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The Richmond Hill neighborhood in Queens has the highest Sikh population of any neighborhood in New York, and boasts large populations of South Asian Americans as well as Afro- and Indian-Caribbean immigrants, not to mention other ethnicities. This week we went for a visit, cameras in tow. During a few hours’ walk we saw a trailer diner, tree-lined streets, and several working factories. The Sikh population blends in with the ubiquitous residential Queens scenery, sometimes conspicuously and sometimes inconspicuously. Within the span of a few minutes of walking around Phil Rizzuto Park in Richmond Hill, Queens, we saw softball, handball and basketball, standard staples of any New York playground. But stick around another few minutes and you might see cricket being played in the outfield, or kids with turbans playing pickup ball.