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- Great experience would definitely go back again getting to the venue was easy on the subway. Getting through the ticket gates of security no issues at all plenty of food and drink outlets a good number of team shops. Was guided to my seat first time ever at baseball. Great atmosphere thoroughly enjoyableWritten May 18, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I. Love. The. US. Open! The Billie Jean King Tennis Center has to be one of my favorite places on earth for the two weeks of the year it comes alive.
I spend several full days a year visiting the incredible tennis in Flushing Meadows, and this year was as good as ever.
If you have the disposable income for it, I can highly recommend getting tickets for good seats at a night session in Arthur Ashe. The experience can be absolutely electric, if you have the stamina for it. They can go very late sometimes... I was there past 3:00am one night, but that's exceptionally late even for US Open standards.
The experience changes throughout the two weeks; in the first week (early rounds) you can see a ton of incredible tennis on the outer courts. You typically see lower ranked players take on each other, or higher ranked players taking on lower ranked players.
On the other hand, the second week (round of 16, QF, SF, F) has far fewer matches, but you tend to see the higher ranked players take on each other which has the potential for some thrilling experiences. I think the QF rounds give you the most bang for your buck in terms of quality vs quantity of tennis.Written December 7, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Always fun going to the US Open and watching the great tennis matches and enjoying the wide selection of eats and drinksWritten January 14, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Small zoo for small kids!! Loved the farm animals as well. The sea lions feeding is timed. So try to time it so you can get there towards the endish. This zoo you can spent up to and hour max 2 if you do the farm animalsWritten September 4, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I was smiling the whole time as I walked through the Lego sculpture exhibit. I would have rated the museum a 5 but sveral of the displays were broken. I thought the periodic table display would be interesting but it was closed with no explanation as to why from one of the staff. Let me repeat though, all in all it was a good experienceWritten October 19, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This is a small museum with a few small rotating art and photography exhibits. Some of it is a little edgy and modern. Some a little bizarre. One of the exhibits I saw today was on the gentrification of Queens. This museum also has a permanent exhibit of the 1964 World's Fair. Some pretty neat memorabilia.
This isn't the biggest or fanciest museum, but entry is free (currently timed tix you can buy online). Also, there is a huge panorama of NYC built for the World's Fair back in 1964. It is HUGE model that takes up the entire room. There is a walkway, part of which is glass, that goes all the way up and around for a full view.
You'll never see a thing else like this anywhere else, and again, it's free. So even though it's not the biggest or the fanciest, it's worth a visit. It's also adjacent to Flushing Meadows Corona Park (also reviewed), so you can take a walk outside and see the unisphere and other monuments. The second floor so the museum also has a wall of windows facing out toward the park, so you can sit and admire the view.Written January 30, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Ganesha temple in Flushing New York has more to offer than it looks from outside. Very Peaceful and calm houses a traditional Ganesha murti along with many other idols of Goddess and God. It was a beautiful visit for us on a very cold day. Very close to traditions and Hindu faith. I have to mention the Temple Canteen, which serves absolutely delicious vegetarian food in a Udupi style. You can have absolutely lip-smacking dosa and idiyappam. If in that area, it is a must recommended visit, if you want to know about the Hindu faith.Written November 25, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- In late December 2019, a buddy of mine and I took a tour of the QBG. It was a very nice garden, but it would probably be more ideal to come here in the warmer months when the leaves and the flowers are blooming. The garden is just off of the 7 subway line, and it is near Flushing Meadows Corona Park. There is some parking in a lot and on the street, and there is free admission in the winter!Written December 29, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Many of my friends can spend many hours here and tasting all sorts of food here once entered the New World Mall and straight to the basement. Indeed you can find Chinese (mainly, of different style), Thai, Japaness food quickly. Personally I want more authentic food outside once the initial craving is over. Dumplings are my favorite item here.Written December 26, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Was in the area and saw this nice mall and went in. Lots of Asian oriented shops, toys and food in this mall which was refreshing to see, Nike outlet for the fans of Nike, old navy , gap and Burlington factory was packed with customers. They had lovely Christmas decorations and the location was super clean. Parking available for a price. Street parking available but metered. Very busy area so parking will be tough. Enjoy and thank me later .Written January 21, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I performed on stage and loved the intimacy of the place. It's open and available for visual, oral and other types of art. If you're local artist, it's a must, if your not so local it's still worth checking out. They also have a cool collection of Jazz-Greats photosWritten November 6, 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This is place of worship for Jewish community and very old at this place since long. They welcome anyone walking in.Written May 15, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The Bowne House dates back to the 1600s. Everything inside is well preserved and the guides are very knowledgeable. It tells the stories of the Bowne family and how the Parsons family who married into their family. Both have streets named after them that run through the heart of Flushing.Written April 8, 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- New York City is full of little known and seldom visited gems. The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary, and Garden, tucked away in a corner of Flushing, is one such. Built in 1891, the property was acquired by a first generation German immigrant, Conrad Voelker, in 1899, presumably to be near other reasonably well off middle class German families who were quite numerous in the area. Indeed, there were enough Germans in the city then to support seven German language newspapers, and Voelker published one of them, traveling daily to Long Island City by the newly built Long Island Railroad and then, by ferry, to Manhattan. He had a daughter, Theresa, who married Dr. Rudolph Orth, another first-generation German immigrant, who came to live with his in-laws; hence the double-barreled name of the house.
Theresa's daughter Elsabetha grew up to be a fine scholar of English literature, obtained a degree, and taught for several years on Long Island. She was also a gardener, birder, a lover of art and Nature, and built up a respectable personal library which was housed in a small, cosy, comfortable room, a subsequent addition to the original house. Never married, she devoted her life to looking after her mother and bequeathed the property to the Queens Historical Society upon her own demise.
The house has been immaculately and lovingly renovated to reflect the life of a cultured and comfortable, but not particularly rich middle class family in the 1920s. Many of the features in the building are original, while several others are reflective of the taste of the period. The living room holds an old phonograph among other objects, the library is a tasteful and welcoming room, and the dining room has a number of items which belonged to the family. The small hall has a cabinet full of curious clay German figurines or hummels. The woodwork and moldings need special attention since they reflect the trained and careful craftsmanship of German workmen. Upstairs the bed in Elisabetha's bedroom is original, there is an intriguing case for thimbles, and the window is shaped like an eyebrow, a not uncommon style for windows in parts of Europe but seldom seen on our shores.
The garden, though small, is a sheer delight. Well tended, it had a fine display of tulips and a flowering cherry when we were there, as well as a large number of other plants that would interest a botanist. In fact, one of the volunteers who worked in the house has published a pamphlet on the weeds of the garden. Though it was afternoon, there were a few birds about, and apparently the garden is visited by many birds throughout the year, which makes this place an unusually welcome haven in the middle of a heavily built up commercial and residential area.
The house and grounds are open to visitors on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations of $2 or more are gladly accepted. A welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly docent is present to guide visitors around the house.
Not the least attractive feature of the house is the large number of programs that are held there throughout the year, whether they are intimate chamber music concerts, or small exhibitions, or little walking tours, or weddings. A small but well equipped kitchen enables the organizers to serve refreshments to the participants. All told, the house is a treasure, and the trustees do everything to make it as accessible and as much of a community resource as possible.Written April 29, 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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