Jackson Heights Historic District

Jackson Heights Historic District information

New York City , USA
Address
Street btwn Roosevelt & 34th Aves, from 70th to 90th Sts
Getting there
underground rail E, F, R, V to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave
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Lonely Planet review

Spread out in a 50-block area to the north of the subway is one of the nicest NYC neighborhoods that few New Yorkers know about. Following the 1909 opening of the 59th St-Queensboro Bridge, the Jackson Heights Historic District was set up in 1917 as a ‘garden city’ (popular in England at the time), with six-story, chateau­-style brick apartment buildings sharing long, well-landscaped, (still) private gardens. There are a few good vantage points – try 80th or 81st Sts from 37th to 34th Aves.