At some point, it might be good to expand the listing of eateries in some of the neighborhoods and separate those listings from general descriptions of the neighborhoods. I could list several more eateries in Flushing, for example, and probably will at some future point. -- Michael 10:09, 19 Jun 2006 (UTC)
I decided that Flushing merits its own page, so I started one:
Please help it grow! -- Michael 10:23, 29 Jun 2006 (UTC)
I have moved this obviously promotional listing here:
If any of you feel this hotel merits listing, please edit the language as befits a non-promotional guide.
Getting in from JFK or LaGuardia
I would think this is a "Get In" item - or at least a "Get Out" item. Why is transportation to Queens by plane, and from the airports, not relevant to this article? Ikan Kekek 07:05, 27 February 2010 (EST)
Relative sizes of Chinatowns
I do not want to get into an editing war, but my assertion is that Flushing is much bigger than Manhattan's Chinatown. I'm familiar with both Chinatowns. Does anyone want to argue the point? If so, argue it here. Ikan Kekek 03:20, 12 March 2010 (EST)
How do you know that the Flushing Chinatown is more bigger than the Manhattan Chinatown? On wikipeida it keeps on saying that the Flushing Chinatown is the second-largest Chinatown in New York City. Also since you say that the Flushing Chinatown is the biggest Chinatown in New York City, how come wikipedia does not have it's own entry article page about the Flushing Chinatown? I think some someone should go to wikipedia and create an entry article page about the Flushing Chinatown and also create a entry article page about the Brooklyn Chinatown in Sunset Park, because those Chinatowns are surpassing the original Manhattan Chinatown in size and population due to economic downturns in the Manhattan Chinatown. Look, I was one time trying to create entry article pages about the Flushing Chinatown and the Brooklyn Chinatown in Sunset Park, but for some reason i was blocked for no reason and they said that i was commiting a vandalism by saying that Flushing is the largest Chinatown and that it surpassed the Manhattan Chinatown. I think me and you should work together as a team and agree with your statement by going to wikipedia and go to all the article entry pages that say that Flushing is the second largest Chinatown in New York City and delete all those unsourced statements and claims and then create the actually entry pages for the Flushing Chinatown and the Brooklyn Chinatown in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Also be aware that there are now Chinatowns in Elmhurst, Queens and in the Homecrest section of Avenue U in Brooklyn. The best thing to do right know is to seperate each Chinatown in New York City by createing there own wikipedia article entry pages to prevent any more claims and unsourced information into one Chinatown article. (126.96.36.199 19:42, 12 March 2010 (EST)).
Wikipedia is a different kind of Wiki reference than Wikitravel. Original research cannot be used in Wikipedia articles, whereas Wikitravel is fundamentally based on personal experience. So my feeling is that, whereas it may be the case that no authoritative written source suitable for citation in a Wikipedia article has yet made the observation that Flushing is a bigger Chinatown than the one in Manhattan, we can talk about what we have personally experienced, and have the right to be ahead of the curve. I'm assuming that the complaints about vandalism were on Wikipedia, not Wikitravel; is that right? If so, let's talk specifics.
The Chinese neighborhood in Flushing extends on Main St. from somewhere north of Northern Blvd. to somewhere south of Cherry Av. (there was until recently a big Cantonese banquet/dim sum restaurant on Booth Memorial Av., south of the Queens Botanic Gardens) - a distance of 13+ blocks; on Kissena Blvd. from the junction with Main St. to somewhere further south than Holly Av. - I'll be very conservative and say Laburnum Av., for a distance of 15 blocks (but I'm sure it's more); and then the neighborhood extends for some distance along Roosevelt and parallel Avenues, and Northern Blvd. How many square blocks is that? Is that bigger or smaller than Manhattan's Chinatown, which if we include areas awarded to the Lower East Side article extends east to west from Essex St. to Broadway at its widest extent (16 blocks along Canal St.) and from approximately Worth St. to Delancey (8 blocks). I think that Flushing is bigger in area (I know Manhattan's Chinatown better because I live a 15-minute walk from there). It also has more very big Chinese supermarkets (partly a function of the cost of space, but the stores still need clientele and are very crowded), and just feels more heavily Chinese and less non-Chinese in the center of the neighborhood.
It sounds like we agree that Flushing is actually bigger, but I'll concede the point if it's too difficult to arrive at a consensus here. Having had substantial experience in both neighborhoods, it's clear to me which one feels more Chinese and bigger in area. You can't walk a mile north in Manhattan's Chinatown - you'll be in the East Village by that point - but you can easily walk a mile south of the Flushing - Main St. stop on the 7 Train and still be in the Chinese part of Flushing. It's possible that population density is lower in Flushing, but it sure doesn't feel that way when you're shopping at any of the numerous food stores that line Main St., Kissena Blvd., and Roosevelt Av. Ikan Kekek 01:46, 13 March 2010 (EST)
Can you go to wikipedia and do me this favor by createing a article entry page for the Flushing Chinatown, so they way we can all agree on one of it's own information and not mix it up with the Manhattan Chinatown. (188.8.131.52 08:43, 13 March 2010 (EST)).
No. As I said, Wikipedia has different standards of what information is acceptable to use, and I will not violate their terms by posting "original research." I don't think we need to regard Wikipedia as our authoritative source on Wikitravel, but perhaps some other people would like to weigh in on that. Ikan Kekek 09:02, 13 March 2010 (EST)
Did the Flushing Chinatown ever surpassed the Manhattan Chinatown or not yet? (184.108.40.206 12:08, 13 March 2010 (EST)).
What with Flushing, Elmhurst, and Jamaica all being made individual articles, I really think it's time to come up with a districts breakdown for Queens. While I don't know Queens well, I did spend some time coming up with a starting breakdown with someone who does know the borough well. Are there any good free-content maps of Queens? Rastapopulous 10:30, 7 April 2010 (EDT)
Note to self, this map  is also useful.
It looks like zip codes may be the best source of neighborhood boundaries? I'd like to get an answer here before continuing further (and possibly setting myself up for a ton of extra revising work). If so, I'll use a map like this . --Peter 20:59, 11 April 2010 (EDT)
That map actually looks great! Rastapopulous 12:20, 12 April 2010 (EDT)