Queens United

The new congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been busy making headlines since her inauguration this January. If you look closely in this drawing I made in Jackson Heights last spring, at a rally against family separations at the southern border, you’ll see her holding the banner. She was out there marching with the organizations, Queens Neighborhoods […]

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March to End Family Separation

There were demonstrations all across the United States this past Saturday against the administration’s immigration policies, and the separation of children from their parents as they try to cross the border. NYC saw a large demonstration crossing the Brooklyn Bridge from lower Manhattan, and a smaller demonstration in my neighborhood of Jackson Heights. The group […]

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Eid Mubarak!

My NYC neighborhood of Jackson Heights is home to a large Muslim population from Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. Since this weekend was Eid, the end of Ramadan, our local park was turned over to a Muslim prayer service on Sunday morning. The prayer service was fairly short, and the Imam spoke in both English and […]

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Gardening

A lot of my friends find it a bit strange that I keep saying that moving from Manhattan to Jackson Heights is like moving to the country. Remember that Seinfeld episode when Kramer described Queens that way? There is definitely something to it, because here it is the weekend, and I am making a drawing […]

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