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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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What a nice neighborhood, it seems very peacefull in such a big city!
Loved pics 49-56 with those little gardens & houses...
Great pics.. thanks! :eek:kay:
 

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Here is a map of Queens with the names of the neighborhoods. Just in case you were wondering where Jackson Heights is situated...


 
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