With her son at the American University in Cairo and no way to communicate with him, Lucy Kourides was beside herself.
Alexandra Woodhouse was basically a prisoner in her own home as the violence in Cairo prevented her from leaving her apartment.
Over coffee, tea, and tobacco, the conversation seems to be all about politics and the future and all eyes are the TV screen.
At the Pyramid Squash Course in Tuckahoe, a little black ball is smacked against the wall and two players run back and forth.
On Wednesday afternoon here in the city there was an impromptu rally as Egyptians vowed continued support for protesters in their homeland.
A small, early-morning service at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Woodbury, Long Island was sparsely attended but filled with an air of cautious optimism and concern over the events unfolding in Cairo Monday.
“This Mubarak. He kill his people and Mubarak is like some animals. He love the blood,” said one man at a cafe on Steinway Street in Queens.
Caileen Burke, a 20-year-old from Port Jefferson, has been in Egypt with 34 other Gordon College students for a Middle Eastern studies program.
Saint Mark’s Church in Jersey City was more crowded than usual for Sunday services with many Egyptian Americans praying for peace in their homeland.
Hundreds of Egyptians demonstrated outside the United Nations complex in New York City on Saturday in support of the mass protests that have gripped their homeland.
The anti-government protests have touched a spirit of solidarity with Egyptian-Americans in our area, including in Jersey City’s Journal Square and “Little Egypt” in Astoria.
Muhammed Khalil said that a DYFS worker unleashed a barrage of insults at him in a crowded Paterson restaurant and said he would never get his son.