As a stimulating multicultural mecca, Jackson Heights transports you to far-away countries without ever leaving Queens. Latin American and Asian communities are well represented here, and their rich cultures produce a medley of sights, smells, tastes, and activities that are difficult to find in other parts of NYC. Boasting friendly park spaces and easy transit options, Jackson Heights is a hidden gem in Queens’ crown.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
On the Map
Jackson Heights is within Queens and bordered by East Elmhurst, Woodside, Corona, Elmhurst, and Ditmars / Steinway
A Welcoming Mix of Cultures and Cuisines in Queens
Jackson Heights is a colourful and happy neighbourhood full of grocery stores, shops and good restaurants (try Juju's Cafè for bagels; Happy Kitchen for sushi on 37th avenue and Jackson Deli for Indian food near the metro station!)"
Visited in 2013
Peaceful Streets in the Heart of Queens
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specialises in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.
Julie Holder is a photographer based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She earned her BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Specialising in architectural and interior photography, her client list includes ABC, The Nate Berkus Show, Sony/Harpo Productions, BravoTV.com and RollingStone.com. Joining this project with Airbnb has been a wonderful exploration of the neighbourhoods and people that make up the diverse city she calls home.