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A longtime Italian restaurant and a decades-old custom car shop are moving from their 10th Avenue building after being told its new owner plans to demolish it, reps for the two businesses said.   Pepe Giallo at 253 10th Ave., at the corner of West 25th Street, plans to leave by end of the year, restaurant owner Gaspare Villa said. The 1...

The sounds and tastes of Italy will fill the The Horned Dorset Inn as the next featured dinner concert gets underway on Sunday. "An Evening of Italian Song" will feature arias and selections performed by maestro Charles Schneider at the piano, with lyric tenor Jonathan Howell as vocalist.   The event will begin at 4 p.m. with cocktails...

In all of his days, Vincent Barlow had never seen anything like the events of that hot July night in 1949. Barlow, a resident of sparsely populated Chocolate Bayou Road in Houston, recalled that he was standing on his porch when he saw a black Cadillac driving fast, with a dark sedan in apparent pursuit. As they closed within 100 yards of his house...

Twenty five years after opening there, the owners of the small, family-owned pizza chain are coming to Statesboro. Owner Frank Cortese recently acquired the parking lot between Waffle House and Yates-Astro Termite and Pest Control on South Main St. in the heart of the Blue Mile. The actual address is 450 South Main. It was owned by Randy Nessmith a...

It is ready for its close-up! The Giglio festival will dance its way onto the silver screen in the new mob film "The Brooklyn Banker," opening Aug. 5. The flick, which follows a bank official from Williamsburg with ties to a local organized crime family, features scenes set during the 113-year-old Italian-American festival, and to get the right lo...

  WTI Magazine #82    2016 August 19Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by:   Villa Devoto and its adjoining park, located in Cagliari, was built between 1915 and 1919 by Girolamo and Oddone Devoto; since 1955, following the purchase by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, it has become the insti...

When the Caddick family opened their restaurant four years ago, they envisioned a modern take on a local tradition. Home to Evelyn's Villa for 30 years, The Villa offers upscale Italian-American cuisine in a relaxed and renovated setting.   Michael Pennacchia, a well-known chef who has led kitchens throughout the state for 20 years, joined t...

For the third year in a row, the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans will stage the Columbus Day Parade on its old stomping ground: State Street. "I'm proud that one of my legacies will be to return the Columbus Day Parade to State Street," JCCIA President Frank Cerrone says. According to JCCIA Executive Director JoAnn Serpico, the eve...

The National Italian American Foundation has announced that it will be honoring the National Organization of Italian American Women with a Community Leadership Award to NOIAW Founder and Chair Emerita, Dr. Aileen Riotto Sirey, at its 41st Anniversary Gala. The 41st Anniversary Gala takes place at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park Hotel in Washi...

Parallelamente al ciclo di incontri "Meet the New Italians of New York", a Park Avenue 690 nasce un nuovo progetto promosso dal Consolato Generale d'Italia: New York Loves Italy. Il progetto si articola in un ciclo di incontri – a cadenza tendenzialmente bimestrale, ospitati a Park Avenue 690 dal Consolato Generale d'Italia – dove affermati espone...

On Friday, October 28 at 2:30PM the Consulate General of Italy in New York (690 Park Avenue) will host a press conference for La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic.   The Ambassador of Italy to the United States, His Excellency Armando Varricchio, and the Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall, Mr. Clive Gillins...

The 2016 Presidential elections give us the opportunity to talk about the political behavior of the Italian Americans through their experience, from the first days to these years. It is a very interesting topic, which we address by meeting with one of the most prominent experts about this topic, Prof. Stefano Luconi. Watch out, this is going to be...