Northwestern Queens: Little India

Little India is a commercial area located within the larger town of Jackson Heights.Indian natives from across the city shop here for their specialized homegrown goods.

Pictured is the Jackson Heights Food Court located on 73rd Road in the heart of Little India. The food court was formerly known as the Eagle Theater. For 15 years the Eagle Theater played Bollywood classic movies here. The theater also hosted many India vs. Pakistan cricket matches. The theater always went past full capacity for these matches.

Little India is also home to Sammy’s Halal food cart, located on 73rd St & Broadway, hands down the best Halal food cart in all of NYC.

The History section is in collaboration with Steve Vazquez of Queenscapes.