A Sept. 25 ceremony in Bensonhurst to commemorate Mother Teresa reflected the diverse cultures and faiths she encountered in her lifetime, including her Albanian heritage, report Brooklyn Reporter and Brooklyn Daily.
“Ziemia” (The Earth), the work of Polish-born artist Martynka Wawrzyniak, to be installed in McGolrick Park, will feature a ceramic ball filled with soil from the U.S., Poland and other parts of the world of importance to Greenpoint residents, reports Nowy Dziennik.
A Nowy Dziennik reporter visits the Pete McGuinness Senior Center in Greenpoint which serves mostly Polish seniors regardless of their immigration or financial status.
The Polish American Folk Dance Company, which practices at the Polish National Home “Warsaw” in Greenpoint, has been bringing a variety of traditional dances from all regions of Poland to U.S. audiences, Nowy Dziennik reports.
A planned homeless shelter in Maspeth has generated many concerns about residents. Both Irish Central and Nowy Dziennik, which reports on the Polish community, have followed the controversy.
On Aug. 28 Brighton Beach will host its 40th Jubilee, which draws thousands to “Little Odessa,” writes Brooklyn Paper.
Polish American organizations are urging immigrants and Polish Americans to be sure to vote, Nowy Dziennik reports.
Polish architect Bolek Ryzinski has been renovating, restoring and building across New York City for many years.
New York City plans to expand the number of languages in which voter registration forms will be available by adding Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic to the existing English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Bangla forms.
Polish immigrant Robert Dec got advice from the local Small Business Administration office, and an SBA-backed loan, to open his wine store, the Vine Box, in the changing neighborhood of Greenpoint.
A mural of Greek philosophers and symbols is beautifying an overpass in Astoria and displacing graffiti, reports Astoria Post.
New York City Public Advocate Letitia James met with members of the Russian-speaking community in Coney Island recently, V Novom Svete reports.
Two films on the lives of Eastern European women in NYC, “English” and “Zaritsas,” will be screened in Ridgewood, Queens, reports QNS.
First generation Polish immigrants describe what drove them to persevere as entrepreneurs, and talk about the next generations and their plans.
Russian and Haitian Creole voting materials and interpretation will be added to Spanish, Chinese, Bengali and Korean, if various city council members have their way, reports Sheepshead Bites.