Tuesday, February 21, 2006

New York Times looks at Polish Milk Bars

Sunday's New York Times City Section featured Carolyn Slutsky's "Urban Studies: PiningWorkers Uniting, Over Pirogi," about the milk bars of Greenpoint.

A milk bar is essentially a cafeteria brought to Brooklyn via Communist Poland. Despite their association with the ancien regime, they remain popular today and serve as a reminder of home for the city's Polish immigrants. And for the local hipsters, they are a huge bargain with few entrees costing more than $6.00.

The article cites Pyza (Nassau Avenue near McGuinness Boulevard), but there are several more throughout the neighborhood. Email Slavs of New York with the name and address of your favorite, and we'll add it to the bars and restaurants links!

(Photo: Michelle V. Agins for The New York Times)

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