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Today, I rallied with the Ukrainian-American community here in NYC for peace above all else. I stand and will continue to stand with this community and the people of Ukraine throughout this. pic.twitter.com/pXZupKAO1e— Carolyn B. Maloney (@RepMaloney) February 25, 2022
Standing today in solidarity with leaders of NYC's Ukrainian community, calling for action in the face of Putin's reprehensible war.— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) February 25, 2022
We want Ukrainian immigration requests expedited, safe passage of relief supplies, and seizure of oligarch's assets in NYC.
Слава Україні.🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦 pic.twitter.com/TwjGCQlHHR
Outside Veselka on Second Avenue and Ninth Street, co-owner Jason Birchard talked with reporters.
Honored to share space and solidarity with colleagues and friends in Little Ukraine today. We stand resolute with the people of Ukraine and their families demanding immediate action against totalitarian, premeditated war.— Carlina Rivera 利華娜 (@CarlinaRivera) February 25, 2022
Слава Україні. Glory to Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/BY4O83D4DC
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[T]here will be more indoor seating, more wall space for the murals by the house artist Arnie Charnick, a larger kitchen and a sushi bar-style showcase for the team of women who make its pierogi by hand.
Standing in another section of Veselka’s new space will be a gift from its soon-to-be former next-door neighbor: a rocket-ship gumball machine. The area will be called Dinosaur Dining.
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[Photo by Steven]
As we first noted on Monday, Veselka had plans to reopen soon at Ninth Street and Second Avenue. Soon now means Friday — signage is up announcing their reopening with takeout and delivery.
The circa-1954 Ukrainian diner will serve a limited number of Veselka "all-time favorites." Might be difficult to narrow that list down.
They'll open at noon on Friday. Moving forward, they'll be open from noon to 8 p.m. on weekdays, with a 10 a.m. start on weekends.
Veniero's, another longtime neighborhood favorite, also reopens Friday.
Monday, April 27, 2020
Several readers noted the new "reopening soon" sign up at Veselka on Ninth Street at Second Avenue.
Here's part of the Ukrainian diner's Instagram post from yesterday:
Stay tuned while we work out logistics because we’re ramping up for a VERY SAFE re-launch of takeout and delivery. We hope to be brewing the borscht by the end of this week...
The classic corner spot closed on March 18.
Thanks to Alexander De Luca for the photo!
Friday, March 20, 2020
After a to-go sandwich service on St. Patrick's Day, McSorley's is now closed over at 15 E. Seventh St. for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak ...
Meanwhile, Veselka, 144 Second Ave. at Ninth Street, decided to shut down operations starting yesterday. Here's part of their Instagram post:
Veselka has closed indefinitely. That was not a fun decision to make, but it was an easy one. The safety of our staff and customers comes first.
Rest assured that we’ll be back! We may be suspending operations before some other places, but we’ll start boiling the borscht as soon as the scientists and regulators give us the all-clear.
And B&H, 127 Second Ave., is also closed now. Tuesday was their last day, in which they were giving out some menu items.
Their future seems less clear, and there is now a crowdfunding campaign in place to help them in the interim.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Veselka is on the southeast corner of Second Avenue and Ninth Street.
Updated 3/18: Veselka is now closed until further notice.
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Friday, December 28, 2018
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. Veselka's "Queen of Borscht" - Malgorzata Sibilski - retired on Dec. 1st, after feeding the neighborhood and visitors from around the world about 5,000 gallons of borscht every year for more than 30 years. Let's wish her a long and happy retirement! ❤️. #veselkanyc #retirement #borscht #malgorzatasibilski #veselka #eastvillagenyc #littleukraine #thankful #notablewomen #notablenewyorkers #miracleworkers #ourfriend
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In January, Veselka was honored by the Columbia Aging Center — part of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health — for its efforts to hire and retain workers over the age of 50.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
The jazz band Onyx Collective have released "2AM at Veselka," a track from their upcoming album Lower East Suite Part Three. (Parts One and Two came out last year.)
Other tracks from the record, out on June 15, include blog-worthy headlines such as "There Goes the Neighborhood," "Battle of the Bowery" and "Delancey Dilemma."
Band leader Isaiah Barr said that the record is — per Fader — inspired by a tumultuous period in the group's life after being forced out of their original practice space due to rising rent.
Friday, March 30, 2018
Tough break for Veselka this holiday weekend. The restaurant on Second Avenue and Ninth Street will be closed until at least Monday afternoon.
Veselka management shared their status on social media:
Due to a freak water problem, we have to give the experts time to make repairs — and they’re estimating that we’ll be UP AND RUNNING by the AFTERNOON OF MONDAY, APRIL 2nd. (And, no, this isn’t our April Fools prank.)
At Veselka today... at least two disappointed diners...
Veselka reopened lat this afternoon... and as a commenter noted, this turned out to be a closure via the Health Department following an inspection Friday that yielded 48 violation points.