become a bedrock of our society and we have all benefited from this legacy of peaceful coexistence. Flushing, now […]

Event | 13th September 2019

Explore Flushing’s Victorian Past

September is a great time to enjoy late summer weather and the bounty of a summer garden. The Voelker Orth Museum welcomes guests to take a step back in time to the days when home gardens and backyard gatherings were a big part of life in Queens. The Museum occupies a Victorian 1890s house, a […]

Event | 8th May 2019

Jack Eichenbaum to Lead Sacred Sites Tour

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm Start Location:Quaker Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354End Location: St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 136-76 41st Avenue Flushing, NY 11355 Advanced registration is required at https://bit.ly/2DGa37V. The New York Landmarks Conservancy: Flushing Sacred Sites Tour Queens is the most diverse county in the United States. With nearly half of […]

Event | 25th March 2019

Explore the International Express with the Queens Borough Historian!

This series of six walks and connecting rides along North Queens’ transportation corridor became a signature tour, focusing on what the #7 Train did to and for surrounding neighborhoods since it began service in 1914. In the New World of the Number 7 Train, walks take place in the Hudson Yards, the Long Island City shoreline, […]

Places | 25th January 2019

The Art of Fencing in Flushing

The Queens Fencing Club is the place to cross swords and have fun. The Olympic sport of fencing has lunged into Flushing and is now flourishing in Queens.  Suit up! Don your mask! Pick your weapon and get EN GARDE. With its club open centrally in the Flushing/Bayside area, the Queens Fencing Club has since […]

Entertainment | 8th December 2018

Explore History & Culture on #HollyTour2018

The holidays are up-and-coming! Treat your friends and family to the great history of Flushing through the Holiday Historical House Tour this weekend on Sunday, December 9, 1-5pm. With just one ticket, guests can visit SEVEN historical houses, landmarks, and museums! Sites will include musical performances, enjoyable holiday crafts, and themed seasonal displays and decorations as […]

Places | 5th December 2018

Alumni Store in Flushing

Flushing, already known for delicious food spots like New World Mall, bargain brand names at Skyview Mall, not to mention tourist meccas like the 1964 World’s Fair Unisphere, is about to get a new “hype” shoe store: Alumni. “This is not just a sneaker store, but a premium high concept boutique,” said Jaeki Cho, store […]

Places | 9th November 2018

Holiday Shopping Guide

Flushing Fantastic’s top unique holiday gifts, and the best places to shop for them in our neighborhood The holidays are a time for giving, we all know that, but the giving doesn’t have to stop at loved ones. By shopping local we create a giving multiplier, not only bringing joy to friends and family, but […]

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