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Agnodice: the first gyno to Greek women


Every woman knows the agony of getting a gynecological exam every year.  The agony is compounded with shame and discomfort when the gynecologist is a man, especially if you are a teen or young woman.  Now can you imagine the ...

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Greek Coffee: Stin Ygeia mas!

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You know the feeling . . . every morning. “Na poume kafe gia na anixi to mati mas,” (Let’s drink coffee so our eyes open) goes the saying. Indeed, there is no better wake-me up than Greek coffee. Once you ...

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St Spyridon’s in The Heights: A Non-Negotiable Church Community


One of the best things about New York City is that you can literally walk across the world by just jumping off the proper subway station. While everyone associates Greece with Astoria, rewind the clock 70 years and head east ...

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Being Greek and Martin Luther King


For my 13th birthday, my parents, immigrant Greeks who settled in the melting pot of NYC, surprised me.  “Yes, you can have a birthday party,” they said.  Otherwise, closed to “American” traditions and sort of insular, they allowed me to ...

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1st Annual StorySlam: “Get Your Yiayias Out”: To Benefit The Hellinida Foundation


Join us to kick off our monthly meets and community events. This month, a StorySlam. The theme: “Get Your Yiayia’s Out”. Get ready to tell the stories of your grandmother in workshop fashion. Bring out your best voice, bring your ...

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