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This page highlights new ideas that might benefit our neighborhood. Post yours or add to one of the below.

A Small Index for the Home Page[edit]

This "INDEX" is a catchall of portals and new ideas that is being considered for use on the Home page and throughout the site.

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Toward A More Beautiful Neighborhood[edit]

The ever present Jackson Heights Beautification Group has helped make JH a more livable neighborhood for decades. What further beautification tasks might they or others undertake?

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  • Eliminate the "Donate You Car" and "Cars for Cash" signs illegally posted on our neighborhood's public infrastructure. As they all have phone numbers, the entities responsible for their posting would seem easy to identify. Yet they've marred our neighborhood for decades. What would it take to eliminate this blight? Who might lead a campaign to further beautify our neighborhood?
  • Adopt A Mailbox - Waiting for the USPS to remove graffiti from a street mailbox can test the patience of Job. One formerly graffiti laden box on 75th Street was adopted by a nearby resident who decided that he's keep it graffiti free. He purchased a can of green spray paint and covers the graffiti before "admiring eyes" have a chance to see it. There are dozens of boxes in the neighborhood awaiting adoption.

Economics & Jobs[edit]


  • Augmented Reality - Start a class/project/program which teaches residents and organizations how to design and develop augmented reality. Such capabilities would assist with the development of tourism resources: think Little India, Holmes Airport, or the Historic District. This might be part of a preparing for the future campaign.


Life Style Enhancements[edit]

  • Ageing In Place - This is a term used to describe a situation that enables a person to continue living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have any services (or other support) they might need over time as their needs change. See these resources and the Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities Norc page for more.


Make the LinkNYC kiosks work for our neighborhood. Prepare maps showing the reach of the wi-fi signal and means of accessing the 55" public display screens for presenting local public interest messages.


Several "tourism worthy" aspects of the neighborhood exist. The augmented reality technology offers the opportunity to highlight these.


  • Improved transportation system, from and to mass transit and shopping. See how a Canadian town that wanted an improved transit system "Hired Uber".
  • Sharing cars
    • ZipCar short term rental
    • Getaround enables you to rent your car during idle times
    • RelayRides lets you do the same with GM as a partner.