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To New Yorkers, making the trip to Flushing usually means catching a baseball game at Citi Field or hunting down the best the Far East has to offer in NYC's "other" Chinatown. The historic town of Flushing is a microcosm of a larger city, including a bustling downtown area, fantastic restaurants, and the bucolic Flushing Meadows–Corona Park nearby. Flushing may seem like a strange name for a town, but it's an English adaption of the original (and hard-to-pronounce) Dutch name Vlissingen. The Dutch named it for a favorite port city in the Netherlands.

Next door, quiet Corona could easily be overlooked, but that would be a mistake. Here you find two huge legacies: the music of Satchmo and the cooling simplicity of an Italian Ice.