This paper concentrates around the issue of inter-group relations in a pluralist society. Relations between Polish and Ukrainian immigrants in the United States were used as an example. What guides this article is tracing these relations in the sphere of everyday life in one of New York's Lower Manhattan neighborhoods, East Village. The text portrays the community established by the immigrants, and especially its past and the character of Polish-Ukrainian neighborhood, which, as it turns out, resembles Polish-Ukrainian neighborhood in the European borderland. In this way it attempts to answer the question about the character of transferring inter-group relations to the circumstances of immigration.