New York Has Some Wonderful Hidden Neighborhoods

Some of the city's lesser known neighborhoods are impressive attractions on their own.
April 10, 2004, 11am PDT | Zvi Leve
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"Jackson Heights has something that the vaunted Manhattan does not," according to Jeffrey Saunders, president of the Jackson Heights Garden City Society. "It is the first garden city built in America, and only the second built in the world." The 19th century garden city movement sought to merge the best of country and city life, so Jackson Heights "was structured so that people could meander, so they could wander around and discover things." Mr Saunders hopes that a new architectural signage project for his neighborhood will raise tourist interest. This is just one of a number of local programs aimed at attracting tourists into other parts of New York.

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Published on Sunday, April 4, 2004 in The New York Times
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