This is no Polish joke.
In a high school in southern Poland, part of the initiation ceremony for years has involved kids licking cream off the knees of a priest/principal.
Thirteen-year-olds of both genders have done this (see photos in link), in between crawling up the stairs on their hands and k ... More >>
While your cousins get meat and potatoes, fried sauerkraut pierogies may be just the thing for you.Andrea asks: I've got some cheapskate cousins who are visiting from Chicago next week. When I go there, they take me out to dinner at some franchise fast food place. I want to reciprocate with ... More >>
via CNNThe world's tallest Jesus statue has been completed! He resides in Swiebodzin, Poland. At 170 feet tall, with a huge but handsome noggin that had to be attached by a 700-ton crane, he beats out other, "more delicate" (read: wussy) Jesuses, like the 133-foot Cristo de la Concordia in Bo ... More >>
Two workers in Greenpoint have contracted tuberculosis, Brooklyn Paper is reporting, cuing mass panic in northern Brooklyn and a mass exodus to Poland. Well, not quite yet. Still, it's not a comforting thought -- especially in light of the city's ongoing bedbug problem. We're dirty, dirty peo ... More >>
Unfortunate news of the day, via the L.A. Times: If you pee a lot at night, you might die prematurely. And not because you're hitting your head on the toilet seat.
If you get up twice or more during the night to pee, you have nocturia -- the fancy name for peeing a lot -- a disease that 15.5 ... More >>
Lomzynianka Final from elizabeth leitzell on Vimeo.
Food Curated's Liza de Guia isn't the local food scene's only documentarian: our intrepid freelancer Keith Wagstaff and his friend Elizabeth Leitzell have collaborated on a nifty photo and video essay about Lomzynianka, a Polish restaurant in Gree ... More >>
nycseen.orgEV Grieve brings word that the former Mondo Kim's space on St. Marks will soon be home to not only a(nother) karaoke lounge, but also a possible "gourmet deli." Plans attached to the storefront's doorway show sleek white tables and shelves filled with undoubtedly "gourmet" food.&nb ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesAugust 27, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 45'Free Them, Insure Them, And Make Them Legal'By Susan GoodmanAn attempt to free the prostitutes in the Women's House of Detention early Sunday afternoon nearly landed an onlooker in the Greenwich Avenue jail ... More >>
I found this bottle of Polish-made cherry syrup in a small Polish shop in Brooklyn; many Eastern European markets carry it. A little research yielded the information that cherry (and sour cherry) syrup is much loved in Poland and Russia, and is often poured into cold vodka, beer (I'm not a fan of th ... More >>
Starbucks yesterday opened its first café in Poland, located in downtown Warsaw. The company said it has been wanting to enter Poland, a country that has embraced coffee culture, for awhile.
Hamptons restaurateur Ed "Jean Luc" Kleefield was arrested Friday after turning himself in f ... More >>