Marica and Dr. Jan Vilcek discuss arriving in New York from Slovakia (then Czechoslovakia), and the unique experiences and opportunities their new life in America provided them.
NYS Assemblymember Guillermo Linares, Ed.D
Dominican American NYS Assemblymember Guillermo Linares, Ed.D talks about moving the the US and New York’s ability to embrace diversity.
Suri Kasirer of Syrian and Romanian descent explains how her family celebrated a blend of traditions when she was growing up, and how New York is a community of immigrants, regardless of how many generations removed.
Sekou Siby talks about the difficulties he faced after moving to New York from the Ivory Coast, working at Windows on the World before 9/11, and the diversity of the city.
Sol Aramendi explains how photography helped her feel a part of New York City after she moved from Argentina.
Italian American Luigi DiPalo talks about how his great grandfather came to New York and started his own business to make a better life for his family.
Min Ying Cao and Dolma Lhamo
Min Ying Cao and Dolma Lhamo discuss the experience of growing up outside of their home countries and interacting with other cultures in NYC.
Marica and Dr. Jan Vilcek
Luna Ranjit discusses New York’s ability to embrace differences and being part of the city’s large and diverse South Asian community away from her native Nepal.
Ciaran Staunton discusses visiting Ireland with his family to celebrate his Irish roots, while appreciating the diversity of New York City.