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S.F. Vanni, the oldest running Italian bookstore in the United States, has released news of its end-of-January reopening in New York City.   The bookstore was first founded in 1884 by the Sicilian (Caltagirone) Sante Fortunato Vanni in Greenwich Village at the height of Italian immigration, and continued to stay in business until 2004; it ha...

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by Michelle Tay   For almost a century, Milanese jeweler Buccellati has kept the art of the Italian Renaissance at the core of their design philosophy, but with the opening of their Madison Avenue flagship on March 12, the house's designers have found themselves dipping into a new creative pool: Impressionism.   Entitled "Timeless Blu...

If you think teenagers left alone in a basement with keyboards, a drum set, guitars and a sound system could spell trouble, just wait 30 or 40 years. What you might end up with is Franco Gallelli & Friends.   The five west-side musicians — Gallelli of Gates, bassist Lino Presutti of Hilton, and drummer Gino Romantini, keyboardist/ba...

Sunday, October 4th, members of the Club Carinesi D'America of Brooklyn, New York (7618 17th Ave., Brooklyn, New York) held their annual procession in honor of SS. Crocifisso.   This year, Mass was celebrated at St. Dominic's RC Church (2001 Bay Ridge Parkway).   Read more   Source: Magna Grece      

La rivista GRADIVA bandisce la quarta edizione del Premio Internazionale Gradiva. Al Premio si concorre con un libro di poesia in lingua italiana, pubblicato fra gennaio 2015 e aprile 2016. I libri partecipanti al Premio non saranno restituiti. Non è prevista alcuna quota di partecipazione. I partecipanti possono facoltativamente iscriversi, in fo...

Urbani Truffles USA, the world's leading truffle purveyor, announced the opening of its newest venture -- Truffle Lab NYC. The Lab will act as a creative concept, test kitchen and tasting room with an ultimate goal of bringing new experiences to truffle lovers in the heart of the big city. Under the guidance of the VP of Global Marketing, Sabrina...

di Rosy Canale   Registra il tutto esaurito, uno spettacolo dietro l'altro, il Festival di teatro italiano IN SCENA, protagonista indiscusso in questi giorni della cultura italiana nei 5 distretti di New York. Dopo l'anteprima a Governors Island con "Voci nel deserto", replicato anche ad Inwood, il debutto dell'11 giugno aveva già dato confe...

Many New Yorkers may have dined at the esteemed Le Cirque Cafe in NYC, but how many of them were really aware of the history and fame behind this elite Italian restaurant? Founded in 1974 by owner Sirio Maccioni, the celebrity hotspot has gained such a cult following that it inspired HBO to create a documentary focused on Maccioni and his family. L...

by Michael Sorrentino   John Ferrante of Patchogue has been named the 2013 Italian-American of the Year for this Fall's Fifth Annual Italian Festival of St. Liberata, announced the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce earlier this week.   Ferrante was named by the Greater Patchogue Foundation and the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Comm...

Una storia a lieto fine quella del "Presepio della Solidarietà", un ampio capolavoro artistico modellato dalle mani degli artigiani campani dedicato ai vigili del fuoco, riportato alla luce dopo anni di abbandono e degrado, da ieri in visione al Consolato Generale di Park Avenue fino al 6 gennaio, dalle 2 alle 5 pomeridiane. A poche settimane dall...

by Charles V. Bagli   Twenty-nine years ago, Rizzoli Bookstore, whose Old World charm, hand-wrought chandeliers and big storefront windows make it a favorite of noted authors, book lovers and tourists, fled Fifth Avenue two steps ahead of the wrecking ball. It may now have to take flight again.   The owners of the building a...