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Battling Economic Woes at Home, Greeks Look to NY for New Prospects

Friday, January 06, 2012

With Greece’s economy reeling and its unemployment rate about 18 percent, some Greeks are trying their luck in the U.S. — especially true in the stronghold of Astoria, Queens, where Greek stores, restaurants and travel agencies dot Ditmars Boulevard and 31st Street.

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The Takeaway

Has Greece Reached Pariah Status? Greek-Americans Give Their Take

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

European Union Commission President Jose Manuel Borroso believes next week will be the "moment of truth" for the Greek government. Prime Minister Papandreou is facing a tough battle to secure parliamentary backing for further austerity measures. The economic instability continues to cause ripples across the world—including here in the U.S. within the Greek-American community.

 

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