Post Tagged with: "Polish"

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Festival to Mark Greenpoint in Transition

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European May 21, 2015 at 5:36 pm

A Polish foundation called Culture Shock is sponsoring a series of workshops and events in Greenpoint, reports Greenpoint Gazette.

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Fewer Poles Win Visa Lottery, and Even Fewer Immigrate to US

Eastern European, Immigration May 18, 2015 at 12:27 pm

The number of diversity visa lottery applicants from Poland is falling, and even fewer who are approved for entry into the U.S. follow through with the paperwork, Nowy Dziennik reports.

A Polish woman rescued after attempting to jump from the Kosciuszko Bridge. (Photos from Steven Malecki/Facebook via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Immigrants More Willing to Seek Psychological Help

Eastern European, Health April 10, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Following a Polish immigrant’s recent suicide attempt on the Kosciuszko Bridge, Nowy Dziennik speaks to Polish-American therapists about the state of mental health in the Polish community.

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.

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.

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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.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Poughkeepsie, New York (Photo by Janusz M. Szlechta via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Americans in Hudson Valley Launch Efforts to Save Church

Eastern European, Religion November 6, 2014 at 2:35 pm

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Poughkeepsie, the only cultural gathering spot for Polish Americans in the Hudson Valley, faces an uncertain future, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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The Secret Identity of Christopher Columbus

Eastern European, History, Western European October 14, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Was Christopher Columbus actually the son of a Polish king and a Portuguese noblewoman? Historian Manuel Rosa presented his research at a Columbus Day event organized by Polish groups, 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.

John Czop presents the last printed edition of the Post Eagle. (Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Weekly ‘Post Eagle’ Suspends Print Edition

Eastern European, Media, Metro Area September 18, 2014 at 1:50 pm

After being in circulation for half a century, the Post Eagle, the English-language Polish-American newspaper, will continue online only, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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.

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.

Eva Bornstein (pictured), executive director of the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, brings a breadth of experience to the Bronx’s world stage.
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Bolstering Bronx Culture with Help of Big Names

Bronx, Culture, Eastern European, Women March 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm

By bringing major acts to the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx, Eva Bornstein looks to draw visitors and dismantle stereotypes of the borough, reports Norwood News.

Vitaly Kociuba and Ivan block were killed by bullets during clashes with police at Kiev's Maidan (Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Americans Support Families of Ukrainian Protestors

Eastern European March 11, 2014 at 7:58 pm

The Pulaski Association of Business and Professional Men is supporting the families of two men who died in recent protests in Kiev, Nowy Dziennik reports.