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Ingrid Rossellini has a Ph.D. in Italian literature, but her latest book tackles far more than Dante and Boccaccio: “Know Thyself: Western Identity From Classical Greece to the Renaissance” is an introduction to the roots of self-understanding. But the Upper West Sider promises it isn’t too dense: The 66-year-old does, after all, comes from a famil...

On a quiet Friday afternoon recently, Dhanya Iadarola walked into Alfonso’s Pastry Shoppe looking for some bread. Ms. Iadarola, 33, was with her parents, Roxy and Anne Fernando, and her 14-month-old daughter, Carmela Iadarola. They came in to pick up a loaf after an errand brought them to the old neighborhood, where Ms. Iadarola grew up. Bread secu...

Curated by Ilaria Bernardi and jointly organized with the Magazzino Italian Art as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Young Italians exhibition, which was held in 1968 at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and at the Jewish Museum in New York, and which was dedicated to young Italian art from that time, the group show with the same t...

When leaders of the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn sat down to plan their new community center in Bensonhurst, they knew they wanted the building to be large enough to house the various programs they sponsor and also that they wanted the structure to make efficient use of be energy. Their goal of ensuring that the communit...

A quiet corner of a Ronkonkoma office park that has hosted a string of Italian restaurants may have a keeper — an Italian restaurant with a busy original location in Farmingdale. La Villetta II opened six weeks ago in the space where Mama Mia Ristorante, Ciao Bella and others have dwelled, and has about 100 seats across two warmly toned dining room...

Guy V. Molinari, the longtime Republican kingpin of Staten Island who represented New York City’s least populous, most conservative county as an assemblyman, congressman, borough president and political paterfamilias, died on Wednesday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 89 and had been a lifelong resident of the island. His son-in-law, Bill Paxon, sai...

Bordighera Press and the Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) will once again be sharing a table at The Brooklyn Book Festival, one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, the Festival includes a week of Bo...

Tony Schiavo, a recent Italian immigrant, went pheasant hunting, because in 1918 pheasant and rabbit made up a good part of his family’s daily supply of food. He got lost in the Mount Horeb area, west of Madison. He came across the Foster Handle family dairy farm. He could hardly speak a word of English, was dying of thirst and met Cecelia Foster,...

The Italian-American Veterans Club at risk of shutting down is still afloat, at least for now. Back in June, we told you about the Club in Elmira at risk of closing down. Open since the 1950s, it has been a venue for weddings, dances, parties, bereavements, and other sorts of events. The club has hosted a rummage sale and car show this past weekend...

Un viaggio nel cuore della bellezza italiana, dal cibo, alla musica, allo stile di vita del Belpaese. Tra sogno, nostalgia e atmosfere che hanno portato a New York un pezzo del Made in Italy amato dagli americani e che risulta sempre vincente. Con “Vacanze Italiane – Speciale salotto sposi”, Italia I Love You, un’impresa tutta italiana a New York,...

Franklin J. Spina spent his long career in the grocery business, mostly at Sorrento Cheese Co., where he worked for some 35 years. But he was best known for his dynamic, gregarious personality and dedication to organizations that helped children, especially the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Women and Children's Hospital. Mr. Spina, of Hamburg,...

This is our main fund-raising event. It is our hope that the profit from the raffle can go toward our society's budget for the feast and to help support Most Precious Blood Church in NYC's Little Italy. This will help our Society keep the Feast of St. Rocco and our Italian-American Catholic Traditions going.Info:$10 for 12 tickets (Each ticket give...