‘Eat Borscht, stand with Ukraine:’ Mayor dines at Veselka in Little Ukraine


Mayor Adams endeavored to show support to Ukrainian New Yorkers Monday amidst the Eastern European country’s worsening crisis.

As Russian and Ukrainian dignitaries met for a third round of negotiations, New York City’s mayor attempted to show solidarity by dining in Little Ukraine’s Veselka. Third-generation owner Jason Birchard welcomed Adams with open under the Ukrainian flag, which was prominently displayed in the restaurant window.

Sitting alongside Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine and Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, the mayor ordered what he said was a vegan Borscht–a traditional Ukrainian soup made with red beetroots. 

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