Poland in the middle of Brooklyn

IELI people and places

April 18, 2014

Text and Photos with captions by Beata and Ale

Last Friday we had a chance to see Greenpoint in New York City. It is the northernmost neighborhood in New York. The area is a part of Brooklyn. The place is called Little Poland. A lot of Polish immigrants live there. Also, it is a part of the Polish-American community.

We organized a trip and we were able to enjoy a nice long walk around the place. We could see many Polish advertisements, Polish words and stores around us.

The nicest time we spent in the Polish Restaurant Karczma . The place has an old Polish style. The food is really delicious and has a traditional, home-made taste. The typical Polish dish includes a lot of herbs and is heavy.

We tried Pierogi  (They are a kind of Polish dumpling   – first boiled, then they are baked or fried usually in butter with onions – traditionally stuffed with potato filling , sauerkraut, ground meat, cheese, or fruit). Definitely, we prefer the option with cheese and potato filing. It tasted the best when we ate this with sour cream.

We ate also white polish sausage, it was served together with  white horseradish sauce.  This kind of sausage is really good. It is a special dry sausage, boiled and served as an appetizer. Especially, it is one of the main dishes during Easter time.

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1st Train (6 train) 2 to go.

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Michele: “Get in the train” hahahaha or something like that. Her face says it all.

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On the way to the second leg of the trip.

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Delayed, ultra delayed E train. Laughing and chatting.

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And more time at 54th and Lex. Still waiting for the train.

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The last one… Almost there.

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Almost there G train… Already in Brooklyn.

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Yey!!! We finally arrived… Greenpoint here we go.

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CREATING INSPIRING MOMENTS

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Polish building… Lovely architecture.

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And here… Fiore!

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The Class

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Eastern time… Colorful eggs, flowers and funny rabbits.

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YES!! Finally spring is joining us little by little.

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Food time…

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Polish bakery. I want polish doughnuts! What would you like?

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Julia…

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Hungry people need extra attention! Especially if it is a group of more than 16 people.

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Pierogi!

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The utensils say it all! hahaha

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