More or less, Flushing is ok as we have discussed, but if you are in/near Manhattan, it is a long ride to Flushing. Overall, Manhattan Chinatown not only is interesting from a historical perspective, but also it is bigger and overall interesting. The selection of the street markets is far better in Manhattan. When the fruits are in season, you get very good fruits. There are a wider range of shops (not just restaurants). Easily accessible restaurant supply shops (if you want some nice CCK knives. ), raw noodle shops, tofu shops, cheap low end hair cut shops, butcher shops, dried food shops, and dozens of bakeries.
Come to think of it, if you are already, maybe stop by Sun Ming Jan on Hester Street, and maybe also Wonton Specialist Inc on Allen. You can always buy a little cured meat and also freshly made uncooked wonton noodle as well as other noodles. It is a very nice place if you are explore around and talk to people. Take Wonton Specialist Inc. It does mainly wholesaling there, but they won’t mind selling you one or two packages, and you get to chit chat, learn a thing or two.