Post Tagged with: "Polish"

Construction business owners say this year's winter is the worst they have seen in their career. (Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish-owned Construction Businesses Suffer in Harsh Winter

Eastern European, Environment, In the News, Labor February 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Repeated snowfalls and cold weather this winter have hampered construction, affecting Polish-owned businesses and Polish workers in the New York area, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Polar Bear Club members braving the waves off Sandy Hook (Photo by Janusz Szlechta/Nowy Dziennik)

‘Polar Bears’ Take a Dip Off Sandy Hook

Eastern European, Sports December 25, 2013 at 12:38 pm

More than 40 people turned up at the Jersey shore for a brisk ocean swim sponsored by the Polar Bear Club of the Polish-American Sports Association, but only a few of them took the plunge, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Students at Henryk Sienkiewicz in  Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, learn about traffic lights in Polish. (Photo by Joanna Plucinska/Voices of NY)

Polish Saturday Schools Serve a Changing Diaspora

For the children of immigrants, the seven NYC schools maintain connections to Polish language, culture and history.

One of the signs held by Polish protesters who gathered in front of the BBC's New York office on Sixth Avenue to speak out against alleged defamation of Poland on the part of the broadcaster. (Photo by Witold Rosowski via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Protesters Allege BBC Defamation

Eastern European, History, Media November 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Nowy Dziennik reports that Polish protesters held a rally against the BBC in New York alleging the media company distorts Polish history in its programming, including a German TV mini-series that smears the soldiers of the Polish resistance movement in World War II.

Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Washington, Richard Schnepf, and Lt. Karol Cierpica are decorating Linda and Robert Ollis, the parents of the killed American soldier.
(Photo by Wojciech Kubik/Consulate General of Poland in NY via Nowy Dziennik)

US Soldier Posthumously Honored for Saving Polish Serviceman

Eastern European, Government November 14, 2013 at 12:54 pm

“Poles will remember his heroic deed.” A Staten Island-raised soldier is posthumously honored for saving the life of a Polish serviceman during a Taliban attack on an American base in Afghanistan, 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.

The Polish Consulate is leading complaints against The New York Times over an obituary that used phrasing similar to "Polish concentration camps," a phrase that many in the community are rallying to eliminate from usage in the media. (Photo by Wally Gobetz, Creative Commons license)

Polish Consulate Objects to Use of ‘Concentration Camp’ in NYT

Eastern European, History, Media October 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm

In the continuing fight to eradicate the term “Polish concentration camp” from media outlets, Nowy Dziennik reports that the Consulate General of Poland in New York has voiced a complaint to The New York Times over an obituary that used similar phrasing.

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.

Tomasz Deptula is the executive editor at Nowy Dziennik, a leading Polish daily newspaper in New York and New Jersey. (Photo by Gwynne Hogan/Voices of NY)

A Lifetime Covering Polonia, from Warsaw to Greenpoint

Eastern European, Featured Posts, Media, Meet the Editors October 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm

In two decades at Nowy Dziennik, editor Tomasz Deptula has witnessed profound changes in the Polish community.

(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.

Celebrating Polish pride in New York. (Photo by shidababe, Creative Commons license)

Editorial: Polish Diaspora Could Lose Heritage

Culture, Eastern European, Opinion August 23, 2013 at 9:38 pm

A Nowy Dziennik editorial maintains that without a concerted effort from parents, the community and Polish leaders, their children and grandchildren may forget their ethnic heritage.

Photo of Wladyslaw Haniszewski provided to ABC News by his friend George Jędra. (Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

NJ Hospital to Help Patient It Sent to Poland

Eastern European, Health, Immigration, In the News, Metro Area August 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Nowy Dziennik updates a June story in which a New Jersey hospital transported a stroke patient back to his hometown in Poland without his consent, raising criticism from Polish consulate officials who fear the precedent it could set.

NJ GOP Senate Candidates Meet with Poles, Attack Obamacare

NJ GOP Senate Candidates Meet with Poles, Attack Obamacare

Eastern European, Metro Area, Politics August 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Two Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, Steve Lonegan and Dr. Alieta Eck, met with Polish voters in Wallington, N.J., a sign of the community’s strength, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel on E. 115th was founded in 1881. (Photo by Paul Lowry, Flickr Creative Commons License)

East Harlem Italian Parish Gets New Life from Polish Order

In the News, Manhattan, Religion July 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm

The sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel has recently been placed under the care of the Polish Pallottine order. The change has brought a Polish priest and the addition of a Polish Mass, just in time for the celebration of the church’s feast, reports Nowy Dziennik.