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Expand Jackson Heights’ Historic District

Jackson Heights is a special place. It’s one of NYC’ densest neighborhoods, but it doesn’t feel crowded. That’s because it was well planned, with plenty of gardens around its buildings

Here’s how you can help protect it from rampant development:
Send an email to NYC Landmark Preservation Commission’s Executive Director Sarah Carroll at, urging the LPC to expand the district.

Please put Expand the Jackson Heights Historic District in the subject line and include these points: 1) the proposed expansion’s buildings are just as high quality as the current district. 2) these distinct buildings and their generous open space are endangered by encroaching development. 3) We applied for the expansion in 2011 and it’s time for LPC to hold a hearing on this proposal. And don’t forget to thank her.

JHBG is working with elected officials and other organizations to expand the landmark district to include the almost all of area planned of Jackson Heights’ developer Edward A. McDougall and his Queensboro Corporation.

Watch our video on what makes Jackson Heights special and why the district should be expanded.