Well known for its bustling Roosevelt Avenue, Little India, a plethora of food trucks and ethnic eateries, there is also a softer, quieter side to the multicultural western Queens neighborhood of Jackson Heights.
Jackson Heights Food Court, 37th Road and 73rd
Jackson Heights Food Court, 37th Road and 73rd Street, offers a variety cuisines. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
An Indian street fair in Jackson Heights includes
An Indian street fair in Jackson Heights includes wares such as jewelry. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Marcia Lobas, 43, and Elijah Warrington, 8, check
Marcia Lobas, 43, and Elijah Warrington, 8, check out a book fair on 37th Avenue. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)

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A food vendor talks to customers at an
A food vendor talks to customers at an Indian street fair near Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Friends play chess in Travers Park. (June 15,
Friends play chess in Travers Park. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
The temple Inner Peace is located at 79-24
The temple Inner Peace is located at 79-24 37th Ave. in Jackson Heights. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Table Wine, 79-14 37th Ave, sells a variety
Table Wine, 79-14 37th Ave, sells a variety of spirits. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Kids beat the heat at a fountain in
Kids beat the heat at a fountain in Northern Park, at 93rd Street and Northern Boulevard. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)

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A row of homes along 32-15 84th St.
A row of homes along 32-15 84th St. between 32nd Avenue and Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Jackson Heights resident Mallika Kundu, 37, volunteers at
Jackson Heights resident Mallika Kundu, 37, volunteers at the garden outside of St. Marks Church. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
A flea market along 35th Avenue in Jackson
A flea market along 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Jackson Heights resident David Murray, 10, plays along
Jackson Heights resident David Murray, 10, plays along 80th Street in Jackson Heights. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Fourteen-month-old Aiden Sunshine motors around Travers Park in
Fourteen-month-old Aiden Sunshine motors around Travers Park in Jackson Heights. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)

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A shopkeeper on 74th Street in the Little
A shopkeeper on 74th Street in the Little India section of Jackson Heights. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Friends walk along Roosevelt Avenue on their way
Friends walk along Roosevelt Avenue on their way to a Bangladeshi festival. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Jackson Heights resident Jeff Orlick, 31, who has
Jackson Heights resident Jeff Orlick, 31, who has taken people on food tours of the neighborhood for the last two years, likes to make stops at Kabob King on 37th Road. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)