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.
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.
New York’s Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab work to break down the stereotypes surrounding their headscarves.
Hookah culture is synonymous with Steinway Street in Astoria. Inside this culture, however, exists a few sharp divides.
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.