Takis Vassos, owner of Pegasus Travel, a travel agency in Astoria
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Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska Reports on Astoria’s Greek Immigrants for PRI’s The World

Reporter Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska produced this feature about Greek immigrants affected by the Eurozone crisis for our partner, PRI’s The World.

Takis Vassos, owner of Pegasus Travel, a travel agency in Astoria
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Battling Economic Woes at Home, Greeks Look to NY for New Prospects

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.

The Polish museum of America in Chicago
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Plans For New Reality TV Show – Warsaw Chicago – Upset Polish Immigrants

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.”

Henryk Siwiak, a Polish immigrant, was fatally shot on September 11, 2001
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Revisiting the City’s Lone And Unsolved Homicide on 9/11

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.

Customer service area at 26 Federal Plaza, headquarters for the New York USCIS

Federal Agency In Charge of Citizenship Tries to Ease Fears of Immigrant New Yorkers

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.

Barbara Felska, an immigration services officer at the Stokes unit

Is Your Marriage Real? For Immigrants USCIS Has Ways to Find Out

“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.

Mohammad Asif, a Pakistani immigrant, with a young pigeon chick in Brooklyn (Photo: Mohsin Zaheer)
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With an Eye on the Sky, Immigrants Revive Practice of Pigeon Tending in New York

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

“Is This What We Need?” Russian Immigrant Leader Questions Brighton Beach Reality TV Show

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.

John Lisyanskiy

“Is This What We Need?” Russian Immigrant Leader Questions Brighton Beach Reality TV Show

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.

Anna Dziubek rings the doorbell while canvassing for State Senator Joseph Addabbo in Masbeth, Queens. (Photo: Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska)
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Immigrants A Key Force Behind Union Electoral Power

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.

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