Sunday, June 1, 2008

Everything You Wanted To Know About Bukharians, But Were Very Afraid to Ask

This is a very interesting piece on Bukharian life in Forest Hills, and the role technology is playing in the second generation. It pulls no punches and presents a view from the Bukharians and a Q and A with a long-time Forest Hills resident. An excerpt:

Q. We’ve heard that there are some tensions between the Russian Jews and some other groups in Forest Hills.

A. There’s a big cultural difference. And there’s a big adjustment. The Russians who move here basically are pretty well off, and they build these big ugly houses, and they’re awful. Every time I see the houses I cringe.

Read it all here.