AG candidate Dan Donovan (right) with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and candidate for governor Andrew Cuomo at the Pulaski Parade in New York City

Half Polish & Catholic: AG Candidate Wants NY Polish Community to Know His Background

Republican Dan Donovan is running a pro-immigrant campaign, not very different than that of his opponent, Democrat Eric Schneiderman.

Interpreters were available at the polling stations in Greenpoint, Brooklyn - Photo: Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska

Primaries? What Primaries? Polish Immigrants in Greenpoint Lack Involvement in Today’s Vote

Many Polish voters didn’t know or didn’t care about today’s New York Primary. One woman who wanted to vote couldn’t because she is an undocumented immigrant.

NY attorney general candidate Richard Brodsky speaks with Nelly Braginsky who lost her son Alex on September 11th - Photo: Ewa Kern-Jedrykowska

In NY Attorney General Race, Brodsky Counts On Support of Russian Immigrant Voters

N.Y. Assemblyman Richard Brodsky is hoping Russian immigrant voters will give him the margin he needs to win the five-way Democratic primary for attorney general.

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Canada Increasingly a Gateway for Undocumented Polish Immigrants Entering the U.S.

An uptick in illegal crossings by Polish immigrants highlights immigration issues along the northern U.S. border.

A portrait of Frederic Chopin by Delacroix

One Composer, Many Emotions Among Polish Immigrants

2010 marks the 200th birthday of the composer Frederic Chopin. For Polish immigrants his music has special meaning. FI2W’s Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska produced a radio story for WNYC on the community’s response to the great composer.

Over 150 Polish immigrants go to the Krakus Senior Center for lunch each day, which costs $1.50 - Photo: Marcin Zurawicz

Elderly Polish Immigrants Forced to Seek Aid for the First Time

The recession and budget cuts create tough choices for older Polish immigrants in New York.

Ryszard, a Polish immigrant, Ryszard spent a year on the street, now he is getting ready to return to Poland - Photo: Marcin Zurawicz

Polish Immigrant Elders Struggle to Make Every Dollar Count

Many older immigrants in New York City’s Polish community have lived on very modest incomes for years. The economic recession has exacerbated their situation, forcing some to make tough choices.

Census Workers in Brighton Beach, NY - Photo: Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska

Census Focuses on Russian Immigrants in Effort to Achieve Full Count

Community organizers and census workers are trying to ease resistance to the census among Russian immigrants in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.


Groups in NY Join Forces to Count Russian Immigrants in the 2010 Census

Part of a series on the 2010 Census and immigrant communities connected to the official census languages.

The Year in Review: New York Ethnic Press Gains Influence And Politicians Pay Attention

In a city where 36% of the population is foreign-born, not reaching out to some 300 ethnic newspapers and magazines seems like an oddly missed opportunity. But recently this has started to change.