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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.

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

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 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.

Capt. Christopher Manson, of the 104th Precinct. (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Alleged Insult under NYPD Probe, Says Polish Paper

Crime, Eastern European, In the News, Queens May 14, 2014 at 5:19 pm

The charge that police officers insulted Polish people following an assault on two Polish Americans is being investigated by the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau, the Polish Consulate General’s legal department told Nowy Dziennik.

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.

Complexity of Crisis in Ukraine Examined

Complexity of Crisis in Ukraine Examined

Eastern European, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks April 28, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Panelists at the CUNY Graduate Center, looking behind the headlines, explored questions of language and identity.

Brighton Beach (Photo by Axel Drainville, Creative Commons license)

The Peculiar Lure of Brighton Beach

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European April 25, 2014 at 7:07 pm

An essay in the Jewish Daily Forward examines the love-hate relationship Russians have with Brighton Beach.

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.