Post Tagged with: "Parkchester"

Mohammed "Khokon" Rahman hosts a World Cup viewing at his restaurant in Parkchester. [Photograph by Chris Crowley]

A Bangladeshi ‘Living Room’ in the Bronx

A restaurant in Parkchester is contributing to the rise and growth of the Bangladeshi community in the Bronx, reports Real Cheap Eats.

Bangla Boom in the Bronx

Bangla Boom in the Bronx

Bronx, In the News, South Asian June 27, 2014 at 4:03 pm 1 comment

CUNY TV’s Independent Sources visits Parkchester to find out how Bengalis found their way to the neighborhood in the eastern Bronx.

Jasmeet Sidhu/The Bronx Ink

Bangladeshi Hub Grows in North Bronx

Bronx, Demographics, South Asian December 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm 0 comments

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.

Mohammed Jan, president of Mabni Masjid in Morris Park in the Bronx. (Photo by Sonia Paul/The Bronx Ink)

Bronx Muslims See Disconnect From Images Overseas

Bronx, Demographics, Religion October 26, 2012 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

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.

On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

Elections 2012, Featured Posts, Politics, South Asian September 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm 2 comments

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.

On Saturday, community leaders and activists spoke to a packed house at an event in Parkchester commemorating 41 years of Bangladeshi independence from Pakistan. (Photo by Rachel Sapin)

Voices in Focus: A South Asian American Population Explosion

Demographics, Politics March 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

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.”

Bronx Bangladeshis to Float a Council Candidate

Politics, South Asian February 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm 2 comments

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.