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Armando Cabral’s Journey from Guinea-Bissau to NYC

Model turned shoe designer Armando Cabral was born in Guinea-Bissau, lived in Portugal and England, and now calls NYC home.

(Image via Nowy Dziennik)

The Secret Identity of Christopher Columbus

Eastern European, History, Western European October 14, 2014 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

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.

Looking for an ‘Invisible’ Immigrant Community

Looking for an ‘Invisible’ Immigrant Community

Two investigators trace the little-known migration of Spaniards to the U.S. from 1868 to 1945.

Queen Letizia waves to the students at Dos Puentes Elementary School. (Photo by QPHOTONYC, via Manhattan Times)

Queen of Spain Visits School in Washington Heights

Education, Latino, New York, Western European September 25, 2014 at 1:49 pm 0 comments

The Queen of Spain visited Dos Puentes elementary school in Washington Heights, one of four area schools partnering with International Spanish Academies, Manhattan Times reports.

Portuguese Flavors, Sky-High in Westchester

Portuguese Flavors, Sky-High in Westchester

Featured Posts, Food, Voices' Picks, Western European September 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm 0 comments

Anthony Gonçalves never attended cooking school, but his dishes dazzle diners at the White Plains Ritz-Carlton.

Polish Block Party in Greenpoint

Polish Block Party in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Western European September 23, 2014 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

Old-timers and newcomers alike celebrated in a neighborhood in transition.

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Albertine Brings French Books to NYC

Culture, In the News, Manhattan, Western European September 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

Albertine brings French books to NYC after a 5-year hiatus following the closing of La Librairie Française, France-Amérique reports.

(Photo by Matt, Creative Commons license)

Where to See New Irish Plays

Culture, New York, Western European September 9, 2014 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

New York is where the greatest number of new Irish plays are produced each year, thanks to the Origin Theatre Company’s 1st Irish Theatre Festival.

Members of the group Irish Queers speaking with the press last March 17 (Photo by Donna Aceto via Gay City News)

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: More Inclusive?

LGBTQ, Manhattan, Western European September 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

News that a single gay-identified group has been invited to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade was met with caution by LGBT groups, Gay City News said.

Italian Processions March On

Italian Processions March On

Brooklyn, Religion, Western European August 29, 2014 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

CUNY TV’s “Italics” takes viewers to two major religious processions in the Italian community – one honoring Santa Fortunata and the other, St. Rocco.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

The Bronx’s Little Italy Gets Some Latino Flavor

Bronx, Food, Latino, Western European August 13, 2014 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

A growing Hispanic presence can be felt among the string of restaurants, bakeries and butcher shops that make up Little Italy in the Bronx, reports El Diario.

One quote from Vanzetti on on a red envelope with black paper as the background. (Photo by Sherry Mazzocchi via Manhattan Times)

Execution of Sacco and Vanzetti Resonates Today

Two Italian immigrants convicted and sent to the electric chair after a highly questionable trial in 1920 are the subjects of “Remembering Sacco and Vanzetti,” an art exhibit in Washington Heights, reports Manhattan Times.

Alsatian Food Comes to Carroll Gardens

Alsatian Food Comes to Carroll Gardens

Brooklyn, Food, Western European July 31, 2014 at 2:22 pm 1 comment

A new spot in Brooklyn offers up tarte flambée and spätzle in this video.

(Photo via The National Herald)

Festival of St. Irene Held in Astoria

Queens, Religion, Traditions, Western European July 28, 2014 at 1:46 pm 0 comments

St. Irene was honored in church services and in a procession on July 27 in Astoria, Queens, reports The National Herald.

(Photo via France-Amérique)

French Ham Cracks US Market

Food, In the News, Western European July 22, 2014 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

The ban on the import of Bayonne ham from France into the U.S. has been lifted, but the foie gras remains banned in California, France-Amérique reports, and lawyers hope to overturn that ban as unconstitutional.