Lois Wu investigates what defines a community and its borders, taking a look at the squiggly lines and loose feelings separating two neighborhoods in eastern Queens.
Think about the neighborhood you live in. What defines it? Are there strict boundaries — streets that concretely set it apart from the next neighborhood over? Neighborhood borders are often loose feelings rather than harsh lines on a map. At least that’s the case in Queens, New York between the neighborhoods of Flushing and Whitestone. This episode investigates this question of what defines a neighborhood and its borders.