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August 04, 2003
The most memorable paragraph

in my opinion, of issue # 2 of The Next American City:

"It used to be an innocent joke among Pakistanis that when young men arrived at JFK . . . from Pakistan, the immigration officer would ask them, 'Where in Brooklyn will you be staying?' . . . But that joke belongs to another era."

from Taking Pakistan out of Brooklyn, by Saurav Sarkar.

The second most memorable paragraph in the article:

People have started to flee the neighborhood, some for other parts of the United States, but most returning to Pakistan or leaving for more hospitable countries like Canada. The New York Times recently reported that the number of Pakistanis requesting asylum at crossing points in British Columbia this past January was more than double the number of applicants in all of 2002.