Jackson Heights is a bustling neighborhood, famous for its garden apartment buildings and its diversity. More than half of its residents are immigrants, particularly Colombians, other Latinos, and South Asians, with its own Little India.
The racial/ethnic composition of Jackson Heights is 56.6% Hispanic/Latino, 21.1% White, 16.6% Asian, 1.9% Black, and 3.8% Other.
Jackson Heights' northern boundary is the Grand Central Parkway. East Elmhurst is northeast (86th St) and Corona east (Junction Blvd). Elmhurst is south of Roosevelt Avenue. To the west is Woodside, across the BQE.
Jackson Heights is a neighborhood in the northwestern portion of the borough of Queens in New York City, USA. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 3. The main zip code of Jackson Heights is 11372.
Most of the original neighborhood is a National Register Historic District and a New York State Historic Register District. About half has been designated as a New York City Historic District by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission
Jackson Heights housing is mainly private homes, co-op buildings, and rentals, with a small number of condominiums. Jackson heights has many Pre-War Historic Co-ops
The main retail thoroughfare is located on 37th Avenue from 72nd Street to Junction Boulevard, with more retail on 82nd, 73rd and 74th Streets on the blocks between 37th and Roosevelt Avenues.
There is a year-round greenmarket every Sunday morning at Travers Park, as well as various family-oriented spring and summer concerts.
The Jackson Heights Garden City Society is a historical society, whose founders include local historians, the Queens Borough Historian and local activists. They created and oversee the Jackson Heights Garden City Trail and publish a walking guidebook to Jackson Heights. They also collect artifacts of the community. Periodically the Society testifies before the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission on issues of concern to the community.
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