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Visiting nurse in tenement yard, circa 1912. Photo by Jessie Tarbox Beals (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives)

‘The Lung Block’ – Disrupting a Narrative about Italian Immigrants

How genealogical research on an Italian ancestor resulted in a re-evaluation of immigrant history in a square block of Lower Manhattan.

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Rutgers Greek Groups Honor Consul General

Metro Area, Video, Western European May 9, 2019 at 5:41 pm

The National Herald posted a video of a traditional dance performed at a community gathering organized by Greek organizations at Rutgers University.

A scene from "Refuge." Left to right: Eshref Durmishi and Ilire Vinca of Teatri Oda, Perri Yaniv and Becca Schneider of Blessed Unrest. (Photo by Maria Baranova)

A Little-Known Story: ‘Refuge’

The theater companies Blessed Unrest and Teatri Oda tell the story of Eastern European Jews being taken in by Albanians during WWII.

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A New Home for the Irish LGBT Community

Brooklyn, LGBTQ, Western European April 11, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Irish Central covers the opening of 3 Dollar Bill, an LGBT venue owned by a native of Ireland who wants the Irish LGBT community to know “it is their space.”

The students from the DGK School in Brooklyn performed at the event honoring the Greek Language at the Stathakion Center in Astoria. (Photo by Kostas Bej via The National Herald)

A Greek Salute to Education

Culture, Education, Queens, Western European March 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Greek-American educators were honored at a celebration of Greek language and culture in Astoria, reports The National Herald.

The Brooklyn Irish LGBTQ Organization (Photo by Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden via Irish Central)

A First for the Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Parade

Brooklyn, Immigration, LGBTQ, Western European March 15, 2019 at 7:36 pm

An LGBTQ contingent will march in the Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year for the first time, reports Irish Central. Meanwhile, The Wave reports that the grand marshal of the Manhattan parade spoke out against anti-immigrant sentiment.

Despite the fact that Italians have moved out of Bensonhurst in recent years, there are still signs of a vibrant Italian life, such as the Tribuzio Meat Market and the Congrega San Vito Do Ciminna Club on 18th Avenue. (Photo courtesy of Raymond Guarini via Brooklyn Reporter)

Recording Italian-American History in Brooklyn and Beyond

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Western European March 5, 2019 at 4:29 pm

Bay Ridge native Raymond Guarini works to preserve the history and stories of Italian Americans in Brooklyn and across the country, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

‘Brooklyn Before’ in Photographs

‘Brooklyn Before’ in Photographs

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Puerto Rican, Western European December 17, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Photographer Larry Racioppo evokes South Brooklyn of more than four decades ago. Bklyner spoke with him about his book and current retrospective.

At Il Centro (Photo by Vanessa Etienne via Bklyner)

‘Il Centro’ of the World in Bensonhurst

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European December 4, 2018 at 5:51 pm

Il Centro, described as the “first Italian-American multicultural community center in New York,” boasts a diverse and multigenerational membership base, reports Bklyner.

United Irish Counties President Tom Tuffy, Congressman Joe Crowley, Dr. Frank Lowe. (Photo via Irish Central)

‘Irish Wake’ Pays Tribute to Crowley

New York, Politics, Western European November 29, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Public officials and Irish community leaders celebrated the longtime political career of outgoing Queens congressman Joseph Crowley at a “wake” hosted by Irish Consul General Ciaran Madden, reports Irish Central.

In addition to Italian records, goods imported from Italy can be found at S.A.S. Italian Records. (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Reminiscing at Bensonhurst’s Last Italian Record Store

Brooklyn, Technology, Western European November 9, 2018 at 5:09 pm

Despite changed neighborhood demographics, S.A.S. Italian Records remains open more than 50 years after its founding, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Cretans Association Omonoia NY on Oct. 20 at the Kritiko Spiti in Astoria. (Photo by Kosta Bej via The National Herald)

Cretan Association Marks 100 Years

Culture, Queens, Western European October 26, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Members of the Cretan-Greek community joined the Cretans Association Omonoia of New York’s centennial celebration in Astoria, reports The National Herald.

The Columbian Lawyers Association and its president Joseph Rosato (right) welcomed attorneys Carmelo Grimaldi (left) and Michael A. Scotto (center) for a continuing legal education seminar called, “Italians in America, Victims of Discrimination and Advocates for Inclusion and Diversity,” during their monthly meeting. (Photo by Mario Belluomo via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Discussing Italian Discrimination, Past and Present

Brooklyn, History, Western European October 4, 2018 at 5:09 pm

A Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn seminar discussed the history of discrimination faced by Italian Americans and the community’s concerns today, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church has
undergone a significant restoration. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

The Revival of a Washington Heights Greek Church

Manhattan, Religion, Western European September 19, 2018 at 5:20 pm

A renovation of the St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Washington Heights represents more than just an aesthetic restoration, reports Manhattan Times.

Jennifer Prezioso with her grandfather Moe Albanese outside the family butcher shop at 238 Elizabeth St. (Photo by Madelyn Segarra via The Villager)

Can a Granddaughter Save a Little Italy Butcher Shop?

Business, Manhattan, Western European September 18, 2018 at 3:39 pm

Jennifer Prezioso hopes to keep Albanese Meats and Poultry going in the face of rising rents and a dwindling customer base, reports The Villager.