Eastern European

A large fallen tree blocks the sidewalk in Astoria the morning after Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Skyler Reid)

Poles Share their Sandy Survival Stories

Communities, Eastern European, Environment, Housing, New York November 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Polish-Americans from New Jersey to Staten Island to Manhattan shared their stories on how Hurricane Sandy impacted them, their families and friends, with the Nowy Dziennik.

Mitt Romney scored points with Poles. (Photo by Fabrice Florin via Flickr Creative Commons)

Poles Welcome Romney’s Remarks On Their Homeland

Eastern European, Elections 2012, Politics October 24, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Members of the Polish American Congress welcomed Mitt Romney’s supportive mentions of Poland during the third presidential debate this week, saying their country should take diplomatic advantage of the moment, the Nowy Dziennik reported.

The complex of buildings that comprise Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Wallington, N.J. (Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

Emblematic Polish Parish Marks 70 yrs.

Eastern European, Religion October 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm

A N.J. parish that began celebrating Mass at the local municipal building has grown in 70 years to serve 2,300 families, many of them Polish, Nowy Dziennik reported.

The Polish Student's Organization in New York is asking the president to include their country in the Visa Waiver Program. (File photo via )

Polish Students Appeal to White House on Visa Waiver

Eastern European, Education, Immigration October 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

An organization of Polish students from New York has joined the chorus of people asking the Obama Administration to include their country in the Visa Waiver Program, which would allow Poles to visit the U.S. for tourism or business without a visa, Nowy Dziennik reported.

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Visa Lottery Starts Oct. 2

Eastern European, Immigration October 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Poles will be able to participate in the immigration visa lottery which begins Oct. 2 for the second time in a row, the daily Nowy Dziennik reported. But other countries weren’t as lucky, including Guatemala.

The Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union will open its first Staten Island location at Hylan-Seaver Mall at 1919 Hylan Blvd (Photo by )

Polish Briefs: Poles Grow on Staten Island, Paper Wins Award

Culture, Demographics, Eastern European, Media September 28, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Nowy Dziennik reports on the opening of a Polish-Slavic credit union in Staten Island, pointing to the community’s growth in the borough and on a businessman who’s behind the city’s first Polish night club.

Photo by Alexander Sirotin / Russkaya Reklama

Undocumented Georgians Face Trouble Voting Back Home

Eastern European, Politics September 21, 2012 at 11:06 am

Some Georgian activists set up a table in Brighton Beach to register people to vote in time for the Oct. 1 parliamentary elections back home. But the task was not simple, as the Georgian government wants its citizens to show a U.S. green card or a utility bill in order to vote, reports the Russkaya Reklama.

The Pulaski Day Parade would like the Empire State Building red and white on Oct. 7 (Photo by AS/The Nowy Dziennik)

Empire State Bldg. Undecided About Honoring Pulaski Parade With Lights

Eastern European, History September 14, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Organizers of the Pulaski Day Parade are still waiting for a response from managers of the Empire State Building about whether they will light the building white and red in honor of the march which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, the Nowy Dziennik reported.

Marina Lagunova / Russian Reklama

In Brooklyn’s Little Odessa, Traditions and Memories

Eastern European, Immigration September 5, 2012 at 10:08 pm

The Russian Reklama offered a glimpse into Brooklyn’s “Little Odessa,” where immigrants from the Ukrainian seaport gather.

Photo by Alexander Sirotin / The Russian Reklama

Locals Party With Police in Brooklyn

Crime, Eastern European August 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm

While some have criticized the New York City Police Department for it’s “stop and frisk” practices, at this month’s “National Night Out Against Crime,” local businesses and residents from several communities celebrated with the 61st Precinct in Brooklyn and some expressed support for the tactic, reported The Russian Reklama.

The Sliwa's buried their stillborn child in Poland only to find out it was the wrong body. (Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Couple Holds Second Funeral for Baby After Hospital Mixup

Eastern European, Health August 31, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Shortly after Justyna Sliwa and her husband, Rafal, returned from a trip to Poland to bury their stillborn son, the New York Medical Examiner’s Office told the couple that they had received the body of the wrong baby — one that shared a similar name, Nowy Dziennik reported.

Janusz Cisek (in a suit) with Representatives of the Board and the Board of Directors of the PSFCU. In addition to Deputy - Krzysztof W. Kasprzyk, Adviser to the Minister at the Department of Cooperation with Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Photo: Joe Buttermilk / New Official

Poland Pledges $22 Million to Strengthen Diaspora

Business, Eastern European August 30, 2012 at 7:27 pm

A Polish minister on a trip to America said the Polish government has set aside $22 million in grants to strengthen its ties to the Polish-American community, Nowy Dziennik reports. The minister visited and hailed the success of the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

(Photo from Nowy Dziennik)

Increased TV Programming Planned for Poles and Irish

Eastern European, Media, Western European July 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm

The Polish publication Nowy Dziennik will soon expand their weekly TV program to a daily broadcast. And the Irish channel Ireland Today hopes to launch in the spring. Both say they will offer viewers news reports and cultural offerings from both sides of the Atlantic.

Superstar Teens: An NYPD Youth Leader and a Fingernail Artist

Superstar Teens: An NYPD Youth Leader and a Fingernail Artist

Eastern European, Latino July 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Paulina Skladnik, 17, serves as leader of the Law Enforcement Explorers at the NYPD in Greenpoint. Michelle Ramírez, 15, paints celebrity faces on acrylic nails. These talented teenagers were profiled in Nowy Dziennik and El Diario La Prensa.

Staropolski Meat Market & Deli (Photo by Wojtek Maślanka/Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Deli Closes in a Changing Greenpoint

Business, Eastern European May 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm

The closing of Staropolski Meat Market & Deli, which catered to the Polish community for 21 years, reflects the changing demographics of a neighborhood where rents have skyrocketed, elderly Poles are moving back to Poland and some Poles are moving to cheaper neighborhoods.