It’s one of the most diverse neighborhoods in New York City with a “Little Colombia,” “Little India,” “Little Bangladesh” and “Little Nepal.” It features a historic district, the country’s first planned garden and cooperative apartment community, and authentic ethnic restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world. And finally, it was the first home for such celebrities as Susan Sarandon, Howard Stern, Lucy Liu, John Leguizamo and even Don Rickles.
This Sunday at noon, Kornblit Tours will lead a four-hour, guided stroll through Jackson Heights, focusing on the area’s architecture, history, sights, sounds, scents and tastes. Participants can expect to check out inner courtyards, marvel at gargoyles, and then make stops at five or six eateries like La Gran Uruguaya, Delhi Heights, Himalayan Yak and Arepa Lady.
The agenda was created by Adrienne Onofri, a licensed guide who wrote the book “Walking Queens,” which maps out and provides details for 30 tours of borough neighborhoods.
This Sunday’s expedition is based largely on the Jackson Heights chapter in the book. However, Onofri sustained injuries in a recent car crash and is currently recovering. Thus, she will not direct the group, but company owner Steven Kornbilt, another experienced guide, will take her place. (Onofri hopes to make a cameo appearance in her wheelchair.)
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