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By Cookie Curci   The Statue of Liberty stands 151 feet, 1 inch high and weighs 225 tons. The length of her right arm is 42 feet long, her hand 16 feet 5 inches long. Her facial features include a prominent nose that measures 4 feet, 6 inches set between eyes 2 feet 6 inches in width.   Standing on her concrete pedestal base, she rise...

The National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW), the only national organization for women of Italian ancestry, celebrated its 35th Anniversary with a Luncheon and Silent Auction at the St. Regis New York on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The event honored two accomplished Italian American women: Alisyn Camerota and Jeanne Mariani Sullivan....

By Elisabetta Povoledo The last time the Oscar-winning production designer Dante Ferretti tackled New York City, he created the violent mean streets of a mid-19th-century Manhattan slum, a bleak, ramshackle neighborhood where blood and mud caked the ground, for Martin Scorsese's 2002 opus, "Gangs of New York."   This time around, Mr. Ferret...

Italian Wedding took the lead above the final fence and won the $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Steeplechase by a length Thursday at Saratoga Race Course.   The 8-year-old gelding ridden by Bernard Dalton gave trainer Jonathan Sheppard his 14th win in this race. He also owns Italian Wedding and was rewarded with a $90,000 share of the pur...

Joseph R. Perella, philanthropist and leading Wall Street deal maker, was named Grand Marshal of New York City's 69th Annual Columbus Celebration, which will take place on Fifth Avenue on Monday, October 14, 2013.   The Annual Columbus Day Parade is the world's largest celebration of Italian-American heritage and culture. As Grand Marshal, M...

On a freezing November night in Times Square, Officer Lawrence DePrimo was manning a post at W. 44th St. and Broadway when he spotted an older, barefooted homeless man. The officer asked the man if he had anything to put on his feet. "It's okay, sir, I've never had a pair of shoes," the man replied. "But God bless you."   The officer we...

di Michele Gatti   Martedì 9 Settembre sarà un giorno importante per il partito democratico statunitense. I cittadini dello stato di New York sono chiamati a scegliere il candidato democratico che sfiderà il repubblicano Rob Astorino nelle elezioni a governatore dello stato di New York in programma a novembre. Candidati alle primarie sono i...

Se vi trovate a Port Washington non siete certo in una zona italiana per eccellenza, ma se ci andate per lavoro o per una passeggiata tra le vie di questa deliziosa cittadina e avete voglia di mangiare italiano, sulla Main Street al n. 52, ad un passo dalla stazione centrale, troverete Rosso Uptown, una tipica trattoria italiana.   Tipica, s...

A group of North Americans led by New York lawyer Joe Tacopina completed the purchase of Italy's cash-strapped Serie B soccer club Bologna on Wednesday.   Tacopina was named club president and Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo is a large investor. A statement posted on Bologna's website announced the deal.   Read more   So...

Italian photographer and author Piero Ribelli, will introduce the subjects of his latest book project: "50 MAIN STREET, The Face of America," 50 stories and 50 portraits of 50 people in 50 towns, one in each of the 50 states, all found at the same address: 50 Main Street. Accompanied by a comprehensive slide show that will include outtakes from the...

The Italian Cultural Institute presents: Musical Treasures from 17th Century Italy. Isabella Bison, Violinist; Stefano Marcocchi, violist; John Thiessen, trumpeter; Dongsok Shin, organist will perform virtuosic 17th Century Italian chamber music on original instruments Thursday, May 21 - 6PMItalian Cultural...

by Tom Sheen   Andrea Pirlo has accepted a move to join New York City FC in Major League soccer, according to reports. The Juventus legend, 36, has "accepted" a proposal from the new club, according to Spanish newspaper AS, having spoken to the club's CEO Ferran Soriano.   Should a move go through, he will join former England and...