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New York is Paris: Mourning Victims of the Terrorist Attacks

New York is Paris: Mourning Victims of the Terrorist Attacks

Featured Posts, Manhattan, Western European November 16, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Horrified by the terrorist attacks in Paris, hundreds of people, including many French, were drawn to events in New York City mourning the dead.

Bridging Little Italy and Chinatown

Bridging Little Italy and Chinatown

A festival brought the residents of Little Italy and Chinatown together.

The first marker in the U.S. in honor of Irish Hunger victims was laid on Richmond Terrace at the Staten Island Cemetery this summer. (Photo by Lynn Rogers via Irish Central)

Grave Markers on SI Remember Victims of Irish Famine

History, Immigration, Staten Island, Western European October 19, 2015 at 2:18 pm

On Staten Island, markers placed at unmarked graves honoring Irish famine victims represent the first of their kind in the U.S. and are part of an effort by the Ireland-based Committee for Commemoration of Irish Famine Victims to unite victims worldwide, reports Irish Central.

Marco Pellegrini, executive chef at the authentic Italian restaurant Caci in Southold. (Photo by Randee Daddona via Long Island Press and Northforker)

An Italian Chef Comes to Southold

Food, Long Island, Western European October 15, 2015 at 1:27 pm

A serendipitous encounter with a couple from Southold, Long Island, brought Marco Pellegrini from his executive chef position at Castello di Reschio near Perugia, Italy, to Caci North Fork, writes Long Island Wine Press.

Sunny Mui and Bill Olsen in front of Mui's grocery at Olsen's old address in Sunset Park (Photo by Jane Zhang for Sing Tao Daily)

Fifty Years Later, a Norwegian Finds a Different Sunset Park

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian, History, Manhattan, Western European September 29, 2015 at 5:41 pm

A Norwegian American who grew up in Sunset Park returns to find many changes, and the area is due for still more modernization as a hub of New York’s Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily writes about the neighborhood in three articles.

Jose Fernandez on vocals, left, applauds alongside Roberto Castellon who plays the guitar (right) while Nelida Tirado dances flamenco, right. (Photo by Elena Martinez, courtesy of Bronx Music Heritage Center

Spanish Dance and Moroccan Music in the Bronx

Bronx, North African, Western European September 25, 2015 at 5:17 pm

The intertwined cultures of Spain and Morocco were on display at the Bronx Music Heritage Center, reports The Hunts Point Express.

Celebrating the Patron Saint of Napoli

Celebrating the Patron Saint of Napoli

Culture, Featured Posts, Video, Western European September 21, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Eleven days of celebrating the Feast of San Gennaro just wrapped up on Mulberry Street in Little Italy.

Ricardo Lemvo, performing September 18 (Photo courtesy of World Music Institute)

Music in Portuguese Sweeps New York

From vintage Brazilian psychedelic to contemporary Afropolitan from Angola, the Lusophone Festival marking World Music Institute’s 30th anniversary comes to NYC.

Discarded love locks cut from the Brooklyn Bridge. (Photo by Nuno Cardoso, Creative Commons license)

Are French Expats Returning Home to Find Love?

Culture, New York, Western European September 14, 2015 at 3:12 pm

In speaking to French expats and others, French Morning finds that while many nationals cite work or family as their rationale for returning to France, not finding love is “very often an underlying reason.”

John Dunleavy ( left), Command Master Chief Christian Detje from the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, and other leaders at the 2015 Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan. (Photo by Lt. Matthew Stroup, Creative Commons license)

Ousted Chair of St. Patrick’s Parade Threatens Legal Action

Culture, Manhattan, Queens, Western European August 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm

At a meeting with supporters, the former chair of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade, John Dunleavy, had strong words for the organization, LGBT supporters, the Irish government, and the Irish Voice, which reported on the event.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D.- Astoria) with Assembly member Aravella Simotas (D. -Astoria) and Greek-american leaders, at a press conference (Photo courtesy of Rep. Maloney's office)

Let Greeks Access Remittances, NY Pols Say

Queens, Western European August 24, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Politcians and community leaders from Astoria, Queens, urged U.S. financial officials to pressure the Greek government to permit access to millions of dollars in remittances, various local publications report.

(Photo by MsSaraKelly, Creative Commons license)

‘Best of France’ Headed for Times Square

Culture, New York, Western European August 11, 2015 at 6:05 pm

The “Best of France” will be held Sept. 26-7 at Times Square, with exhibits, performances, a runway show and other elements, French Morning reports.

The entrance to the Spanish Benevolent Society on 14th Street in Manhattan. (Photo from Celia Novis via El Diario)

Documentary Tells the Story of La Nacional and Little Spain

Culture, History, Western European July 30, 2015 at 3:42 pm

A filmmaker is raising funds to finish a documentary about La Nacional, a mainstay of the city’s Spanish immigrant community, El Diario reports.

Rendition of the new Irish Arts Center, planned for completion in 2016 (Image courtesy of the Irish Arts Center)

A $1 Million Pledge for the Irish Arts Center

Culture, Manhattan, Western European July 29, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Irish actress Roma Downey has pledged $1 million toward the new Irish Arts Center planned for Manhattan’s West Side, Irish Central reports.

"Nations market" at Park Peter Francisco in the Ironbound (Photo by Alexandre Soares)

How Samba and Saudade Found a Place in Newark

Immigrants keep coming to the Ironbound, home to the largest Portuguese and Brazilian communities in the tri-state area.