A nice little feature at National Geographic’s travel site on finding India in New York features Eddie Stern and the Broome Street Temple:
As a former punk rocker, Stern used to play guitar in three bands, one of them called Losers of a Dying World. Once he began exploring Indian culture, he said his life took a dramatic turn.
“Within a few months of learning about a vegetarian diet, starting to do a little bit of meditation and a little bit of chanting … everything began to change for me,” Stern said. “I felt like I was alive. I could explore and get to know myself in a new way because before I was covering it up.”
The piece touches on the temple’s opening just after the Sept. 11 attacks before leaping onto a list of five ways to experience Indian in New York. They include: the dazzling dosa, Little India in Queens, Bollywood dance studios, a couple of spots for curry and a tour of the city’s Hindu temples.
But it all starts at Broome Street.
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