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With a slight exception for the Post Office, none of these take in any land north of Northern Boulevard, an area that once held [[Holmes Airport]], the city's first commercial airport, and is home to the the North Ridge and South Ridge coops, and 1,000 or so single family residences.  
 
With a slight exception for the Post Office, none of these take in any land north of Northern Boulevard, an area that once held [[Holmes Airport]], the city's first commercial airport, and is home to the the North Ridge and South Ridge coops, and 1,000 or so single family residences.  
  
In 2015 DNAnfo.com asked city residents to draw their own neighborhood borders, see [https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20150811/midtown/draw-where-you-think-your-neighborhood-borders-are-on-this-map Draw Where You Think Your Neighborhood Borders Are]. (See Map 4 DNAInfo.)  
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In 2015 DNAinfo.com asked city residents to draw their own neighborhood borders, see [https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20150811/midtown/draw-where-you-think-your-neighborhood-borders-are-on-this-map Draw Where You Think Your Neighborhood Borders Are]. (See Map 4 DNAinfo.)  
  
For the most part the [[JacksonHeights.nyc Initiative]] uses the borders selected by the DNAinfo project, referring to the area as Greater Jackson Heights. (See Map 5. Greater Jackson Heights.) But we encourage nearby events, organizations, issues, people, etc. to be listed as well, with nearby meaning an undefined "easy walk".  
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For the most part the [[JacksonHeights.nyc Initiative]] uses the expansive borders selected by the DNAinfo project, referring to the area as Greater Jackson Heights. (See Map 5. Greater Jackson Heights.) But we also invite pages on nearby events, issues, organizations, people, places, etc. to be listed as well, with nearby meaning an undefined "easy walk".  
 
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File:Jackson Heights Historic District - NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.png|300px|right|Map 1. City Historic District  
 
File:Jackson Heights Historic District - NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.png|300px|right|Map 1. City Historic District  

Revision as of 16:50, 12 May 2017

Jackson Heights has no "official" boundaries. It is not a city, state, or federal geographic entity and has no formal government. There many views of the neighborhood's borders.

The Several Jackson Heights'

The Jackson Heights neighborhood's origin stems from a real estate development venture led by Edward A. MacDougall in the early part of the 20th century. Today MacDougall's dream exists within a city designated Historic District with distinct boundaries. (See Map 1. City Historic District).

When the initiative to recognize the special features of the Historic District was undertaken in the 1980s, some thought the selected area was too narrow, and that MacDougall's larger vision should be recognized. This effort led to the designation of a broader Jackson Heights National Historic District. (See Map 2. National Historic District.)

Others believe we should use the delivery area used by the United States Postal Service. (See Map. 3 USPS.)

With a slight exception for the Post Office, none of these take in any land north of Northern Boulevard, an area that once held Holmes Airport, the city's first commercial airport, and is home to the the North Ridge and South Ridge coops, and 1,000 or so single family residences.

In 2015 DNAinfo.com asked city residents to draw their own neighborhood borders, see Draw Where You Think Your Neighborhood Borders Are. (See Map 4 DNAinfo.)

For the most part the JacksonHeights.nyc Initiative uses the expansive borders selected by the DNAinfo project, referring to the area as Greater Jackson Heights. (See Map 5. Greater Jackson Heights.) But we also invite pages on nearby events, issues, organizations, people, places, etc. to be listed as well, with nearby meaning an undefined "easy walk".