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Guyanese Listen for a Different Kind of Tweet

Guyanese Listen for a Different Kind of Tweet

BY SCOTT SELL

The men gather in Smokey Oval Park before sunrise, sipping coffee from Styrofoam cups as they walk around to see what their competition looks like. And sounds like.

India

India

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Population
68,263 people living in New York City were born in India
Source: 2000 United States Census

Neighborhoods
Flushing, Queens: 6,495
Richmond Hill, Queens: 4,295
Elmhurst, Queens: 4,161
Forest Hills, Queens: 3,901
Source: “The Newest New Yorkers Briefing Booklet” (2000), http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/census/nny_briefing_booklet.pdf

Religion(s)
Hindu, Sikh, Jain

Language(s)
Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu

History

Indian immigration began in large waves as a result of the 1965 Immigration [...]

Guyana

Guyana

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Population
130,647 people living in New York City were born in Guyana.
Source: 2000 United States Census

Neighborhoods
Richmond Hill: 17,600
South Ozone Park: 8,600
Woodhaven-Ozone Park: 7,200
Source: MISSING

Religion(s)
Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam

Language(s)
The official language is English, but almost everyone speaks Creolese, a fusion of European and African dialects. Also, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu are spoken.

History

The first large wave [...]

Skateboarding Picks Up Among Queens’ West Indian Teens

Skateboarding Picks Up Among Queens’ West Indian Teens

BY SCOTT SELL

When 17-year-old Sean Mohammed drops in on the half pipe to start skateboarding, he thinks of his father, who told Mohammed he started skating when he first moved to Queens from the West Indies 20 years ago and encouraged his son to do the same.

Queens Travel Agency Connects Little Guyana to Home

Queens Travel Agency Connects Little Guyana to Home

BY SCOTT SELL

Walking the tree-lined streets of Richmond Hill, Queens, it’s easy to feel like you’ve taken the A train to the West Indies. Women flow past in colorful saris, Calypso music pounds from passing cars and Guyanese flags hang out of apartment windows. Newsstands sell papers from Georgetown, the capital. One restaurant promises to serve “real back home taste.” But for all the reminders of home this neighborhood offers its 17,600 Guyanese residents, it’s sometimes not enough.

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