new york Archive

  • De Bamboo Express

    De Bamboo Express

    Discovering Chinese-Jamaican food in Brooklyn: curried goat, plait bread and jerk chicken fried rice. And then discovering major food coma.

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  • Fung Wah: My, How You’ve Grown

    Fung Wah: My, How You’ve Grown

    Back in college, we heard rumors that the Chinatown buses were fronts for Chinese gangs. But no one cared; it was cheap as hell and that's what mattered.

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  • Priced Out of New York’s Chinatown

    Priced Out of New York’s Chinatown

    Why does New York's Chinatown feel emptier these days? Why do immigrants live in Florida or Ohio and commute back to NYC on weekends?

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  • The Chinatown Shuttle: Better Than New York’s Subway

    The Chinatown Shuttle: Better Than New York’s Subway

    What's the fastest, cheapest way to get from Flushing in Queens to Sunset Park in Brooklyn? Plus: Meet Mr. Deng, my seatmate on the Chinatown Shuttle

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  • Back in Action

    Back in Action

    Hi all, apologies for the radio silence in May! Expect to see upcoming posts from me about going to a Vietnamese-Chinese wedding in southern California, taking the Chinatown bus to Boston, exploring Sunset Park in Brooklyn, and interviewing a scholar-adventurer about the Chinese in Zambia.

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