Historic Jackson Heights

A Garden in the City

Historic Jackson Heights is a landmark neighborhood of private homes, spacious cooperative apartments and rentals surrounded by greenery, only 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan by subway.

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Singles starting out, couples settling down and families growing up are moving to Jackson Heights, an ethnically and economically diverse neighborhood. Attracted by the quick commute to Manhattan, the landmark architecture and very affordable housing, more professionals are discovering this neighborhood that cultivates the arts and family life.

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Jackson Heights is a neighborhood of homes, gardens, schools, shops, restaurants, the arts and architecture. (See our "Doors of Jackson Heights" online poster.)

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"The garden apartments of Jackson Heights are remarkable not because they are quaint and charming, but because they still bring to New Yorkers of more modest means a taste of the life that otherwise can only be had more abundantly in Manhattan’s most glamorous and venerated apartment houses."
- Architect and Yale School of Architecture Dean Robert A.M. Stern.

Around Jackson Heights


The Jackson Heights Beautification Group

Begun in 1988, the Jackson Heights Beautification Group is a grassroots group that’s made a major difference in this ethnically diverse neighborhood.

Among its achievements, JHBG has banished graffiti, beautified Travers Park and spearheaded the move to bring New York City landmark and National Register Status to the neighborhood.

Photos by Len Maniace

For more information on Jackson Heights or to join call
212-439-8784 or write:
Jackson Heights Beautification Group
P.O. Box 253
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

For additional New York historic preservation information go to Preserve & Protect
last revised March 4 2000
by Preserve & Protect, Inc.