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More than just a car, the tiny first generation Fiat 500 (1957-1975) was an important cultural icon. Like the Model T, the Volkswagen Beetle, the Mini, or the Citroen 2CV, the “Cinquecento” not only put its home country on wheels, it became the nation’s ambassador to the world. The 500 was designed by Dante Giacosa to be an affordable car for post-...

Carmen Ardito of Orchard Park likes to make things. Her latest project is a ten and a half foot by almost six feet and took her four and a half years to complete. It is an American flag constructed entirely of glass beads. Carmen says that her project took over a half million beads and they are all strung together on fishing line. Carmen, who will...

The National Chamber for Italian Fashion responded to an article in The New York Times on “shadow workers.” The article claimed, “thousands of low-paid homeworkers create luxury garments without contracts or insurance.” The acclaimed writer and author of “Story of the People” indicated that the Italian supply chain has been under attack for a long...

È deceduta a Brooklyn Elizabeth Giovanna Messina. Elizabeth è stata una psicologa clinica praticante a New York per oltre 30 anni. Ha fondato il Italian-American Psychological Symposium, era assistente professoressa aggiunta di psicologia alla Fordham University e membro di facoltà in Psichiatria al Lenox Hill Hospital. È stata vicepresidente della...

Prime 1024 is the newest and biggest 18-karat setting on the Gold Coast. It dazzles. This high-ceiling, silver-and-gray-hued extravaganza combines Long Island’s two favorite cuisines, Italian and steakhouse, with flamboyance, stylish appointments and enough glitzy chandeliers to illuminate Northern Boulevard. It’s an opulent mashup, as large as an...

Another exit for a NYC startup: Authorea, co-founded by the Italian astrophysics Alberto Pepe, has been acquired by Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. “I want to bring sexy back to science”, Pepe said when he launch his startup in 2012 with Nathan Jenkins. “Our mission – Pepe now explains – has been the same from da...

Punctures forced through the front and the back of acrylic on paper glued to canvas engage the eye in an intoxicating dance, as the bold, heavy, and textured brushstrokes send the viewer on a clockwise journey of Lucio Fontana’s "Spatial Concept" (Concetto Spaziale). The groundbreaking 1951 masterpiece by the painter, sculptor, and theorist regarde...

The 85-year-old dessert company Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices & Ice Cream is making its way back to Manhattan. The Staten Island-based dessert chain, just signed a 10-year lease for 400 s/f at 362 2nd Avenue in Gramercy. ABS Partners Real Estate’s Dean Valentino and Mark Tergeson represented the tenant and the building owner, Akelius. Ralph’s has out...

Saranno i colori e la tradizione artigianale siciliana i protagonisti della nuova collezione prêt-à-porter autunno/inverno che il brand Diego Cortez presenterà alla New York Fashion Week il 14 Febbraio presso l’Hotel Pennsylvania di New York. Un pezzo di Sicilia nel cuore della Grande Mela nella collezione intitolata “Ghigliu D’Amuri”, che in diale...

Today's social media platforms bring us into contact with so many interesting people. Some compel you to want to know more about them beyond the photos and interesting content they post. For me, one of those people is Tommaso Cartia. We have been connected on social media for a while and what has struck me, beyond his interesting posts, is his supp...

Leonard N. Spano, the patriarch of a blue-collar Westchester County political dynasty who used his experience selling heating oil in Yonkers to jumpstart a career in public service, died early Sunday. He was 88. The cause of death was heart failure brought on by complications from lymphoma, according to his oldest son, Nicholas. Spano served as a W...

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:00pm. Warner Library, 121 N Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Say Nothing, a historical, docudrama play written by Letty Serra and Jon Freda (known for Rocco in The Family, Law & Order and The Blacklist) will be performed as a table reading for the Say Nothing Immigration Initiative on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Based upon...