Jackson Heights

Latin American and Asian communities lend Queens' Jackson Heights culinary and community esteem.

As a stimulating multicultural mecca, Jackson Heights transports you to far-away countries without ever leaving Queens. Latin American and Asian communities are well represented here, and their rich cultures produce a medley of sights, smells, tastes, and activities that are difficult to find in other parts of NYC. Boasting friendly park spaces and easy transit options, Jackson Heights is a hidden gem in Queens’ crown.

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On the Map

Jackson Heights is within Queens and bordered by East Elmhurst, Woodside, Corona, Elmhurst, and Ditmars / Steinway

JFK Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
LaGuardia Airport: 10 minutes by cab without traffic
Wall Street / Financial District: 50 minutes by subway
Times Square: 38 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

A Welcoming Mix of Cultures and Cuisines in Queens

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Distinct cultures cozy up next to one another in Jackson Heights. It's easy to find delicacies from all around the world.

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Choosing which ones to try is the hard part.

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Peaceful Streets in the Heart of Queens

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Kenn Tam

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Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specializes in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.

Julie Holder

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Julie Holder is a photographer based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She earned her BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Specializing in architectural and interior photography, her client list includes ABC, The Nate Berkus Show, Sony/Harpo Productions, BravoTV.com and RollingStone.com. Joining this project with Airbnb has been a wonderful exploration of the neighborhoods and people that make up the diverse city she calls home.