Between 2000 and 2010, Downtown Flushing’s Chinese community doubled while its Korean and Indian populations declined by 30%.
Photograph: Gary He/The GuardianStill, there are many holdouts in Flushing’s food scene.
Photograph: Gary He/The GuardianIt’s not lost on Flushing’s Asian residents that they are being displaced by their own people.
Although the city administration, dating to Bloomberg, has long held plans to develop Flushing’s waterfront, what remained missing was the money.
To decouple luxury development and affordable housing in order to obtain genuinely public goods will require a mass movement mobilizing first-generation and second-generation immigrants from all backgrounds.