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When Raymond Guarini was growing up in Bay Ridge, one his favorite places to eat was Cono’s, an Italian restaurant on Fifth Avenue. “My family used to eat there all the time. We had wonderful memories of great meals we had there. But it closed a long time ago,” he told the Brooklyn Eagle. As his favorite restaurants and shops started to close, Guar...

From Thursday, March 21, 2019 to Friday, April 26, 2019. From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm. Italian Cultural Institute of New York, 686 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065. Entrance: Free. Book Now. An exhibition curated by Patricia Belen, Greg D'Onofrio, Melania Gazzotti. Italian graphic design has had a lasting influence on the American visual and cultural lan...

Bruna Djonbalaj wakes at 3:30 a.m. each day to bake the green apple tartlets and mini lemon meringues for Dolce Fantasia. She handles the sweet side of the tiny West Brighton restaurant while husband John tackles the savory -- house-made strand pastas and hearty dishes like roasted lamb shanks.  The couple established the restaurant in late Novembe...

Joseph Ficalora is President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of New York Community Bancorp Inc. (the “Company”) and New York Community Bank(the “Bank”). The Company was incorporated as Queens County Bancorp, Inc., on July 20, 1993, to serve as the holding company for Queens County Savings Bank which was established on April 14, 1859 – the f...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception 7:30 p.m. Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street, New York, NY. This distinguished event, held at this world-famous, historical, New York City venue will highlight the very best in Italian food, beverage and cultural experiences – along with celebrate some of the most notable and im...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around New Rochelle, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill. Topping the list is Vento. Located at 282 Huguenot St., the sushi bar and Italian spot, which o...

The debate over Columbus Day erupted anew at a Southampton school district board meeting as members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation faced off against pro-Columbus advocates from across Long Island who sought to reverse a district decision to rename the holiday on its calendar. In the end, the school board in a split vote decided Tuesday night to ma...

The New York Mets have named Al Leiter as a baseball operations adviser for the club and will rejoin the Mets after a near 15 year absence. The team also announced that current Mets’ ambassador John Franco will have expanded duties as also serving as a baseball operations adviser as reported by Tim Britton of The Athletic. Met general manager Brodi...

On a recent afternoon before the lunch rush at Marianna's, John Sancimino rolled his cutter through crunchy crusts of a salad pie and a saucy-striped Sicilian. The proprietor and his crew pulled pizzas hot from the oven and slid them onto metal trays with a "whoosh" of yeasty air. Despite all the deliciousness on display, it might be John's vodka p...

When NYPD Detective Michael Cusumano’s partner was attacked by a drug suspect caught selling to an undercover, Cusumano jumped over a mailbox to knock the assailant to the ground. His stunned 20-something partner turned to the perpetrator and said, “You just got knocked out by a 55-year-old.” It wasn’t the first time Cusumano was underestimated b...

St. Joseph’s Day is just one sign of spring that captures our attention with the universal language of food. Special pastries, a delightful pasta and very specific foods to the day -- this year celebrated on Tuesday, March 19 -- make it unique Italian tradition. This fantastical version of Pasta Con Sarde, pasta cooked with sardines, raisins, fenne...

The circulation of art among countries has spread culture and knowledge across borders. Less recognized perhaps is its function in connecting leaders of different states and in providing financial benefit to the participants. Italian leaders have long understood these principles. In the Renaissance the Medici Grand Dukes often sent works of art fro...