More Than One Way to Sacrifice a Goat
Qurbani is a ritual sacrifice of livestock during the festival of Eid al-Adha. Unable to perform the ritual at home, some trek to suburban slaughterhouses. Others arrange the whole thing online.
No Urdu Translators for Voters in Little Pakistan
Many members of the insular community of Little Pakistan cannot understand English. At midterm election polling stations, there was a distinct lack of Urdu-speaking translators.
Hijabi women seek to show the person behind the veil
New York’s Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab work to break down the stereotypes surrounding their headscarves.
Hookah culture split on Steinway, in more ways than one
Hookah culture is synonymous with Steinway Street in Astoria. Inside this culture, however, exists a few sharp divides.
Despite Ground Zero, Astoria exemplifies tolerance
Small examples of religious tolerance exist despite the ongoing national and often international turmoil dominating the airwaves. Astoria, Queens, is home to 23rd Avenue, a stretch of road on which both a mosque and a church reside within a block of each other.