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History was made when WMHT-TV (PBS) premiered the local documentary, "The Neighborhood That Disappeared" on December 12. Viewers contributed more dollars during a single fundraising broadcast than ever before.   Nearly $40,000 was raised to support public television when WMHT aired the new documentary that tells the story of the neighborhood...

I'm thrilled to introduce an exciting new competition open to all public and private high school students in San Francisco, California and New York City, New York called "Pisan Romanesque meets Contemporary America".   This educational contest will teach American high schoolers about the awe-inspiring Pisan Romanesque period and promote a de...

Attorney Alan Macina began his litigation career in a criminal defense firm, but he had already had his eye on becoming a gondolier, and actually began practicing his gondola skills while in law school. Piloting a gondola has been the lawyer's hobby and passion since 2001.   "I knew in law school, when I interned, that I wanted to be a crimi...

by Alexa Lampasona   New York City's Corso Coffee has found an outpost in Atlanta. The upscale coffee bar opened in Buckhead Atlanta in late December, and it's white-tiled, clean lined display matches the high-gloss tone of the neighborhood.   But besides having a fancy interior, Corso's espresso beans, Aneri Tricaffe, are rare. LDV (...

by OSIA Blogger   On December 12, 1915, Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, NJ, to two Sicilian immigrants. In the summer of 1935, Frank's life would change forever. It was at this time that he saw his idol, Bing Crosby, perform live. Once the concert ended, Sinatra was determined to become a singer. He worked odd jobs performing on...

Since 1905, the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) founded in New York City by Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro has played a key role in preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of American of Italian descent. Among the 55 lodges throughout California, Oregon and Nevada, called the Grand Lodge of California, the chapter for the Modesto Lodge has recen...

When the famed Italian architect Renzo Piano was named honorary Senator-For-Life in 2013, he handed over his spacious new office and hefty salary of some $15,000 a month to a team of young architects. They were given the task of helping salvage depressed outskirts of Italian cities.   One project was inspired by New York City's High Line — t...

by Antonella Ciancio   Seemless rolled rings manufacturer Fomas Group, global crown corks producer Pelliconi, irrigation systems supplier Plastica Alfa are among the around 40 Italian companies travelling to Washington DC this week to hunt for possible growth opportunities in the United States. Better known to sector experts than to the gen...

Dal 21 marzo al 27 settembre 2015, Palazzo della Ragione Fotografia di Milano ospita Italia Inside Out, la più grande mostra di fotografia mai realizzata, interamente dedicata all'Italia. L'esposizione, concepita per essere un'unica iniziativa scandita in due momenti, dal 21 marzo al 21 giugno con i fotografi italiani e dal 1 luglio al 27 settembr...

Italia batte Cina 2-0. Costi bassi e preparazione eccellente rendono competitivi gli italiani. O almeno quella fetta di manodopera «super qualificata» che viene impiegata in settori ad alta tecnologia.   «Abbiamo ingegneri estremamente capaci, che a parità di competenze hanno un costo per noi più basso rispetto a quello dei loro colleghi di...

The Sinatra Family and Frank Sinatra Enterprises are pleased to announce some of the major initiatives confirmed as part of this year's Sinatra 100 centennial celebration honoring one of the most cherished entertainment legends of all time, Frank Sinatra.   An icon who forever epitomizes the American dream, Frank Sinatra continues to have an...

ELM restaurant group (Arro, Easy Tiger, 24 Diner) opened up their latest venture, Italic, on April 1st. The downtown Italian restaurant is helmed by executive chef Andrew Curren, and features a seasonal menu and negronis on tap. Read on for the early word.   The food — Overall, Italic's fare is pleasing mostly everyone. Yelper Aaron P. think...