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The Unisphere in Queens

History of Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights has been the home of Plaza College for over 30 years. Also known as the “City within the City,” Jackson Heights was sought out to be a cohesive, people-oriented community. Prior to any twentieth-century development, Jackson Heights was farms and fields. The Queensboro Corporation eventually spent millions buying area farms to build a brand new community. The area developed by the corporation stretched from 70th Street to 92nd Street, between Roosevelt Avenue and Northern Boulevard. To distinguish its property from the rest of Elmhurst, the community was christened Jackson Heights: