Monday, October 08, 2007

'Sudden World' Keeping an 'Eye On Jackson Heights'

It looks like E. Pontee, writing for the site Sudden World, will be posting a series of articles examining Jackson Heights.

Here is one excerpt from the first post:

Jackson Heights fascinates me as a paradigm for those marginalized in their multiculturalism, just as Manhattan to me often represents a high order of status and power that sometimes forget the little guys that work so hard make it look so good.

In Jackson Heights, you will find in the span of roughly .8 square miles a panoply of ethnic cultures. From the Asian demographic comes immigrants from Bangladesh, China, Korea, India, Pakistan, and the Philippines; from the European demographic comes multigenerational descendents of Irish, Jewish, Italian, Polish, and Russian heritage; and from the Latino demographic comes immigrants from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Uruguay. There is also a distinctive pocket community of gays amidst this huddle of immigrants.
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