Big Apple addition...

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Tomaaash, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Tomaaash

    Tomaaash New Member

    Hello everybody,

    I just discovered this website. It looks like a very friendly community you've got going on here.

    I'm Czech, but I have been living in the States for almost 7 years now.

    I recently moved to New York and am just settling down, trying to become familiar with the city. You know, the usual stuff.

    I figured I'd register and introduce myself to you guys.

  2. Dana

    Dana Well-Known Member

    Ahoj Tomáši and welcome! I hope you enjoy the boards.

    Greetings to NYC!

  3. Tomaaash

    Tomaaash New Member

    Zdravim do Prahy a diky za privitani. :D

    Am I supposed to write in English?
  4. Dana

    Dana Well-Known Member

    We typically write in English in all the forums except České fórum and Forum italiano. Those are specifically for posts in Czech and Italian.
  5. John Rihacek

    John Rihacek Active Member

    To Tomaash:

    Where did you reside before moving to NYC? You have probably found
    the Czech restaurants in Astoria, Queens. My grandpartents were Czechs
    and resided first in Manhattan, then Astoria Queens most of their lives.

    I live in New Jersey which has some Czechs in the Northern part, and many second generation children of Czech grandparents. Since we were
    a small ethnic group we intermarried with everyone else as long as they
    were Catholics. Modern generations have seen intermarriage with everyone else regardless of religion. In my office, I have four members of the staff that have some degree of Czech ancestry which is amazing as
    not many Czechs emigrated to the USA in 19th and 20th century. We are
    heavily outnumbered by our Slovak brothers in the Northeast region who
    also followed us for work and new life.

    You will find that Czech history in America is quite rich with some of the
    first settlers of New Amsterdam (now NYC) being Czech Protestants from Moravia who fled the religious wars of the Thrity Years War to Holland, and
    then to New York. Thereafter, Czechs have come here from various
    points in history, and spread throughout the country. Unfortunately some
    of our past relatives either dropped their Czech last names altogether or
    started to phonetically spell them. But we are here, and proud of our
    heritage and contribution to grand mosaic of America.

    You will find NYC quite exciting and cosmoplitan. Enjoy.

    I live about 45 miles outside of NYC, and only go to the city for special
    events like museums and plays. In the suburbs we have most of the
    same stores as the big city.
  6. Rommie

    Rommie Well-Known Member

    Welcome Tomáš!! :D Yep, we are VERY friendly :lol: Hope all is going well, there in US? Enjoy this site!

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