Mindig érdekes megnézni a magyar helyeket, üzleteket, éttermeket, ha külföldön járunk – persze kipróbálni inkább a helyi dolgokat érdemes, hiszen erre kevesebb lehetőség van itthon. Nézzük meg, hogy New Yorkban milyen magyar vonatkozású helyek vannak!
As the most ethnically diverse centres in the US, New York City is the melting pot of many different cultures. There is always a little something for everyone. The Hungarian community and all facilities and sights related to this small Central European country are scattered all across the Big Apple, though many of them can be found in Manhattan.
The Hungarian House
Tucked on the 82nd Street in Yorkville in the former Hungarian quarter, stands the Hungarian House which has served as the cultural centre for the local Hungarian community for decades. Established in 1966, the centre is operated by three non-profit organizations: the American Hungarian Library and Historical Society, the Széchenyi István Society and the Hungarian Scout Association in Exteris. They hold around 350 community programmes each year, though most of them are online events. Occasionally, they also host Hungarian folk dance days and educational programmes for visitors who would like to immerse themselves in the rich Hungarian culture.
Hungarian Pastry Shop
If you yearn for a good old Dobos cake (sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with hard caramel) or meggyes rétes (sour cherry strudel) head to Amsterdam Avenue 111th Street, opposite St. John the Divine where you will find the cosy and authentic Hungarian Pastry Shop. According to New York Times, the confectionery that is currently owned by Greek-descent Philip Binioris and his father Peter Binioris has fed generations of authors and students. They offer free coffee refills, a European multi-cultural atmosphere and a large variety of traditional Hungarian pastries such as Sacher cakes, ischlers and French cream puffs.
Located on 13th Street 432 in East Village, KEYBAR has been run by two Hungarians, Attila and Gyula who have years of hospitality experience under their belt, since October 2002. It is a beloved meeting point for locals and the Hungarian community. According to their Facebook page, KEYBAR triples as a bar, DJ lounge and jewellery-box sized nightclub for a carefree international clientele who pop in for the cocktails, signature shots (including Zwack, a Hungarian herbal liqueur) during happy hour and stay for the amazing music and downtown New York-meets-Budapest vibe.
If you miss authentic Budapest flavours pop by this tiny quaint café located on the west side of 2nd Avenue between 84th and 85th Streets. Formerly known as Andre’s Café, Budapest Café offers Hungarian comfort food at its best from savoury körözött and spicy chicken paprikash to the quintessential goulash soup. When you enter the place, there is a bakery section in front with lots of delicious cakes and pastries such as Rigó Jancsi (a traditional cube-shaped chocolate sponge cake and chocolate cream pastry), crêpes and Dobos cake.
Each year on 15th March, the local community celebrates the Hungarian Independence Day on 113th Street on Riverside Drive at the monument to Hungarian patriot Lajos Kossuth. The bronze tableau portrays a vignette of the struggle for Hungarian independence in 1848. Atop a pedestal of Milford pink granite, a larger-than-life figure of Kossuth motions to two other male figures at the base: a revolutionary soldier and an aged peasant, representing Hungary’s new republic and the old regime, writes nycgovpark.org. The Hungarian revolutionist arrived in New York on 5th December 1851 on the steamship Humboldt, it was the first stop of his seven-month journey in the United States.
A couple of metres from the entrance of the Hungarian Reformed Church at 229 on the 82nd Street stands a tricolour Hungarian fireplug. There is no information available on its origin, however, it is probably one of the most intriguing mementos of former Hungarian quarter.
Mindszenty József Plaque
Mindszenty Cardinal’s visit to New York City is commemorated by a plaque that is placed on the front of the Hungarian House. The bilingual engraved inscription writes: “In this house Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty Prince-Primate of Hungary received the representatives of the Hungarians of New York City and vicinity on May 7, 1974”.
As you walk on 57th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, you might come across a familiar face. A small plaque depicting Béla Bartók commemorates the famous 20th-century composer on the north side of the street. Bartók left Budapest and settled in New York after the Nazis occupied Budapest in 1940. According to feastofmusic.com, the composer and his wife faced many hardships in the Big Apple as they had to survive on a small stipend from Columbia University where they spent several years transcribing the school’s extensive collection of Serbian and Croatian folk music.
source: Daily News Hungary
Találd meg a cikkben azokat a szavakat, amelyeknek az angol magyarázatát itt megadtuk.
meet or find someone or something by chance
a large pipe in the street that firefighters can get water from to use to stop fires from burning, also known as fire hydrant
the type of food that people eat when they are sad or worried, often sweet food or food that people ate as children
comfortable and pleasant, especially (of a building) because of being small and warm
being the most typical example or most important part of something
to become completely involved in something
a particular amount of money that is paid regularly to someone
to provide the space and other things necessary for a special event
- come across; 2. fireplug; 3. comfort food; 4. cosy; 5. quintessential; 6. immerse themselves in; 7. stipend; 8. host
|to host||vendégül látni/helyet biztosítani (eseménynek)|
|to immerse oneself in||belevetni magát valamibe/belemerülni (tevékenységbe)|
|to yearn for||sóvárogni/vágyódni|
|to be currently owned||jelenleg tulajdonában lenni|
|under their belt||tarsolyukban van|
|comfort food||lélekmelengető hazai ízeket idéző ételek|
|to struggle for||harcolni/küzdeni valamiért|
|bilingual engraved inscription||kétnyelven bevésett felirat|
|to come across||véletlenül ráakadni valamire|
|to settle in||berendezkedni valahol|
|to face hardships||nélkülözéssel szembesülni|