Articles in the Jackson Heights Category
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The Co-op Rules

By Thomas L. Mariadason | July 9, 2014 | Open City

A Queens couple tries to put down roots in their own community and discovers the unwritten discriminatory rules of real estate.

Seven Reasons You Should Apply for an Open City Fellowship

By AAWW | May 20, 2014 | Open City

The applications have been streaming in for our next round of Open City fellows. If you’re an emerging Asian American writer, consider applying and help spread the word about this wonderful opportunity…

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.