Lights from a TV shoot light up a rainy night on 41st Street. Astoria, New York. March 2012.

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41ST STREET


According to census data, Astoria in the borough of Queens, New York is home to immigrants from almost 100 countries, making it one of the most diverse urban spaces in the world. 


Astoria is known for its Greek community, and has had a strong Italian presence since the 1950s. It is also home to newer immigrants from China, Japan, India, Ecuador, Pakistan, Egypt, and more countries. No one group is dominant now, and dozens of nationalities peacefully coexist, each having found their place.


Shot on Kodachrome slide film, this series portrays a week in the life of a single block of the neighborhood, 41st Street between Ditmars Boulevard and 21st Ave.

Effie and her granddaughter Katerina, part of Astoria's Greek community, in the doorway of their 41st Street apartment. Astoria, New York. March 2012.

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A school bus passes the Steinway Reformed Church on a winter afternoon. Astoria, New York. March 2012.

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Marisa, from Puerto Rico, with her pet ferret in the door to her 41st Street apartment. Astoria, New York. March 2012.

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Sunday mass at Steinway Reformed Church on 41st Street. The church's website, which has pages in Korean and Japanese, describes it as being a multi-cultural congregation that will "welcome you as you are." Astoria, New York. March 2012.

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Fans stored away for summer at the Steinway Reformed Church. Astoria, New York. March 2012.

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Fraternal Society of Castrofilippo Social Club. Castrofilippo, a town of about 3,000 in Italy, has had a parallel community of immigrants in Astoria since the 1950s. Astoria, New York. March 2012.

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Castrofilippo's patron saint, St. Antonio Abate, at the Castrofilippo Fraternal Society. The Italian group organizes a street festival to honor him every June. Astoria, New York. March 2012.

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Mike, resident of an apartment complex on 41st Street, poses for a portrait in the hall. Astoria, New York. March 2012.  

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Nicole and Konrad, NYU students active in the Occupy Wall Street movement, in the window of their 41st Street apartment. Astoria, New York. March 2012.

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Nicole, left, whose parents are first-generation Greek immigrants in Virginia, chose to move to Astoria because of her heritage. Astoria, New York. March 2012.

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