Eastern European

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.

The original Statute of Kalisz can be viewed at the exhibition at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

‘Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art’

Culture, Eastern European, Jewish, Manhattan October 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm

The ”Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art” exhibition at the New-York Historical Society features the 1930s and 1940s artwork of the Polish-Jewish immigrant who championed human rights, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Batya Goldberg (Photo from Goldberg via BKLYNER)

A Teenage Conservative Activist in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Politics, Youth September 27, 2017 at 4:28 pm

BKLYNER speaks to the daughter of Soviet refugees, a teenage political activist who describes herself as a “conservative, female member of Generation Z.”

Counterclockwise from top: Yoni Hikind, Ari Kagan, Gregory Davidzon, and Margarita Kagan (Image via Kings County Politics

Yoni Hikind Endorsed by Russian Leaders in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Elections 2017 September 25, 2017 at 5:06 pm

Three political leaders of the Russian-American community in Brooklyn threw their support behind “Our Neighborhood” party candidate Yoni Hikind in the race to replace Democratic Council member David Greenfield, who had their support in the past, notes Kings County Politics.

Ayọ (Photo via BK Reader)

A Conversation with Ayọ

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European, Immigration September 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

The singer and musician Ayọ will be performing at Weeksville Heritage Center on Sept. 24, a few days before the release of her eponymous album, reports BK Reader.

The pierogis are produced according to old recipes. (Photo by Anna Arciszewska via Nowy Dziennik)

Old-fashioned Polish Pierogi, in a Modern Setting

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Food August 21, 2017 at 11:55 am

Pierogi Boys, started by two Polish Americans, serves up authentic pierogis and more at the new DeKalb Market Hall in Brooklyn, Nowy Dziennik reports.

Kindergarten, knowns as "zero class," with teacher Eve Syta. (Photo by Aleksandra Pietrusiewicz)

Polish Gains Popularity at NYC Public School  

Eastern European, Education, New York August 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm

Nowy Dziennik reports on the success of the first and only Polish dual language program in the NYC public school system, located in P.S. 34 in Greenpoint.