At the cozy Cafe Boulis in Queens, a song by Greek singer Giorgos Sampanis blasts through the stereo. He sings, "If you don't have the strength, the relationship does not live. In all things together, otherwise get out now."
The song could be about a beautiful woman — or today, the European Union.
But Neokls Melis is too busy to ponder the lyrics. He's hustling — pouring coffee and frying small donuts, called loukoumades. Melis, who's 40, was living in Athens with his family until just last week. But his autoparts company was going bust and he got fed up.