"Clean & Quiet neighborhood in Flushing"
Bowne Park is a small park in Flushing, Queens. It has a fairly large pond, where residents often feed the ducks. You will also see plenty of joggers, and people riding roller blades or bikes. There are basketball courts, and there is a shuffleboard area. It is pretty clean, and during the winter, neighborhood children go to the park to play with the snow. During the summer, the kids line up to buy ice cream from the ice cream truck that circles the park. The people who live around the park watch out for each other. It's common to see a homeowner tell people not to litter or to be quiet after hours. The area is also relatively safe (but it's still part of New York, so you should definitely exercise common sense when it comes to safety precautions). There are pretty good schools in the area and plenty of shops and restaurants when you go south a few blocks to Northern Boulevard or about 6-7 minutes east to Francis Lewis. There is a lot of parking on the side streets, but it can be tough to find parking right next to the park. Overall, this is a pretty nice place to live - particularly for people with children or retirees.