Articles in the Jackson Heights Category
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A Tiger by the Tail, Part 1

By Thomas L. Mariadason | January 28, 2014 | Open City

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.

Om in Translation: An Interview with Artist Kunsang Gyatso

By Tanwi Nandini Islam | October 8, 2013 | Open City

As pure Tibetans, they seem to have a more direct connection to whatever their cause is…But in my case, I would be there thinking, I don’t have the genuine drive in a way. I was supporting the cause, but at the same time, I saw myself differently.

The Physics of Storytelling

By Rishi Nath | October 3, 2013 | Open City

As I studied my surroundings, I found things that defied explanation. For some matters, the closer I looked, the more elusive any resolution became.

Yoga (Re)Public

By Thomas Mariadason | September 18, 2013 | Open City

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.

The Democracy of Patience: Inside a Polling Station in Queens

By Humera Afridi | November 7, 2012 | Open City

“Romney is very hostile.”

Nimboo Paani: Spiced Limeade

By Humera Afridi | August 14, 2012 | Open City

A zesty cocktail of lime juice and water.

Comic Strip: “Excuse Me, Please!”

By Gary Sullivan | August 13, 2012 | Open City

A compendium of responses from video store clerks in Jackson Heights.

Mohammad Zuhoor-ul-Haqq, Spiritual Street Vendor

By Humera Afridi | August 3, 2012 | Open City

“Surah Rahman and Surah Yasin. Very, very powerful!”

Jackson Heights Greenmarket: “So Many Accents!”

By Humera Afridi | July 23, 2012 | Open City

A stroll through the busiest—and most diverse—bazaar in Queens.

Charan Jit Singh, Business Card Distributor

By Humera Afridi | June 19, 2012 | Open City

“Get Cash in a Flash.”

Hitting Your Stillspot

By Humera Afridi | June 14, 2012 | Open City

The search for serenity amid urban frenzy.

Arena, Performer

By Humera Afridi | June 8, 2012 | Open City

“I’m beautiful all the time. Twenty-four hours!”

Wanna Faja?

By Katherine Zhang | June 8, 2012 | Open City

The newest fashion craze in Queens.