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Seven ancient statues and pottery vessels are headed back to their homeland in Italy after authorities said they tracked down the stolen items in New York City. Dating back as far as the eighth century B.C., the artifacts were looted by Italian tomb raiders in the 1990s, then were smuggled out of the country and eventually turned up at two New York...

Martedì 6 giugno nuovo appuntamento in Consolato Generale a New York con il ciclo "Meet the New Italians". Dopo i precedenti incontri che hanno visto come protagonisti donne, scienziati, musicisti, artisti e architetti, il 6 giugno in Park Avenue protagonisti saranno i giovani impegnati nel mondo del cinema, cui è dedicata la 15esima edizione del p...

Flames ripped through an Italian restaurant in Queens Wednesday evening after starting on the building’s roof, according to the FDNY. Photos show flames engulfing the structure that houses Biu Bella on Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills around 5 p.m. Witnesses saw a huge ball of black smoke balloon over the neighborhood. “All of a sudden, boom,” said...

Sonia Manzano created generations of fans with her groundbreaking role as Maria on “Sesame Street,” which she retired from in 2015. The actress and writer probably added more to that total Friday night when she was honored with the Legacy for Children Award from the Children’s Discovery Museum. “There was no children’s museum when I was growing up...

When actor Dan Lauria heard about the plight of children receiving help from the Global Medical Relief Fund, he arranged a visit with founder Elissa Montanti and traveled cross country to meet the youngsters in person The Hollywood actor, best known for his portrayal of Jack Arnold, the money-conscious dad on the TV series, "The Wonder Years," offe...

Frank Cortese is one of the few people who fought on both sides during World War II. He started as a sailor with the Italian navy, fighting against the Allies. After Italy surrendered, he continued as an Italian sailor fighting for the Allies. As most familiar with history remember, Italy entered the war on the side of Germany and Japan, before sur...

Quando il figliolo di un compaesano divenne medico, per la Comunità italo-americana degli Usa ciò fu motivo di enorme orgoglio; ma soprattutto più tardi, quando – in grazia della sua bravura – quel giovane professionista molisano divenne un punto di riferimento della cittadina di Buffalo e, poi, dell’intera Contea. Nicola Rocco De Dominicis (di Vas...

A completely illustrated scholarly catalogue accompanies the exhibition, which is underwritten by Christie's. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. 124 Raymond Ave Box 703. Poughkeepsie, NY 12604. (845) 437-5632. Admission is free and open to the public. All galleries are wheelchair accessible. Francesco de Mura (1696-1782) could be termed the last g...

Josephine Milani, an Ossining resident, died Monday at the age of 100. Milani was born in Illinois and raised in New York City. She received a BA from Hunter College and an MA from Columbia University. Her main subject of study was foreign languages and was licensed to teach French, Spanish, Italian and English. She taught for 25 years in various h...

June Monthly meeting and Cultural Presentation:  Thursday, June 13th at7:00pm.  The business meeting begins at 7:00pm, followed by a presentation by Olivia Kate Cerrone, who has received various literacy honors including a “Distinguished Fellowship” from the National Endowments of the Arts. She currently resides in Boston, MA.  Her topic “The Hunge...

Baked ziti, spaghetti and homemade cannolis will all be on the menu this weekend at the Italian Center’s 23rd annual Festa Italiana. Volunteers are preparing close to 1,000 portions of eggplant rollatini, chicken parmigiana and meatballs for the 15,000 guests anticipated to attend the event, which will run from Thursday to Sunday, according to the...

The inaugural exhibit at the Alessandro BerniGallery held at Italian Green Design Center in Chelsea presents blue chip names alongside less familiar Italian artists in a sumptuous and intimate loft of fine crafted furniture. The overall effect is like stepping into a well appointed apartment of an aesthete’s salon. The exhibition was masterfully cu...