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Jackson Heights and other city neighborhoods don't have "official" boundaries. They are not a city, state, or federal geographic entity and have no formal government structures. One way to think about a neighborhood name is that it's like a family name: Tribeca residents hold snooty rights over denizens of East New York, and have the rent receipts to prove it.
  
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.
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== The Several Visions of Jackson Heights ==
  
==The Several Jackson Heights'==
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The Jackson Heights neighborhood's origin stems from an early 20th century real estate development venture led by [[Edward A. MacDougall]]. Today MacDougall's dream exists within a city designated [[Historic District]] with distinct boundaries. (See Map 1. City Historic District).  
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.)
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When an initiative to recognize the special features of the MacDougall development 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.)
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Still others believe Jackson Heights should be defined by the delivery area used by the United States Postal Service. (See Map. 3 Jackson Heights Post Office Delivery Zone 11372.)
  
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.  
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With a small exception for the Post Office delivery zone, 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 today is home to the [[Jackson Heights Shopping Center]], the North Ridge and South Ridge coops, and several thousand 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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File:Jackson Heights Historic District - NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.png|500px|right|Map 1. City Historic District
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File:Jackson_Heights_National_Historic_District_Map.png|400px|right|Map 2. National Historic District
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File:Jackson_Heights_USPS_11372_Zip_code_map.png|400px|right|Map 3. [[Jackson Heights Post Office|Jackson Heights Post Office Delivery Zone 11372]]
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== Greater Jackson Heights ==
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In 2015 the now defunct media firm DNAinfo.com asked city residents to draw what they imagined to be their neighborhood's 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]. For the most part, the [[JacksonHeights.nyc Initiative]] uses the expansive borders identified by the DNAinfo project - see Map 4, DNAinfo Consensus below. We refer to the area as Greater Jackson Heights - see Map 5.
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=== Shouting Distance ===
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We also invite the creation of pages on events, issues, organizations, people, places, etc., are "nearby" with nearby meaning an easy walk or shouting distance.
  
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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File:Jackson Heights Historic District - NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.png|300px|right|Map 1. City Historic District
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File:DNA_Map_of_Jackson Heights_-_May_8_2017.png|300px|right|Map 4. DNAinfo Consensus
File:Jackson_Heights_National_Historic_District_Map.png|300px|right|Map 2. National Historic district
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File:JacksonHeights.nyc_map_with_street_names_outline.png|300px|right|Map 5. Greater Jackson Heights
File:Jackson_Heights_USPS_11372_Zip_code_map.png|300px|right|Map 3. Post Office Delivery Zone
 
File:DNA_Map_of_Jackson Heights_-_May_8_2017.png|300px|right|Map 4. DNAinfo Consensus  
 
File:JacksonHeights.nyc_map_with_street_names_outline.png|300px|right|"Greater Jackson Heights"
 
 
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=== Greater Jackson Heights on Open Street Map ===
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The below is an interactive map of Greater Jackson Heights created using [https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=17/40.75112/-73.88753&layers=N Open Street Map].
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{{#display_map: 40.75611, -73.88719
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}}
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== Related Pages ==
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* [[Maps]]
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== External Links ==
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* [https://www.openstreetmap.org/ Open Street Map - our preferred mapping system (re: open source)]

Revision as of 18:49, 5 November 2018

Jackson Heights and other city neighborhoods don't have "official" boundaries. They are not a city, state, or federal geographic entity and have no formal government structures. One way to think about a neighborhood name is that it's like a family name: Tribeca residents hold snooty rights over denizens of East New York, and have the rent receipts to prove it.

The Several Visions of Jackson Heights

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

When an initiative to recognize the special features of the MacDougall development 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.)

Still others believe Jackson Heights should be defined by the delivery area used by the United States Postal Service. (See Map. 3 Jackson Heights Post Office Delivery Zone 11372.)

With a small exception for the Post Office delivery zone, 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 today is home to the Jackson Heights Shopping Center, the North Ridge and South Ridge coops, and several thousand single family residences.

Greater Jackson Heights

In 2015 the now defunct media firm DNAinfo.com asked city residents to draw what they imagined to be their neighborhood's borders, see Draw Where You Think Your Neighborhood Borders Are. For the most part, the JacksonHeights.nyc Initiative uses the expansive borders identified by the DNAinfo project - see Map 4, DNAinfo Consensus below. We refer to the area as Greater Jackson Heights - see Map 5.

Shouting Distance

We also invite the creation of pages on events, issues, organizations, people, places, etc., are "nearby" with nearby meaning an easy walk or shouting distance.

Greater Jackson Heights on Open Street Map

The below is an interactive map of Greater Jackson Heights created using Open Street Map.

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Related Pages

External Links