Author: Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska

Bio: Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland, and has lived in Queens, NY, since 2001. A former Feet in 2 Worlds reporter, Ewa now works as a staff reporter for covering Queens. She was formerly a reporter for Nowy Dzienik/The Polish Daily News, where she covered stories about Polish immigrants in the U.S.


Half Polish & Catholic: AG Candidate Wants NY Polish Community to Know His Background

Posted on: 12 Oct 2010

Republican Dan Donovan is running a pro-immigrant campaign, not very different than that of his opponent, Democrat Eric Schneiderman.

Primaries? What Primaries? Polish Immigrants in Greenpoint Lack Involvement in Today’s Vote

Posted on: 14 Sep 2010

Many Polish voters didn’t know or didn’t care about today’s New York Primary. One woman who wanted to vote couldn’t because she is an undocumented immigrant.

In NY Attorney General Race, Brodsky Counts On Support of Russian Immigrant Voters

Posted on: 13 Sep 2010

N.Y. Assemblyman Richard Brodsky is hoping Russian immigrant voters will give him the margin he needs to win the five-way Democratic primary for attorney general.

Canada Increasingly a Gateway for Undocumented Polish Immigrants Entering the U.S.

Posted on: 27 Jul 2010

An uptick in illegal crossings by Polish immigrants highlights immigration issues along the northern U.S. border.

One Composer, Many Emotions Among Polish Immigrants

Posted on: 28 Jun 2010

2010 marks the 200th birthday of the composer Frederic Chopin. For Polish immigrants his music has special meaning. FI2W’s Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska produced a radio story for WNYC on the community’s response to the great composer.

Elderly Polish Immigrants Forced to Seek Aid for the First Time

Posted on: 28 May 2010

The recession and budget cuts create tough choices for older Polish immigrants in New York.

Polish Immigrant Elders Struggle to Make Every Dollar Count

Posted on: 27 May 2010

Many older immigrants in New York City’s Polish community have lived on very modest incomes for years. The economic recession has exacerbated their situation, forcing some to make tough choices.

Census Focuses on Russian Immigrants in Effort to Achieve Full Count

Posted on: 04 May 2010

Community organizers and census workers are trying to ease resistance to the census among Russian immigrants in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.

Groups in NY Join Forces to Count Russian Immigrants in the 2010 Census

Posted on: 07 Apr 2010

Part of a series on the 2010 Census and immigrant communities connected to the official census languages.

The Year in Review: New York Ethnic Press Gains Influence And Politicians Pay Attention

Posted on: 30 Dec 2009

In a city where 36% of the population is foreign-born, not reaching out to some 300 ethnic newspapers and magazines seems like an oddly missed opportunity. But recently this has started to change.