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Giampietro “Lillo” Remia left his job as a pastry chef in Rome “for love.” He moved with his family to Brooklyn, where he opened Lillo Cucina Italiana, a humble neighborhood trattoria. “I was living here for a few years, and really, I [kept] looking for the same place—an Italian place where you can [talk] soccer, politics. And it was not easy [to f...

Buffalo News critic Jeff Simon once wrote: “Who is the most beloved person in the City of Buffalo, who is neither an athlete nor TV personality? As fast as the question came, so did the answer: Joey Giambra.” I have known Joey for nearly forty years and I agreed with Simon when he wrote: “Everyone who knows Joey tends to love the guy. At the very l...

On March 2nd, our friends at Il Centro in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn threw an unforgettably amazing event. Guests attended from all parts of the tri-state area to revel in treasures of Italian culture. Vanessa Racci and her swingin’ jazz trio wowed all who attended with a mix of reinvented Italian songs from her album “Italiana Fresca And American Jazz...

Some local laughs are being used to bring a big-time helping hand to students at Christ the King High School. The Middle Village school got a visit from the local Italian-American club Associazione Culturale Italiana Di New York recently. The organization gave them the proceeds from a recent local comedy show to benefit art scholarships for student...

He’s performed on New York City streets and in the subway. He’s had gigs in the Bronx that started at 4 a.m. And trumpet player Chris Botti told the Journal that he’s played “Everyone’s wedding this side of the L.I.E.,” referring to the Long Island Expressway. “I went up through the ranks,” said the musician, who lives in a New York City hotel. Bot...

Era il 1927 quando Fortunato Depero mise in valigia il suo Libro imbullonato, praticamente fresco di stampa, e insieme alla moglie Rosetta partì per Nuova York in cerca di fortuna (alcune fonti citano il 1928 come anno della partenza, ma poco cambia). Arrivato nella Grande Mela, Depero lavorò come pubblicitario, ebbe tra i clienti testate come il N...

When most people think of food critics, they think of people like Ruth Reichl and Pete Wells, who have authority granted them by years spent covering restaurants around the world. What they don’t conjure is the image of an 11-year-old boy from Brooklyn who delivers his opinion via Instagram videos recorded on his mom’s phone. Well, maybe they shoul...

Il giorno in cui Pietro Cesare Alberti mise piede sulle coste americane, mica lo sapeva che sarebbe diventato il primo italoamericano approdato a New York. D'altronde, non poteva saperlo: era il 2 giugno 1635 e lui era ancora suddito della Repubblica di Venezia. Per altri versi nemmeno New York era ancora New York: si chiamava Nieuw Amsterdam ed er...

Statue rescued by Fr. Sorgie, Pastor of Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Our Lady Church. The statue is one of five that were originally donated to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, which was located on 53-59 Catherine Street in Lower Manhattan on or about August 12, 1924. All the statues were carved from Carrara marble and shipped over on...

La storia di Federica  Belletti, marchigiana, sembra scritta da un bravo sceneggiatore. Il suo percorso rappresenta la voglia di fare e conquistare i sogni oltreoceano, nonostante gli impedimenti, le difficoltà che invece sono parti reali della sua esperienza. E ora Federica ha raggiunto una meta importante: essere produttrice di film. Nel 2015, Fe...

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York NY 10036. 30 Years of Bordighera Press, featuring Kathy Curto, Sara Fruner, and Angelo Spina. Bordighera Press is internationally recognized as the foremost publisher of italianità in North America. Commemorating thirty years of pub...

Let us now invite you to run a gauntlet of Brooklyn Italianates, that mid-to-late 19th century style of slightly cramped domesticity that brought ornate Italian palazzo-influenced details into residential design and construction somewhat tightened by greed and high demand. By the late 1860s, developers increasingly tended to acquire 100-foot lots a...