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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...

Greek Photographer Wins Award with Stunning Images of New York’s Street Life

Greek photographer Dimitri Mellos won the 2021 Street Photography Award with his pictures capturing life in the streets of New York City

Andrew Cuomo Won’t Be Prosecuted in Sexual Misconduct Case

Former Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York had his sexual misconduct case dropped by the Albany County district attorney on Tuesday. Cuomo will not face prosecution in the criminal case built on allegations by a former aide that he...

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.

New York Experiences Surge of Covid Cases

Omicron has officially taken over New York City. New positive case reports in New York State have surged by almost 60% in the last two weeks, right around the time the Omicron variant was first traced in the United...

Greek-American Man Fatally Stabs Partner with Sword in Queens

  The NYPD announced on Thursday that Greek-American Peter Ikonomou fatally stabbed his partner with a sword. The NYPD said that Ikonomou “stabbed his girlfriend to death with a sword and stuffed her in the closet of his apartment before calling...

Michael Steinhardt Gives Up Antiquities Worth $70 Million

Hedge-fund titan and philanthropist Michael Steinhardt surrendered 180 antiquities from his collection on Monday. The objects are currently valued at $70 million. Steinhardt has also accepted a life-time ban from collecting antiquities as part of the plea agreement. Steinhardt gave...

New York City Will Implement New Vaccine Mandate by December 27

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced on Monday that the city will be implementing a new Covid-19 vaccine mandate. The mandate, which will affect nearly 200,000 businesses, addresses the newly vaccinated population of children ages 5-11. Children between those...

The Hellenic Initiative Gala Raises More than $2 Million for Greek Causes

The Hellenic Initiative (THI) raised more than $2 million at its Annual Gala in New York on Saturday for pandemic crisis relief and economic recovery in Greece. The Hellenic Initiative is a global nonprofit organization that brings together Diaspora Greeks...