Articles in the Jackson Heights Category
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Cooking is an Act of Defiance

By Sarah K. Khan | May 5, 2017 | Open City

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.

Sarees by Word of Mouth

By Thanu Yakupitiyage | December 22, 2016 | Open City

A Jackson Heights boutique is where customers reconnect with their roots and introduce the younger generations to their cultural heritage.

Jackson Heights: Unearthing the People’s Struggle

By Jai Dulani | December 20, 2016 | Open City

Community organizers have created a walking tour of Jackson Heights that focuses on the experiences of the immigrants who live in the neighborhood.

Bed Rest and No Baby-Care

By Liz Chow | October 21, 2016 | Open City

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.’

Breaking the Silence with Theater

By Rahima Nasa | October 13, 2016 | Open City

Young Bangladeshi theater troupe uses traditional folk theater to confront trauma in the community.

The Fight to Not Be #Deported2Death

By Jai Dulani | August 23, 2016 | Open City

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.

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