Post Tagged with: "Greenpoint"

Lomzynianka Restauracja in Greenpoint is one of the many businesses that has catered to the local Polish community, whose once thriving numbers are decreasing as gentrification seeps into the Brooklyn neighborhood. (Photo by Gabrielle Sierra/Voices of NY)

Greenpoint Confronts Polish Exodus

Brooklyn, Demographics, Eastern European October 8, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Almost half of the Polish immigrants who lived in Greenpoint in 2000 left the Brooklyn neighborhood in the last decade pushed out by gentrification and rising costs. Nowy Dziennik reports on efforts taken by leaders to reverse the trend.

(Photo by Gabrielle Sierra/Voices of NY)

Poles Petition to Keep Greenpoint Polish

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Featured Posts, Housing, Voices' Picks September 19, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Community leaders press to keep Greenpoint’s Polish roots and character intact amidst gentrification, reports Nowy Dziennik.

(Photo from John Liu's Facebook page via Nowy Dziennik)

Greenpoint Poles Rally Behind John Liu

Eastern European, Elections 2013, In the News, Politics June 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Polish business and organization leaders gathered in Greenpoint to endorse mayoral candidate John Liu, citing his immigrant background and relationship with the community, report Nowy Dziennik.

Greenpoint (Photo by Sheryl Yvette via Flickr, Creative Commons License

Greenpoint Leads in Public Drinking Complaints

Brooklyn, In the News, Social Services February 26, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Greenpoint residents and business owners react to news that their neighborhood has logged the highest number of complaints in the city against public drinking, reports Brooklyn Ink.

Greenpoint residents could view and comment on the first submitted ecological projects (Photo by Wojtek Maślanka/Nowy Dziennik)

Putting the ‘Green’ Back in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Environment February 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Greenpoint residents are encouraged to submit proposals on how to spend the $19.5 million from ExxonMobil for environmental projects. Residents gathered to review and discuss ideas submitted to date, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Syrena, the largest Polish bakery in Greenpoint, prepared 25,000 paczeks, or Polish doughnuts, for Fat Thursday. (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

Polish Doughnuts for Fat Thursday

Culture, Eastern European, Food February 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm

In accordance with tradition, Poles in Greenpoint celebrated Fat Thursday by eating paczeks, or large Polish doughnuts, complete with frosting, fillings and 350 calories, reports The Brooklyn Ink.

The Greenpoint Shul is experiencing a revival thanks to the return of Jews to the Brooklyn neighborhood. (Photo via

Revitalizing Jewish Life in ‘Little Poland’

Brooklyn, Culture January 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm

As young and secular Jewish New Yorkers move to a gentrifying Greenpoint, the Polish neighborhood that once thrived with Jewish culture, Rabbi Appelbaum hopes to enliven the heritage through all-inclusive center. pluralistic Orthodox synagogue

“I love the tackiness of it: tarot readers and 'God Bless Deli,' alongside Citibank and Chase.” (Photo via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Polish Greenpoint Reminds Irishman of Home

Culture, Eastern European, Immigration, Western European December 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm

In an article for Irish Central, Rob McDonagh records his observations and experiences of living in the Polish neighborhood of Greenpoint. Being surrounded by Polish culture and community takes him back to Ireland, where Poles have become a part of the “genetic landscape.”

The Wizard in Ridgewood is closing and reopening again in the Greenpoint, where the popular Polish spent 17 years. (Photo by Wojtek Maślanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Electronics Store Heads Back Home to Greenpoint

Bronx, Business, Eastern European December 14, 2012 at 11:15 am

Polish-owned electronics store, Wizard, will move back to Greenpoint after relocating to Ridgewood. Its owner, reports Nowy Dziennik, found that while Poles are moving to other neighborhoods, they still do their shopping in Greenpoint.

The meeting focused on the creation of shelters in Greenpoint (Photo by Eryka Volker via Nowy Dziennik)

Single Moms Most Affected by Homeless Crisis

Housing September 20, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Homeless is on the rise according to data from the Mayor’s Management Report. Women’s eNews writes on a mother’s struggles to get her and her daughter out of a shelter and Nowy Dziennik reports on plans to open two more homeless shelters in Greenpoint.

The meeting focused on the creation of shelters in Greenpoint (Photo by Eryka Volker via Nowy Dziennik)

Greenpoint to Add Two More Homeless Shelters

Brooklyn, Housing September 20, 2012 at 7:02 pm

It looks like Greenpoint is going to get two additional small homeless shelters in November, reports Nowy Dziennik. Last Monday, volunteers, representatives from Common Ground, and the Department of Homeless Services met to discuss two new shelters — one for women, the other for men.

(Photo by Wojtek Maślanka/Nowy Dziennik)

With Greenpoint Gentrifying, Poles Look for Other Neighborhoods

Housing September 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm

As rents in Greenpoint reach prices similar to Manhattan levels, Poles have turned to other places. Demographics in the once heavily Polish neighborhood are changing as young professionals from Manhattan turn to the Brooklyn neighborhood.

The entrance to the homeless shelter in Greenpoint

Greenpoint Homeless Shelter Quietly Opens Despite Local Opposition

Brooklyn, Housing August 21, 2012 at 6:13 pm

With the homeless population citywide soaring, a controversial homeless shelter has opened in Greenpoint ahead of its planned start date next month, much to the chagrin of those in the Polish neighborhood who oppose it, fearing a rise in crime, Nowy Dziennik reported.

Superstar Teens: An NYPD Youth Leader and a Fingernail Artist

Superstar Teens: An NYPD Youth Leader and a Fingernail Artist

Eastern European, Latino July 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Paulina Skladnik, 17, serves as leader of the Law Enforcement Explorers at the NYPD in Greenpoint. Michelle Ramírez, 15, paints celebrity faces on acrylic nails. These talented teenagers were profiled in Nowy Dziennik and El Diario La Prensa.

Staropolski Meat Market & Deli (Photo by Wojtek Maślanka/Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Deli Closes in a Changing Greenpoint

Business, Eastern European May 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm

The closing of Staropolski Meat Market & Deli, which catered to the Polish community for 21 years, reflects the changing demographics of a neighborhood where rents have skyrocketed, elderly Poles are moving back to Poland and some Poles are moving to cheaper neighborhoods.