Post Tagged with: "Polish"

A tree planted on the site where the Paderewski red oak was will be dedicated to the great Pole this year (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Paderewski Tree Back in Tompkins Square Park

Eastern European, History, Manhattan April 15, 2016 at 10:48 am

An oak tree honoring the life of Polish composer and politician Ignacy Jan Paderewski once again stands in Tompkins Square Park thanks to the efforts of a longtime East Village resident, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Part of a postcard promoting the mural, which will mark the 1,050th anniversary of the Christianization of Poland. (Photo courtesy of the Polish Culture Institute via Nowy Dziennik)

New Polish Mural Coming to NYC

Eastern European, Manhattan, Religion April 8, 2016 at 2:02 pm

A mural commemorating the 1,050th anniversary of Poland’s Christianization will go up in the East Village – once considered the Greenpoint of Manhattan – on the property of one of the oldest Polish churches in the city, reports Nowy Dziennik.

St. Frances de Chantal in Borough Park (Photo by Anna Arciszewska via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish-American Churches and Their Communities

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Metro Area, New York, Queens, Religion March 24, 2016 at 2:18 pm

Polish churches in the tri-state area have seen the number of parishioners shrink, but they remain a lively part of their communities, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Women Power meeting (Photo by Ela Wolska-Wojda via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Women Entrepreneurs Have Huge Potential

Business, Eastern European, New York, Women March 4, 2016 at 11:40 am

Polish-American women who are business owners or work in the corporate world gathered recently at the Polish Consulate for a Women Power networking meeting, Nowy Dziennik reports.

Jadwiga Swietkowski and her husband. (Photo via petition)

Poles Petition Homeland Security to Save Immigrant From Deportation

Eastern European, Immigration, Metro Area March 1, 2016 at 1:32 pm

The women behind a Polish-American Facebook group are hoping to reverse a deportation order for Jadwiga Swietkowski, who came to the U.S. on a crewman’s visa, reports Nowy Dziennik.

"Earth" - a  ceramic ball filled with soil from different parts of the world and covered with clay tiles (Photo by Wojtek Maślanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Soil From All Over the World to Fill ‘Earth’ in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Immigration September 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm

“Ziemia” (The Earth), the work of Polish-born artist Martynka Wawrzyniak, to be installed in McGolrick Park, will feature a ceramic ball filled with soil from the U.S., Poland and other parts of the world of importance to Greenpoint residents, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Because Pete McGuinness Senior Center is located in Greenpoint, most of its patrons are Polish immigrants. Each day some 130 people visit the center. (Photo by Marta Kustek via Nowy Dziennik)

A Home for Polish Seniors in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Seniors September 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm

A Nowy Dziennik reporter visits the Pete McGuinness Senior Center in Greenpoint which serves mostly Polish seniors regardless of their immigration or financial status.

(Photo by Wally Gobetz, Creative Commons license)

Urging Polish Americans to Vote

Eastern European, Elections 2016, New York, Politics August 26, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Polish American organizations are urging immigrants and Polish Americans to be sure to vote, Nowy Dziennik reports.

Bilingual teacher Elizabeth Cząstkiewicz conducts classes in Polish to kindergarten children at P.S. 34 in Greenpoint. (Photo by Andrzej Cierkosz/Dobra Polska Szkola via Nowy Dziennik)

Greenpoint School First to Launch Polish Dual Language Program

Eastern European, Education September 16, 2015 at 2:32 pm

The city’s first Polish dual language program starts at Greenpoint’s P.S. 34 where 60 percent of the students come from Polish immigrant families, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Pulaski Parade 2014 (Photo by Salon NYC, Creative Commons license)

New Ideas for This Year’s Pulaski Day Parade

Culture, Eastern European, Manhattan September 14, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Grand Marshal Artur Dybanowski tells Nowy Dziennik of plans for this year’s Pulaski Day Parade on Oct. 4, which include documenting the event using drones, and encouraging young people to attend with the help of a Polish hip-hop group.

Polish seniors at the Amber day care center in Greenpoint. (Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

New York is Too Expensive for Polish Retirees

Eastern European, Seniors September 8, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Facing high costs of living and low pensions, Polish immigrant retirees in the New York area are returning to their native Poland to live more comfortably, finds a study, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Robert Dec at his store, the Vine Box (Photo by Aleksandra Slabisz for Voices of NY)

A Unique Wine Store in a Changing Greenpoint

Polish immigrant Robert Dec got advice from the local Small Business Administration office, and an SBA-backed loan, to open his wine store, the Vine Box, in the changing neighborhood of Greenpoint.

Zofia Rybilas in her cosmetics store in Greenpoint. (Photo by Anna Arciszewska via Nowy Dziennik)

From Greenpoint to Ridgewood, Polish Adapt

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European July 9, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Polish-owned businesses in Brooklyn are changing with the times in Greenpoint or leaving for Ridgewood, where rents are cheaper and business is good, reports Nowy Dziennik.

"The majority of Poles come here to spend time with their relatives and friends, and to travel, not for work anymore," says Anna Wojtas, owner of Neptune Travel in Clifton, New Jersey. (Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

Urging Poland’s Inclusion in Visa Waiver Program

A survey conducted by Nowy Dziennik of Polish Americans in the metro area found that a majority want Poland to be included in the Visa Waiver Program. A revised congressional bill could give the community their biggest chance yet for that to happen.

Karolina Gumpert (standing) leading a Polish Flavors workshop. (Photo from Greenpoint. The Transition via The Greenpoint Gazette)

Polish Flavors ‘More Than Just Pierogis and Kielbasa’

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Food June 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Polish Flavors, a cooking workshop taught by Karolina Gumpert, is part of the half-year long Polish celebration Greenpoint. The Transition, and also provides an opportunity for people to reflect on the changes the neighborhood is undergoing.