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An Astoria Man’s ‘Bosnia List’

Eastern European, Queens November 26, 2014 at 4:59 pm

In his memoir Kenan Trebinčević confronts the war and people of his childhood homeland. And it starts off with a lounge in Astoria named after a Yugoslavian leader, reports Queens Chronicle.

Russian nesting dolls at st. Petersburg Global Trade House (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Checking out ‘Little Odessa’

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Food November 20, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle takes a photographic and mouth-watering tour of the Brighton Beach area, known as “Little Odessa.”

In the gallery of the Józef Pilsudski Institute of America at its current location. (Photo courtesy of the Józef Pilsudski Institute of America)

Polish Institute Finds New Home in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Eastern European, History November 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm

The Józef Pilsudski Institute of America, which houses Polish-American archives, as well as a library and artwork, is moving to Greenpoint, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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.

Dancers of the Mikhailovsky Ballet performing "Le Halte De Cavalerie" (Photo courtesy of Mikhailovsky Ballet)

Mikhailovsky Ballet’s First NYC Visit

Culture, Eastern European, Manhattan November 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Later this month, the Mikhailovsky Ballet comes to New York for the first time to perform several signature ballets, Russkaya Reklama reports.

(Image via Nowy Dziennik)

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.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, flanked by Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij and Ukrainian Congress Committee of America President Tamara Olexy. (Photo by Andrij Burchak via The Ukrainian Weekly)

Ukrainian PM Hails Diaspora in NY Speech

Eastern European October 3, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine spoke to 800 supporters at the Waldorf Astoria, thanking them for their support, The Ukrainian Weekly reports.

Tatiana Tret (Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

A Symphony in Glass

Culture, Eastern European September 29, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Russian-born artist Tatiana Tret makes art she calls “lyrically optimistic” in glass, Russkaya Reklama reports.

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.

Honoring Ukraine’s National Poet Through His Art

Honoring Ukraine’s National Poet Through His Art

A NY exhibit marks the 200th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko’s birth.

‘Coming Out’ as a Russian Immigrant

‘Coming Out’ as a Russian Immigrant

Playwright and performer Anna Fishbeyn tells her story in “My Stubborn Tongue.”

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.

Behind the Wheel with a ‘Love Hunter’

Behind the Wheel with a ‘Love Hunter’

Culture, Eastern European, Immigration, In the News, Labor, Video June 30, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Serbian native Milan Mumin’s story of rock star-turned-taxi driver has been turned into the film “Love Hunter.” CUNY TV’s Independent Sources sits down with its star and co-producer.

Natasha Kabanova (Photo by Natalie Fertig)

Day in the Life: A Russian Carriage Driver

Eastern European, Featured Posts, Labor, Voices' Picks May 29, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Natasha Kabanova’s daily routine, from the stable to Central Park, is presented in a series of photos.

(Photo by Wojtek Mslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Oldest Polish Bakery, Greenpoint Icon, to Move

Brooklyn, Eastern European, In the News May 19, 2014 at 1:40 pm

The Greenpoint building that houses the New Warsaw Bakery is being sold, but the owner says that the iconic institution will reopen elsewhere, though possibly not in the traditional Polish neighborhood, reports Nowy Dziennik.