Commercial signage dominates a retail strip in Flushing, Queens, home to one of the largest and fastest growing Chinese enclaves outside of Asia.
Last year, Design Trust program director Jerome Chou was awarded an Open City fellowship to chronicle Manhattan’s Chinatown. For four months, he moved into Canal Street sublet to uncover the stories of the neighborhood, posting on everything from Mayor Bloomberg’s “luxury city” to deli gentrification.
Now, Open City, a project of the Asian American Writers Workshop, seeks a new crop of creative nonfiction writers to write and produce stories on the vibrant immigrant communities of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens for its online magazine. The goal? To document the rapidly growing, transforming, and challenging experience of what it means to be Asian American in urban New York today.
February 17 is the deadline to apply. Details here.