The Nepalese and Tibetan communities in Jackson Heights mix tradition with modern to keep their heritage alive.
Barriers to Banking Push Queens Immigrants Towards Alternative, Financial Services
A momo evangelist introduces foodies to a lesser known dumpling and to the Tibetans and Nepalese who love them.
Queens temples break from Western architecture and remake old buildings into new spaces for divine encounters
A Queens couple tries to put down roots in their own community and discovers the unwritten discriminatory rules of real estate.
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.
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.
Maroosha Muzaffar talks to a taxi-dancer, who works at one of the many taxi-bars in Jackson Heights, Queens, where lonely immigrant men pay for a dance and a shot at love.
I recall the monkey god’s gaze at the Ganapati Temple and my own impulsive desire to offer him a coconut.
“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.