Profile for Jackson Heights, New York, NY
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Jackson Heights is a neighborhood of Queens
The community was named for Jackson Avenue
Elevation is 79 feet.
Bounded by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway on the west, Grand Central Expressway on the north, Junction Boulevard on the east, and Roosevelt Avenue on the south.
Growth was sparked by construction of the Queensborough Bridge in 1909
Developed as a model community by the Queensborough Corp
Pioneer aviator Glenn Hammond Curtiss operated an airfield here, 1927-1939
Birthplace of Scrabble. The board game, first called Lexiko, was invented by local resident Alfred Butts.
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Neighborhood historic districts include Jackson Heights Historic District.
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