NYC – Flushing

Flushing was an early Quaker settlement.  Persecuted for their faith, many were arrested and some were even sent back to Holland.  In 1663 the Dutch West India Company granted religious liberty in New York  which ended the severe punishments.  Now Flushing is known as a diverse community with a large Chinatown.

DSC02469 C Flushing China Twn

They have a nice library too.

DSC02470 Library

We saw this unusual fruit? or vegetable? in lots of market stands.

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We’d never seen Chinese olives before ..….

DSC02477 C Chinese Olives

….. we had seen hanging roast ducks and meats.

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There were all kinds of seeds for sale……

DSC02481 C Missed the Rat

Ooops, just missed getting a picture of a rat grabbing a sunflower seed snack!  You don’t see that every day.

DSC02474 C  Ah, it’s dragon fruit!   (Better price too.)

Thought about buying one to find out what it tastes like .… but we’d seen that rat .…..…

DSC02480 C  We did have a great lunch earlier!

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2 Responses to NYC – Flushing

  1. Mary Lynn says:

    Love the picture of dragon fruit. Did you try to eat one? Looks like a very colorful neighborhood.

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