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Nation’s First Filipino Chapel Faces an Uncertain Future

Nation’s First Filipino Chapel Faces an Uncertain Future

BY CLAIR MACDOUGALL

On a quiet street in Chinatown, Manhattan, a small group of congregants sit on wooden pews in a chapel and wait for the priest to begin the evening Mass.

Philippines

Philippines

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Population
43,229 people living in New York City were born in the Philippines
Source: 2005 and 2006 American Community Survey

Neighborhoods
Woodside
Elmhurst
Jamaica-Hillcrest
Jackson Heights
Source: 2000 United States Census

Religion(s)
Catholicism

Language(s)
Tagalog and English

History

Filipinos have had a long history of migration in the US. But the largest waves of migration occurred during the 1980s and 1990s, during the reign of [...]

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 [...]

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