Labib’s Café: Sharing the Bad Times
Produced, edited and narrated by Judith Sloan. Assisted by Warren Lehrer. For the Crossing the BLVDseries. In an Egyptian cafe on Steinway Street in Astoria, hate is spilled and calmly mopped up four nights after the Sept. 11th attack on the World Trade Towers. Judith Sloan talks with owner Labib Salama and his customer Nasser Elgabry about the return of the four boys who ransacked his coffee shop.
Aired Sept. 30, 2001, Jan. 5 2002, and March 9, 2002 / WNYC New York Public Radio, on WNYC/PRI’s The Next Big Thing. Photo of Labib Salama and broken mirrors by Warren Lehrer, Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America.
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