The neighborhood of Jackson Heights is situated in the northwest portion of Queens County within New York City. Because of its historic charm, most of the original neighborhood is a National Register Historic District and a New York State Historic Register District.
The Jackson Heights New York State and National Register Districts range from 93rd Street through 69th Street between Northern Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue. The area is believed to be the first garden city community built in the United States as part of the international garden city movement at the turn of last century. For years, many families have taken advantage of the multiple groupings of private homes and co-op buildings surrounding the beautiful, secluded private gardens.
The New York City Historic District of Jackson Heights encompasses an area between 76th and 88th Streets, Roosevelt Avenue and Northern Boulevard. Unlike the State and National Districts, the local designation comes with aesthetic protections. Much of the community has late 19th and 20th century architectural revival style, which gives Jackson Heights its distinctive charisma.
Jackson Heights has been the home of Plaza College for over 40 years. Known as a cohesive, people-oriented community, Jackson Heights is known as one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country, being a magnet for people from an incredibly wide variety of backgrounds.
Plaza College represents the cultural diversity of Jackson Heights and its community. The institution has a tradition of providing students with a quality education that will lead to opportunities for both personal growth and career development. Since 1916, when Plaza College was founded in Long Island City, the College’s reputation for excellence has been well recognized throughout the employer and academic community.
To meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, the College is committed to building upon its strengths by keeping the Plaza tradition of being a student-centered environment, ensuring the success of each graduate. This family-friendly community, both on and off campus, provides the perfect setting for personal, educational and career growth.
Congratulations to the 2019 graduates of Plaza’s Dental Hygiene program! These students were celebrated at the College’s first Dental Hygiene Pinning Ceremony, signifying the end of their clinical training and their entrance into clinical practice.