JACKSON HEIGHTS

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JACKSON HEIGHTS

Zip Codes 11370, 11372,

Community Board 3

An ethnically diverse community, Jackson Heights was home to the nation’s first large-scale co-operative garden apartments and was named for Jackson Avenue (now Northern Boulevard).

The board game Scrabble, was invented here by Alfred Butts, a Jackson heights resident and was perfected at the Community Methodist Church located on 35th Avenue.

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