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Despite the sophisticated experience that comes with classically Italian restaurants like Enzo’s and Zero Otto Nove, my parents only visit so many times a semester. To compensate, I typically wind up with Italian-American comfort food from Michaelangelo’s. Usually, I’ll down too many glasses of wine and order lobster ravioli in vodka sauce. However...

When: Thursday, May 11 - Where: Columbus Citizens Foundation, 8 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021 Professor Marina Brogi will discuss her book Corporate Governance--a deep dive in the decision-making powers, duties and responsibilities of Boards of Directors in Italy compared and contrasted with best practices, codes of conduct and regulations i...

WHERE: @ Cornelia St. Café @ 29 Cornelia St. off Bleecker WHEN:  Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 5:45 – 7:45 pm WHO: Mark Chiusano is the author of Marine Park, which received an honorable mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award. He is a columnist for Newsday and amNew York, where he writes the daily newsletter amExpress. His stories and essays have appeared...

The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, the last documented painting by the great Caravaggio (1571–1610), will be on exceptional loan from the Banca Intesa Sanpaolo in Naples and presented with another of the artist's final works, The Met's The Denial of Saint Peter, created in the last months of his life. These two extraordinary paintings have not been sho...

Kairos Italy Theater (KIT), the preeminent Italian theater company in New York, will present the 5th annual IN SCENA! ITALIAN THEATER FESTIVAL NY. This 15-day festival will offer 7 fully-staged productions from Italy, special events, readings, among other events and activities. All are presented in Italian and English or with English supertitles, c...

La mostra Carlo Zinelli (1916-1974) che l’American Folk Art Museum di New York ospiterà fino al 20 agosto è la prima negli Stati Uniti dedicata a questo grande esponente dell’Art Brut e coincide con il centesimo anniversario della sua nascita. La mostra mette in evidenza quattro fasi distinte del suo percorso artistico attraverso una selezione di 5...

Two Smorgasburg vendors are setting up shop, side by side, on East Houston Street. Last week saw the arrival of Wowfulls, the snack shop specializing in, you guessed it, waffles. This week comes word that fellow Instagram-ready cohort, Tramezzini, is up next. No, not Trapizzino, which just debuted on Orchard Street last month. A tiny sign above the...

Please join us! On Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30PM, I will be co-hosting an evening at the Italian American Museum in New York City. Along with Eszter Vajda of You, Me & Sicily (pictured with me here in Catania’s Piazza del Duomo), we will be sharing some news from the region, presenting an episode of Estzer and Alfred Zappala’s video series, and alo...

Where have I been? I’m reprimanding myself for overlooking this gem of a restaurant on Freemans Bridge Road in Glenville. There it has sat, family-owned for 46 years, cranking out pizza, catering parties and serving top-notch Italian-American fare. Don’t you make that mistake.

Maserati has debuted the Nerissimo Black Edition Ghibli at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. This latest limited edition is only available in the U.S. and Canada and features a deep black exterior color to showcase the Nerissimo “extremely back” Italian expression. Complementing the dark paint are 20-inch Glossy Black Urano wheels, black d...

Italophiles and pizza nerds, get ready: Zia Esterina is opening on Thursday at 112 Mulberry Street, the pizza fritta and fried calzone spot from Naples very own Gino Sorbillo. He’s one of Italy’s most public food figures, an Italian TV regular whose reputation was enhanced when he defied the Camorra when it allegedly torched his restaurant. And he...

Staten Islander Michael Coppotelli was one of the three honorees recognized by The Forum of Italian American Educators (FIAME) at its 33rd annual awards dinners. The Associate Superintendent of Schools, Student Services and Public Policy was lauded by FIAME with The Thomas C. Giordano Leadership award at its awards dinner at the Villa Barone Manor...