7.4 out of 10

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Ranked 8th best neighborhood in Queens
40.7445010073148 -73.8403912690581
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"One of my favorite parks"

Flushing Meadows Corona Park is one of the largest parks in New York City. It was shown in many movies, including Men in Black, and was the site of two world's fairs. This huge park includes Citi Field (formerly Shea Stadium) where the Mets play, the tennis center where the U. S. Open is held, the Hall of Science, an art museum, bike paths, a huge steel globe, gorgeous sculptures, an ice skating rink, and a wildlife center with a children's farm. The park is a symbol of so many aspects of New York. There are two time capsules buried in the park to represent parts of modern civilization to be shared with people in the future. The park's artificial lake is the largest lake in New York City. Aside from the numerous activities already mentioned, the park also offers a very special play facility for kids. It was designed to accommodate children with special needs, and has lots of recreational and educational activities that all kids can enjoy. The only problems with the park are that it can get crowded at times and some people irresponsibly litter in the park. While the city does a pretty good job of keeping it clean, it can be quite a challenge with a park this large.
Pros
  • Diverse activities
  • Beautiful looking area
  • Get plenty of exercise walking around
Cons
  • Litter
  • Too busy at times
  • Too many people at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great Park To Visit"

I love the park. The streets around the park are not that great looking. Trash in places. But the park itself is beautiful and somewhat quiet. It depends where you are within the park will depend how much noise you hear. But if you like to relax and sit near Meadow Lake, you can do so within the park.

If I worked in the area, I would stop by and go into the park for lunch.
Pros
  • Beautiful looking area
  • Get plenty of exercise walking around
Cons
  • Too busy at times
  • Too many people at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5
2yrs+

"That's One Big Park!"

Flushing Meadows Corona Park is a neighborhood (primarily a park) located between Flushing and Corona in Queens. The area used to be nothing but swampland but now is the largest park in Queens. At 1,255 acres, you are able to stretch a little more than just your legs! The park is 1.5 times larger than Manhattan’s Central Park.

The park is so big that it often hosts the New York Mets at Shea Stadium and the U.S. Open Tennis, as well as hundreds and thousands of visitors every weekend. There are two lakes located in the area as well as playing fields, picnic areas, bicycle rental stands, and mini-golf courses.

The park is also home to the Queens Museum of Art, the New York Hall of Science, and the Queens Zoo. There is so much to do in this area, you and your family will never bore.

The only downfall of the neighborhood is the litter and periodic vandalism that occurs in the park. Trash receptacles are everywhere, but during the summer and busy weekends, they fill before attendants can empty them and rubbish ends up all over the ground.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
wartman
wartman Shea Stadium was home to the Mets until 2008. Demolition began that fall. Shea's replacement, Citifield, opened nearby in the spring of 2009.
2yrs+
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4/5
2yrs+

"Something for EVERYONE"

The park is one of Queens’ gems – it’s absolutely huge, and trust me, after being surrounded in concrete for any amount of time anything green becomes immensely appealing. Tourists flock here because this is the location of both Shea Stadium and the USTA National Tennis Center. It’s kid-friendly, not only because of the baseball stadium, but because the New York Hall of Science is here, as well as a swimming pool and an ice skating rink. The park also houses some aspects of arts – the Queens Theater as well as an art museum, making the area a perfectly well rounded cultural hub.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
wartman
wartman Shea Stadium was demolished in 2008-2009 and was replaced by Citifield beginning in the spring of 2009. I don't believe this poster has ever lived in or even been to New York.
2yrs+
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Best Streets in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

1

Ave of Peace

3.5/5
"Cool name for a very cool place"
40.7422810853924 -73.8435804966393
2

38th Ave

2.5/5
"The drawbacks are too great. "
40.7571960032417 -73.8431770032708

Unranked Streets in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

111th St

2/5
"The World' Fair & location"
40.7446658691294 -73.8521506014577

126th Pl

2/5
"Car Recycling Factory"
40.7607360003602 -73.8442589975798

35th Ave

1.5/5
"Non-residential -factory street"
40.7597211800654 -73.8429608938634
"Scientifically a very neat place to be!"
40.7482806454604 -73.8514128665553
"The New Home of the Mets - Citi-Field"
40.7549133268792 -73.8447093551223

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