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How to Turn Your Kids into Gourmets

How to Turn Your Kids into Gourmets

Food, Health, Western European December 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Should American Parents take inspiration from France for education? That’s what Karen Le Billon thinks after living one year in France and teaching her daughters new eating habits, reports France-Amerique. No more snacks and whining. Now they have dinner at the table and taste everything.

According to the organizers, more than 100 people attended the community meeting on Oct. 9. (Photo by Michael Paterakis)

Greek Neo-Nazi Party Meets Resistance in Astoria

Politics, Queens, Western European October 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Plans from Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn to open a chapter in Astoria have met strong resistance from elected officials, local residents and various political groups.

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Portugal Selling Apartment in Dakota

Business, Housing, Western European October 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Talk about a return on investment. The government of Portugal is selling an apartment it bought for $250,000 four decades ago in the famous Dakota, where Beatles legend John Lennon lived and die, for $13 million, Luso-Americano reported.

What New Yorkers Like About the Irish?

What New Yorkers Like About the Irish?

Culture, Western European October 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Irish Central’s Darren Redmond hit the street of Midtown Manhattan to find out what New Yorkers like about Irish men or women. Some answers might be a bit predictable — “blue eyes,” “sexy accent, “beautiful red hair” — but it still a fun video to watch.

(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.

Green Wave: Summer Brings Thousands of Irish Students to NY

Green Wave: Summer Brings Thousands of Irish Students to NY

Education, Western European May 18, 2012 at 3:03 pm

As summer arrives in New York City, so will thousands of Irish students on J-1 visas. The Irish Voice spoke to Irish students about to arrive in New York and the local organizations that help the Irish visitors settle for the summer — and even play some sports that remind them of home.

A cannoli stand on Mulberry Street for last September's San Gennaro festival.

Another Clash in Little Italy: Quality of Life vs. Cannoli

Culture, Food, Manhattan, New York, Western European February 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Mulberry Street residents say life is already intolerable during September’s San Gennaro festival, and an extension of the festival would only make it worse. Business owners say they need the festival to boost their foot traffic.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer angered organizers of the city's Saint Patrick Day Parade by trying to move the event to a Wednesday.

Quarrel over Hoboken Saint Patrick’s Day parade escalates

Culture, Metro Area, Western European February 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm

The war of words over Hoboken’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade continues. In the latest development, the city’s St. Patrick’s Committee canceled this year’s celebration because of a dispute with Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

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Greeks flee ailing economy, return to Astoria

Economy, Immigration, New York, Western European January 17, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Play Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska’s radio report on Greek Americans returning to Astoria, to escape the ailing economy in Greece.

Sen. Menendez named Grand Marshal of Greek parade

Sen. Menendez named Grand Marshal of Greek parade

Culture, In the News, Metro Area, New York, Politics, Western European January 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez has been selected as Grand Marshal of the 2012 Greek Parade in New York City. Greek News reports that Menendez was chosen because of his support for Cyprus and Greek national causes.

US gets first Greek museum

Culture, In the News, Western European January 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm

The first Greek museum to be opened in the United States has arrived. The National Hellenic Museum is a $20 million project in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood that encompasses exhibits, classroom space, archives, and a library.

Palace Diner in Flushing, Queens

Greek diner to be replaced by Chinese restaurant

Culture, In the News, Queens, Western European January 3, 2012 at 9:30 am

After 35 years of serving scrumptious meals, the Palace Diner in Flushing, Queens is closing its doors for good. Queens Courier reports that a family of diners who grew up on Greek food served by owner George Mantzikos is saying a sad farewell to the local landmark.

Special visa for the Irish?

Immigration, In the News, Opinion, Politics, Western European December 17, 2011 at 10:25 pm

The Irish Echo is making a case for special US immigrant visas for residents of Ireland. In a Dec. 14 editorial, the paper argues that the Irish have watched from the sidelines since the 1960s, as America turned to other nations to boost diversity.

Irish left out of visa reform

Irish left out of visa reform

Immigration, In the News, Politics, Western European December 13, 2011 at 11:22 am

The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform reacted with surprise and puzzlement to news that legislation to change the basis for granting green cards is moving swiftly through Congress. Especially since the bill excludes highly skilled immigrants from Ireland from the fast track for legal entry into the US. Here’s moreRead More

New York vs. Galway Connacht 2010 championship game at Gaelic Park.

NY to host Irish football kickoff

Bronx, Culture, Western European December 6, 2011 at 9:13 am

The honor of hosting the first game in the All-Ireland senior football championship will fall to New York next year. Gaelic Park in Riverdale will host a local team against an Irish team in May.