Eastern European

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 NJ

Eastern European, Metro Area, Politics 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

David T. Donahue

Warning: visa lottery has pitfalls

Eastern European, Immigration, In the News October 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm

According to David T. Donahue, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visas, participation in the Diversity Visa Program may influence the American consul’s decision to grant or deny someone a tourist visa. The State Department keeps records of the applicants, he told Nowy Dziennik during a teleconference with ethnic journalistsRead More

Russian immigrant detained in Puerto Rico

Russian immigrant detained in Puerto Rico

Eastern European, Health, In the News October 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm

A Russian-speaking immigrant, Arthur Bogoraz, has been detained, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced. As one of the most wanted criminals in New York State, Bogoraz is charged in a $4.5 million health insurance fraud scheme. Charges against Bogoraz were first filed in 2010. According to court documents, he forged relationshipsRead More

Visa lottery is misunderstood

Eastern European, Immigration, In the News, Opinion September 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm

For Poles and other Eastern Europeans eager to immigrate to the U.S., their inclusion in the visa lottery offers hopes–but they may be false hopes.

The remains of the World Trade Center on Sept. 25, 2001

September 11 still claiming clean-up workers

Eastern European, Featured Posts, Manhattan September 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm

“Many of them are suffering from illnesses now. The list of the sick is getting longer.”

The homeless desecrate monument in Greenpoint

The homeless desecrate monument in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European, Featured Posts September 14, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Greenpoint residents complain that homeless people are using a revered park monument as their bathroom.

Polish films at Lincoln Center

Culture, Eastern European, In the News, New York September 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm

“Venice,” by Jan Jakub Kolski, Antoni Krauze’s epic “Black Thursday”, and “All That I Love by Jacek Borcuch” and “Suicide Room” by Jan Komasa are some of the films that are being screened at the Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center until Friday, September 15th. The festival of recent PolishRead More

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