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Ellis Island: Thousands of Greeks’ First Sight of America

All the Greeks who arrived in the New World as of April 11, 1890 had to pass through Ellis Island, which became the designated immigration station for arrivals in New York City after that date. Almost all immigrants to the United...

Astoria: The Ever-Changing Greektown of New York

Astoria was the place to be for Greeks who moved from their homeland to the United States around the turn of the last century.

Greek-Americans: The Forgotten Heroes of the Balkan Wars

Thousands of Greek-Americans returned to their homeland in 1912-1913 to fight in the Balkan Wars. As many as one-third of all the men in the Greek Army during the Balkan Wars were Americanized Greeks who had left everything they...

Mama Jo: The Greek Whose Breakfast Cart Conquered New York City

The story of Mama Jo and her iconic breakfast cart in New York City is an inspiring tale, in which an immigrant, driven by a desire to succeed and live well, managed not only to make it through years...

The Most Festive Christmas House in NYC is Greek

Thousands of people visit Dyker Heights in Brooklyn, New York, every Christmas to admire the “Christmas House,” decorated by Isidoros and Anna Bilas, the Greek-American couple who own the home. Each year, the Bilas family, with roots from the Greek...

The Construction School Changing Lives in New York City

A unique construction school created by Greek-Americans is changing peoples' lives by providing new skills to unemployed and disadvantaged youth.

Remembering the Greek-American Fallen Heroes of 9/11

Today marks 20 years since the terrorist attacks in New York City that took place on 9/11. All of the fallen heroes are being remembered.

Dr. George Yancopoulos, the Mind Behind Regeneron’s Covid Treatment

Dr. George Yancopoulos is the CEO of Regeneron, maker of one of two experimental therapies for the treatment of "mild to moderate" cases of Covid-19 that was authorized by the US' Food and Drug Administration. George Yancopoulos is the founding...

American Airlines to Start Flights Between New York and Athens

American Airlines will launch a new service for the summer 2021 season from Athens to New York (JFK), starting June 3. Flights on a Boeing 777-200 will be available for booking beginning this Monday, January 25. The Fort Worth-based carrier announced...

New UN Talks on Cyprus Will be Held in New York

New talks regarding the divided island of Cyprus will be held in New York according to reports on Friday, which said that the United Nations will once again take part in the discussions. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on...