The Past & Future of NYC: Flushing, Queens

Janes Walk


Led By John Choe, Executive Director / Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce

An exploration of the most diverse and dynamic community in America! We will explore the many challenges (e.g., housing, transportation, education) faced by our community from October 10, 1645, when Flushing was chartered by the Dutch West India Company as part of the New Netherland colony, to its present-day incarnation as a port of entry for immigrants and global hub for international commerce. You are welcome to chat and eat at the end.


Downtown Flushing, Queens, is a multi-modal transportation hub and can be accessed by two dozen bus routes, the 7 Train terminus, an LIRR station, and a taxi stand on Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Unfortunately, the City has not established CitiBike service nor protected bike lanes in downtown Flushing (so bike at your own risk)! The area is eminently walkable (with the second highest pedestrian count in NYC), but due to traffic congestion and crowded sidewalks, wheelchair access may be slow (all transit stations are accessible).

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Saturday, May 6, 2023
11:00 AM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Queens
Theme: Advocacy, Food & Entertainment, History & Culture
Language: English
Main Street and Lippmann Plaza, Downtown Flushing, Queens. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Tdorante10. Modifications: photo cropped.