- Ilias Katsos: the Colossus of …Georgitsi who Built the Colossi of New York
- Madeline Singas Confirmed to New York State Court of Appeals
- Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection Fellows Researching Fascinating Greek American History
- “Eye Spy” a Moment: Inside the Lens of Photojournalist Tasos Katopodis
- AHEPA Celebrates 99th Anniversary and Greece’s Bicentennial with its Annual Convention in Athens
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Ilias Katsos: the Colossus of …Georgitsi who Built the Colossi of New York
Forgive the borrowed phrase from Henry Miller’s Greek masterpiece, The Colossus of Maroussi, but it rather fits Ilias (“Lou”) Katsos. Lou’s hometown, Georgitsi, known as the Balcony of the Taygetos, is such a place, and in New...
- Posted July 4, 2021
STEFANIE G. ROUMELIOTES AND THE ART OF FUNDING AND PROMOTING POLITICAL CANDIDATES AND THE CAUSE OF WOMEN
A fundraising and strategic dynamo behind the campaigns of among others California Governor Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and the national campaigns of everyone from Hillary Clinton to Joe Biden to...
- Posted April 30, 2021
From Legal Notes to Blue Notes, Aggeliki Psoni Charts Her Tunes
When she’s not using her big voice to advocate for social justice, Aggeliki Psoni can be found singing the high sevens on her blue notes, or bringing them down a notch to a smoky low. Aggeliki is...
- Posted March 23, 2021
Hellenic Medical Society President, Dr. Panagiotis Manolas: The pandemic from a doctor’s point of view
Dr. Panagiotis Manolas is a surgeon affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, among others, and a founding partner of Surgical Specialists of Greater New York. He is a member of the Athens Medical Association, the...
- Posted April 29, 2020
NYU Langone Health Expert Dr. Stella Lymberis on coping with the coronavirus pandemic
With a global health crisis and pandemic, now past its percolating point, it seemed like the right time for NEO magazine to feature a story on Dr. Stella Lymberis, a wife and mother of two, a health...
- Posted March 24, 2020
Nassau County DA Madeline Singas: “It’s Not About Being a Man or a Woman; It’s about the Work that You Do”
Madeline Singas just won reelection to be the Nassau County District Attorney in Long Island, New York based on her record: crime went down 25% during her watch, the notorious MS-13 gang in the county was decimated...
- Posted January 13, 2020
Drake Behrakis on creating a new legacy for our kids
Drake Behrakis was a teenager when he first visited Greece with his family and discovered a whole other world of family and history and culture. “That really sparked the flame in my family,” says the 55-year-old real...
- Posted December 12, 2019
George Melikokis, A Reigning Patriarch and Advocate for Greek Education
by Athena Efter Born in Evrytania in Central Greece, George Melikokis is a man of few words and many degrees, but as a champion of Greek education, his voice remains outspoken. For over forty years, George has...
- Posted July 13, 2019
George Papayannis Joins NYC’s Cathedral School and Makes It the School to Watch
The Cathedral School in New York City has been a venerable institution for 70 years, but now it might become the school to watch with the addition of a new Head of School last July who is...
- Posted April 25, 2019
Learning and Mentoring Never Stops with Educator Angelo Pappas
by Alexander Billinis How does a regular guy get 250 people to his half century birthday party on Thanksgiving weekend? I guess that the answer is, you are a guy like Angelo Pappas. Evangelos (Angelo) Pappas...
- Posted March 13, 2019
Maria Zoitas’ MADE WITH LOVE: The Ultimate Greek Cookbook from Lefkada to Manhattan
Maria Zoitas was a young bride when she first came to America and her husband John (who took her on romantic carriage rides during their honeymoon back in Greece) now plunged back to work at the grocery...
- Posted December 2, 2018
Hellenism and Orthodoxy in the 2018 Elections – The Candidates
by Andy Manatos and Mike Manatos* The 2018 elections may profoundly impact Hellenism and Orthodoxy in America. When the unsurpassed advocate for Hellenism and Orthodoxy in the US government, Senator Paul Sarbanes, was asked at the end...
- Posted October 16, 2018
Annual Hellenic Issues Conference in Washington DC Moves Cyprus Up on the American Agenda
They travelled from Cyprus, Greece, England and all over the US and like the 300 Spartans – only they are far less – they are facing a foe as formidable, cruel and ruthless as Xerxes’ Persia, which...
- Posted July 8, 2018
President Trump Hosts Celebration for Greek Independence at The White House
by Demetrios Rhompotis For the 32nd consecutive year, the President of the United States met this year on March 22 at the White House with the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America and Greek-American leaders to commemorate Greek...
- Posted April 14, 2018
Top Gun Demetries Grimes, a Naval War Hero, Runs for Florida’s 26th CD
How does a man who served his country so well in the military take the next step to serve his country and complete his mission in civilian life? For Demetries Grimes it means running for Congress in...
- Posted March 11, 2018
James Stavridis, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, John Angelos and Rev. Nathaniel Symeonides the Main Speakers at the 2018 Leadership 100 Conference
Admiral James Stavridis, formerly Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and currently Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, will give the keynote address at the Grand Banquet at the 27th Annual Leadership...
- Posted January 14, 2018
Emmanuel E. Velivasakis: The Internationally-Renowned Structural Engineer Now Building a Cultural Legacy
by Chris Salboudis Cultural Crete USA is a nonprofit foundation established by the internationally-renowned Civil Engineer Emmanuel E. Velivasakis and his wife Orsa approximately seven years ago to preserve and promote the culture and traditions of their...
- Posted December 14, 2017
Nick Pashalis & Nick Tsoulos Of Manhattan’s Iconic Avra Restaurant Bring Fine Greek Dining Experience to Beverly Hills and Beyond
by Chris Salboudis The launch of Avra Madison Estiatorio in the Fall of 2016 coincided nicely with the opening night of the 10th annual New York City Greek Film Festival, and the team hosted a lovely networking...
- Posted October 5, 2017
“Where Is the World?” Daphne Matziaraki’s 4.1 MILES: A Response to the Refugee Crisis
by Chris Salboudis Sitting in the cozy screening room of the New York Times building in the heart of Manhattan with scholars as well as film and media professionals, Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Human Rights columnist...
- Posted March 17, 2017
Kyprianos Bazenikas of Alumil USA: Living the Greek American Dream
by EK When the new Great Recession struck in 2008, Wall Street and Main Street alike felt its devastating effects. In the United States, consumer spending and business investment crumbled, big and small businesses shut down their...
- Posted December 5, 2015
Ioannis Melissanidis: From the Olympic Podium to the Top of the Hill
by Cindy Klimek The story of Sisyphus, a cursed Greek king forced to repeatedly push a boulder up a steep hill only to have it roll back to the bottom, has often been referred to as a...
- Posted September 26, 2015
Church Lady Extraordinaire, Leadership 100 Executive Director Paulette Poulos
Paulette Poulos has an apartment in White Plains but she’s rarely there. “My brother teases me,” she says. “He tells the pharmacy, whatever vitamins you give my sister give me five bottles. I keep a crazy schedule,...
- Posted June 28, 2015
Give Me Astoria! says Sonia Mylonas of Cats Eye Marketing & Communications
by Cindy Klimek The term “people person: could apply to many individuals: The extroverts, the social butterflies, the philanthropists, the movers and shakers. But Sonia Mylonas, the powerhouse behind Cats Eye Marketing & Communications and GiveMeAstoria.com, takes...
- Posted May 19, 2015
Film Director Alexander Payne: Greece ‘energizes my DNA!’
Alexander Payne plans to visit Greece this June, as soon as he finishes the film he’s currently working on, “Nebraska”, a father-and-son story taking place in his home state. Payne was born and raised in Omaha, the...
- Posted March 6, 2013
New York – John Catsimatidis wants to be your next mayor
Four years ago, New York billionaire John Catsimatidis felt he had “done what I can in business, but I feel I have a higher calling” and talked about running for mayor. But then fellow billionaire Mike Bloomberg...
- Posted January 10, 2013