Flushing is a neighborhood in the north central part of Queens, a borough of New York. It has two diversely distinct neighborhoods, College Point and Whitestone. Today, it is recognized as one of the largest and most diverse neighborhoods in New York City.
Historic landmarks in Flushing include Flushing Town Hall and the Queens Botanical Garden. The Flushing Town Hall is affiliated with Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian Institutions and houses a concert hall and cultural center. The Queens Botanical Garden displays several nurseries and plant exhibits. Because there are several public parks and playgrounds, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation was established to manage all of them. Notable parks include Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, Kissena Park, and Bowne Park. The New York City Department of Education oversees all of the five public high schools in the area. Queens College and the City University of New York School of Law are located in Flushing. Public transportation is well-managed in Flushing. The Flushing Number 7 subway line is managed by the New York City Transit Authority. Several bus routes provide transportation throughout the area. Major highways in the city include the Whitestone Expressway, Grand Central Parkway and Van Wyck Expressway.