Jackson Heights is an early-20th-century neighborhood in central Queens, composed of low-rise garden apartments and houses as well as institutional and commercial buildings. It was the first and remains the largest garden-apartment community in the United States— the product of both the early 20th-century model tenement and the Garden City movements. Starting in the late 19th century, poor living conditions in city slums resulted in reform efforts to improve urban housing. As a result, light, ventilation and open green space became key pieces in the design of new developments. This is particularly evident in Jackson Heights.
A section of the neighborhood was designated as a Historic District in 1993. HDC named Jackson Heights as a Six to Celebrate neighborhood in 2011.
Jackson Heights Historic District – Designated October 19, 1993
Jul 5, 2020
Six to Celebrate
Jackson Heights Historic DistrictJackson Heights, Queens, NY, USA
STATUS: Designated Historic District