The Golden Generation of Immigrants: The Case of Niko Tsakanikas

The founder of Homeric Tours, Nikos Tsakanikas

New York has changed in the past 40 years.

Indeed, it is said that Manhattan changes substantially, in some way, almost every ten years.

For example, until recently, the far West Side was a devalued area, desolate and ignored. Look at what is going on today.
At the edge of that area was Manhattan’s original Greek Town – before it moved to Astoria.

It was located on 7th, 8th, and 9th Avenues, mainly between 30th and 60th streets. Part of it was known …

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  1. The golden age of Greek immigration was from the early years of the 20th century until just before the Great Depression began in 1929.

    1. I don’t know if I’d call any sort of immigration “golden years”. Usually when people immigrant is because the sh-t has hit the proverbial fan back in their homeland. Many immigrants also usually couldn’t care less about preserving their heritage The slowly assimilate into the foreign country. Even worse, some of them try to transpose values and ideas from other states on their native country.

      For instance many leftist American “Greeks” push multiculturalism and illegal immigration on Greece like they do in the US. For instance leftist American “Greek” Arriana Huffington is like this, Such ‘Greeks” confuse American civic nationalism with ethno-nationalist states like Greece.. To change the definition of Hellenism to be purely civic nationalist definition literally amounts to advocating Greeks should commit ethnic suicide. (ditto for other ethno-national states like China, Germany, Israel, Korea, et al).

      Multiculturalism and accompanying intermarriage is what destroys ethnic groups. If you point out captain obvious to a Greek leftist.. they smear you are “racist” and “fascist” (parroting leftists in other states) This is why so many Greeks have come to despise the Greek left. They claim they are about “diversity” but their actions destroy diversity. Most Greek leftists are Greek in name alone.

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