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City to unveil Diversity Plaza overhaul

City to unveil Diversity Plaza overhaul

Jackson Heights gets its look at the city’s long-awaited plan to transform Diversity Plaza at a special presentation on the pedestrian way set for Saturday May 9 at 2 p.m. The plan includes a tree-lined plaza on the eastern half of 37th Road and an area that could serve as a performance space with a...
Come Out and Play! Musicians and Performers Wanted for 78th Street Play Street

Come Out and Play! Musicians and Performers Wanted for 78th Street Play Street

Jackson Heights Beautification Group Seeks Artists for the 12th Annual Summer Sundays at the Park April 9, 2015 Contact: Carlos Martínez  |  260-227-5673  |  info@jhbg.org NEW YORK – The annual Summer Sundays at the Park music and performance series has provided free outdoor music in Jackson Heights for the past 10 years, bringing global sounds to...
Views from the Heights Spring Edition Available

Views from the Heights Spring Edition Available

The Spring Edition of our quarterly newsletter Views from the Heights is now available online and in shops and cafes around the neighborhood. If you are interesting in contributing stories or ideas to the newsletter, send us an email at views@jhbg.org. Additionally, we have a monthly e-newsletter that can you sign up for by entering...
Mulchfest:on Saturday, Jan. 10 or Sunday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mulchfest:on Saturday, Jan. 10 or Sunday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  Mulchfest: Dump your Christmas tree and keep it, too!  You can bring your Christmas tree to 34th Ave. in front of Travers ParkThe NYC Department of Parks & Recreation will chip your tree, and give you your very own bag of mulch! Or, if you do not want it, the mulch will be used...
Jackson Heights Children’s Halloween Parade, October 31, 2014

Jackson Heights Children’s Halloween Parade, October 31, 2014

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A Jackson Heights fire and its aftermath

JHBG President’s Message, Len Maniace It was a spring Sunday morning a few months after my wife and I had moved to Jackson Heights. We awoke to a smell like a soggy campfire – and a neighborhood trauma. A building in the center of the neighborhood’s commercial district was burning down. Lost was a one-story...

Both sides of the BID-expansion controversy

The 82nd Street Partnership would under go a huge expansion under a plan now being considered. The Business Improvement District (BID) would increase its size many times over, stretching along Roosevelt Avenue from 82nd Street to 104th Street and include a segment on Junction Boulevard up to 35th Avenue. Not everyone thinks the expansion is...
2014 Jackson Heights Arts Festival

2014 Jackson Heights Arts Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Beatriz Gil – (917)612-4756 – info@hibridos.co Nitin Mukul – (917) 251-0354 – nmukul@gmail.com Friends of Diversity Plaza Jackson Heights Arts Festival 2014: Summer Solstice Celebration Saturday, June 21st 2014 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Diversity Plaza / 37th Road Pedestrian Plaza (between 73rd Street & 74th Street) Jackson Heights, Queens The...

Turning an asphalt play yard into a green park

By Len Maniace Though some details differ, a consensus seems to be forming around a new and improved Travers Park, one that’s contains significantly more green space, room for performances and the Green Market, as well as athletic fields. Jackson Heights residents filled the Garden School gym on March 18 for the second visioning session...

“Green Infrastructure” help for Jackson Heights businesses and residences

By Len Maniace Grants are available to property owners in Jackson Heights to install green roofs, rain gardens and other measures designed to make New York City a greener place. The grants are part of the Green Infrastructure program of the NYC’s Department of Environmental Protection that covers much of the city. Though the green...
Jackson Heights Historic Weekend

Jackson Heights Historic Weekend

Download here: 2014 Historic Weekend Flyer.
Jackson Heights Orchestra: A (Much Needed) Spring Celebration

Jackson Heights Orchestra: A (Much Needed) Spring Celebration