Tagged: Brooklyn

Leif Bar

Leif has a few drinks

The flux of a shifting demographic in New York is common history, sometimes robust and frequently tragic, but a Norwegian imprint on Bay Ridge remains. Exiting the train at Bay Ridge Avenue and walking toward Fifth Avenue, Halal markets, laundromats, and a cinema neighbor lies the destination: The Leif Bar.

Celebrating the 17th, Brooklyn Style

The 17th of May in Brooklyn is not relegated to just one day. It begins with the Norwegian Christian Home’s annual event, always held on the day itself. The parade celebrate’s Norway’s “Syttende Mai” (May 17) independence day.

Norwegian Memorial

Norwegian history landmarked in NYC

Homes at 236 and 238 President Street in what is now called Carroll Gardens, previously known as Red Hook, a community not far from the Brooklyn waterfront that was once a Scandinavian enclave, Norwegian Brooklyn, have a good chance of being saved through the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).

Care for the later years

Both the Norwegian Christian Home & Health Center and Eger Lutheran Homes and Services, Inc. have been serving Brooklyn seniors for over a century.