Source: Irish CentralIrish EchoThe Lo-Down
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.
Ed Koch served not just as mayor but as the most prominent American Jewish icon at the time. The Jewish Week, the Jewish Daily Forward and Irish Central recap the highs and lows of a mayor whose appeal, while bi-partisan, did not reach everyone.
John McLoughlin works out of his garage to handcraft clocks, tabletops and other woodworks for his one-man business, Celtic Craftworks. His work includes fiddles made for a fundraising benefit to help Irish New Yorkers hit by Sandy.
Following the announcement of the 2012 Oscar nominations, the community and ethnic press zoomed into the stories of nominees from their respective communities, or of films that were particularly relevant to their readers. From "Life of Pi" to a documentary about ACT UP to criticism of slavery-themed films.
New Yorkers know well about St. Patrick’s Day. Now, a major Irish group has launched an online petition to declare the Irish Catholic feast day a national holiday in the U.S., The Irish Central reports.