A middle-class neighborhood in Southwest Brooklyn where several of Bayoumi’s subjects live. Historically dominated by Greek, Norwegian, Irish, and Italian immigrant communities, Bay Ridge has become the epicenter of Arab American life in New York over the last few decades.
Bay Ridge Term Timeline in How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?
The timeline below shows where the term Bay Ridge appears in How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Gaby from Ecuador and Nicky from Azerbaijan. After graduation, Rasha’s family buys a house in Bay Ridge ; in September 2001, she begins college. On September 11, Rasha’s mother says she cannot... (full context)
...Fort Hamilton High School in the wealthy, quiet, tree-lined area of the same name in Bay Ridge , Yasmin stumbles into student government, filling out the onerous application and gathering the necessary... (full context)
...Akram at an Egyptian-run Dunkin’ Donuts in Sunset Park, a neighborhood of southwest Brooklyn near Bay Ridge . Akram remembers going to Edward R. Murrow High School in the ethnically diverse neighborhood... (full context)
...looks the part, too; people scarcely recognize him as Arab, even at shisha cafés in Bay Ridge . This makes the discrimination he experiences all the more frustrating. It was also part... (full context)
...even more connected to—or trapped in—his identity. He starts going to a discussion group in Bay Ridge , led by a relatable imam who emphasizes Muslims’ “public relations problem.” This makes Omar... (full context)