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Flushing is an urban neighborhood in the northern part of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. Flushing is bounded by Shea Stadium on the West, Francis Lewis Boulevard on the East, Jewel Avenue on the South and Willets Point Boulevard.
The 1964 New York World's Fair was also held in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Remnants of the fair include the Unisphere and the New York State Pavilion, The New York City Pavilion (from 1939 Fair) which was converted into an ice-skating and roller rink, and later the roller rink became the Queens Museum of Art. Pope Paul VI attended the fair on October 4, 1965. Michelangelo's masterpiece, the Pietà, also exhibited during his trip. With this papal trip, Pope Paul VI became the first pope to visit United States. An exedra now commemorates the site of the Vatican pavilion.
Flushing hosts world-class sporting events. Shea Stadium is the home of the New York Mets, and the U.S. Open tennis tournament takes place in Flushing Meadow.
Shea Stadium was designed with rotating seating sections on the lower level that would allow the stadium to be alternated between baseball and football configurations. Shea Stadium is scheduled to be replaced in 2009 by Citi Field, which currently being built in the current stadium's parking lot. Flushing has hosted four World Series, in 1969, 1973, 1986 and 2000.