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Imagining A More Livable Neighborhood

This site exists for the public interest, not for profit. Jackson Heights' residents decide what's on it and how it can best serve the neighborhood's future. It is part of the Initiative. Our first project is this "Share What You Know" wiki.

Share What You Know

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Help raise neighborhood awareness by sharing information about its unknown history, local lore, culture, events, organizations, people, favorite spots, and personal stories. Contribute to the civic, economic, and social needs of neighborhood residents and organizations. Participate. Add on our Wikipedia-like collaboration. Add a little or a lot. Make a difference!

First Pages

The following were the first pages added to the wiki. All can benefit from more local knowledge. Help improve them.

See All Pages

See a full list of the pages created since the site's initiation in March 2017.

Make A New Page

Add a new page to the wiki by typing the page name into the below box, then click the Make This Page button. (If the page already exists, you'll be taken to it. How nice is that?)

Special Focus Pages

Creatively developed, these pages would make Jackson Heights a more livable neighborhood. Help out.

Editing & Edit-a-thons

While adding a page to the wiki is fairly easy, editing them can be tricky. We use the same software used by Wikipedia, so for an experienced "Wikipedian" (a Wikipedia editor), there's a zero learning curve. For the inexperienced we're arranging an edit-a-thon (a training session). These can be arranged for groups or individuals. Email to indicate your interest.

The Future

This wiki is part of the Initiative. Its goal is to help residents use the Internet to improve the quality of life in the Jackson Heights neighborhood. Adding digital support for a 100 year old neighborhood is pioneering work. Upcoming tasks include adding a calendar, a 'civic ideas' presentation, review, decision making, and collaboration process, and perhaps most challenging an effective governance process for these resources.

Who We Are

The NYS not for profit Inc. was granted the city license to develop the domain. Its 3-year mission is to help residents plan and develop and transition oversight to an independent, locally controlled nonprofit by 2020.

See our About page for ways you can participate.

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