Time Out New York did an article about taking all the best qualities of different neighborhoods and guess which quality they wanted to take from Jackson Heights? Why, diversity, of course!
“It’s one of the most diverse places in the city, with more than 65 percent of the population made up of immigrants from all over the world,” says Jaime Weisberg, director of Queens Congregations United for Action, a faith-based community organization. “Walking down the streets, you see it in the clothing styles, languages spoken, restaurants and stores. Economically, this plays out in other ways, from the beautiful historic districts to the severe overcrowding conditions that many low-income residents experience.”
Hey, thanks for keeping it real, but I'm guessing they weren't talking about diversity in income, just in origin. Some qualities that didn't make their Utopian fantasy list for some reason: safest neighborhood, neighborhood with the best schools, friendliest neighborhood. Of course, neighborhood with the best bar scene was included.