The canal is due for a cleanup and a Whole Foods is on the way. Census figures show that the boom is being fueled, at least in part, by an influx of young residents.
Preserving the Fragile Art of the Egg
MANHATTAN – For the last 20 years, Sofika Zielyk has been making Ukrainian Easter eggs, known as “pysanky,” in her East Village studio, a craft she learned from her mother. Pysanky is an egg-decorating tradition that started during pagan times by the Hutsuls – highlanders from Western Ukraine. Zielyk’s art is on display at the Ukrainian Museum and the Embassy of the Ukraine in New York City.