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Eamonn McDwyer celebrated 50 years in business in March. (Photo by Wendy Joan Biddlecombe via Norwood News)

Days Numbered for ‘Last Irish Bar’ in Norwood?

Bronx, Business, Western European September 15, 2016 at 3:03 pm

A dispute between McDwyer’s Pub and its landlord, 3120 Hull Realty Corp., has made its way to Bronx Housing Court with a trial that would determine the future of the last Irish pub standing in the neighborhood, reports Norwood News.

Feast of San Gennaro in 2015 (Image via Voices of NY video)

On Little Italy and the Feast of San Gennaro

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan, Western European September 14, 2016 at 6:36 pm

Little Italy resident John Fratta speaks to Our Town about the Feast of San Gennaro, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, as well as on growing up in Little Italy and the relationship between Italians in the neighborhood and the Chinese in Chinatown.

Residents at the first meeting, on Aug, 11, about the proposed Maspeth homeless shelter. (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka for Nowy Dziennik)

In Maspeth, a Battle Over Homeless Shelter Plans

Eastern European, Social Services, Western European September 2, 2016 at 6:01 pm

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.

At the Festa Santa Rosalia in Bensonhurst (Photo by Rachel Silberstein via Bensonhurst Bean)

Honoring the Patron Saint of Palermo in Bensonhurst

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European August 30, 2016 at 4:13 pm

The 10-day Festa di Santa Rosalia just concluded in Brooklyn. Bensonhurst Bean reports on the event, with photos.

(Image via Sunnyside Post)

An International Audience for Irish Musicians in NYC

Culture, New York, Queens, Western European August 4, 2016 at 4:39 pm

“Sunnyside Sessions,” which premiered Aug. 1 on Irish TV, a channel aimed at the global diaspora, features performances by local musicians and notable figures of Irish descent, reports Sunnyside Post.

A Bowery Boy in the street fashions of the 1860s. (Photo via Irish Central)

Remembering the Bowery of Long Ago

History, Immigration, Jewish, Manhattan, Western European July 28, 2016 at 2:14 pm

The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors has mounted a “walking exhibit” to describe the rich and textured history of the 1.25-mile-long thoroughfare, reports Irish Central.

Jack Martins (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

For Republican Jack Martins, an Immigrant Story Worth Telling

Portuguese-American Jack Martins, running on the Republican ticket for the 3rd congressional district seat on Long Island, talks about the immigrants’ journey.

Playing pétanque, which is often done while sipping a glass of pastis, an aperitif. (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Celebrating Bastille Day with Pétanque and Pastis

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European July 6, 2016 at 11:23 am

About 20,000 people are expected in Boerum Hill on July 10 for one of the largest Bastille Day celebrations in the U.S., writes Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

(Photo by Francesca Norsen Tate via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Italian Parish in Brooklyn Marks 150 Years

Brooklyn, Religion, Western European June 24, 2016 at 8:15 am

At the sesquicentennial celebration for Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen, the Van Westerhout Cittadini Molesi Cultural and Social Club gave the church a plaque that honored all immigrants, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Frank McCourt (Photo by David Shankbone, Creative Commons license)

Summer Events to Pay Tribute to Frank McCourt

Culture, Education, Manhattan, Western European June 22, 2016 at 4:03 pm

An upcoming tribute night and creative writing course at NYU will commemorate renowned writer and teacher Frank McCourt, reports Irish Voice.

Claire MCGovern (Photo by Peter McDermott)

Successful by Design

Dublin-born interior designer Claire McGovern began her American career in San Francisco, but is now mainly based in New York.

Patrick Sullivan in the Manhattan office of his new company, Source3 (Photo by Peter McDermott for Voices of NY)

Meet Patrick Sullivan Jr., Bronx-Born Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Patrick Sullivan Jr., the son of Irish immigrants, has run startups from the Google-acquired RightsFlow to his latest venture, Source3.

Marking 100 years of Ireland's Easter Rising, at Battery Park on April 24. (Photo by James Higgins / Higgins Photo NYC via Irish Central)

Ireland’s Easter Rising Centennial Marked in NYC

History, Manhattan, Western European April 25, 2016 at 5:29 pm

At a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s Easter Rising in Battery Park on April 24, dignitaries from Ireland and the U.S. emphasized the common ties between the two countries and the role of the U.S. during and after the Rising, reports Irish Central.

A Società Immacolata Concezione di Calitri group called Figlie di Maria (“Daughters of Mary”) outside Our Lady of Loreto, circa 1930. (Photo courtesy of Mario Toglia via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A Future for Historic Italian Church in Brownsville?

Brooklyn, Immigration, Religion, Western European April 25, 2016 at 1:19 pm

After Our Lady of Loreto was spared from demolition, the church that once provided a spiritual refuge for Italian immigrants stands empty. Local advocates and members of the Italian community tell Brooklyn Daily Eagle their proposals for preserving this testament to the neighborhood’s Italian history.

Telling the Story of the Portuguese in SoHo

Telling the Story of the Portuguese in SoHo

A new documentary, which premieres this weekend at MoMA and Anthology Film Archives, tells a part of forgotten New York history.