Reporter Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska produced this feature about Greek immigrants affected by the Eurozone crisis for our partner, PRI’s The World.
With Greece’s economy reeling and its unemployment rate about 18 percent, some Greeks are trying their luck in the U.S. — especially true in the stronghold of Astoria, Queens. Listen to this radio story from Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska that aired Friday on WNYC radio.
Some Polish Americans are concerned about how they will be portrayed in the upcoming reality TV show. But the show’s producer says he wants to “emphasize the positive.”
A Polish immigrant was the victim of the only homicide reported on September 11, 2001. Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska produced a radio story about Henryk Siwiak for our partner, WNYC Radio.
New York’s office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it is actively working with immigrant groups to expedite the citizenship process and calm fears about immigration enforcement.
“If you’re really married you have nothing to fear” – Barbara Felska, an immigration services officer at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s Stokes unit.
Homing pigeons were once a common sight in the skies over many New York neighborhoods. Fi2W’s Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska produced a radio story for WNYC about a handful of immigrants and native New Yorkers, who keep pigeon flocks today.
John Lisyanskiy, a Russian immigrant and community activist says his opposition to an upcoming Lifetime TV reality show called “Brighton Beach” is about fighting for respect.
In New York, just as certain job sectors are dominated by immigrants, so are the unions representing workers in those fields. Many are new citizens who enthusiastically participate in the electoral process and are an important asset for local candidates.
Republican Dan Donovan is running a pro-immigrant campaign, not very different than that of his opponent, Democrat Eric Schneiderman.