A Garden in the City
Picture by Rinata Zinowko (Grade 7 Blessed Sacrament School)
from Jackson Heights: From Ice Age to Space
© Rudolph E. Greco, Jr.
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.
Jackson Heights is a neighborhood of.... Homes, Gardens, Schools, Shops,
the Arts and Architecture.
"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 Manhattans most glamorous and venerated apartment
- Architect and Yale School of Architecture Dean Robert A.M. Stern.
For more information on Jackson Heights or to join call
The Jackson Heights Beautification Group
Begun in 1988, the Jackson Heights Beautification Group is a grassroots
group thats made a major difference in this ethnically diverse
Among its achievements, JHBG volunteers have banished graffiti, beautified
Travers Park and spearheaded the move to bring New York City landmark and
National Register Status to the neighborhood.
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 April 21 1999
by David Goldfarb