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Welcome to another of my NYC neighborhoods tours. This is Jacskon Heights. This is one of the neighborhoods in Queens that I love to visit alot. Especially for food. Since I am Colombian, this area is full of Colombian restaurants and retail. This is ofcourse one of the most diverse neighborhoods in NYC. A trully melting pot.

So again please enjoy my pics! :)


Jackson Heights, Queens

Jackson Heights is a neighborhood in north-western portion of the borough of Queens in New York City, USA. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 3.

Jackson Heights is an urban melting pot with many ethnic populations, but mainly consists of Latin Americans, multi-generational European, and Asian Americans. The Hispanic American population consists of a various mix of Latinos from many Latin American countries, mainly Ecuador, Colombia (67,000 population), Bolivia, Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay.There is also a large population of Europeans of multi-generational Italian, Jewish, Polish, Irish, and Russian descent. The Asian American community includes immigrants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Korea, and the Philippines. Little India is located around the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and 74th Street, near Broadway (distinct from Broadway in Manhattan).

Jackson Heights is among the first garden city communities built in the United States, as part of the international Garden City movement at the turn of the last century. There are more private parks (historically called gardens by the residents) within walking distance of each other than in any other city in America. They are tucked in the mid-blocks, mostly hidden from view by the buildings surrounding them. Several approach the size of Gramercy Park in Manhattan, and one is slightly larger. As befits private parks, unless given an invitation, the key to gain entry is to own a co-op around its perimeter. The basis for the private ownership of the parks of Jackson Heights is derived from its founding principle; as a privately-owned little garden city, built largely under the oversight of one person. The private gardens help make the historic part of the neighborhood highly desirable.

The Historic District of Jackson Heights is also the more affluent part of Jackson Heights in it's entirety.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Heights,_Queens


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great pics. I must say above ground railway is the most fugliest thing i have ever seen. And whats with the rolling stock! So boxy and yuck :p. However I am always surprised how green the city streets are in new york. TOp stuff!
 

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I love NY trains, very different and distinct, part of NY character.
Great shots Krull; it amazes me how the suburban streets are a lot like the back streets of Chelsea, Victoria and South Ken in London. Also the fact that they have private gardens, another thing in common with London.
 

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Hey thank you for your kind comments guys! I really appreciated. It takes me hours of walking (and eating) to take the best shots of each neighborhood that I do. So your comments make me very happy. :cheers:
 

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great pics. I must say above ground railway is the most fugliest thing i have ever seen. And whats with the rolling stock! So boxy and yuck :p. However I am always surprised how green the city streets are in new york. TOp stuff!
Yeah I agree. The above rail lines are not the best to see. But they are sure in very use in the city. I don't think they will ever come down though. They will be elevated for decades I am afraid. I am sure glad that the ones in Manhattan were taken underground though.
 

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I love NY trains, very different and distinct, part of NY character.
Great shots Krull; it amazes me how the suburban streets are a lot like the back streets of Chelsea, Victoria and South Ken in London. Also the fact that they have private gardens, another thing in common with London.
Well you haven't seen another part of Queens yet. Forest Hills. Now that is very London style neighborhood kind of place. Or maybe more like a town in England or in Europe somewhere. One day I will do a full thread of this wonderful neighborhood. ;)

Just to give you some hints of what that neighborhood looks like...


NOTE: these were not taken by me. Pics by Ablarc


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Wow, I didn't know Jackson Heights was so lush and gorgeous. Really looks like suburbia here, in Toronto. I knew Jackson Heights was basically Indiatown in NY but I didn't know the houses looked so great. Top stuff!
 
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