Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights is a neighborhood located in the northwestern part of the city of Queens, New York City. North Corona neighbors Jackson Heights to the east, Elmhurst to the south, Woodside to the west, north Astoria (Ditmars-Steinway) towards the north, and East Elmhurst to the northeast. Jackson Heights has an ethnically diverse population, with half of its population being from abroad since the late 2000s. According to the 2010 United States Census, the Jackson Heights area has a population of 108,152. The area that is Jackson Heights was a vast marsh dubbed Trains Meadow until 1909 when Edward A. MacDougall’s Queensboro Corporation bought 325 acres (132 ha) of land that was not developed and farms.

It is believed that the Queensboro Corporation named the land Jackson Heights after John C. Jackson, who was an ancestor to one of the founding Queens families and a well-known Queens, NYC businessman. Further growth was triggered by the construction of public transit and “garden apartments,” and “garden homes” quickly becoming common within Jackson Heights. In the 1960s, Jackson Heights’ white middle-class families started moving into the suburbs, and residents of other races began to move.

Jackson Heights retains much of its residential charm in the contemporary era. There are numerous commercial establishments grouped on 37th Avenue and on the side streets that are served via subways. A large portion of the area is part of a historic district in the United States called Jackson Heights Historic District. Jackson Heights Historic District was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. A portion of the neighborhood was added to the New York City historic district named the Jackson Heights Historic District in 1993. Queens Electrician

Historic District

The majority of the neighborhood, including the apartment buildings in the garden, was made into a National Register Historic District and a New York State Historic Register District. Jackson Heights Jackson Heights New York State and National Register Districts range from 93rd Street to 69th street between Northern Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue. Specific properties fronting Northern Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue and “cut-outs” are not included in register districts. Nationally, the historic district, also known as Jackson Heights Historic District, also known as the Jackson Heights Historic District, comprises 2,203 buildings and 19 sites that contribute to the community and three other donated items. More than 200 of the original Queensboro Corporation apartment buildings remain in Jackson Heights in the landmarked buildings. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.


Jackson Heights is among the most diverse communities in New York City and the country. The majority of residents were born abroad by the year 2000. Jackson Heights is home to many South Americans (particularly Colombian, Ecuadorian and Argentinian), Indians, Pakistanis, Tibetans, Nepalese, and Bangladeshis. (Because of its vast and active Tibetan community Jackson Heights has been dubbed “the second (if unofficial) capital of the exile Tibetan world, after Dharamsala, India.”) Many firms are Asian and owned by Latinos, and there are bakeries, restaurants, specialty shops, bars, legal offices, and beauty salons. There is a Little India on 74th Street and a Little Pakistan and Little Bangladesh on 73rd Street. Additionally, you will find many South Americans east of 77th Street, including Little Colombia along 37th Avenue.

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