by Michael Hsu, 01/01/2010
Main Street in Flushing, Queens. Photo: Will Steacy
Although Flushing's Chinatown may not be as well known as Manhattan's, the Queens enclave is just as bustling, diverse and exciting—if not more so. Still, there's much more to the area than great dim sum. Whether you're looking for the most authentic Asian cuisine, an ancient herbal remedy or an impossible-to-find Japanese comic book, Flushing is the place to go. The neighborhood is home to some of the City's best attractions, including world-class sports venues, lush gardens, performance spaces and a public library that's the busiest in the entire country. Whether you hop on the 7 train to the Flushing/Main St. stop for dinner or make a day trip touring the various museums, you'll find that Flushing's offerings are as diverse as its residents. And with the Lunar New Year recently upon us, there's no better time to explore.