The Brooklyn Rail publishes Nancy Agabian’s “Waiting for Tables”

March 4, 2010

“Waiting for Tables,” Nancy Agabian’s piece about Turkish and Armenian neighbors in Sunnyside, Queens, appears in the March issue of the Brooklyn Rail.

Last May at Topaz Arts, Nancy had a reading of this lyric essay about the Armenian and Turkish communities in Sunnyside and Woodside, Queens. After moving to Woodside in 2007 and discovering Turkish and Armenian restaurants and groceries, not to mention corresponding communities, Agabian set out to discover the relationship between two nationalities historically at odds with each other, mashed together in a tiny neighborhood in New York City. This is a first-person account about life and death, the reality of immigration, and neighborhood diplomacy.

Read it online here.

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