Cooking provides a familiar focus, even a break, and the possibility to recreate culture and share it in a part of the world that finds her, and people like her, distasteful.
An art installation in Jackson Heights speaks about how immigrant communities in the neighborhood are experiencing policing and displacement.
A Jackson Heights boutique is where customers reconnect with their roots and introduce the younger generations to their cultural heritage.
Community organizers have created a walking tour of Jackson Heights that focuses on the experiences of the immigrants who live in the neighborhood.
Yue saos and postpartum meal services are helping new Chinese mothers in Brooklyn cope with the no-shower, no-cold-drink, no-going-out demands of ‘sitting the month.’
Young Bangladeshi theater troupe uses traditional folk theater to confront trauma in the community.
One former detainee brings to light the struggle of many asylum‐seekers who are languishing in detention centers and facing deadly deportation to the countries they fled from.
The Nepalese and Tibetan communities in Jackson Heights mix tradition with modern to keep their heritage alive.
Barriers to Banking Push Queens Immigrants Towards Alternative, Financial Services
A momo evangelist introduces foodies to a lesser known dumpling and to the Tibetans and Nepalese who love them.
Queens temples break from Western architecture and remake old buildings into new spaces for divine encounters
Worker-owned cooperatives gain immigrant women more than income. They give them a cure for the “tensions” that harm their physical and mental health.
A Queens couple tries to put down roots in their own community and discovers the unwritten discriminatory rules of real estate.
In 2012, over half a million stop and frisks took place citywide. Half of these involved persons of color—young men like Nilesh, who are constantly on the lookout for patrolling officers.
Suran Song turned a laundromat in Jackson Heights into a space for private reflection. Now she’s inviting her neighborhood to practice yoga in her living room.
I recall the monkey god’s gaze at the Ganapati Temple and my own impulsive desire to offer him a coconut.
“Romney is very hostile.”
He-e-e-e-ey sexy lungi!
A zesty cocktail of lime juice and water.
A compendium of responses from video store clerks in Jackson Heights.
“Surah Rahman and Surah Yasin. Very, very powerful!”
A stroll through the busiest—and most diverse—bazaar in Queens.
“Get Cash in a Flash.”
The search for serenity amid urban frenzy.
“I’m beautiful all the time. Twenty-four hours!”
The newest fashion craze in Queens.