Ali Najmi, the contender to represent one of the largest South Asian enclaves in New York City, talks about growing up in Glen Oaks, his politicization in Sikh gurdwaras, and fighting for the rights of taxi drivers.
When Flushing was a neighborhood of European immigrants in the 1940s, Pearl Chow’s was one of the sole Asian families there.
Many of the neighborhood’s roti shops are located just steps from the A train. For Richmond Hill residents, gyaffing and hot doubles can remedy anything the MTA throws at them.
“…I’d see non-Sikhs…be scared because there were so many turbans around them. I want to end that,” Amrinder Singh explained.
Barriers to Banking Push Queens Immigrants Towards Alternative, Financial Services
It’s Sunday morning and there’s a debate underway at the Richmond Hill Flea Market in Queens. At issue: a pair of bejeweled, costume earrings made of faux diamonds and rubies.
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.
When working with the 12 to 19 year old set, she goes by two simple rules: 1.) Don’t disrespect them and 2.) Stand your ground.
A Conversation with Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, Queens Author and Rapper
The clinking coins were saved for two reasons – to feed the neighborhood parking meters and to pay for kiddie rides outside the supermarket where my family shopped.
There are lists of some slave uprisings in the late 1600s. There were gallows next to Beaver Pond.
The Basement Bhangra deejay revisits the neighborhood of a legendary Hollis nightclub that flourished in the 90s.
Sisters Deanna Fei and Jessica Fei capture the many faces of Flushing: a home, a place of transit, a new territory.
I recall the monkey god’s gaze at the Ganapati Temple and my own impulsive desire to offer him a coconut.
Dispatch from Far Rockaway and Jamaica in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
A handful of books provide vivid details on the rap that grew out of Queens.
The newest fashion craze in Queens.