New York's other Chinatown: Flushing,...

New York's other Chinatown: Flushing, Queens

There are 18 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Feb 6, 2010, titled New York's other Chinatown: Flushing, Queens. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

For many visitors to New York, a trip to Chinatown means heading to Lower Manhattan.

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Diversity

United States

#1 Feb 9, 2010
I have never found Flushing's Chinatown to be of any of significance to Manhattan's Lower East Side. It's just doesn't have the energy or dynamicism of it's Manhattan rival. Basically it's all about Hong Kong vs Taipei or Cantonese vs Mandarin/Taiwanese. Then you have the other mini Brooklyn Chinatowns and again, it's the Cantonese who dominate once again. Hong Kong hands down!
Balto

Norwalk, CT

#2 Feb 10, 2010
All I know is that all the gals busted at Long Island "massage parlors" for being hookers are zipperheads from Flushing.

Years ago I lived at 161st Street and Northern Boulevard when Flushing was actually part of the United States.
Sluuuurp Yummie

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Feb 10, 2010
Diversity wrote:
I have never found Flushing's Chinatown to be of any of significance to Manhattan's Lower East Side. It's just doesn't have the energy or dynamicism of it's Manhattan rival. Basically it's all about Hong Kong vs Taipei or Cantonese vs Mandarin/Taiwanese. Then you have the other mini Brooklyn Chinatowns and again, it's the Cantonese who dominate once again. Hong Kong hands down!
Huh?!! Best restaurants, best markets, most diversity.

Not just Chinese, either. The neighborhood has Vietnamese, Afghan, Korean, Japanese, Indo-Pak and Russian restaurants.

Chinese? Cantonese, Fukienese, Mandarin, Shanghai, Taiwanese, Chinese vegetarian, Chinese hot-pot, Macanese, tong shui, and Malaysian restaurants.
Balto

Norwalk, CT

#5 Feb 10, 2010
Wu Su Sun wrote:
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We love you too, Mr. Balto.:)
Say hello Won Hung Lo for me, he used to pull my rickshaw.
Diversity

Mission, KS

#6 Feb 10, 2010
Sluuuurp Yummie wrote:
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Huh?!! Best restaurants, best markets, most diversity.
Not just Chinese, either. The neighborhood has Vietnamese, Afghan, Korean, Japanese, Indo-Pak and Russian restaurants.
Chinese? Cantonese, Fukienese, Mandarin, Shanghai, Taiwanese, Chinese vegetarian, Chinese hot-pot, Macanese, tong shui, and Malaysian restaurants.
We are comparing the Chinatowns not who is more diverse. Cantonese food is the best hands down. Hong Kong has the highest IQ in the world. This doesn't matter, but there is a reason why Chinese around HK are the most dynamic. We have everything and every character from a Triad to a Lawyer.
Diversity

Mission, KS

#7 Feb 10, 2010
Balto wrote:
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Say hello Won Hung Lo for me, he used to pull my rickshaw.
The Chinatown in Manhattan is huge and this reason is obvious. The Chinese Triads beat the Greaseball Mafiosos to the punch. Flushing is tame compared to Manhattan's Chinatown. Just study the history.
Sluuuurp Yummie

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Feb 10, 2010
Diversity wrote:
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The Chinatown in Manhattan is huge and this reason is obvious. The Chinese Triads beat the Greaseball Mafiosos to the punch. Flushing is tame compared to Manhattan's Chinatown. Just study the history.
Huh??!! That's why I like going to Flushing, not Chinatown, Manhattan.

Dark alleys and tong wars just don't perk up my appetite.
Mikey

Flushing, NY

#10 Feb 10, 2010
It amazes me how people are willing to spend their hard earned money to come here. I am spending my hard earned money to get the hell out.
Irv Epstien

Englishtown, NJ

#11 Feb 10, 2010
The correct name is Flu-Shing !
Diversity

United States

#12 Feb 10, 2010
Sluuuurp Yummie wrote:
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Huh??!! That's why I like going to Flushing, not Chinatown, Manhattan.
Dark alleys and tong wars just don't perk up my appetite.
Flushing is boring and it lacks the energy and even perhaps in variety when compared to lower Manhattan. People know too darn well that Cantonese are the most influential of all the Chinese in the West.
Special Edd

Central Islip, NY

#13 Feb 11, 2010
Sluuuurp Yummie wrote:
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Huh?!! Best restaurants, best markets, most diversity.
Not just Chinese, either. The neighborhood has Vietnamese, Afghan, Korean, Japanese, Indo-Pak and Russian restaurants.
Chinese? Cantonese, Fukienese, Mandarin, Shanghai, Taiwanese, Chinese vegetarian, Chinese hot-pot, Macanese, tong shui, and Malaysian restaurants.
It all tastes like cat to me.What's fukinese?Are the people called fukins?
Sluuuurp Yummie

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Feb 11, 2010
Special Edd wrote:
<quoted text>It all tastes like cat to me.What's fukinese?Are the people called fukins?
Fukien (pronounced Foo-jen) is a seaside area near Hong Kong. Food is marked by red-cooked dishes. Not well known in US but worth a try if you find one of these restaurants.

The word for fish in Chinese is "yu", so a traditional red cooked fish would be "Fook-Yu".
Diversity

Mission, KS

#15 Feb 11, 2010
Sluuuurp Yummie wrote:
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Fukien (pronounced Foo-jen) is a seaside area near Hong Kong. Food is marked by red-cooked dishes. Not well known in US but worth a try if you find one of these restaurants.
The word for fish in Chinese is "yu", so a traditional red cooked fish would be "Fook-Yu".
Some people try to compare the Chinese with the Jews in America and they say the Fukienese are like the Eastern European Jewish immigrants and the Cantonese are like the German Jews. The German Jews were once arrogant and condescending towards the Eastern European Jews because they were poorer and less educated. Eventually, the Eastern European Jews became educated and wealthier and started to overtake the German Jews in all facets if life. The same goes with the more established Cantonese who disdain the more recent Fukienese immigrants as being low class. Would the Fukienese one day overachieve and start to give Cantonese a run for their money? Only time will tell!
TRR

Hanover, MD

#16 Feb 11, 2010
Balto wrote:
All I know is that all the gals busted at Long Island "massage parlors" for being hookers are zipperheads from Flushing.
Years ago I lived at 161st Street and Northern Boulevard when Flushing was actually part of the United States.
JEEE-ZUS, BALTO, COULD YOU BE ANY MORE RACIST?
geewiz6191

Farmingdale, NY

#17 Feb 5, 2015
TRR wrote:
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JEEE-ZUS, BALTO, COULD YOU BE ANY MORE RACIST?
Seriously.....Balto sounds like an racist *$% and completely immature!

Since: Feb 15

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Feb 14, 2015
Go and spend some money down there. You know it is the best bargain in town.

Since: Feb 11

New York, NY

#19 Feb 14, 2015
There's a hole in the wall on 41st rd for good dumplings
kkkkkkk

Chicago, IL

#20 Feb 14, 2015
Not always people interest in shopping.It is good idea.Any male of this world who want best quality pure white skinned chinese male.Yes you can find it from there

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