Weeks after The Lo-Down covered the shuttering of Alex Shoe Repair on the Lower East Side, Ditmas Park Corner reports on the impending closure of Alex’s Shoe Repair in Flatbush. After at least two decades in business, both faced rent hikes.
Poland’s agriculture minister recently visited Washington and New York to discuss the export of eggs, poultry and other foods from Poland to the U.S. He met with U.S. officials and importers and distributors of Polish products, Nowy Dziennik reports.
Polish-language travel blog writers tell Nowy Dziennik that an increasing number of Polish tourists are visiting New York and unlike decades past, the trips are purely for pleasure.
The Warsaw Uprising mural in Greenpoint, defaced months after it was first unveiled last summer, has been repainted and will be unveiled in a ceremony Aug. 2, reports Nowy Dziennik.
Some of the exhibits which opened during Russian Heritage Month in June can still be seen. Russkaya Reklama and RUNYweb report on some of them.
Russian-born musician, musicologist and educator David Glukh performs polkas with his band at Flushing Town Hall on July 12.
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.
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.
Elza Kochueva and her parents say they faced persecution in Russia because of their appearance and religion. They applied for asylum but the odds are stacked against them.
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.
The language and heritage of the Gorsky Jews from the Caucasus were on display recently as a Gorsky theater group participated in a festival in Brighton Beach, Russkaya Reklama reports.
Organizers of the Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church’s Greek Festival in South Brooklyn hope events for kids, a vendor market and Cretan Night will turn the annual celebration, which has “been stagnant in recent years,” into a major community event, reports Sheepshead Bites.
A Polish foundation called Culture Shock is sponsoring a series of workshops and events in Greenpoint, reports Greenpoint Gazette.
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 famous Polish grocer in Greenwood Heights is closing and the building will be converted into apartments, Nowy Dziennik reports.