Jackson Heights, The Heart of Latin America in New York

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Jackson Heights is a neighborhood in the northwestern portion of the borough of Queens in New York City. The Jackson Heights name comes from Jackson Avenue, the former name for Northern Boulevard, a major thoroughfare that bisects the neighborhood. Based on data from the 2010 United States Census, the population of Jackson Heights was 108,152. The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 57% Hispanic or Latino, 17% White, 2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 22% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander and 0.5% other races. This series of photographs was taken by Pablo Herrera in the environs of Roosevelt Avenue in April 2017.


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