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Old 02-22-2017, 04:00 PM
 
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I mean, when you post a letter to someone in Flushing you mail it to "Flushing, NY" and not "New York, NY"
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:23 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Flushing is so densely populated that it really stretches the definition of suburban. I think I read a tally that the busiest pedestrian area by person count had placed Main St and Roosevelt in Flushing as the third busiest after Times Square and Madison Square. The area serves basically as a CBD for the larger Queens and Nassau County Chinese and Korean communities.

Parts of Queens can be considered suburban in it's genera build though, so there's close by Whitestone, Bayside, and Auburnde that might better fit the definition of a Chinese ethnoburb for a suburb-like Queens neighborhood.
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:44 PM
 
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The majority of New York suburbs beyond the five boroughs have densities that far exceed what we would normally consider suburban, too.
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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The majority of New York suburbs beyond the five boroughs have densities that far exceed what we would normally consider suburban, too.
I wouldn't say the majority. Long Island, lots of New Jersey (especially Central NJ and the further you get away from the hudson river) and Westchester County have plenty of purely suburban areas.
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:38 PM
 
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Los Angeles has denser suburbs than NYC.
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:32 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Low density is not a qualifier in defining a suburb. In many European cities, for example, the suburbs are far denser than the city center.
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:47 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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There is no Chinese ethnoburb?

I suggest you visit Flushing queens!
No kidding...
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:49 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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No, it's extremely densely populated and part of NYC proper. Queens is just as much a part of NYC as Manhattan is.
My son-in-law is from Douglaston. You don't call that suburban?
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:06 PM
 
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He said functionally. Everyone is aware that Flushing is in Queens, one of the five boroughs. it's like when people say they're going to the city, they're really saying they're going to Manhattan, even if they're already in one of the other boroughs.
It's not even functionally a suburb, it's an extremely dense NYC neighborhood and damn near being a CBD.

Nobody would say Koreatown is a suburb of LA.

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My son-in-law is from Douglaston. You don't call that suburban?
Douglaston is suburbanesque but not Flushing.
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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IIRC the Chinese neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn are suburbs functionally speaking. That is to say, Manhattan's Chinatown has become expensive and been slowly shifting over to a more strictly commercial area. As a result, Chinese immigrants live in Queens/Brooklyn and commute into Chinatown. Thus while not being suburban in built form, they function as they are only because they are satellites of the central Chinatown.
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