The language is one of only four languages for which enrollment has been growing at the university level.
Locals from Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Sunset Park celebrated Fastelavn, which one organizer tells Brooklyn Daily is “like a Mardi Gras with trick-or-treating.”
Irish LGBT groups plan to boycott the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, The Villager and Gay City News report, unless parade officials permit Irish LGBT representation – which Irish Voice reports may yet happen.
Enterococcus italicus, a harmless bacterium found in Italian cheeses, has been discovered on the turnstiles of Bay Ridge subway stations, suggesting a persistent Italian influence in the neighborhood, reports The Brooklyn Paper.
On this episode of “Independent Sources,” Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito talks about the municipal ID as a benefit for all New Yorkers. And the co-directors of the Ethiopian-American film “Woven,” discuss its universal themes of “forgiveness, love and loss.”
Days before the Syriza party triumphed in the Greek elections, speakers in NY explained its anti-austerity position and encouraged Greeks to vote, The National Herald reports.
New York’s Irish pubs, old and new, as well as some cultural centers, are the subject of an article in Irish Central.
One local Muslim leader and one artist both express their sadness over the Charlie Hebdo and kosher market killings in Paris, in different ways.
Chef Mathias Brogie of The Living Room Restaurant on Long Island tells the The Sag Harbor Express how he has adapted the traditional Swedish Christmas smorgasbord to the American dinner table.
One Irishman interviewed by Irish Central explains how President Obama’s executive action on immigration should help normalize life for him.
CUNY TV’s French program Canapé features a glimpse into the five-day festival of “provocative public conversations” to celebrate the opening of Albertine, the only French-language bookstore in the city.
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.
The internationally acclaimed singer draws on many influences, but still conveys the beauty of Portugal’s songs of longing.
Greenpoint stores report an increase in shoplifting and the use of fake or stolen credit cards, attributing it to changes in the once mostly-Polish Brooklyn neighborhood, Nowy Dziennik reports.
Catalans in New York may vote Nov. 9 in a “consultation” on independence and even those who oppose independence fiercely defend their right to vote.