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Uncle Vanya: From Russia With Love

Uncle Vanya: From Russia With Love

Since its opening in 1992, Uncle Vanya has been a place for the Russian arts community to meet, mingle and network. While the restaurant used to host frequent events and readings, it slowed down in the last nine years. Uncle Vanya’s owner, however, is committed to re-establishing its identity as a supporter, promoter, and haven for Russian artists.

Little Tragedies Looking for Big Successes

Little Tragedies Looking for Big Successes

BY ZACHARY SNIDERMAN
Pushkin Square in Moscow is one of the busiest intersections in Russia. It is watched over by a statue to its namesake, Alexander Pushkin, the 19th century writer called “The Shakespeare of Russia.”
In New York, he is basically unknown.
This was one of several obstacles for Julian Lowenfeld, the director, composer, and translator of [...]

Changing Demographics Leads to Diversity in Greenpoint School

Changing Demographics Leads to Diversity in Greenpoint School

BY IAN THOMSON

“The world is a diverse community, and this school is a microcosm of the world.”

Russia

Russia

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Population
84,408 people living in New York City were born in Russia.
Source: 2000 United States Census

Neighborhoods
Gravesend-Homecrest: 10,513
Sheepshead Bay-Brighton Beach: 9,266
Bay-Ridge-Bensonhurst: 8,163
Source: 2000 United States Census

Religion(s)
Russian Orthodox, Bukharan Jewish, Russian Catholic

Language(s)
Russian

History

Russian immigrants arrived in waves following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Population Facts:

Mean earnings generally higher than average (males, $45,090 – females, $36,209). [...]

Poland

Poland

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Population
68,656 people living in New York City were born in Poland.
Source: 2005-2007 American Community Survey

Neighborhoods
Greenpoint, Brooklyn: 13,660
Ridgewood/Glendale, Queens: 3,774
Maspeth, Queens: 2,803
Borough Park, Brooklyn: 2,708
Williamsburg, Brooklyn: 2,079
Source: “The Newest New Yorkers Briefing Booklet” (2000), http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/census/nny_briefing_booklet.pdf

Religion(s)
Roman Catholic

Language(s)
Polish

History

Late 1800s—Millions fled Poland to escape the rural economic hardships brought about by the industrial revolution and the [...]

A Night of Fashion, Russian Style

A Night of Fashion, Russian Style

BY ZACHARY SNIDERMAN
“A Night of Fashion – Russian Style” featured models, vodka and maxillofacial reconstructive surgery. However, the surgery this fashion-week charity event supported wasn’t for the models; it was for children in Russia.

Russian Bathhouse Drips with Old World Charm, Authentic Grit

Russian Bathhouse Drips with Old World Charm, Authentic Grit

BY ZACHARY SNIDERMAN
It costs $30 to spend the day at the Russian and Turkish Baths on East 10th Street…. Of course, it’s another $35 to be hit with sticks and twigs. Opened in 1892, the bathhouse was taken over in 1985 by the Shapiro family, a collection of immigrants from then-Soviet Uzbekistan, Siberia and Ukraine. The business was passed down from papa David to his son Dmitry, who now co-manages the baths with his brother Jack.

Immigrant Communities

Immigrant Communities

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Poland
Russia
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About Us

About Us

New York Globe is an online news site produced by 15 students at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, during the period between September and December 2009.

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Tala Al Ramahi

Tala Al Ramahi

After graduating with a degree in Economics from Stanford University in 2007, Tala Al Ramahi applied to numerous jobs in financial consulting [...]