Tag Archives: Immigration

A Greek Tragedy: Starting Over in Brooklyn

Dimitris Kokotos is one of the victims of the notorious financial crisis that has turned thousands of Greeks into immigrants. He moved from Athens to Coney Island, Brooklyn, because of the crisis. Men and women of all ages and educational status are leaving Greece, fleeing from a record unemployment rate of 27 percent and a GDP that contracted by 6 percent in 2012, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Polish Flavor Lingers in Greenpoint Despite Changing Ethnic Demographics

Ana Dricdzic doesn’t want her neighborhood to change. The owner of Staropolski Meat Market & Deli, located on Manhattan Avenue — Greenpoint’s main commercial strip — Dricdzic holds forth on the ethnic character of her neighborhood in between phone calls in Polish and warm transactions with customers. Her small shop is stocked with Polish breads, […]