Real estate boom creates dilemma for Flushing’s diverse restaurant scene

It’s a familiar story in NYC: high-end developments raise local rents and put mom-and-pop restaurants in jeopardy. That scenario is currently playing out in Flushing’s highly diverse restaurant scene. Several longtime restaurants in the Chinese food mecca have shuttered of late, including the 20-year-old Happy Buddha and seven-year-old Mellie’s Seafood restaurant, according to Eater. Restaurants […]