New York’s Number 7 Train, A Journey Through Immigrant America – A Feet in Two Worlds Video

NEW YORK – Get on the Number 7 subway train in Midtown Manhattan and take a ride through the story of immigrants in America today. The Number 7 train is nicknamed the “International Express” for the many immigrant communities it connects as it makes its way from the center of the city into Flushing, Queens.

In 2000 the train was named a National Millennium Trail because it stands as, “a metaphor for the migration of all the world’s people to America’s shores.”

We asked seven riders of the Number 7 to share their journeys with us. Where did they come from? What did they hope to find? And what does New York City – their adopted home – mean to them?

AboutJelena Kopanja
Jelena Kopanja is former Feet in 2 Worlds contributor. She is a graduate of New York University’s Global and Joint Studies Program, with concentrations in Journalism and Latin American Studies. She was born in Bosnia, from where she brought her love of good coffee and baklava. Prior to her graduate work, she was involved in immigrant communities as an ESL volunteer instructor and an interpreter for Spanish and Bosnian.