Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Moment in the Life of New York...Downtown Flushing

I had an evening meeting in downtown Flushing Queens tonight and I was struck by the liveliness on the streets at 9:00 p.m. in the winter. It was a relatively mild January evening, but still it was a cold winter night.  This is not the most elegant picture, but I thought the signage and the activity on the street interesting. This is an area -- not too far from CitiField (aka Shea Stadium) where the Mets play -- with a large Asian population. I didn't have time for dinner in the area before the meeting, but I need to research restaurants and return soon. The restaurants and bakeries looked so interesting and I am a terrific fan of Asian food. I would be happy to receive any recommendations.

No Spending January is progressing well. No new clutter and another bag of paper discarded. I even decluttered for fifteen minutes this morning before work. That is a first!


blessedmom's simple home said...

January is such a good time to declutter! I feel like it's an ongoing job around here, but I watched an episode of "Hoarders" this week, and it sent me on a cleaning frenzy :)
I've only been to New York once, but was definitely struck by the liveliness there!

Marie said...

Way to go on the decluttering. I am hoping one day to visit NYC. I hear it is so alive. Nothing moving on the streets here at 9pm except for the lager louts.

Peaches Ledwidge said...

The picture paints a pretty image of bussyness noting from the people, the garbage, etc.

Joanne said...

What energy in your photo, even the people walking past have that blur of motion, depicting life. That energy is so catchy in NYC.

Maggid said...

Always enjoy visiting your blog - I miss The City a lot - and you always manage to make me feel part of the Life All Around. NOW you have inspired me towards managing (decluttering0 my space . . . SO, I owe you New Year Thanks all around.

love & love,

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Night time always finds me snug inside these days. It wasn't always that way, and I do remember the busyness. Seems anymore, it doesn't matter what time of day or night it is, people are always on the go. Hope your Friday is a fantastic one!

Theresa said...

I am working on declutter projects around my house and GIRL it feels good! Yummm, I love Asian food too! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Ms Sparrow said...

Speaking of clutter--I couldn't help but notice the garbage and flotsam all over! It sorta detracts from the charm.

Anonymous said...

When I saw your title in my reader my mind immediately went to the theme song of The Nanny..."...the flashing girl Flushing...the nanny named Fran" LOL

Loretta said...

Wow, city life...busy busy! I suppose I've gotten set in my country life! Decluttering is good! Lot of garbage on the street, huh? Have a great weekend! Hugs

Nezzy said...

You are my shinnin' star...go girl!!!

God bless and have yourself a marvelous weekend sweetie!!! :o)

Teacherfish said...

Buttercup- I have gotten off the 7 and transferred to the bus at midnight and the place is hopping!

My two favorite Flushing Chinese restaurants- had lunch Christmas day at Nan Xiang before the movies.

I'dlove to join you for an outing

Nan Xiang Dumpling House
38-12 Prince St
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 321-3838

Joe's Shanghai
136-21 37th Ave
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 539-3838


I LIKE that the city is vibrant and alive at night. I LOVE Asian food too. Hope you find some GREAT places to eat. ENJOY!