Yusef is a community organiser helping Yemenis and others in all ways from the mundane to the major. He reflects on the changing nature of the immigrant community in Laygate. Thinking back to his youth he says, “The sights and smells of the Arab boarding houses, the food that was getting cooked, when you smell these things they bring back fond memories.” Now he contemplates how people of Arab heritage have fared since September 11, 2001.