Meet Jack Heights® is our neighborhood's mascot. In 2008 the Meet Jack Heights® character was revealed in a billboard above the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. His nifty top-hat and tails welcomed everyone to the neighborhood from the big sign. The Meet Jack Heights® character and story is the brainchild of MPC Properties, the leading real estate broker in Jackson Heights.
After many years of our neighborhood knowing and loving our family-friendly, livable, diverse, urban neighborhood, the word had started to get out: Jackson Heights is a great place to live. But people from outside the neighborhood still didn't quite know where Jackson Heights was. Jackson Heights is part of Queens, the biggest borough in New York City, and it can be hard for people to find neighborhoods. We wanted everyone to know what a unique neighborhood this is, and help Jackson Heights stand out in New York City. And so, Meet Jack Heights® was born.
Our plans for Meet Jack Heights® is to really bring this character to life, and have him visit our main streets, and show up at farmers market in the summer. We hope you get to meet him soon, too.