For residents of New York’s “Little Athens,” Greece‘s debt crisis hits close to home.
Signs written in Greek and blue and white flags pepper Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, but beneath the loyalty and pride on the streets of the Queens neighborhood, there’s an uneasiness about Greece’s future. If public sentiment here is any indication, Greeks are torn on what their country should do next.
“People can’t go on like this anymore,” said Maria Kyprianides, a 29-year-old Greek resident who has family in Greece. “It’s like having a knife to your throat.”
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