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Ramadan: 5 Commonly Asked Questions

By Nadia Q. Ahmad | August 9, 2012 | Open City

Do I get hungry? Yes, that’s the point.

Compromise City: A Battle Over Affordable Housing

By E. Tammy Kim | August 8, 2012 | Open City

After 45 years as a parking lot, the Seward Park Extension Urban Renewal Area will be developed to include mixed-income housing. So why are some advocates crying foul?

Mohammad Zuhoor-ul-Haqq, Spiritual Street Vendor

By Humera Afridi | August 3, 2012 | Open City

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

Dai Sil Kim-Gibson: In Mourning, a Filmmaker Turns to Writing

By E. Tammy Kim | August 2, 2012 | Open City

In her new memoir, the famed documentarian writes about coping with grief after losing her husband of 30 years.

Nerdcore Rapper Adam WarRock to Chick-fil-A: Your Slaw Sucked Anyway

By Gary Sullivan | July 31, 2012 | Open City

The internet’s foremost comic book emcee joins MC Lars and Math The Band at The Knit.

Takeshi Miyakawa Hearts New York

By Katherine Zhang | July 19, 2012 | Open City

Which is exactly why he got arrested.

Doo-Ri Chung: Even Couture is a Man’s World

By E. Tammy Kim | July 12, 2012 | Open City

The designer talks fashion, the Garment District, and what Chinese rivers have to say about next season’s runway.

Dollar-Bin Punk

By Gary Sullivan | July 10, 2012 | Open City

It all started with Beijing rock band The Fly—a cross between the Sex Pistols and Nirvana, but, you know, in Mandarin.

Accidental Chinese Hipsters

By Alison Kuo | July 10, 2012 | Open City

So ironic, it’s not.

‘We Are Not Illegal’

By Sukjong Hong | July 10, 2012 | Open City

Flushing DREAMers on Obama’s deferred action announcement and dropping the I-word.

Catching the Casino Bus in Flushing

By Sukjong Hong | July 10, 2012 | Open City

It’s not the destination, but the bus stop.

The Neighborhood You Know Nothing About

By Rishi Nath | June 28, 2012 | Open City

Iconic New Yorkers, from 50 Cent to Rodney Dangerfield, have intersected with Richmond Hill for decades. So why does it remain absent from Queens lore?

Everything Is a Surface

By Rishi Nath | June 28, 2012 | Open City

Exploring a hidden history of Richmond Hill with iconic New York graffiti artist Alan Ket.

Vish and Dev: Undocumented in Richmond Hill

By Rishi Nath | June 28, 2012 | Open City

“He paid twenty thousand to come here. He has to work and doesn’t go to school at all.”

Accidental Chinese Hipsters

By Alison Kuo | June 27, 2012 | Open City

So ironic, it’s not.

The Fan

By Anelise Chen | June 27, 2012 | Open City

Perhaps the air conditioner was broken. Perhaps there was no air conditioner.

The Vegan Marshmallow

By Sangamithra Iyer | June 25, 2012 | Open City

Fluffy, sugary, and animal-free.

New DREAMs: Lis, 24

By E. Tammy Kim | June 25, 2012 | Open City

“I wouldn’t have come if I’d known.”

Lower East Side Memories

By E. Tammy Kim | June 20, 2012 | Open City

My comic ode to the neighborhood.

Accidental Chinese Hipsters

By Alison Kuo | June 19, 2012 | Open City

So ironic, it’s not.

Hettienne Park’s Stage Dive

By E. Tammy Kim | June 19, 2012 | Open City

“Lifting up my shirt and speaking was a little bit terrifying.”

Charan Jit Singh, Business Card Distributor

By Humera Afridi | June 19, 2012 | Open City

“Get Cash in a Flash.”

What Is This Boy Thinking About?

By Wah-Ming Chang | June 12, 2012 | Open City

A photo essay.

Bachelor(ette) Society

By E. Tammy Kim | June 12, 2012 | Open City

The lone male remains the archetype of migrant labor, despite the changing facts on the ground.

Tasty Worship at Flushing Temple

By Sangamithra Iyer | June 11, 2012 | Open City

Fill your plate with South Indian vegetarian specialties, like dosai layered with chili and coriander chutney and served with a mash of seasoned potatoes.

Mr. Zhu, Cobbler

By Anelise Chen | June 10, 2012 | Open City

“There’s nobody left in Chinatown, is there?”

Accidental Chinese Hipsters

By Alison Kuo | June 10, 2012 | Open City

So ironic, it’s not.

A Fledgling Assemblage

By Sukjong Hong | June 9, 2012 | Open City

Gathering fragments of a changing neighborhood.

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.

The Day After the Chinatown Bus Shutdown

By Anelise Chen | June 4, 2012 | Open City

“It’s warfare against Chinese companies.”

The Apartment Hunt

By Anelise Chen | June 4, 2012 | Open City

I checked out a space on Catherine and Madison, thinking that a Chinatown address would at least appease my dad.

The M15

By E. Tammy Kim | June 3, 2012 | Open City

Where New Yorkers collide. For better or for worse.

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