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Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle, Manhattan (Photo by Selbe Lynn, Creative Commons license)

Queens Italians Weigh In on Columbus Statue

History, Queens, Western European August 31, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Italian Americans in Queens speak out against the prospect of removing the Christopher Columbus statue in Manhattan, reports Queens Chronicle.

Nicolas Bouchad and Judith Henry in the play "Interview." (Photo via France-Amérique)

Bringing French Theater to NJ

Culture, Western European August 23, 2017 at 11:09 am

French actors, directors and plays are coming to Princeton University for a theater festival, reports France-Amérique.

(Photo by Margaux Deuley via French Morning)

New York to Remove Plaque Honoring French Nazi Collaborator

History, Manhattan, Western European August 18, 2017 at 4:58 pm

French Morning reports on Mayor de Blasio’s announcement that the city will remove a commemorative plaque of Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain on Broadway’s Canyon of Heroes, and suggests the removal of another one.

The statue of Our Lady of Loreto has been removed from its pedestal outside the church that shares her name, as this photo taken on Aug. 1 indicates. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Our Lady of Loreto Statue in Brownsville Removed

Brooklyn, Religion, Western European August 3, 2017 at 11:23 pm

The statue of the Our Lady of Loreto church in Brownsville has been removed, a move that does not bode well for preservationists of the century-old church that once served Italian immigrants, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

The St. Irene Chrysovalantou procession in Astoria. (Photo by The Patriarchal Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou)

St. Irene Feast Day Marked in Astoria

Queens, Religion, Western European August 3, 2017 at 4:33 pm

The revered St. Irene was remembered with a procession, a liturgy and other celebrations, The National Herald reports.

Shane O Keeffe and Peter Lynch race to block a kick during a recent Gaelic football match. (Photo by Rosemarie Byrne via The Sag Harbor Express)

Gaelic Football on the East End

Long Island, Sports, Western European July 19, 2017 at 2:29 pm

The Sag Harbor Express reports on the emergence of Gaelic football on the East End of Long Island this year.

The five-story, four-ton platform and statue of Saint Paolino at the 130th Giglio Feast in Williamsburg (Photo by Paul Stremple)

Giglio Feast Celebrates 130 Years

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European July 12, 2017 at 5:07 pm

The lifting of a five-story-tall statue of Saint Paolino kicked off the weeklong 130th Giglio Feast in Williamsburg, reports BKLYNER.

Samia Behaya, the French-Algerian behind New York’s "dinner over bodies" (Photo by Thomas Chesseboeuf/@ThomChess via French Morning)

Challenge-Loving French-Algerian Chef Serves Food on Naked Bodies

African, Brooklyn, Food, Western European July 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm

On special occasions, a French-Algerian chef who opened a restaurant in Williamsburg before it was fashionable, prepares meals served on top of naked bodies, French Morning reports.

Our Lady of Loreto Church (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Temporary Hold Lifted on Demolition of Italian Church

Brooklyn, Religion, Western European June 7, 2017 at 5:10 pm

After a judge removed a temporary ban on the demolition of Our Lady of Loreto in Brownsville, preservationists staged a protest calling for the century-old Italian church to be saved, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Artwork by Philip Tsiaras. (Photo courtesy of the artist, via The National Herald)

Exhibit of Works by Greek Artists ‘On Paper’ Opens

Culture, Manhattan, Western European June 6, 2017 at 2:25 pm

“On Paper,” an exhibit of works by 20 Greek and Greek-American artists, opened on West 28th Street, reports The National Herald.

Third graders from P.S. 145 in Manhattan, with their collage work. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Inspired by Zao Wou-Ki, Students Show off Artworks

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Western European May 26, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Students took inspiration from a deceased Chinese-French artist in making artwork at the Asia Society, Sing Tao Daily reports.

(Photo via France-Amérique)

Cheering France’s Election Returns, in NYC

Manhattan, Politics, Western European May 9, 2017 at 12:34 pm

France-Amérique reports on a “watch party” where supporters of Emmanuel Macron were cheered by Sunday’s runoff results.

Kehila Kenosha Janina at 280 Broome St. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Remembering Greek Jews Who Perished

History, Jewish, Manhattan, Western European May 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm

At Kehila Kedosha Janina on the Lower East Side, the deaths during the Holocaust of almost all the Jews from Ioannina were remembered, and one survivor who recently penned a memoir spoke, The National Herald reports.

Our Lady of Loreto Church (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Demolition of Italian Church in Brooklyn Put on Hold

Brooklyn, History, Western European April 27, 2017 at 3:50 pm

To the relief of Italian community members and preservationists, a judge has issued a temporary halt to the demolition of Our Lady of Loreto in Brownsville, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

The Onderdonk House (Photo via QNS)

New Amsterdam Festival at Historic House in Queens

Culture, Queens, Western European April 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

The two-day New Amsterdam Festival will take place at the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House in Ridgewood this weekend, reports QNS.