Eastern European

Journalist Ramal Huseynov left Azerbaijan after the government shut down his television show and he came to Southern Brooklyn, where he opened a Turkish restaurant, Istanblue Kings, on Kings Highway. (Photo by Adam Lucente via Brooklyn Daily)

An Azerbaijani Journalist Turned Restaurateur in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Media June 27, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Brooklyn Daily profiles Ramal Huseynov, a former talk show host in Azerbaijan who now runs Istanblue Kings, a Turkish restaurant in Gravesend.

United Brothers owner Tom Kourkoumelis is just one of the many business owners happy to see the Astoria train stations reopened. (Photo by Costas Bej via The National Herald)

‘Happy Ending’ for Greek Store Owners in Astoria

Business, Eastern European, Queens, Transportation June 26, 2018 at 3:58 pm

Greek business owners applaud the reopening of the 30th Avenue and 36th Avenue stations in Astoria after months of declining foot traffic, reports The National Herald.

(Photo via Bklyner)

Eastern European Market Open 24 Hours in Sheepshead Bay

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Food June 20, 2018 at 6:49 pm

NetCost Market, the largest grocery store in Brooklyn to serve customers from Eastern European, opened a new 24-hour location in Sheepshead Bay. Bklyner pays a visit.

(Photo by Nikita Burukhin via Forum Daily)

Brighton Beach Pride in Its Second Year

Brooklyn, Eastern European, LGBTQ June 4, 2018 at 5:05 pm

RUSA LGBT organized the second iteration of Brighton Beach Pride in the Russian-speaking Brooklyn community. A Forum Daily story looks at the reception from locals and how the event compared to last year.

At the New York State Capitol, State Sen. Kathleen A. Marchione and Dr. Andrij Baran hold the resolution marking the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, which was passed in the State Senate on May 1. Witnessing the historic event are members of the Capital District’s Ukrainian American community. (Photo via The Ukrainian Weekly)

Marking the 85th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Famine-Genocide

Eastern European, History, New York May 15, 2018 at 3:01 pm

The Ukrainian Weekly reports on a resolution recently passed by the New York State Senate commemorating the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor.

(Photo by Viktor Dudarev via Forum Daily)

Belarusian Diaspora Marks 100th Anniversary of Independence

Eastern European, New York April 6, 2018 at 1:24 pm

The Belarusian diaspora is marking the 100th anniversary of Belarusian independence, reports Forum Daily.

Greek-American Community’s New York Rally for Macedonia. (Photo by Costas Bej/The National Herald)

A Greek Rally for ‘Macedonia’

Eastern European, Manhattan March 20, 2018 at 3:59 pm

At a demonstration in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Greeks asserted that the name of “Macedonia” belongs to the northern region of Greece, reports The National Herald.

"Registered Polish American voters will constitute a strong political group, thanks to which our voice will be heard," says Slawomir Platta, the organizer of the campaign. (Photo by Marcin Żurawicz/Art Pix via Nowy Dziennik)

Big Voter Registration in the Polish-American Community

Eastern European, Politics, Queens March 5, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Slawomir Platta speaks to Nowy Dziennik about the large-scale voter registration drive he is organizing in Queens’ Polish community.

The Principal of P.S.71 Indiana Soto (first from left) informed the interested parents about the requirements involved in launching the Dual Polish Language Program. From left: Andrzej Cierkosz, president of the Dobra Polska Szkola Foundation and teachers: Barbara Falkowska and Michelle Rafalko. (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

First Steps to a Polish Language Program in Ridgewood

Eastern European, Education, Queens February 22, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Parents in Ridgewood are hopeful that P.S. 71 will soon have the city’s second Polish Dual Language Program, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Pashko Gjeto Gojçaj (Photo via Illyria)

Remembering a Bronx Albanian Leader

Bronx, Eastern European, New York January 18, 2018 at 1:31 pm

The editor-in-chief of Illyria pays tribute to Albanian-American leader Pashko Gojçaj in a piece that looks back on his contributions to the community in New York.

(Photo by frankieleon, Creative Commons license)

Turning to Opioids in the Russian Jewish Community

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Health, Immigration, Jewish January 3, 2018 at 4:53 pm

A story in The Forward explores the pressures faced by the children of Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants that lead some to opioids.

Hoboken Mayor Ravinder Bhalla being sworn in by Sen. Cory Booker. (Photo via Twitter)

History Made as Elected Officials Sworn In

News India Times, the Filipino Reporter and Brooklyn Daily Eagle cover the swearing-in ceremonies of Hoboken Mayor Ravinder Bhalla, Jersey City Councilman-at-large Rolando R. Lavarro Jr., and Brooklyn Civil Court Judge Elena Baron.

At the memorial services for victims of the Holodomor on Nov. 18. (Photo by Irena Reyant-Saviano)

Victims of Holodomor in Ukraine Remembered

Eastern European, History, Manhattan December 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Ukrainians in NYC marked the death of millions in 1932-33, reports Svoboda.

Fraunces Tavern Museum (Photo by Magdalena Mazurek via Nowy Dziennik)

Kosciuszko at the Fraunces Tavern Museum

Eastern European, History, Manhattan October 20, 2017 at 3:52 pm

A discussion on Polish-American hero and freedom fighter Gen. Tadeusz Kosciuszko, who joined the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, will be held at the Fraunces Tavern Museum on Oct. 26, reports Nowy Dziennik.

UWC President Eugene Czolij (left), Volodymyr Zaryckyj, Chair of the UWC International Scholarly Council (right) with participants of the 50th anniversary of the UWC. (Photo via Svoboda)

Exploring the Achievements of Ukrainian Diaspora

Eastern European, New York October 17, 2017 at 4:46 pm

The Ukrainian World Congress held its 50th anniversary meeting at the Princeton University Club in NYC on Sept. 16. Svoboda-news.com reports on the event.