Jackson Heights was the first garden city community built in the United States!
There more private parks(historically called gardens by the residents) within walking distance of each other,than in any other city in America!
Jackson Heights has more school choices within the walking distance than any city in America!
Jackson Heights is the most ethnically diverse neighborhood in the country!
Scrabble was invented by resident of Jackson Heights-Alfred Butts in 1938.
Famous photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt lived in Jackson Heights for many years.
Charlie Chaplin had an apartment in the Towers building.
Actors Lucy Liu,John Leguizamo,Susan Sarandon,Kevin Dobson and Don Rickles grew up in Jackson Heights.