The first garden city community built in the United States by the Queensboro Corporation (also responsible for the eponymous bridge), was in the Southern portion of this neighborhood between Northern Boulevard (previously Jackson Avenue) and Roosvelt Avenue. It catered to a more affluent commuter and featured private gardens within interior courtyards. An even grid of streets laid out over relatively flat land gives the neighborhood a larger-scale urban character. There are no old village roads that cut through. Due to the well-preserved, landmarked status of the Southern portion, the examples of informal/incremental architecture are found mainly in the north. Since many of these tracts are post-war, much attention has been paid to the incorporation of parking stalls at the front of the house. Myriad configurations of driveway ramps and front porches greatly vary their appearance. A generous setback has also encouraged minor garden elements.  

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Jackson Heights