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Prianka Kakkar, with daughter Amber, 7, both of Sands Point, ring the Ghanti, a bell used for Hindu rituals, at the Asa' Mai Hindu Temple and Community Center in Hicksville. Kakkar is a founder and trustee at the temple. (April 9, 2011)(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

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Hicksville: How one LI area became a magnet for Asians

LI's Asian population is booming and nowhere is it more evident than in the Hicksville area. An ethnic business district off Route 106 has exploded, drawing immigrants from Southeast Asia, India and Pakistan. Today, about one-fifth of Hickville' s residents are Asian -- double the percentage a decade ago.