NY Times "Discovers" Beijing in Flushing's Chinatown


Golden Shopping Mall in Flushing. Photos by Joe DiStefano

As much I wanted to get all snarky over today's New York Times piece about Flushing's Chinatown, its awesomeness has me holding back. The Times is habitually late with these kinds of articles, and often will add nothing new to the conversation (did you know there are a lot of trucks serving desserts in the city?) But this one breaks the mold, interspersing delicious sounding recommendations with personal stories from some of the best cooks hiding in Flushing's many makeshift food courts. The best part? An interactive map of 20 great things to eat in the area; or as I like to call it, my newest checklist.

Off the Beaten Path: Golden Shopping Mall in Flushing