A report on New York City and Flushing, Queens

New Amsterdam, centered in the eventual Lower Manhattan, in 1664, the year England took control and renamed it "New York"
Old Flushing Burial Ground, used in the 17th and 18th centuries, now a park
Fort George and the City of New York c. 1731. Royal Navy ships of the line are seen guarding what would become New York Harbor.
Ash Street, now called Ash Avenue, in the early 20th century
Columbia University was founded by royal charter in 1754 under the name of King's College.
Flushing in 1882
The Battle of Long Island, the largest battle of the American Revolution, took place in Brooklyn in 1776.
Map of Flushing in 1891
Broadway follows the Native American Wickquasgeck Trail through Manhattan.
Flushing Chinatown
The current 5 boroughs of Greater New York as they appeared in 1814. Bronx was in Westchester County, Queens County included modern Nassau County, Kings County had 6 towns, one of which was Brooklyn, New York City is shown by hatching in southern New York County on the island of Manhattan, and Richmond County on Staten Island.
Street vendor selling fruit under the Flushing–Main Street LIRR station
A construction worker atop the Empire State Building as it was being built in 1930. The Chrysler Building is behind him.
Manhattan's Little Italy, Lower East Side, circa 1900
Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam Hindu Temple
The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, a designated U.S. National Historic Landmark and National Monument, as the site of the June 1969 Stonewall riots and the cradle of the modern gay rights movement
Sikh Center in Flushing
United Airlines Flight 175 hits the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Map of Waldheim, early 20th century
The core of the New York City metropolitan area, with Manhattan Island at its center
Flushing Commons, seen from Lippmann Plaza near 39th Avenue and 138th Street
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Lower and Midtown Manhattan, as seen by a SkySat satellite in 2017
The East-West School
Central Park in Winter by Raymond Speers, in Munsey's Magazine, February 1900
Queens College's Student Union building
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park was used in both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fair, with the Unisphere as the centerpiece of the latter and which remains today.
Branch of the Queens Public Library in Flushing
The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York Harbor is a symbol of the United States and its ideals of freedom, democracy, and opportunity.
The Flushing–Main Street, the terminal station of the IRT Flushing Line
View of The Pond and Midtown Manhattan from the Gapstow Bridge in Central Park, one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, in 2019
California sea lions play at the Bronx Zoo, the world's largest metropolitan zoo.
A map of racial distribution in New York, 2010 U.S. census. Each dot is 25 people:
The landmark Neo-Gothic Roman Catholic St. Patrick's Cathedral, Midtown Manhattan
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents in Brooklyn. Brooklyn has the largest Jewish community in the United States, with approximately 600,000 individuals.
The Islamic Cultural Center of New York in Upper Manhattan was the first mosque built in New York City.
Ganesh Temple in Flushing, Queens, is the oldest Hindu temple in the Western Hemisphere.
The New York Stock Exchange, by a significant margin the world's largest stock exchange per market capitalization of its listed companies, at US$23.1 trillion as of April 2018. Pictured is the exchange's building on Wall Street.
The Deutsche Bank Center as viewed from Central Park West
Times Square is the hub of the Broadway theater district and a media center. It also has one of the highest annual attendance rates of any tourist attraction in the world, estimated at 50 million.
The I Love New York logo, designed by Milton Glaser in 1977
Rockefeller Center is home to NBC Studios.
Times Square Studios, home of Good Morning America
Butler Library at Columbia University, described as one of the most beautiful college libraries in the United States
The Washington Square Arch, an unofficial icon of both New York University (NYU) and its Greenwich Village neighborhood
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, affiliated with Columbia University and Cornell University, the largest hospital and largest private employer in New York City and one of the world's busiest
The New York Police Department (NYPD) is the largest police force in the United States.
Police officers of New York Police Department (NYPD)
The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) is the largest municipal fire department in the United States.
The Stephen A. Schwarzman Headquarters Building of the New York Public Library, at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street
The fast-paced streets of New York City, January 2020
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, part of Museum Mile, is one of the largest museums in the world.
Smorgasburg opened in 2011 as an open-air food market and is part of the Brooklyn Flea.
As of 2012, the city had about 6,000 hybrid taxis (shown) in service, the largest number of any city in North America.
New York City Hall is the oldest City Hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions.
The New York County Courthouse houses the New York Supreme Court and other offices.
Eric Adams, the current and 110th Mayor of New York City
New York City is home to the two busiest train stations in the U.S., including Grand Central Terminal.
The New York City Subway is the world's largest rapid transit system by number of stations.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal, the world's busiest bus station, at 8th Avenue and 42nd Street
John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, the busiest international air passenger gateway to the United States
The Staten Island Ferry shuttles commuters between Manhattan and Staten Island.
Yellow medallion taxicabs are widely recognized icons of the city.
8th Avenue, looking northward ("uptown"). Most streets and avenues in Manhattan's grid plan incorporate a one-way traffic configuration.
The George Washington Bridge, connecting Upper Manhattan (background) from Fort Lee, New Jersey across the Hudson River, is the world's busiest motor vehicle bridge.
The growing skyline of Long Island City, Queens (background),<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-30/nyc-s-fastest-growing-neighborhood-gets-180-million-investment|title=NYC's Fastest-Growing Neighborhood Gets $180 Million Investment|first=Henry|last=Goldman|date=October 30, 2018|publisher=Bloomberg L.P|access-date=October 30, 2018}}</ref> facing the East River and Manhattan in May 2017
The Grand Concourse in the Bronx, foreground, with Manhattan in the background in February 2018
St. George, Staten Island as seen from the Staten Island Ferry, the world's busiest passenger-only ferry system, shuttling passengers between Manhattan and Staten Island
The Asia gate entrance to the Bronx Zoo, the world's largest metropolitan zoo.
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra. New York City is home to nearly 3 million Latino Americans, the largest Hispanic population of any city outside Latin America and Spain.
The Financial District of Lower Manhattan including Wall Street, the world's principal financial center

Flushing is a neighborhood in the north-central portion of the New York City borough of Queens.

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A community numbering 20,000 Korean-Chinese (Chaoxianzu or Joseonjok) is centered in Flushing, Queens, while New York City is also home to the largest Tibetan population outside China, India, and Nepal, also centered in Queens.

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Percentage of Chinese Americans per state as of the 2010 United States Census

Chinese Americans

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Chinese Americans are Americans of Chinese ancestry.

Chinese Americans are Americans of Chinese ancestry.

Percentage of Chinese Americans per state as of the 2010 United States Census
Chinese-American miners in the Colorado School of Mines' Edgar Experimental Mine near Idaho Springs, Colorado, c. 1920
Percentage of Chinese population in the United States, 2000
New York City is home to the largest Chinese American population of any city proper, over 600,000 as of 2017. Multiple large Chinatowns in Manhattan, Brooklyn (above), and Queens are thriving as traditionally urban enclaves, as large-scale Chinese immigration continues into New York,   with the largest metropolitan Chinese population outside Asia,  comprising an estimated 893,697 uniracial individuals as of 2017.
San Francisco is home to the second largest Chinese community in the United States in number and the largest in percentage.
17 to 20 Chinese immigrants were murdered during the Chinese massacre of 1871 in Los Angeles.
An illustration of the Rock Springs massacre of 1885, in which at least 28 Chinese immigrants were killed
Judy Chu, the first female Chinese American elected to Congress
Technology conglomerates such as eBay located within technology centers across the United States, including California's Silicon Valley, are attractive employers for Chinese Americans and foreign-born Chinese entrepreneurs.
An illustration of the Rock Springs massacre of 1885, in which at least 28 Chinese immigrants were killed

New York City contains by far the highest ethnic Chinese population of any individual city outside Asia, estimated at 628,763 as of 2017.

Chinese Radio Network on WGBB (AM 1240 kHz and the 67 kHz subcarrier of WCBS-FM 101.1 MHz, Flushing, New York) broadcasts in Mandarin.

Painting attributed to Hendrick Couturier c. 1660

Peter Stuyvesant

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Dutch colonial officer who served as the last Dutch director-general of the colony of New Netherland from 1647 until it was ceded provisionally to the English in 1664, after which it was split into New York and New Jersey with lesser territory becoming parts of other colonies, and later, states.

Dutch colonial officer who served as the last Dutch director-general of the colony of New Netherland from 1647 until it was ceded provisionally to the English in 1664, after which it was split into New York and New Jersey with lesser territory becoming parts of other colonies, and later, states.

Painting attributed to Hendrick Couturier c. 1660
On the Castello map, 1660, Whitehall stands out by its white roof and extensive garden
New Amsterdam in 1664
Pear tree planted by Peter Stuyvesant
Hamilton Fish, a Governor of New York, was descended from Stuyvesant.
Coat of arms of Peter Stuyvesant
A bust of Stuyvesant by Dutch artist Toon Dupuis which was presented by Queen Wilhelmina and the Dutch Government to St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery on 5 December 1915

A year later, in May 1645, he was selected by the company to replace Willem Kieft as Director-General of the New Netherland colony, including New Amsterdam, the site of present-day New York City.

That action led to a protest from the citizens of Flushing, which came to be known as the Flushing Remonstrance, considered by some historians a precursor to the United States Constitution's provision on freedom of religion in the Bill of Rights.

Queens Public Library

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Old Central Library
Original Far Rockaway branch, later destroyed by fire
Central Library exterior
Historic marker outside the Woodhaven branch
A chess players' cafe
Inside the Central Library

The Queens Public Library (QPL), also known as the Queens Borough Public Library and Queens Library (QL), is the public library for the borough of Queens, and one of three public library systems serving New York City.

Dating back to the foundation of the first Queens library in Flushing in 1858, Queens Public Library has become one of the largest public library systems in the United States, comprising 62 branches throughout the borough.

Queens College, City University of New York

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The steps of Jefferson Hall, which was the site of the New York Parental School before it closed in 1934.
This marker, just outside the Student Union building, marks the original location of the one-room schoolhouse.
The Queens College quad
Rosenthal Library
The Summit is Queens College's first residence hall, it opened in the fall of 2009.
Rosenthal Library
The Student Union building is home to most of the clubs on campus.
The Queens College Men's Basketball team (above). QC is the only CUNY school to participate in NCAA Division II sports.
An owl, symbolizing knowledge and wisdom, which hangs above the entrance to Jefferson Hall.
Many of Queens College's original Spanish-style buildings are still in use today.
Klapper Hall opened in 1955 as the college's first library. Named after the college's first president, Paul Klapper, it was renovated in 1992 after the construction of Rosenthal Library.
A stele on the facade of Remsen Hall.
A view of the New York City skyline from the Queens College quad.
Gary Ackerman – US House of Representatives ('65)
Joy Behar – Comedian and co-host of The View ('64)
Adrien Brody – Actor, Academy Award winner
Joe Crowley - US House of Representatives ('85)
Adriano Espaillat - US House of Representatives ('78)
Jon Favreau – Actor and director, director of Iron Man & Iron Man 2
Andrew Goodman – Civil rights activist who was a victim in the murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner in 1964
Ron Jeremy – Adult film actor
Carole King - Composer, singer and songwriter
Edwin Moise – American mathematician and mathematics education reformer (Faculty)
Robert Moog – Inventor of the Moog synthesizer ('57)
Jerry Seinfeld – Actor and Comedian ('76)
Paul Simon – Musician, Simon and Garfunkel ('63)
Deborah Wolfe — Esteemed Educator (Faculty)
Yevgeny Yevtushenko – Russian Poet (Faculty)
Ben-Zion Bokser – Prominent American Rabbi and professor of Political Science (Faculty)

Queens College (QC) is a public college in the Queens borough of New York City.

Its 80-acre campus is primarily located in Flushing, Queens.