From New York cafe, Greek-Americans eye crisis

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jul 01, 2011 10:58 AM
From New York cafe, Greek-Americans eye crisis
New York (CNN) -- A Queens neighborhood may seem a world away, but residents are closely following the financial crisis and violent protests in Greece.

Each morning, Greek-Americans file into the Omonia Cafe, a popular restaurant and bakery in Astoria, to pick up their coffee. Some patrons linger around later and watch in disbelief on Greek television as police disperse rioters with tear gas. Passions ran high as Greek lawmakers began their vote on the country's austerity measures.