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A Walk Through Queens - With David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis
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Vernon Boulevard - Jackson Avenue
Queensboro Plaza
40 Street
82 Street - Jackson Heights
103 Street - Corona Plaza
111 Street
Willets Point - Shea Stadium
Flushing - Main Street
Flushing - Union Street
Flushing - Union Street

Close to 60 percent of the population of Flushing is Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, or Southeast Asian -- which explains why Flushing has received the nickname "Little Asia."

A walk down Union Street feels like being in another country, as almost all the stores having Korean-language signs. Known as Koreatown, Union Street is the commercial center for Flushing's large Korean population. There are approximately 500 Korean businesses, including dozens of Korean restaurants, nail salons/barber shops, clothing shops, travel agencies, after-school institutes, and coffee shops/bakeries.