Artists Make New York

  • Video
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Photo credit: Marissa Alper, Nora Rodriguez

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We caught up with Malikah founder Rana Abdelhamid and Tante Maha Ali in Astoria for the latest video in our Artists Make New York series. The area, known has "Little Egypt," has been profoundly shaped by North African and Middle Eastern immigrants since the 1990s. Against the backdrop of rapid gentrification, the two talk about what it means to build—and preserve—institutions of care, reciprocity, and community, particularly among Muslim women.