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Una vita passata a promuovere la letteratura italiana in America. Catanese, arrivata New York da bambina, Olga Ragusa fece conoscere agli americani autori come i suoi conterranei Luigi Pirandello, Giuseppe Verga e Tomasi di Lampedusa, ma anche, più di recente, l’Umberto Eco del «Nome della Rosa». Professoressa emerita di italiano a Columbia, presid...

A new type of bistro is sweeping Brooklyn. Instead of being inspired by French cooking, its menu tends to be more Italian, while preserving the easygoing ambiance, small scale, and mid-range prices of the classic neighborhood French bistro. Depending upon wood-burning ovens and sometimes making pizzas as a sideline, some of these places have been i...

Il 22 maggio 1991, presso il ristorante “Il Barolo” di SoHo, si festeggiò la fondazione del Genoa Club New York. Quattro giorni dopo il Grifo battè 2-0 la Juventus nell’ultima di campionato conquistando l’accesso in Coppa Uefa: il battesimo portò una discreta fortuna ai ragazzi di Bagnoli. Il club ha subíto le ingiurie del tempo ma un volenteroso d...

The Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend the opening reception for "The New Italian American Museum: Architectural Renderings and Model for the Forthcoming Newly Designed Museum". Presented by Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa, Founder and President. Thursday, January 11, 2018. 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Italian American Museum 155 Mulberry Street (Co...

A Providence comedian, actor, and writer is headed to New York City for a 10-day run of his one-man-play, "The Last Sicilian." Nick Albanese grew up the son of Sicilian immigrants on Charles Street in Providence, with the whole family living on the second floor above his father's bakery, and rolls those funny but true-life experiences into his show...

A New York food truck whose name includes an old-fashioned slur for Italians won a First Amendment challenge Wednesday against state regulators. Wandering Dago is the food truck business in question, and its menu is similarly themed, hawking sandwiches with names like Goombah and Polack. A popular wedding caterer, the company sued in Albany after N...

How about an Italian snack that’s packed like a French crepe with either sweet or savory goodies before it’s fried like a Spanish empanada? It’s panzerotti we’re talking about, of course, and Panzerotti Bites is coming to Brooklyn at 235 Smith St. to serve up the half-moon shaped pockets of doughy goodness. Vittoria Lattanzio and Pasquale De Ruvo,...

January 13, 2018 (Saturday) 5:45 - 7:30 pm Sponsored by The Italian American Writers Association. Cornelia St. Cafe - 29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan. Admission: $10 (includes one drink); open to the public. Contact: Maria Lisella 718-777-1178 marialisella@aol.com Joseph Salvatore, author of the story collection To Assume A Pleasing Shape, is a frequ...

The hottest reservation in New York City right now isn’t some old-school grand dame or Michelin-starred Manhattan boite. It’s Fausto, a laid-back Italian restaurant on a wide, commercial avenue in Brooklyn, tucked between two quiet, residential neighborhoods. Fausto opened on December 9. It was a curious move for owner and beverage director Joe Cam...

A Marine Park pizzeria with a long tradition in the Brooklyn pizza scene has decided to adopt a tradition that’s even older — it’s going kosher. Vinny Fontana’s father Francesco opened up the first The Original Pizza location in Canarsie back in 1964, and the family still has pizzerias in Canarsie, in Bay Ridge, and in Flatlands, as well as the Ave...

Former Buffalo Common Council member Michael LoCurto has died. LoCurto’s mother, Joan Feroleto LoCurto announced his death in a Facebook post early Friday morning. “I lost a part of my heart tonight. My precious Michael LoCurto has passed,” Feroleto LoCurto stated.  LoCurto was serving as the deputy commissioner in the Erie County Department of Env...

Gay Talese tells me it feels strange not to begin a Monday morning in “the Bunker.” By this he means his Manhattan workspace. At eighty-five, the author has lost none of his formidable discipline. His 2016 book, The Voyeur’s Motel, has been picked up by Hollywood, and his current projects include a new look at Frank Sinatra, written with Pete Hamil...