A restaurant in Parkchester is contributing to the rise and growth of the Bangladeshi community in the Bronx, reports Real Cheap Eats.
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CUNY TV’s Independent Sources visits Parkchester to find out how Bengalis found their way to the neighborhood in the eastern Bronx.
The Parkchester area of the Bronx, Astoria in Queens and Kensington in Brooklyn have long been known for their Bangladeshi enclaves, but there is another Bangladeshi hub growing in the Bronx’s Norwood, reports Bangla Patrika in its print edition.
Muslim leaders and worshipers from mosques in Parkchester and Morris Park said that the images of violent protests from Muslims abroad conflict with the way they live and worship as followers of Islam.
Two Bangladeshis will run next year for a city council seat in the Bronx, but some worry that the Bangladeshis – a new but growing immigrant community – are reaching for too much too early. They question the value of fielding a Bangladeshi candidate against a political machine that favors Latinos. For many, the question hinges on who wins this week’s 87th Assembly District primary.
A celebration of Bangladeshi independence in The Bronx; local and national South Asian demographic shifts in the last decade; an organizing hub for the “Save the G Train” campaign; and more frustrations over the term “Polish death camps.”
Bangladeshis from three Bronx neighborhoods where Bengali is so common that one street is known as “Bangla Bazar” are planning ahead for the September 2013 city council primary, banding together to float one Bangladeshi candidate that the whole community can get behind.