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Neighborhood Chat / Clean Streets Project - 69th Street & Northern Blvd
« on: October 13, 2021, 05:59:15 PM »
Saturday Oct 16  9-11am
Meet @ 9am at the SE corner of 69th Street & Northern Blvd
Arriving later? Walk East along Northern to find us.

We’ll supply the gloves, masks, brooms, garbage bags, and brooms.
Scan the QR code to register or email us at

Hope to see you there!

Sponsored by Assembly Member Jessica Gonzalés-Rojas

Neighborhood Chat / Publicize this site
« on: August 18, 2021, 06:49:45 PM »
I would guess that most of our JH neighbors aren't aware of this website.  I was thinking that it would be a good idea to hand out flyers at the Sunday farmers market.  (I work Sundays, so I can't do it myself.)


Neighborhood Chat / Free Concerts in Travers Park
« on: August 12, 2021, 06:16:01 PM »
Cumbia River Band

Aug 15th: 6 pm at Travers Park – 77th St Side Tennis Court

Neighborhood Chat / Jackson Heights Garden Tour
« on: August 07, 2021, 11:37:55 AM »
Thirty years ago, JHBG first launched its Historic Jackson Heights Weekend highlighting our unique garden community.  And over the decades people have come from far and wide (and, of course, close to home) to attend the exhibit of original photographs and ephemera, a slide presentation, the garden tour and the walking tour.  Attendance has grown to a total of over 300 for all events over the last few years.

Sadly, the pandemic forced the cancellation of the June 2020 and June 2021 events. However, we are preparing for a “slimmed down” version this September. We invite you to join us.  Tickets are $10 for each tour.

Garden Tour: Saturday September 18th Noon to 4pm
Raindate: September 25th

We anticipate 14 gardens participating this year.  This is our first autumn tour offering a unique opportunity to view the gardens as summer comes to a close.

Purchase tour tickets in advance at Espresso 77 (35-57 77th St) or on the day of the event in front of the Community Church (35th Avenue between 81st and 82nd St).  We also hope to have books and T-shirts available for sale.

Walking Tour: Sunday September 19th at Noon

Tours will meet at 11:45 in front of the Community Church.  We ask that you reserve in advance by calling (347)-766-9129 so that enough guides are available to keep each tour group under 20 people.

Neighborhood Chat / Painted security gates
« on: June 07, 2021, 07:49:13 PM »
I had a thought that it might look cool if we had artists paint murals on storefront security gates (like the one attached.)
Instead of looking at bad-graffiti-covered gates or plain metal gates, we'd see art.
During the day, then the stores are open, the gates would not be visible.  But at night when the gates are lowered, it would look pretty awesome I think.
One artist per storefront.  Professional artists, college art majors, high school art students, and yes graffiti artists.

What do you guys think?

Neighborhood Chat / JHBG Clean Streets
« on: May 31, 2021, 12:34:58 PM »
Jackson Heights Beautification Group

Clean Streets returns to 69th Street Corridor

Saturday June 5  9-11am
Meet @ 9am at the corner of 69th Street & 37th Avenue
Arriving later? Walk north along 69th St to find us.

NYC’s fiscal crisis seems to have been averted, but the cleanliness of our streets remains an issue.  It's up to us to take proactive action and clean up our neighborhood.
Last November our Clean Streets campaign successfully returned with a dedicated group of volunteers clearing the trash-strewn corridor on 69th Street from 37th Avenue to Northern Boulevard.

We return to 69th Street on June 5th.

JHBG will supply the gloves, masks, brooms, garbage bags, and brooms.

Please let us know if you can participate by emailing us at

Neighborhood Chat / JHBG Clean Streets - Sat, 11/21 @ 9:00
« on: November 20, 2020, 03:23:13 PM »
Jackson Heights Beautification Group Clean Streets - Sat, Nov 21 @ 9:00.

We are meeting at 9:00am at 69th Street & 35th Avenue (in front of the JHBG compost area).

JHBG will supply the proper PPE, brooms, shovels and garbage bags.

Neighborhood Chat / Pigeon poop in Food Dynasty outdoor produce bins
« on: July 08, 2020, 05:16:18 PM »
Not a one-time thing.  I see pigeon droppings in these outdoor bins each morning when I pass by Food Dynasty.

Yes, I reported it to 311, tho not sure what'll come of that.

Neighborhood Chat / Graffiti
« on: April 07, 2020, 06:48:49 PM »
Some jerk is tagging dozens of walls with bad graffiti.  Wish I could catch him in the act.

Neighborhood Chat / Bus drivers & honking
« on: December 24, 2018, 12:09:51 PM »
Hi all.  I live on the Q47 & Q49 route, and I have a problem with them blowing their horns all hours of the day and night.

(For clarity, they're not blowing their horns for safety reasons -- they honk THE MOMENT that the traffic light turns green.)

I've filed a complaint with NYC buses, but I doubt that'll have much affect.  I've also e-mailed councilperson Daniel Dromm (his office is also on the same bus route) asking that his office contact someone in charge of bus drivers at the 74th street subway station.  I offered an alternative to honking -- if the drivers would just flash their bright lights, it would alert the cars in front of them without disturbing hordes of people in the vicinity.

Maybe if they receive many requests for this, it'll be taken more seriously.  Mr Dromm's e-mail address is:

Restaurants & Food / Devouring Queens
« on: July 14, 2011, 07:50:20 AM »
New York Magazine's annual Where to Eat issue features Queens:

Restaurants & Food / Village Voice's 10 favorite dumplings
« on: April 13, 2011, 10:26:17 PM »
A Jackson Heights restaurant made the list on Village Voice's list of favorite dumplings:

"#8. Momo at Mustang Thakali Kitchen: Momo are Nepali and Tibetian dumplings, and can be fried, steamed, or boiled. The cumin-laced veggie version wows, yet one of the restaurant's most interesting momo is the ting momo, which resembles more of a steamed bun, and is packed with chicken and vegetables, and covered in ridges. 74-14 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights, 718-898-5088"

Restaurants & Food / Himalayan Yak Restaurant
« on: November 06, 2010, 11:17:32 PM »
A few weeks ago we noticed Himalayan Yak Restaurant across the street from Rice Avenue.  We ate there earlier tonight and it was actually pretty incredible!  I wasn't brave enough (this time) to try yak; maybe next time. 

Both our appetizers (mushroom skewers, chicken corn soup) were delicious.  For the main course we had a very tasty chicken/peppers/onions/mushrooms dish and a tofu/chicken/veggies dish.  Both were really really good, and included a yummy doughy bun/roll.

I'm not a fan of restaurants with TVs (however they were airing a documentary about yaks, so it was appropriate.)

And the waiter was cute; that's always a plus.

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