Meaning of FLUSHING in English
Northern section, Queens , New York, New York, U.S. Located at the head of Flushing Bay in the East River , it was settled in 1645 by English nonconformists and became a centre for Quakers (see Society of Friends ).
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it flourished as a township and then a village until it was absorbed by Queens in 1898. Flushing MeadowCorona Park was the site of the 193940 and 196465 New York world's fairs (the Hall of Science remains as an exhibition centre), and in 194649 it was the temporary headquarters for the UN. Flushing is the scene of the U.S. Open tennis championships and home to Shea Stadium.
Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Краткая энциклопедия Британика. 2012