Post Tagged with: "Greenpoint"

Radek Kucharski (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish ‘Zappies’ in the Heart of Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Food March 3, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Early, a new Polish-owned cafe, has opened in Greenpoint and features Polish items on its menu, including the “zappie,” reports Nowy Dziennik.

(Photo via Greenpoint Gazette)

Teaching Polish to Greenpoint Newcomers

Brooklyn, Eastern European February 18, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Two friends hope to bridge the divide between longtime Polish locals and newer non-Polish residents through a language class, reports Greenpoint Gazette.

From left to right:  Mariusz Kwiecień (baritone at the New York Metropolitan Opera), Krystyna Dura (owner of Christina's Restaurant), Andrzej Zielinski, and Krzysztof Medyna. (Photo from Krystyna Dura via Nowy Dziennik)

A Taste of Polish Culture at Christina’s

Brooklyn, Eastern European January 28, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Christina’s Restaurant in Greenpoint serves as a mini Polish cultural center where food, discussions and performances thrive, reports Nowy Dziennik.

(Photo by Grzegorz Fryc via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Warsaw Uprising Mural Vandalized

Best of 2014, Brooklyn, History, Western European November 17, 2014 at 2:57 pm

A mural in Greenpoint commemorating the Warsaw Uprising of World War II was vandalized early Friday morning, and Polish leaders have vowed it will be restored, Nowy Dziennik reports.

Stores in Greenpoint like this liquor store watch customers with security cameras. (Screen shot of video via Nowy Dziennik)

Greenpoint Stores Lose Thousands to Thieves

Brooklyn, Crime, Western European November 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Greenpoint stores report an increase in shoplifting and the use of fake or stolen credit cards, attributing it to changes in the once mostly-Polish Brooklyn neighborhood, Nowy Dziennik reports.

Principal Christina
Cieloszczyk of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy (Photo by Wojtek Maślanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish School Performs Above City Average

Brooklyn, Education October 6, 2014 at 4:29 pm

At Greenpoint’s St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, the percentage of students who met or exceeded proficiency on standardized tests was twice that of those across NY, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Polish Block Party in Greenpoint

Polish Block Party in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video, Western European September 23, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Old-timers and newcomers alike celebrated in a neighborhood in transition.

Unique to Greenpoint is a shifting demographic, from Polish to American. Many  businesses have had to adapt to stay afloat. (Photo by "Bitch Cakes," Creative Commons license)

‘A Changing Brooklyn’ by Neighborhood

Brooklyn, Business, In the News August 12, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Reporters from The Brooklyn Ink spanned across the borough to document the changes happening within individual neighborhoods in this series on “A Changing Brooklyn.”

Mural of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising in progress (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Warsaw Uprising Mural Coming to Greenpoint

Best of 2014, Brooklyn, Eastern European, History July 25, 2014 at 3:13 pm

The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 is being commemorated in Greenpoint by a mural which will be updated annually as a “living memorial,” Nowy Dziennik reports.

(Photo by Wojtek Mslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Oldest Polish Bakery, Greenpoint Icon, to Move

Brooklyn, Eastern European, In the News May 19, 2014 at 1:40 pm

The Greenpoint building that houses the New Warsaw Bakery is being sold, but the owner says that the iconic institution will reopen elsewhere, though possibly not in the traditional Polish neighborhood, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Greenpoint and Polish community leaders want to keep the ethnic character of the neighborhood intact, such as sights like these Polish toys in a store window in the Brooklyn neighborhood. (Photo by Gabrielle Sierra/Voices of NY)

Connecting Polish in Greenpoint to Their Roots

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European May 7, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Poland native Marta Pawlaczek is organizing events in the Brooklyn neighborhood to bridge the disconnect many older Polish residents feel with their heritage.

The Polish flag on the steel water tower in Greenpoint has been defaced by graffiti. (Photo by Wojtek Maślanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Graffiti Defaces Symbol of Polish Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Eastern European March 28, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Some see the recent vandalism of an iconic Polish flag on a water tower as an attack on the Polish residents of the changing Brooklyn neighborhood, reports Nowy Dziennik.

The September meeting on grants for Greenpoint, organized in the Polish National Home "Warsaw." (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Nearly 100 Proposals to ‘Green’ Up Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Environment January 14, 2014 at 1:04 pm

An environmental fund in Greenpoint has received proposals from local businesses and others for projects aimed at improving land devastated by a massive oil spill decades ago, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Polish Businesses Adapt to Changing Greenpoint

Polish Businesses Adapt to Changing Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Business, Demographics, Eastern European November 6, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Polish businesses in Greenpoint have had to adapt and shift focus to survive, as changing demographics have transformed the Brooklyn neighborhood into a hipster mecca in recent years, reports Nowy Dziennik.

115 Noble Street in Greenpoint is one of two properties set to be sold off (Photo via Google)

Polish Group Sells NY Properties with Polonia Roots

Eastern European, History, Real Estate October 17, 2013 at 5:35 pm

The Chicago-based Polish National Alliance, one of the oldest U.S. Polish fraternal organizations, is selling two buildings it owns in NY that hold connections to the Polonia, including its former office in Greenpoint, reports Nowy Dziennik.