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Flushing place of cultural and religious tolerance

Flushing has the largest population of Asian American in New York area about 60% of the population is in fact Asian with very large Korean community from Union Street going West and a large Chinese from Main Street going east.

History of population influx

Flushing is to this VTer who loves the mix of cultures a wonderful place to see the American experience in action from the view of the Asians like Korean, and Chinese

Flushing is adding in more recent times South Asians and Latin American who are all mixing with an older Dutch, English, Jewish and African American "melting pot".

Vlissingen

Like many places in the New York area the place was settled by the Dutch in the 1640s the Dutch names the place Vlissingen after a town in the Netherlands which morphed to Flushing over the years. Flushing quickly became a place where English refugees settled under the Dutch authority. John Brown is the most famous example a Quaker who moved from Boston in about 1660. He was arrested for being a Quaker sent to Holland for Trial and this forces Governor Stuyvesant by court order to allow for religious freedom in all sects. The Quaker Meeting house in Flushing is reported to be the second oldest place of worship still in use in America.

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  • In a nutshell:Real American melting pot with Asian flavor
  • Last visit to Flushing: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated Oct 1, 2006
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  • Oct 4, 2007 at 4:22 PM

    Not a big fan of New York (especially NYC), but I am a fan of the state's cultural diversity. Thanks for taking the time to write about it.

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    Feb 27, 2007 at 12:04 AM

    Good tips, Ekahau. "Culture watching in Flushing" was great. I just wrote a new tip on the history of the name Flushing.

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    Jan 22, 2007 at 7:06 AM

    Paul, Nice page about Flushing. Did not know that there is a large Asian Community here. Cheers, SL

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