Eastern European

Maggi seasoning is the secret ingredient in dishes from around the globe.

A Maggi-cal Sauce, Beloved Around the World

African, Asian, Caribbean, Culture, Eastern European, Food, South American February 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm

If there’s one food item that could knit together all the immigrant communities of New York City, it would have to be Maggi, the ubiquitous seasoning sauce that’s fundamental to cuisines around the world. Aurora Almendral, a reporting fellow with Feet in 2 Worlds, explains its appeal.

Przemek Adolf and Monika Luczak started their sauce company in Brooklyn.

Friends Bring Saucy Polish Flavor in a Jar to Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Environment, Featured Posts, Food February 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Monika Luczak and Pzremek Adolf started their Polish sauce company, Saucy by Nature, in Brooklyn in May 2011. Their mission is to support local businesses by providing a link between local farmers and city dwellers.

Greek restaurant 'The Santorini Grill' Sign

Greek Restaurant Offers its Own ‘Greek Bailout’

Brooklyn, Eastern European, New York February 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Paula Douralas, the owner of Santorini Grill, has invented her own version of a “Greek bailout” at her Williamsburg restaurant. Since November, she has run her restaurant under a “Pay what you want” policy, The Brooklyn Ink reported.

City Comptroller John Liu visits the Myrtle Avenue BID in Queens.

Optimism and complaints in growing Polish enclaves

Eastern European, Economy February 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm

During John Liu’s recent visit to senior centers in the increasingly Polish enclaves of Ridgewood and Maspeth, Queens, the city comptroller told representatives of local businesses that Ridgewood was an immigrant neighborhood with huge potential.

The controversial term "Hitler - Polish remover" appears in the video game Sequence, sparking protests.

Polish Americans outraged by video game slur

Eastern European, Featured Posts January 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Polish-Americans are sending a message to the maker of a new video game that invoking the name of Hitler is no joke. The phrase “Hitler – Polish remover,” appears in the video game “Sequence.”

The Polish restaurant, Polonia, closes its doors.

Polish restaurants pushed out of East Village

Eastern European, Economy, Manhattan January 4, 2012 at 8:58 am

Rising Manhattan rent has forced a popular Polish restaurant in East Village to close its doors. Owners of Polonia at 110 1st Avenue, opened for the last time on Tuesday, December 27th to say farewell to regular customers.

Mali women in traditional African dress in the Bronx

Africans, Albanians, Bengalis thrive in Bronx

Ethnic communities are making progress in the Bronx. A series of reports in The Bronx Ink highlights three groups that experienced significant growth spurts in recent years.

Turkish cooking classes in New Jersey provide more than lessons in preparing dishes.

Turkish dishes for the holidays

Eastern European, In the News, Metro Area December 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm

The women’s branch of Turkish Cultural Center in New Jersey (TCCNJ) held Turkish cooking classes, just in time for students to include Turkish dishes in their holiday menus.

A Polish American radio station comes to the New York region.

Polish American radio coming to NY

Culture, Eastern European, In the News, Metro Area December 6, 2011 at 2:25 pm

A new Polish language radio station launches in December. Polskie Radio USA will air from Teaneck, NJ at frequencies 1160 AM and 1520 AM. The idea for the new station came from Ewa Strzałkowska, formerly a program director for Polskie Radio Nowy Jork 910 AM, which was dissolved half aRead More

New scam, with traffic accidents

Eastern European, In the News, Opinion December 1, 2011 at 12:48 pm

About two dozen New York City residents have been arrested in connection with insurance fraud after claiming to have injuries from fake accidents and collecting money from Medicaid and Medicare.

Captain Tadeusz Wrona at the Polish & Slavic Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Polish Americans outraged over SNL skit

Brooklyn, Eastern European November 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Polish Americans are outraged over a “Saturday Night Live” skit that took an ethnic jab at Polish Airlines pilot Tadeusz Wrona, dubbed the “Polish Sully” after he safely landed a plane with malfunctioning landing gear in early November.

Republicans count votes at election headquarters at the Wallington Exchange restaurant in Wallington, NJ..

Poles elected to city council in N.J.

Eastern European, Metro Area, Politics, Uncategorized November 17, 2011 at 11:49 am

Polish Americans see victory in the Nov. 8 elections.

Smaller banks and credit unions attract customers with no fees for checking accounts and debit cards.

Polish credit unions crowded on Bank Transfer Day

Eastern European, Economy, In the News November 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Polish American credit unions and smaller banks saw an increase in customer interest on Bank Transfer Day. They charge no fees for checking accounts and debit cards.

Walesa coming to support Wall Street protest

Walesa coming to support Wall Street protest

Eastern European, In the News, New York October 19, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Protesters from Occupy Wall Street have invited former Polish president and Nobel Prize Winner Lech Walesa to join and support them. In an interview with the Polish media, Mr. Walesa said he would visit with the protesters. “Improving the life of ordinary people, ending corruption and concern for social justiceRead More

“Polish concentration camps” in CNN and NPR

Eastern European, In the News, New York October 11, 2011 at 4:37 pm

This time it was National Public Radio and CNN who used the defamatory statement “Polish concentration camps.” The unfortunate phrase was used in reports on the reopening in Germany of hundreds of investigations into suspected Nazi camp guards. The decision to reopen the investigations is connected with the trial ofRead More