Quiet residential streets contrast Flushing's immense and active Chinatown, all served by the 7 Train.

Although many first mention its cramped and lively Chinatown when talking about Flushing, this diverse Queens neighborhood is comprised of more than delicious hole-in-the-wall restaurants and busy food stalls. Flushing is a neighborhood that supports a vast array of communities, from quiet Manhattan commuters to families that spend their weekends playing baseball. Flushing may boast a top-notch Chinatown, but plenty of hidden gems line this chummy neighborhood’s more suburban-feeling side streets.

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On the Map

Flushing is within Queens and bordered by Whitestone, Kew Garden Hills, College Point, Bayside, Flushing Meadows, Utopia, and Fresh Meadows

JFK Airport: 21 minutes by cab
Laguardia Airport: 16 minutes by cab
Times Square: 45 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 50 minutes by subway

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A Quiet Queens Neighborhood and a Bustling Chinatown

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There's more to Flushing than its industrious and engaging Chinatown. Flushing is a quiet Queens community that walks its own pace and enjoys the view along the way.

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That's not to say Flushing's Chinatown isn't a spectacular attraction. Many argue that it's even better than Manhattan's.

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Outside its Chinatown, Flushing is filled with dynamic spaces, places, and faces.

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Colonial farmhouses commingle with bodegas, cafes, and churches. The neighborhood's diversity is evident on every corner.

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A Thriving Chinese Community

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Flushing's Chinatown is one of the world's fastest growing ethnic enclaves.

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Celebrated for its immense density, Chinatown's countless shops, stalls, markets, and restaurants congenially crowd into Flushing's core.

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Cameron Blaylock

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Cameron Blaylock is a photographer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2010 Cameron received a European Diploma in Fine Arts from Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany. Having been a full-time Brooklyn resident for just over one year, the Airbnb Neighborhoods Project helped Cameron further understand and appreciate the massive, multi-layered, singular organism that is New York City.