JACKSON HEIGHTS

 Jackson Heights, is in a Historic District and the buildings are Landmarked by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group. Jackson Heights Beautification Group was instrumental in having NYC Landmark’s Commission Landmarking Jackson Heights because it is the original cooperative community.

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THE COLONIALS

Built-in 1915, The Colonials were designed by architect George H. Wells for the Queensboro Corporation.  Located on the east side of 82nd Street between 35th and 34th Avenues, the six Neo-Georgian buildings all have small front gardens. Operating as a cooperative since 1920, the ten five-room apartments in each building are identical, with a living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, and one bathroom.  The five-story buildings are walkups.  The Colonials is a designated landmark located within the Jackson Heights Historic District, and is also listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.  This and the other historic buildings below represent some of the finest real estate in Jackson Heights and NYC.

PLYMOUTH COURT

Built-in 1916, Plymouth Court was designed by architect George H. Wells for the Queensboro Corporation.  Located on the west side of 82nd Street between 37th and 35th Avenues, each of the four Edwardian buildings has a total of 20 apartments.

Operating as a cooperative since 1920, each building has four five-room (two bedroom) apartments and sixteen four-room (one bedroom) apartments. The five-story buildings are walkups.  Plymouth Court is a designated landmark located within the Jackson Heights Historic District and is also listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

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WILLOW COURT

Built in 1916, Willow Court was designed by architect George H. Wells for the Queensboro Corporation. Located on the east side of 82nd Street between 37th and 35th Avenues, each of the two Edwardian buildings has a total of 20 apartments.

Operating as a cooperative since 1920, each building has ten five-room (two bedroom) apartments and ten four-room (one bedroom) apartments. The five-story buildings are walkups.  Willow Court is a designated landmark located within the Jackson Heights Historic District, and is also listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

THE GREYSTONES

Built in 1917-8, The Greystones were designed by architect George H. Wells for the Queensboro Corporation.  Located on the 80th Street between 37th and 35th Avenues, the 14 Neo-Tudor Greystone buildings face each other across 80th Street.

Behind each row of buildings is a landscaped interior garden.  Originally called the Garden Apartments, their name was changed in 1925 because “garden apartment” had become a generic term in Jackson Heights.  The Queensboro Corporation planned for these buildings to cover the perimeter of both city blocks; however, only seven buildings were completed on each side of 80th Street.  Operating as a cooperative since 1920, the five-story buildings are walkups.  The six buildings (three on each side of the street) closest to 37th Avenue have two apartments per floor, with ten identical six-room (three bedroom) units.  The eight remaining buildings have three units per floor, each with ten three-room apartments and five four-room apartments. The Greystones are a designated landmark located within the Jackson Heights Historic District, and is also listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.  Click here to view featured Jackson Heights real estate listings.

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LINDEN COURT

Built as a cooperative in 1919, Linden Court was designed by architect Andrew J. Thomas for the Queensboro Corporation.  Located on 84th and 85th Streets between Roosevelt and 37th Avenues, Linden Court is comprised of 10 Neo-Romanesque buildings that surround a beautifully landscaped interior garden.

Each street-front has five buildings with four-, five- or six-room (one, two and three bedroom) apartments. Each five- and six-room apartment has four exposures and a sun parlor, located adjacent to the living and dining rooms.  Each building has a handful of parking spots, tucked into the rear of the building, below grade level.   The four-story buildings are walkups.  Linden Court is a designated landmark located within the Jackson Heights Historic District, and is also listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

HAMPTON COURT

Built as a cooperative in 1921, Hampton Court was designed by architect George H. Wells for the Queensboro Corporation.  Located on 78th and 79th Streets between 37th and 35th Avenues, Hampton Court is comprised of 11 Neo-Georgian buildings that surround a beautifully landscaped interior garden.

The five 79th Street buildings each have two six-room (three bedrooms) apartments that face both front and back, and one four-room (one bedroom) apartment with three garden exposures.  The six 78th Street buildings each have two five-room (two bedrooms) apartments that face both front and back, and one four-room (one bedroom) apartment with three garden exposures.  The six-room apartments are about 1,200 square feet, the five-room units 1,000 square feet, and the four-room 800 square feet. The five-story buildings are walkups.  Hampton Court is a designated landmark located within the Jackson Heights Historic District, and is also listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.  The Jackson Heights real estate market contains some of the best made housing stock in all of NYC.

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LABURNUM COURT

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Built in 1922, Laburnum Court was designed by architect George H. Wells for the Queensboro Corporation.  Located on 79th and 80th Streets between Roosevelt and 37th Avenues, Laburnum Court is comprised of 8 five-story Neo-Georgian buildings that surround an interior garden.

The 80th Street buildings are a cooperative, the 79th Street buildings are rental. Each building has five identical five-room (two bedroom) apartments and five identical six-room (two bedrooms with small sunroom) apartments. Each apartment has two or three exposures and a fireplace.  The buildings are elevated. Laburnum Court is a designated landmark located within the Jackson Heights Historic District, and is also listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

HAWTHORNE COURT

Built as a cooperative in 1922, Hawthorne Court was designed by architect George H. Wells for the Queensboro Corporation.  Located on 76th and 77th Streets between 37th and 35th Avenues, Hawthorne Court is comprised of 14 five-story Neo-Georgian buildings that surround a beautifully landscaped interior garden.

 

Each street-front has four buildings with identical five-room apartments and three buildings with identical six-room apartments. The five-room apartments are approximately 1,100 square feet and the six-room apartments are approximately 1,300 square feet. Each apartment has three exposures, a fireplace, and a sunroom. The sunroom projects into the garden with three sets of double windows, its own full bath, and can be used as an extension of the living area or as a bedroom.  The buildings are elevated. Hawthorne Court is a designated landmark located within the Jackson Heights Historic District, and is also listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.  Click here to view featured Jackson Heights real estate listings.

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ELM COURT

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Built as a cooperative in 1922, Elm Court was designed by architect George H. Wells for the Queensboro Corporation.  Located on 79th and 80th Streets between 35th and 34th Avenues, Elm Court is comprised of 8 four-story Neo-Georgian buildings that surround a beautifully landscaped interior garden.

Each street-front has two buildings with identical five-room apartments and two buildings with identical six-room apartments. The five-room apartments are approximately 1,100 square feet and the six-room apartments are approximately 1,300 square feet. Each apartment has three exposures, a fireplace, and a sunroom.  The sunroom projects into the garden with three sets of double windows, its own full bath, and can be used as an extension of the living area or as a bedroom.  The buildings are elevated.  Elm Court is a designated landmark located within the Jackson Heights Historic District, and is also listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

THE CHATEAU

Built as a cooperative in 1923, The Chateau was designed by architect Andrew J. Thomas for the Queensboro Corporation.  Located on 80th and 81st Streets between 35th and 34th Avenues, The Chateau is comprised of 12 French Renaissance buildings that surround a beautifully landscaped interior garden.

Each street-front has six buildings with five-, six-, and seven-room (two-, three-, and four-bedroom) apartments. The five-room apartments are approximately 1,000 square feet, the six-room apartments are approximately 1,300 square feet, and the seven-room apartments are about 1,500 square feet. The buildings are elevated and are five- or six-stories; and every apartment has three or four exposures and a fireplace. The four corner buildings each have eleven seven-room (four bedrooms with 3 baths) apartments, with one sixth floor unit. The eight five-story inner buildings have five-room (two-bedrooms with one bath) and six-room (three bedrooms with two baths) apartments.  The Chateau is a designated landmark located within the Jackson Heights Historic District, and is also listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

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THE TOWERS

Built in 1924, The Towers was designed by architect Andrew J. Thomas for the Queensboro Corporation.  Located on 80th and 81st Streets between 34th Avenue and Northern Boulevard, The Towers is comprised of 8 Neo-Romanesque buildings that surround a beautifully landscaped interior garden – with fountains and a baldacchino – designed by Noel Chamberlain.

Each street-front has four six-story elevated buildings.  The four corner buildings each have seven-room apartments of either 1,500 or 1,750 square feet.  The four inner building have six-room (three bedrooms with two baths) apartments of 1,300 square feet and seven-room (four bedrooms with three baths) apartments of 1,500 square feet.  All apartments have four exposures and a fireplace.  In the 1930s, two lines of seven-room apartments were divided into three- and four room units. A number of small apartments were also created out of former roof-top servants’ quarters. Built as a cooperative, The Towers failed during the Depression, but was converted to cooperative ownership in 1979. The Towers is a designated landmark located within the Jackson Heights Historic District, and is also listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

FILLMORE HALL

Built in 1930, Fillmore Hall was designed by Edward Adelsohn for the Queensboro Corporation. Located on the south side of 35th Avenue between 83rd and 84th Streets, Fillmore Hall has a deep entrance court facing the avenue, and similarly-sized garden court in the rear.

Larger than most six-story elevated buildings of the period, Fillmore Hall has 122 apartments.  Built as a rental building, it was converted to cooperative ownership in the early 1980s. Most of the apartments are generously sized, and range from two-room studios (of 500 square feet) to three-bedroom units (of about 1,500 square feet).  Fillmore Hall is a designated landmark located within the Jackson Heights Historic District, and is also listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.  Click here to meet a few of the best Jackson Heights realtors.  It’s not easy to find this kind of high quality real estate, not only in Queens, but all of NYC.

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THE BERKELEY

Built from 1936 to 1938, the three Berkeley buildings were designed by Joshua Tabatchnik (77th Street and 35th Avenue) and Philip Birnbaum (78th Street).    The Neo-Georgian buildings wrap around one block – the east side of 77th Street, south side of 35th Avenue and west side of 78th Street.

The Berkeley’s three elevated six-story buildings also surround an interior garden.  Built as rental apartment buildings, they were converted to cooperative ownership in the early 1980s. Most of the apartments are generously sized, and range from studios (at 500 square feet) to two-bedroom units (approaching 1,300 square feet).  Over the last decade, the buildings and the exterior garden have been lovingly restored.  The Berkeley is a designated landmark located within the Jackson Heights Historic District, and is also listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

DUNOLLY GARDENS

Built in 1939, Dunolly Gardens was designed by Andrew J. Thomas for the Queensboro Corporation.  The six Moderne-style buildings cover the full block between 78th and 79th Streets from 34th to 35th Avenues.

The six-story buildings are elevated and surround a large interior garden.  Built as rental apartment buildings, they were converted to cooperative ownership in the early 1980s. The apartments range in size from studios (at 400 square feet) to two-bedroom units (approaching 1,100 square feet).  Dunolly Gardens is a designated landmark located within the Jackson Heights Historic District, and is also listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

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JACKSON HEIGHTS IS HOME TO MANY OF THE FINEST RESTAURANTS IN QUEENS AND NYC

Jackson Heights is one of America’s ‘Melting Pot’ neighborhoods. The Jackson Heights neighborhood is home to tens of thousands of people from Eastern and Western Europe; India, China, and most other parts of Asia; and Central and Latin America. And nearby Corona was once the home of Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats giving Queens the moniker of the Home of Jazz.

Many of the immigrants into the country brought with them their culinary skills and Jackson Heights is one of the great beneficiary neighborhoods. Below is a list of just some of the fine Italian, Thai, Indian, Spanish, Greek, and Japanese restaurants.

Jackson Heights: Great Places to Eat

• Armondo’s Restaurant Jackson Heights – (718) 429-8552 / 74-73-16 Northern Blvd, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
• Arunee Thai Restaurant Jackson Heights – (718) 205-5559 / 78-23 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Café La Nueva in Jackson Heights – (718) 505-3700 / 86-10 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

El Coyote Restaurant - (718) 651-4874 / 80-18 Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights, New York 11370
Happy Kitchen - (718) 803- 1600 / 80-12 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Jackson Diner - (718) 672-1232 / 37-47 74th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Jackson House - (718) 639-6201 / 82-14 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Kitchen 79 - (718) 803-6227 / 37-70 79th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Pio Pio - (718) 426-4900 / 84-02 Northern Boulevard, Queens, NY 11372
Plaka Medertainan Grill - (718) 505-0515 / 37-68 79th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Seba Seba - (718) 478-4691 / 79-28 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
• Table Wine - (718) 478-9463 / 79-14 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

The Queensboro - (929) 296-0038 / 80-02 Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights
Tomo Japanese Cuisine - (718) 205-6222 / 86-12A 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Nearby Neighborhoods: Great Places to Eat in Queens

 Ayada Thai Restaurant Jackson Heights – (718) 424-0844 / 77-08 Woodside Ave in Woodside, NY 11373

Bahari Estiatorio - (718) 204-8968 / 31-14 Broadway Astoria, NY 11106

Bistro Eloise - (718) 440-9493 / 75-57 31st Ave, East Elmhurst, NY 11370, USA
CAFE HENRI - (718) 383-9315 / 1010 50th Avenue, (and Vernon), LIC, NY 11101

Chez Olivia - (718) 204-0952​ / 29-11 23RD AVE. ASTORIA, NY 11105

Cyclo - (718) 786-8309 / 5-51 47th Ave New York, NY 11101

Don Peppe - (718) 845-7587 / 13558 Lefferts Blvd, S Ozone Park, NY 11420

La Flor Bakery Café - (718) 426-8023 / 53-02 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside, NY 11377
• M.Wells Dinette @ PS1 MoMA - (718) 786-1800 / 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC, NY 11101
Manducatis -  (718) 729-4602 / 13-27 Jackson Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101
Manducatis Rustica - (718) 937-1312 /  46-31 Vernon Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11101

Park Side - (718) 271-9274 / 107-01 Corona Avenue, Corona, N.Y. 11368
Sanford’s Restaurant - (718) 932-9569 / 30-13 B’way, Astoria, NY 11106

SriPraPhai - (718) 899-9599 / 64-13 39th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377

Stamatis - (718) 932-8596 / 29-09 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105

Taverna Kyclades - (718) 545-8666 / 3307 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105

Telly's Tavern - (718) 728-9056 / 28-13 23 Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105

JACKSON HEIGHTS SCHOOLS

HIGH QUALITY PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Jackson Heights is home to some of the finer schools in Queens and NYC.  In addition to being home to one of the most successful and earliest public charter schools, Jackson Heights is also home to the Garden School, which was founded in the early days of the Jackson Heights community as an independent, private school.

 

I. RENAISSANCE  CHARTER SCHOOL

JACKSON HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Renaissance Charter School was founded in the 1990’s as one of New York City’s first charter schools.  The school was founded by an independent group of parents who were concerned about making sure their children received a quality public school education.  Since its inception as a non-profit organization, the Renaissance Charter School has grown in both size and facilities and has become an exemplary charter school within the NYC public school system.

 

II.  THE GARDEN SCHOOL

JACKSON HEIGHTS PRIVATE SCHOOLS

The Garden School in Jackson Heights was founded in the 1920’s as a non-profit community school.  The school encompasses first grade through high school and manages one of the largest public Pre-K programs in Jackson Heights.  The Garden School hallmarks includes its independence from government and religious institutions, its ability to provide its students with a continuous quality education through high school and its competitive price / value vis a vis other private schools in Queens and New York City.

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