January 12, 2010 | Italian

Queens, Polyglottal Borough

In Jackson Heights, I hear a gazillion languages.

Today, to get some pictures for the blog, I went to Jackson Heights, Queens, and found myself awash in languages. It was like the Tower of Babel, but positive.

I photographed storefronts and signs with Korean, Bengali, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, Tibetan, and more. The experience made Manhattan seem monolingual and homogeneous by comparison.

A Global Neighborhood, from Banking... Clothing... Music... Haircuts

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