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Writer Suketu Mehta arrived in Jackson Heights in 1977, having moved with his family from Mumbai. He recently toured the neighborhood with Urban Omnibus, an online publication of the Architectural League of New York focused on new ways of looking at and intervening in the built environment of New York.
JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY – Aswini Anburajan, FI2W reporter
Coming from Manhattan, you can feel the difference as you step off the subway platform at 72nd St. and Broadway in Queens.
A primarily ethnic community, Jackson Heights is home to, among many others, Colombian, Asian and South Asian immigrants.
Outside the polling place at P.S. 69, Spanish-language TV stations are interviewing voters. There are signs posted everywhere to let voters know interpreters are available, and the soundtrack of the street is a mix of languages.
Voters stream in and out of the polling site, pausing to talk to neighbors and the occasional reporter. Some people are just hanging out by parked cars, immigrants who can’t vote but are fascinated by the unfolding process of American democracy.