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Imagining a Healthier and More Livable Neighborhood
This "Share What You Know" wiki 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's the first project of the JacksonHeights.nyc Initiative.
Share What You Know
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 a little or a lot to our Wikipedia-like collaboration. Make a difference!
The following were the first pages added to the wiki. All can benefit from more local knowledge. Help improve them.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest.
Special Focus Pages
Creatively developed, these pages would make Jackson Heights a more livable neighborhood. Help them out.
This wiki is part of the JacksonHeights.nyc 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 Connecting.nyc Inc. was granted the city license to develop the JacksonHeights.nyc domain. Its 3-year mission is to help residents plan and develop JacksonHeights.nyc and transition oversight to an independent, locally controlled nonprofit by 2020. See our About page for ways you can help shape the future.