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Queens, New York City 

Jackson Heights

 
 

Jackson Heights is a neighborhood located in the northwestern corner of Queens. The neighborhood was initially an area of farmlands until the Queensboro Bridge linked Queens with Manhattan in 1908. From the 1910s to 1920s, property development eventually transformed the farmlands into privately owned garden communities. Today, Jackson Heights is primarily a residential neighborhood comprising of private homes, apartment blocks, and a few condominiums. 

Jackson Heights is conveniently accessible from Manhattan by New York City’s subway train system. Subway Line No. 7 (Flushing Line) runs between the train terminals in Flushing (in Queens) and Times Square (in Midtown Manhattan) with stops at stations in Jackson Heights and Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal. The commuter journey between Flushing and Jackson Heights takes around 10 minutes each way, while the journey between Times Square and Jackson Heights takes around 20 minutes.

Subway station in Jackson Heights, Queens (New York City)

Subway station in Jackson Heights by Jleon

The Neighborhood
Jackson Heights has a large South Asian community comprising of mainly Indians followed by Pakistanis and Bangladeshis. The heart of the South Asian community in the Jackson Heights neighborhood is an enclave known as Little India, situated between Roosevelt and 37th Avenues. It is a lively part of the neighborhood with many businesses own by South Asians. Here, you can find restaurants serving authentic curry dishes, shops selling saris, hear the latest Bhangra music, and purchase the latest Bollywood movie discs.

Jackson Heights in Queens, New York City

Jackson Heights neighborhood by kl801

Travers Park
Travers Park is small and overused urban park, the landscape here is not much in terms of a tourist attraction. The park’s main attraction, however, is an open-air farmers’ market held on Sundays from May to November. Another attraction is the “Summer Sundays in the Park”, a free performance held on some Sundays between May and August. The performances include music concerts and musical shows. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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