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In 2017, Enzo Emini and his partner, Vitto, launched the brand "Vitto Machiavelli" in Naples. The pair created custom suits, dresses and tracksuits. The customer would choose the fabrics and the partners would take measurements and create a custom suit. Ten months ago, Emini brought his creations to the Bronx -- the borough he called home for nearl...

Il 21 maggio dalle 10 alle 12 un gruppo di studenti americani che studiano italiano con il supporto dello IACE (Italian American Committee on education) andrà alla scoperta dei segreti della manualità, artigianalità, creatività e tecnologia del design italiano quale eccellenza nel mondo. L’iniziativa, durante la settimana del design a New York, è o...

Giovanni Battista D’Ippolito era nato a Venafro. Nel 1880 (altri documenti parlano del 1876) decise, per rincorrere il “sogno americano”, di emigrare verso gli Stati Uniti. Si stabilì a Vineland, nella contea di Cumberland, in New Jersey. Sposò l’italo-americana Maria Di Pasqua. I due ebbero cinque figli: Gasper, Angelo, Solve E., Henry e John. Fu...

The Frank Catalanotto era of NYIT baseball started with a Twitter DM. But first we have to go back to 2010. Catalanotto, who was drafted out of Smithtown High School on Long Island and played 14 years in the majors, spent the last few months of his career with his hometown New York Mets. There, he met ESPN beat reporter Adam Rubin and followed him...

On Saturday, May 25, the Old Forge Sons of Italy will host its annual bocce tournament, at the Arcaro and Genell bocce courts on Main Street, to benefit Saint Francis Commons, a newly constructed housing facility designed to provide transitional housing to homeless veterans. The entrance fee for a four-person team is $100. All teams play a minimum...

She’ll rule the school forever. Civic gurus gathered at the corner of 81st Street and 15th Avenue in Dyker Heights on Saturday to honor late community and education activist Mafalda DiMango at a street co-naming ceremony in her honor, just steps from where she lived, worked, and studied for many years of her life. The event offered a touching tribu...

On Thursday May 9th Teresa Fiore, Associate Professor and Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies at Montclair State University, was a guest of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, where she presented her book, Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy’s Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legaciespublished in 2017 by Fordham...

Members of the Queens Community Advisory Council and various leaders celebrated the life and legacy of Flushing civic leader Don Capalbi, who passed away in December, on May 7 dedicating a bench in his honor at Queens Botanical Garden. “Don was an integral member of NewYork-Presbyterian Queens’ Community Advisory Council for over 12 years, making h...

Bill de Blasio, the Democratic mayor of New York City, announced on Thursday that he was running for president, seeking to show that his brand of urban progressive leadership can be a model for the rest of the nation. It will be a steep challenge: He becomes the 23rd Democrat to enter the presidential race, and he does so against the counsel of man...

New York restaurants come and go, but Patsy’s Italian Restaurant is forever. The famed Midtown West eatery turns 75 years old this year and is only getting better. Join in the celebration with a meal at Patsy’s, welcoming you and your family. Chef Sal Scognamillo, owner and operator of Patsy’s Italian restaurant, is the third generation of Scognami...

One hundred thirty years ago, on March 31, 1889, a humble Italian nun was greeted upon her arrival in New York by the unpleasant news that her accommodations were not ready and her plans to establish an orphanage were in danger of being scrapped. Despite obstacles and opposition, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini and the seven nuns who arrived with her...

Thursday May 23 2019. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. "In poems born of the rocky soil of the old country, where children learn to sew in a 'walled-in garden' with 'one potted plant-crown of thorns,' Frasca threads history and myth. She tells of immigrant hope th...