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