Quick Fact: Flushing is the most diverse & dynamic community in the United States
Two-thirds of Flushing’s population is Asian American, including residents with roots in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, India and Afghanistan. That alone accounts for Flushing’s vibrancy and also for its neighborhood vibe—many of the businesses here are family owned, running multiple generations deep. As Christina Seid, owner of Flushing Ice Cream Factory, puts it, “[Flushing] is like Sesame Street—you walk down the street and you know everybody.”
Show love and support for Asian American and Pacific Islander owned businesses by picking up a Boston cream pie from Yeh’s, trying wontons at White Bear and browsing books at Xinhua. Check out the itinerary below, then head to our list of organizations and resources for more ideas of how to support NYC’s Asian community.