The Broker Who Would Make Jackson Heights The Next Park Slope

Will Michael Carfagna ever transform Jackson Heights into the Park Slope of Queens?

"It's going to take someone with deep pockets and with a vision," he said. "And if you find them, put them in touch with me."

Mr. Carfagna, perhaps best known for designing the "Billy Burg, Meet Jack Heights" and "More Park, Less Slope" bus shelter ads that ran in Williamsburg and Park Slope, respectively, aims to close the price gap between the trendy areas of Brooklyn and the Queens neighborhood he's called home since 1985.

Jackson Heights is renowned for its diversity – a mix of Hispanic, Asian, white and black populations – and the city's second-largest gay pride parade.  read more »

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