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Sal Valentinetti keeping it Italian on American Idol

Sal Valentinetti keeping it Italian on American Idol

"American Idol" returned for its 14th season a couple of weeks ago, and last week featured auditions from New York City.   The first contestant was Sal Valentinetti whose tagline was 'singing old time music, wearing old time suits'.   Read more   Source: http://iajournal.com/    

Al pizzaiolo di Rossopomorodo a Eataly, Gazmir Zenelli il primo Oscar 2015 della…

Al pizzaiolo di Rossopomorodo a Eataly, Gazmir Zenelli il primo Oscar 2015 della pizza tradizionale napoletana

by Riccardo Chioni   Mentre Hollywood si appresta ad assegnare i suoi Oscar, New York ha già provveduto a selezionare i vincitori tra una rosa di pizzaioli che hanno partecipato alla prima edizione della US Caputo Pizza Competition che si è svolta ad East Harlem. Per cercare di aggiudicarsi l'Oscar della pizza durante la due giorni al Neapolitan Express Studio a East 111th...

Two college scholarships offered by Italian-American police group

Two college scholarships offered by Italian-American police group

All high school seniors in Erie and Niagara counties are invited to apply for the two annual college scholarships offered by the Italian-American Police Association of Western New York, the group announced Wednesday.   Applications for the Erie County Deputy Sheriff Robert S. Insalaco and the Buffalo Police Officer David J. Scime scholarships must be submitted by May 1 and applications can...

New York’s Tiny Museums Are Labors of Love

New York’s Tiny Museums Are Labors of Love

by Anne Kadet   Uptown, the Metropolitan Museum of Art rules the museum world with its $362 million annual budget and $70 million gift-shop business. Across the park, the sprawling, world-famous American Museum of Natural History collects $47 million a year from its 5 million visitors.   And downtown? At the corner of Mulberry and Grand streets in Little Italy, the two-room Italian American...

Russo's New York Pizzeria Opens in Spring

Russo's New York Pizzeria Opens in Spring

The wait is over in Spring. - Russo's New York Pizzeria has arrived. Now, more of the Houston area's raving Russo's fans can savor the tastes, aromas and unmistakable ambiance of an authentic New York-style pizzeria.   The well-known fast casual Italian restaurant that brings to life old-world charm and hospitality recently opened just south of the Woodlands at Spring Marketplace at...

IAWA’s Open Reading Series Featuring Peter Carravetta & Marisa Frasca – Febr…

IAWA’s Open Reading Series Featuring Peter Carravetta & Marisa Frasca – February 14, 2015

Italian American Writers Association Literary Reading (www.iawa.net). Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the month.   IAWA East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months.   Read more   Source: http://iawa.net/    

Gaetano Pesce unveils a new line of jewelry

Gaetano Pesce unveils a new line of jewelry

by Tim McKeough   Gaetano Pesce is no stranger to working with flexible resin. The Italian-born, New York–based architect, who has been producing provocative furniture and buildings for nearly half a century, has molded the material into vases that appear to be melting, off-kilter tabletop pieces, and asymmetrical chairs and tables with a soft touch. But he has recently been using urethane...

Sixty Years of Holocaust Research in Italy: The Center for Contemporary Jewish D…

Sixty Years of Holocaust Research in Italy: The Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation in Milan

The Italian Cultural Institute of New York and The Primo Levi Center present Sixty Years of Holocaust Research in Italy: The Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation in Milan Giorgio Sacerdoti (President, Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation) Liliana Picciotto (Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation) Wednesday, February 4 - 6PM, Italian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York, TO RSVP PLEASE CLICK HERE   Starting in the last months of World War II,...

Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Program

Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Program

by Anthony J. Tamburri   The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer School is a three-week summer program at the University of Calabria (Arcavacata di Rende) that takes place June 15th through July 3rd. The Summer School is designed to introduce participants to cultural studies of the Italian Diaspora from a variety of academic perspectives and to foster development of individual projects responding to...

Gabriele Tinti - Chants, Boxers, Wounds

Gabriele Tinti -  Chants, Boxers, Wounds

Chants, Boxers, Wounds is an evening where Gabriele Tinti, the Italian writer, will read his poetry on boxing and will present, Poetry Films, based on his text.   Immediately following, there will be a discussion with Edoardo Ballerini (an actor of Italian origin and lead actor The Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, I Shot Andy Warhol and reader of the poem "Forgive Me"...

Untying “The Knot”: the state of postwar Italian art history today

Untying “The Knot”: the state of postwar Italian art history today

The Center for Italian Modern Art is pleased to host Untying 'The Knot': The State of Postwar Italian Art History Today, a two-day conference organized by Sharon Hecker and Marin R. Sullivan. Held in the days leading up to the 103rd meeting of the College Art Association, and co-sponsored by the Italian Art Society, this symposium seeks to evaluate the...

Announcing the spring 2015 Philip V. Cannistraro Seminar Series in Italian Ameri…

Announcing the spring 2015 Philip V. Cannistraro Seminar Series in Italian American Studies

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 6pmA Great Conspiracy against Our Race: Italian Immigrant Newspapers and the Construction of Whiteness in the Early 20th Century Peter G. Vellon, Queens College, CUNY   In A Great Conspiracy against Our Race (New York University Press, 2014), Peter Vellon explores how Italian immigrants, a once undesirable and "swarthy" race, assimilated into dominant white culture through the influential national...

Carnevale Celebration

Carnevale Celebration

Special Invitation! Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 7 p.m.Who: The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum What: Hosting a Carnevale Celebration to remember! Where: Italianissimo Restaurant107 McClean Ave, Staten Island (718) 442-4442http://italianissimony.com/ When: Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 7 p.m.   We invite you to a dinner with delicious gourmet appetizers followed by the finest traditional Italian cuisine and wine in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Italian restaurant and steakhouse Il Bastardo is back in Chelsea

Italian restaurant and steakhouse Il Bastardo is back in Chelsea

Il Bastardo is back by popular demand. The Italian restaurant and steakhouse, which closed two years ago, just reopened at 191 Seventh Ave. in Chelsea.   Bocca di Bacco, which had previously occupied the space, is moving next door to 193 Seventh Ave. and is set to open in a few weeks. The prices at Il Bastardo are a bargain for Chelsea...

Celebs design Fendi bags for charity

Celebs design Fendi bags for charity

The brand has teamed with Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel Feinstein, Jourdan Dunn and Leandra Medine on a new charity project. Fendi has teamed with Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel Feinstein, Jourdan Dunn and Leandra Medine on a new charity project that will mark the official inauguration of the brand's newest flagship on Madison Avenue in New York.   Read more   Fonte: ICE  

Il Giorno della Memoria a New York

Il Giorno della Memoria a New York

Il Giorno della Memoria a New York viene realizzato per iniziativa del Consolato Generale d'Italia, il Centro Primo Levi, l'IIC, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, l'Italian Academy at Columbia University, il CUNY's John Calandra Italian American Institute e la Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi.   Il programma 2015 segna il 60mo anniversario del Centro Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea di Milano, uno degli istituti di...

12 anni della Fondazione per ALMA: serata di gala a New York

12 anni della Fondazione per ALMA: serata di gala a New York

Si terrà il 29 gennaio prossimo il gala di Alma per il 12mo anniversario dell'associazione: in programma una cena ed una conferenza.   Alle 12 si terrà la conferenza su "A Comparative New York - Italy View on Practical Arbitration Topics at Squire Patton Boggs"; alle 19 comincerà la cena di gala cui seguirà la cerimonia di consegna dei premi Alma presso...

Special Members-Only Event: Snow Orchid starring Angelina Fiordellisi

Special Members-Only Event: Snow Orchid starring Angelina Fiordellisi

Join NOIAW for the new play Snow Orchid, starring longtime NOIAW member and honoree Angelina Fiordellisi. The play will be followed by a special discussion on the Italian American experience with Angelina, director Valentina Fratti, and NOIAW's Founder and Chair Emerita, Dr. Aileen Riotto Sirey.   Tickets for this special presentation are priced at $40 for NOIAW members — a $20 discount...

Special Event: Screening of THE ITALIAN AMERICANS [Mandatory RSVP]

Special Event: Screening of THE ITALIAN AMERICANS [Mandatory RSVP]

FEBRUARY 10, 2015 (06:30 PM ). Special Event: Screening of THE ITALIAN AMERICANS [Mandatory RSVP] - NYU Kimmel Center, Eisner/Lubin Auditorium, 4th Floor, 60 Washington Square South, 10012. PLEASE NOTE: This event will take place at the NYU Kimmel Center. Click HERE to RSVP   NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimó and public broadcasters WNET and WETA present a preview of a new film for PBS premiering February 17 & 24,...

Faraone Mennella And AMEDEO Celebrate New York Boutique Openings At The Italian …

Faraone Mennella And AMEDEO Celebrate New York Boutique Openings At The Italian Consulate

Faraone Mennella recently opened its first boutique in New York City, and to celebrate the occasion, Amedeo Scognamiglio and Roberto Faraone Mennella hosted a seated black tie dinner for eighty guests on Wednesday at the Italian Consulate.   "This evening is a celebration of the opening of the first Faraone Mennella boutique in New York, which follows our boutiques in Capri and...

Gabriel Thompson talks NY Italian food

Gabriel Thompson talks NY Italian food

Chef Gabriel Thompson serves a generous helping of brash New York City attitude along with recipes from his New York restaurants in his first cookbook Downtown Italian.   The executive chef of dell'anima, L'Artusi, Anfora and L'Apicio restaurants, co-wrote the book along with his wife, the eateries' head pastry chef Katherine, and executive beverage director Joe Campanale.   Read more   Source: http://www.globaltimes.cn    

National Coalition Italian American Law Enforcement Organizations

National Coalition Italian American Law Enforcement Organizations

The object of this Coalition shall be to provide a close union for its members, to be part of an ethnic group of Professional Law Enforcement Officers, who cherish the spirit of brotherhood and remembrance of their roots.   This coalition does not and will not take the place of any Union/Benevolent Association or any other bargaining agent that our members currently...

Carpani's Italian Seafood began as grief therapy

Carpani's Italian Seafood began as grief therapy

by Alan Morrell   Carpani's Italian Seafood Grille started as a sort of culinary therapy for owner Mario Tartaglia. He had sold his three other local restaurants to care for his wife, Lena, who was diagnosed with breast cancer. She died in 2004, and three years went by before Mario realized it was time to move on, which is when he opened Carpani's...

Staten Island's newest Italian restaurant, Mario's, quietly opens in Dongan Hill…

Staten Island's newest Italian restaurant, Mario's, quietly opens in Dongan Hills

by Pamela Silvestri   Mario Gentile signed a lease at 1657 Richmond Road back in the summer. The address recently played home to the former Espana Royale in Dongan Hills. Now, it becomes Mario's Restaurant with his take-out section, Mario's To-Go, ready to open right next door.   Right after the New Year, job applicants came for an interview over two days at Mario's...

Meet Italians’ go-to NYC real estate broker

Meet Italians’ go-to NYC real estate broker

By Jennifer Gould Keil   When Sarah Jessica Parker launched her new shoe collection backed by Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malekemus last fall, she Instagrammed a trail of rainbow-colored stilettos from the stoop to the street outside 66 Perry St., her fictional "Sex and the City" West Village brownstone — charming her fans but outraging the neighbors. One blog wrote that it was...

A Sculptor of Suggestion

A Sculptor of Suggestion

by Karen Wilkin   The Italian-born sculptor Medardo Rosso (1858-1928) is the proverbial "artist's artist." Controversial in his own day, "discovered" by the Abstract Expressionist generation, and now widely acclaimed in art-historical circles, he is an important figure to many contemporary practitioners. Rosso is still not familiar to the American art public in the way that his older colleague Auguste Rodin is.   Yet,...

Sicily and Sardinia: The Wines of the Italian Islands

Sicily and Sardinia: The Wines of the Italian Islands

Friday, January 30, 2015, 7-9pmPrivate Residence - Ward Hill, Staten IslandMembers: $45 | Non-Members: $55. Spaces are limited. Gentlemen are always welcome. Click here to register for this event. Please be advised that ticket sales are final for all NOIAW events. We regret that we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations.   Come in from the cold and bask in the sunshine of Italy's beautiful islands!Deb...

Celebrato a Eataly il Prosciutto Day con il titolare della più antica azienda di…

Celebrato a Eataly il Prosciutto Day con il titolare della più antica azienda di produzione di Dok San Daniele

di Riccardo Chioni   Ieri Eataly a migliaia di clienti che visitano ogni giorno il mega gourmet store ha regalato il Prosciutto Day nella sua Piazza, con il titolare del prosciuttificio Dok Dall'Ava, uno dei più antichi del celebrato San Daniele. Coltello alla mano, Carlo Andrea Dall'ava è arrivato al fondo, con la gente che porge la mano per l'assaggio dell'eccellenza del prosciutto. "La...

Music, Fascism, and the Holocaust

Music, Fascism, and the Holocaust

Thu, Feb 5, 2015, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pmREGISTERThe Italian Academy - 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (Just south of 118th Street)With Michael Beckerman (NYU) and Harvey Sachs (Curtis Institute of Music).   Europe and the United Nations commemorate the victims of the Shoah each winter on the date of Auschwitz's liberation in 1945; the Italian Academy presents an annual academic event...

La scultura all’epoca di Donatello: capolavori rinascimentali da Firenze a New Y…

La scultura all’epoca di Donatello: capolavori rinascimentali da Firenze a New York

Titola "Sculpture in the Age of Donatello. Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral" la mostra che sarà inaugurata il 20 febbraio al MOBIA - Museum of Biblical Art di New York. Ventitre capolavori dei primi anni della scultura del Rinascimento fiorentino, la maggior parte dei quali mai visti al fuori dell'Italia, saranno in mostra al MOBIA in occasione delle iniziative organizzate...

The Lives and Art of Tintoretto and Veronese

The Lives and Art of Tintoretto and Veronese

Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:30amBoth masters of art, Tintoretto and Veronese were rivals in the Venetian School of art during the Renaissance. Equally adept at using color and perspective, their artwork differed greatly.   Tintoretto, dubbed Il Furioso, used dramatic and energetic figures and was a precursor to baroque art, while Veronese relied on contrasting yet harmonious colors to convey a...

The Psychological Challenges of Immigrant Life

The Psychological Challenges of Immigrant Life

This event is dedicated to an exploration of how the immigrant experiences may negatively impact mental health. The event will include members of the creative team for The Snow Orchid, including Valentina Fratti, and a small panel to discuss the "academic" side of the issue.   This event will be co-sponored by ILICA and it will supply the refreshments. Moderator, Dr. Donna Chirico,...

Ilio DiPaolo's celebrating 50 years of pasta

Ilio DiPaolo's celebrating 50 years of pasta

Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant, 3875 South Park Ave., Blasdell, is marking 50 years of serving up Italian classics to its fans. The celebration kicked off with a commemorative Mass on Monday, and will continue with a slate of events during the year.   Those include: Jan 19: Employee/Alumni Night for all current and former employees who have helped build the business into a Western...

Pelham's Picture House Presents Special Screening Of 'Men Of The Cloth'

Pelham's Picture House Presents Special Screening Of 'Men Of The Cloth'

The Picture House will show a special screening of the documentary, "Men of the Cloth" on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m., with a post-film discussion with filmmaker Vicki Vasilopoulos and master tailor Nino Corvato, who is featured in the documentary. "Men of the Cloth" is a portrait of three humble and accomplished Italian master tailors whose work exudes elegance and...

Pagliara vs Robertson added to Brooklyn brawl on January 22

Pagliara vs Robertson added to Brooklyn brawl on January  22

Floriano Pagliara, The popular Italian from Cecine Italy and now residing in Williamsburgh Brooklyn will take on slick moving Antwan Robertson from Minnesota USA   Pagliara has held title belts as the IBF Mederteranian Champion and Italian Federation in the Jr. Lightweight Division.   Read more   Source: http://www.worldboxingnews.net    

New York Knicks Place Andrea Bargnani, Jose Calderon On Trading Block

New York Knicks Place Andrea Bargnani, Jose Calderon On Trading Block

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson is not wholly done with the fire sale of the New York Knicks. The team has reportedly placed stretch four Andrea Bargnani and starting point guard Jose Calderon on the trading block. The team has already jettisoned some of its rotation players sending Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith to the Cleveland Cavaliers for second round...

NY1's Roma Torre Receives Prestigious Award

NY1's Roma Torre Receives Prestigious Award

Congratulations to our own Roma Torre, who received a prestigious award Friday night at the annual Epiphany Celebration.   Torre was one of three wise women honored by the National Organization of Italian American Women. The organization, which was founded in 1980 is dedicated to preserving Italian heritage through educational and cultural programs.   Read more   Source: http://www.ny1.com      

Davide Formolo’s American dreams and his new U.S. squad, Cannondale-Garmin

Davide Formolo’s American dreams and his new U.S. squad, Cannondale-Garmin

A moment after Davide Formolo took his seat, he was back up again. We was distracted by what we saw from the 17th floor of New York hotel in the Meatpacking District.   "It's the Statue of Liberty," he said. Even though the 22-year-old rider from San Rocco di Marano di Valpolicella, Italy has been to New York before, as recently as...

Vincent Abate, Williamsburg Community Board Chair for 34 Years, Dies at 96

Vincent Abate, Williamsburg Community Board Chair for 34 Years, Dies at 96

Vincent Abate, the longest-serving — and first — chairman of Williamsburg's community board, died last week at the age of 96.   Abate, who was born in the neighborhood and left only once to serve as a soldier in World War II, dedicated his life to working on behalf of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, from volunteering as an altar boy at St. Francis...

Book Presentation: Dante's Lyric Poetry - February 04, 2015 at 06:15 pm

Book Presentation: Dante's Lyric Poetry - February 04, 2015 at 06:15 pm

Edited by Teodolinda Barolini - Translated by Richard Lansing. The editor in conversation with Maria Luisa Ardizzone (NYU). The first comprehensive English translation and commentary on Dante's early verse to be published in almost fifty years, Dante's Lyric Poetry includes all the poems written by the young Dante Aligheri between c. 1283 and c. 1292. Essays by Teodolinda Barolini guide the reader through...

Fund Said to Be Near Deal to Acquire Shoemaker Bruno Magli

Fund Said to Be Near Deal to Acquire Shoemaker Bruno Magli

A New York fund is the latest to try to breathe life into the long-ailing Italian shoemaker Bruno Magli. Marquee Brands, a brand acquisition company set up in September by the New York-based private equity firm Neuberger Berman, is set to announce on Monday that it will acquire the luxury shoe label for 28.5 million euros, or about $34 million.   An Italian...

Senator Klein gets grant for Primavera Italian Language and Culture Program

Senator Klein gets grant for Primavera Italian Language and Culture Program

The Primavera Italian Language and Culture Program is pushing forward against the odds, trying to stay in operation for another year - getting help from wherever they can find it. Liras, euros and dollars will all be graciously accepted.   The free, comprehensive Saturday-morning program has served the community for 35 years, teaching both the Italian language and Italian culture to students...

Annie Lanzillotto's Memoir Workshop highlights Calandra Institute January progra…

Annie Lanzillotto's Memoir Workshop highlights Calandra Institute January programs

On Sunday, January 18, the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute will host a memoir writing workshop, "Documenting Family Stories, Giving Voice to Our Ancestors and Ourselves," from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   In this workshop, Annie Lanzillotto will teach her signature writing techniques including Action Writing, Spiral Writing, and Memory Scapes. Cost of the workshop is $100, which includes lunch....

Assembly recognizes Governor Mario Cuomo

Assembly recognizes Governor Mario Cuomo

By Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara   It was an honor on Tuesday morning at the state Capitol to pay tribute to the late Mario Cuomo.   Former Governor Mario Cuomo will be remembered for his integrity and dedicated public service to our state, so it was fitting that we remembered his legacy with an Assembly resolution. I was proud to be a sponsor of the...

Consuntivo 2014. Successo dei vini italiani negli Usa

Consuntivo 2014. Successo dei vini italiani negli Usa

Ad appena un mese dal GALA ITALIA, che il prossimo 19 febbraio celebrerà il suo trentesimo anniversario ed il successo del vino italiano, il presidente dell'Italian Wine & Food Institute, Lucio Caputo, ha fatto un bilancio dell'anno che si è appena concluso. Un anno che Caputo ha definito di transizione fra una crisi economica che, almeno negli Stati Uniti, si sta...

Mario Cuomo memorabilia expected to fetch big bucks at auction

Mario Cuomo memorabilia expected to fetch big bucks at auction

Former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo may be gone, but Mario Mania has just begun.There's a revival of interest in all things Cuomo as political memorabilia collectors dust off their merchandise of New York's first Italian-American chief executive and father of the current governor, Andrew Cuomo. One famous artist who painted Cuomo said he's even going back into the studio to do...

Home of legendary New York restaurant Rao’s hits the market for $10.5M

Home of legendary New York restaurant Rao’s hits the market for $10.5M

Can't get a table at iconic celebrity eatery Rao's? Now, you can buy the whole building. That's right. The home of America's most hard to get into restaurant has hit the market for $10.48 million, the Daily News has learned. The property, at 265 Pleasant Ave. in East Harlem, has 22 luxury rental apartments upstairs.   Rao's, a favorite of A-list names Woody...

Eric Mistretta: Scenes From An Italian Restaurant - January 16, 2015 - March 8, …

Eric Mistretta: Scenes From An Italian Restaurant - January 16, 2015 - March 8, 2015

Scaramouche is pleased to present Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Eric Mistretta's first solo exhibition in New York.   Mistretta finds a rich source of inspiration in seemingly conflicting feelings such as optimism in the face of despair, or sincerity undermined by naiveté. For Mistretta, comedy and tragedy demand each other in a very dynamic way, a relationship the artist seeks to...

AP names Sanminiatelli as evening global news manager

AP names Sanminiatelli as evening global news manager

Maria Sanminiatelli, a senior Associated Press editor with extensive international and U.S. experience, has been appointed to lead the AP's Nerve Center during the U.S. evening period.   The Nerve Center, located in New York, coordinates the news organization's worldwide coverage in text, broadcast, photos and interactives. Sanminiatelli will oversee news at a time when major stories are breaking across the Americas,...

Exhibition opening - Italy early and late: paintings by Peter Ruta

Exhibition opening - Italy early and late: paintings by Peter Ruta

ITALY EARLY AND LATE. An exhibition of paintings by Peter Ruta The artist in conversation with Ara Merjian (NYU). On view through February 27, 2015 - Mon-Fri 10-5. Casa Zerilli marimò   Peter Ruta is known in the US for his mature work: New York cityscapes and rugged western landscapes, but from 1947 to 1962, moving between Rome Venice Naples and Positano he produced a steady...

Figli di San Gennaro donates to Catholic schools

Figli di San Gennaro donates to Catholic schools

On Tues., Jan. 6, Figli di San Gennaro (Children of San Gennaro), the nonprofit community organization that has been presenting New York City's annual Feast of San Gennaro since 1996, donated a total of $149,500, representing net proceeds after expenses, from the 2013 and 2014 feasts to Catholic education, churches and other community organizations assisting children and seniors.   The checks were...

Celebrating the Epiphany with New York City's Sicilian Food, Wine and Travel Gro…

Celebrating the Epiphany with New York City's Sicilian Food, Wine and Travel Group

By Giovanni di Napoli   For the third year in a row, New York City's Sicilian Food, Wine and Travel Group celebrated the Epiphany at Cacio e Vino, one of Manhattan's top Sicilian restaurants.   Those of us who braved the snow and bitter cold temperatures were greatly rewarded with a four-course meal replete with Sicilian specialties. Feast highlights included Sfincione, Arancine, Melanzane Ammuttunati...

Première Vision: Tessuti ed accessori in mostra a New York

Première Vision: Tessuti ed accessori in mostra a New York

Inizierà il prossimo 13 gennaio a New York, nella nuova sede Pier 92, l'edizione 2015 di "Première Vision", la più importante manifestazione in calendario negli Stati Uniti dedicata a tessuti ed accessori per l'industria dell'abbigliamento di alto livello.   "Première Vision New York" è una fiera di piccole dimensioni, ma di elevato contenuto qualitativo, nata con l'obiettivo di presentare in anticipo rispetto...

Top NYC Relationship Expert Presents the Italian American Rx for the Dumpees of …

Top NYC Relationship Expert Presents the Italian American Rx for the Dumpees of Breakup Season

Although there is never a universally good time for a breakup, a lot of people decide to dump their significant other just before the holidays.   For the singles who've been dumped during the recent breakup season, and for the men and women who are about to get the boot just before Valentine's Day, there is a NYC relationship expert with an...

I magnifici 21 anni di Emily: nel 2004 il baciamano di Cuomo e 4 anni dopo la fe…

I magnifici 21 anni di Emily: nel 2004 il baciamano di Cuomo e 4 anni dopo la festa con Obama

Di Domenico Logozzo   L'Italia della cultura all'estero è molto apprezzata. E ogni anno sono migliaia gli studenti di tutto il mondo che vengono nel nostro Paese per arricchire la loro formazione universitaria. Tanti i figli ed i nipoti di emigranti che ritornano nella terra degli avi. A fine mese oltre cento universitari di New York raggiungeranno Firenze. Tra loro l'italo-americana Emily...

Italian Barbers Close Shop After 42 Years in Port Authority Bus Terminal

Italian Barbers Close Shop After 42 Years in Port Authority Bus Terminal

By Rosa Goldensohn   Marrella Hair Stylists, a barbershop at Port Authority, has shut its doors after 42 years, according to its owner. Michael Marrella, 76, said he was retiring after working as a barber in the bus terminal since 1968, four years before he bought the shop.    "I lived there every day," he told DNAinfo from his home in New Jersey. "When it's...

Calandra Center for Career Development

Calandra Center for Career Development

by Anthony J. Tanburri   Cari Amici, I am pleased to announce the reconstitution of the Calandra Center for Career Development at the Calandra Institute offices in Manhattan on January 12, 2015. The Center will provide individual career counseling and assessment to current students and members of the community, 18 years of age and older, who may want to enroll at CUNY in...

PBS to air 2013 Mario Cuomo interview

PBS to air 2013 Mario Cuomo interview

by Brittany Horn   WMHT-TV will air a taped PBS interview from October 2013 with the late former governor Mario Cuomo about his life on Sunday and Tuesday. The interview — originally taped for a new documentary "Italian-Americans of New York and New Jersey," set to be released in March — premieres at 7 p.m. Sunday and will re-air at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.   In...

The Paleo Burger Speaks Italian at Via Carota: Review

The Paleo Burger Speaks Italian at Via Carota: Review

It's tempting to think of Via Carota's chopped steak as a kind of paleo burger, stripped down to its meaty essentials, pandering to the New Yorkers who kick-start their days stirring organic, grass-fed butter into their coffee.   But Via Carota, with its miniature orange trees and shelves of vintage knick knacks, isn't the sort of place to cook on trend. No,...

DOPO EAST for Exceptional Italian Fare on the Upper East Side of NYC

DOPO EAST for Exceptional Italian Fare on the Upper East Side of NYC

We visited Dopo East on the Upper East Side for dinner on a Sunday night, a wonderful place to unwind. This elegant Italian restaurant features an inviting atmosphere with gracious service and delicious fare. Dopo East will make you feel as though you visited Tuscany without ever leaving the city.   Whether you and your party are in the chic dining area,...

Vicki Vasilopoulos Talks 'Men of the Cloth'

Vicki Vasilopoulos Talks 'Men of the Cloth'

Just over a decade ago, Vicki Vasilopoulos made a dramatic change in her career path and left fashion journalism to transition into documentary filmmaking. Her first movie, "Men of the Cloth," marries both her passions. It features an up-close-and-personal insight into the lives and work of Italian master tailors Nino Corvato, Joe Centofanti and Checchino Fonticoli.   The film shows that the...

Sciortino's closed, Taste closing

Sciortino's closed, Taste closing

The pizza/Italian-American spot in the former Miss Albany Diner space on Broadway closed at the end of the year.   Posted Matt Baumgartner today on FB: "Although Sciortino's was a very personal restaurant for me, I feel like something new and exciting in that space would be more beneficial to the booming Warehouse District."   Read more   Source: http://alloveralbany.com    

Foulard siciliani al Central park

Foulard siciliani al Central park

La Sicilia alla conquista di Central Park, il cuore verde di New York. La stilista bagherese Anna Maria La Bianca, che da anni vive nella Grande Mela e può vantare tra le sue "clienti" anche Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga e la principessa del Qatar, ha scelto proprio le atmosfere "foliage" del parco più famoso d'America per presentare la sua collezione...

Petaluma’s Pizza, Pasta and Other Tasty Italian and Not-So-Italian Fare

Petaluma’s Pizza, Pasta and Other Tasty Italian and Not-So-Italian Fare

Petaluma restaurant has been serving up Italian food on the Upper East Side since 1984—with a brief interruption. This past summer the restaurant reopened under new management and with a new chef, C.J. Bivona.   Wood-fired pizza and pastas make up much of the menu, both classic recipes and updated takes on favorites.   Read more   Source: http://www.wsj.com    

NYC Based Oyster & Italian Wine Bar Announces National Expansion via Franchi…

NYC Based Oyster & Italian Wine Bar Announces National Expansion via Franchising

Twenty years in the restaurant industry led owner, Joseph Marazzo, to create a distinct oyster bar concept that has gained local and national media attention.   Vacationing in a coastal town near Rome, Joseph was inspired by his first serving of oysters. Marazzo returned home determined to build a place where he could recapture his experience on the beach, even if in...

“Riders On The Winds Of Time”, AN INTIMATE AND EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE MAN …

“Riders On The Winds Of Time”, AN INTIMATE AND EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE MAN BEHIND THE PORTRAIT

On November 22, 2014, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum unveiled the dual portrait "Riders on the Winds of Time," by the artist William J. Castello, to a packed house of over one hundred a fifty guest, possible more folks than the Rosebank, Staten Island cottage had ever hosted before all at once.   I have had the pleasure of knowing Bill as a friend...

Il mondo di progetti tra Roma e New York di Paola Sinisgalli

Il mondo di progetti tra Roma e New York di Paola Sinisgalli

Ci sarà stato per forza lo zampino della dea Fortuna nella vita della romana Paola Sinisgalli, dal 2010 a New York, che ringrazia la dea bendata e prima di tutto i suoi genitori. La sua storia sembra una commedia natalizia, di quelle da guardare davanti al camino.   Classe 1986, bocconiana, Paola Sinisgalli è votata all'internazionalità sin da ragazzina, sin da quando...

Aging commish, lodge veep to receive Positive Image Awards

Aging commish, lodge veep to receive Positive Image Awards

The Columbia County Sons and Daughters of Italy will present the "Positive Image Award" to two local Italian-Americans, Doris Laccese Moore and Thomas Fisher. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Columbia County Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge on Bridge Street in Greenport. The two long-time Hudson residents will be recognized for their...

Al Greenwich Village riapre la storica libreria italiana Vanni

Al Greenwich Village riapre la storica libreria italiana Vanni

Se è vero che l'Italiano è ormai una delle lingue più studiate al mondo, i cittadini della Grande Mela amanti della lingua di Dante ne gioiranno non poco: riapre infatti Vanni, la più antica libreria statunitense dedicata al nostro idioma.   E questo proprio mentre per le librerie indipendenti di New York l'anno passato è stato nefasto con la Rizzoli che ha...

Corrado Iovenitti, 78, Of Larchmont; Longtime Tailor

Corrado Iovenitti, 78, Of Larchmont; Longtime Tailor

Born May 23, 1936, in Paganica, Abruzzo, Italy, he was a son of the late Luigi and Augusta Iovenitti.Iovenitti emigrated to the U.S. from Italy in 1976 at age 40. He spoke no English but within six years had opened a tailor shop on Palmer Avenue in Larchmont. Businesses followed in Stamford, Conn., and Rye.   He founded the Connecticut/Westchester Tailors Association...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel to remain as an independent parish administered by the …

Our Lady of Mount Carmel to remain as an independent parish administered by the Claretian Missionaries

The Archdiocese of New York has made a proposal to merge our parish church and terminate the celebration of masses and sacraments at the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 92 So. Lexington Avenue, White Plains, New York.   Please help us save our parish church which the Archdiocese of New York proposes to close and not allow our parishioners to...

Italian Company Plans $15.5M Bronx Facility with City Aid

Italian Company Plans $15.5M Bronx Facility with City Aid

by Tobias Salinger   An Italian company that makes high-end furniture, lighting, home accessories and jewelry would purchase and renovate a 50,000-square-foot vacant building in the Bronx with the help of city tax breaks under a plan officials with the New York City Industrial Development Agency will review next week.   SICIS North America, which already operates a Soho retail location at 470 Broome...

La Befana makes her way to the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Come to meet her!

 La Befana makes her way to the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Come to meet her!

Saturday, January 10at 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Garibaldi-Meucci Museum 420 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island, : Free for Children ages 3 to 10 RESERVATIONS REQUIRED -CALL NOW 718-442-1608 Meet Le Befana and hear her story. Fun, games, songs, snacks, prizes and activities for all the children. Come celebrate Christmas the Italian way! The party starts at 2 p.m. Reservation required due to limited space. No admission without reservations.

Seneca South: Italian American fest seeks new ideas

Seneca South: Italian American fest seeks new ideas

by Glenda Gephart   The Schuyler County Italian American Festival is looking for new ideas and new volunteers. The festival, in its 36th year in 2015, has set this year's dates for Friday, July 31, and Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and 2.   Louis Perazzini of Watkins Glen, 2015 committee president, said in a news release that the group is putting together a long...

The National Organization of Italian American Women Honors Three Wise Women at J…

The National Organization of Italian American Women Honors Three Wise Women at January 9 Epiphany Celebration in NYC

The Greater New York Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will honor three of New York's most influential and pioneering women at its annual Epiphany Celebration on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, beginning at 6:30 pm at the Columbus Citizens Foundation Townhouse.   The event, which each year recognizes three Italian American Wise Women, will celebrate the achievements of...

two-college-scholarships-offered-by-italian-american-police-groupAll high school seniors in Erie and Niagara counties are invited to apply for the two annual college scholarships offered by the Italian-American Police Association of Western New York, the group...
sal-valentinetti-keeping-it-italian-on-american-idol"American Idol" returned for its 14th season a couple of weeks ago, and last week featured auditions from New York City.   The first contestant was Sal Valentinetti whose tagline was 'singing old...
gaetano-pesce-unveils-a-new-line-of-jewelryby Tim McKeough   Gaetano Pesce is no stranger to working with flexible resin. The Italian-born, New York–based architect, who has been producing provocative furniture and buildings for nearly half...
al-pizzaiolo-di-rossopomorodo-a-eataly-gazmir-zenelli-il-primo-oscar-2015-della-pizza-tradizionale-napoletanaby Riccardo Chioni   Mentre Hollywood si appresta ad assegnare i suoi Oscar, New York ha già provveduto a selezionare i vincitori tra una rosa di pizzaioli che hanno partecipato alla prima edizione...
new-york-s-tiny-museums-are-labors-of-loveby Anne Kadet   Uptown, the Metropolitan Museum of Art rules the museum world with its $362 million annual budget and $70 million gift-shop business. Across the park, the sprawling, world-famous...
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