Lothar Osterburg has lived in New York for 20 years but his immigrant roots have shaped his work, which looks at the city from the perspective of an outsider. Feet in 2 Worlds features an audio podcast on the artist, whose work is currently on display in subway cars.
Illustrator Katy Smail gladly left her small Scottish countryside town for the big city life four years ago. But fragments of her homeland – dark skies, melancholic ladies, gothic folk tales – still inspire her artwork.
The financial crisis in Greece has turned thousands of Greeks into immigrants. According to a report in The Brooklyn Ink, men and women of all ages and educational background are fleeing the record 27 percent unemployment rate and arriving on American shores.
To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, brush up on some history, curses, food and other cultural stories from Irish Echo, Irish Central and the Lo-Down.
Excerpts from the community and ethnic media capture different sides of love. Some Hispanic New Yorkers don't celebrate Valentine's much; an Italian-American couple enjoy 72 years of love and fighting; Irishmen get tips for dating an American girl; and four Americans talk about marrying Filipinos.
An Irish Voice editorial stresses the need for immigration reform, for the sake of both the undocumented Irish and the future of Irish immigration to this country.