FOREST HILLS, New York – In this quiet part of New York City dubbed Queensistan, no signs of economic woe were visible last week even as US job growth remained stagnant and unemployment remained high – on the contrary.During a tour of the area, which is home to approximately 35,000 Bukharan Jews, several construction crews were hard at work putting the final touches on ostentatious mansions being built by members of the community.“Thank God [Israeli-Bukharan tycoon] Lev Leviev opened this school so we can keep our children on the Jewish track, but some of our children go to the public school and all that.

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“They’ve done in 20 years what it took other Jews at least 40 years,” said Zalman Zvulonov, the director of the local Ohr Avner Jewish School, whose students are predominantly of Bukharan origin.

“My family arrived in Israel in the 1950s and we haven’t succeeded like this.”Each of the eclectic edifices, which come in varying styles but all with a flair for the flamboyant, isn’t just a home for the above-average sized Jewish families.

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In 2006, a Bukharan Jewish community center with a synagogue that seats 600 worshipers opened just off Queens Boulevard, and a host of restaurants serve traditional Central Asian food.

At the De Mikella eatery on Thursday, waiters dished out Bukharan specialties such as lagman, a rich soup made with mutton and noodles, and somsa, meat-filled pockets of bread baked in a tandoor oven.“My father always wanted to establish a business in New York and develop himself here,” said Ilya Zaronov, 32, whose family owns the restaurant.

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