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Flushings is located on the north side of Queens, New York. This residential and commercial neighborhood has a downtown area with many commercial businesses, retail shops, restaurants, and eateries, making it the 4th largest business district in New York City.  Commercial activity is well distributed throughout the neighborhood with retail space at street level and residential space on upper floors. Museums, a hospital, schools, and other various services are all walkable for Flushings residents who frequently navigate the area on foot.  

The weather in Queens is variable with weather systems from the coast. Winters are cool and wet, although prolonged periods of frigid temperatures are usually mitigated by the Atlantic Ocean. Rain, sleet, and even snow occur and warm, waterproof outerwear is required for regular winter walking in Flushing. Summers are hot and humid and wearing cool, breathable material and taking water for you and your canine companion is advised.

Terrain in Flushing
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Flushings has several subsections. Broadway-Flushing is a mostly residential area with large historic homes. Indian Hill is an ethnically diverse community with apartment complexes and multi-story buildings. Murray Hill is primarily residential with several landmarks such as the Kingsland Homestead, entertainment venues, and the Voelker Orth Museum. Queensboro Hill is also referred to as South Flushing and Waldheim is an estate division with unique historical homes and an unusual street pattern layout. 

The terrain has some gentle inclines, but no steep sections, and is located along Flushings Bay on the west side and the East River on the north side which are major features of the region. The Whitestone Expressway and Van Wyck Expressway bring heavy traffic along the borders and the entire region is heavily populated with lots of activity and busy streets and sidewalks. Many landmark churches, museums, a tennis stadium, a town hall, gardens, and a bird sanctuary provide diverse structures in the area.

Greenways in Flushing
Neighborhoods in Queens have an average of:
36 Greenways
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There are plenty of greenways in urban Flushings to enjoy with your furry friend. South of Flushings, the Flushings Meadow-Corona Park provides 1255 acres of recreational and natural areas and was the site of two worlds fairs. This park is a dog-friendly, off-leash area except for some designated areas at playgrounds and sports fields where your dog must remain on a leash. This park also has a 1-mile greenway to stroll with your pup. 

The adjacent Kissena Corridor Park has 100 acres and connects the Flushings Meadow Park and Kissena Park with multiple greenways and pedestrian paths. Kissena Park also has a long greenway at ¾ of a mile and many other interesting trails with a lake for fishing. Other features include a cycling velodrome and golf course. 

More centrally located, the Daniel Carter Beard Mall provides a greenway street right in the middle of Flushings with brick walkways around a treed garden space.

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