An Elmhurst author explores how the food industry is bringing two cultures together in Flushing.
Karen Velasquez is writing a book about how Latino and Korean immigrants communicate in Flushing and Manhattan's Koreatown.
The book is called "Latino Immigrants in Koreatown, New York City: Transcending Cultural and Linguistic Boundaries."
For two years, she interviewed 30 Latino immigrants and 10 Korean immigrants to learn how they work together when they don't speak the same language.
She says she wanted to see how immigration affects people in their every day lives.
"The point of this book was really to get an up close look at like their daily lives at work and some of the challenges that they face linguistically in terms of language barriers and see like what they do, how they strategize to overcome those challenges with each other." said Velasquez
The book is expected to be published in 2017.