A Bensonhurst street just got a new name. More than 200 people, including Councilmember Vincent Gentile and state Sen. Marty Golden, gathered on the corner of 15th Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway for the street-renaming ceremony that honored beloved community civic leader Alberto Ingravallo. The new sign now reads “Alberto Ingravallo Way.” The Italian...

It's too late to save her. It's not too late to mourn her. There will be a mock funeral on Saturday for Loreto — Our Lady of Loreto. In the blink of an eye, a demolition crew has obliterated the historic Catholic church at 126 Sackman St. in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville. There's nothing left but rubble. This Brooklyn Eagle reporter snapped...

It was a buffet of biblical proportions! Hundreds of people flooded a Williamsburg street on Sunday for Columbus-Day Giglio, a scaled-down version of the massive feast that neighborhood Catholics celebrate for several days each July. And even though the party didn’t last as long as its summer counterpart, there was still plenty of food to go around...

On October 23, 2017, Rossella and two other gentlemen will be honored by Brookly Borough Presidend Eric L. Adams as part of Italian-American Heritage Month Celebration 2017. The event is done in partnership with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. The award ceremony will be followed by a reception with food, drinks and music.  Everyone is invited to...

A Celebration of Life: Our Lady of Loreto Funeral Service. Saturday, October 14, 2017 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Our Lady of Loreto Church - 126 Sackman Street Brooklyn, New York 11233 (Between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street) The Brownsville Cultural Coalition, Preserving East New York (PENY), Community Residents and Italian-American Organizations req...

As controversy and debate rage over the statue of Columbus in NYC and the fate of Columbus Day generally, today might be a good moment for Italian Americans (and others) to ponder the dilemmas and paradoxes of Italian American history. In co-editing a new book, we have come to see Columbus as a prism through which much of Italian American history i...

Tappa a New York, in occasione delle celebrazioni per il Columbus Day, per alcune tra le migliori chef italiane. Dal 6 al 12 ottobre, infatti, il concorso “Miss Chef®”, la competizione ideata da Mariangela Petruzzelli, torna negli Usa per celebrare la sua quarta edizione. Protagoniste della gara, sia in Italia che all’estero, sono Chef professionis...

The remains of a Marine killed during a World War II battle in the Pacific nearly 75 years ago have returned to New York for burial at long last. A casket holding the remains of Pvt. Joseph Carbone arrived at JFK Airport Friday afternoon. Funeral services are Saturday at a Brooklyn church, followed by burial in a Queens cemetery. The 20-year-old Br...

When I was growing up in Red Hook, our family garden was an integral part of our life. Practically everyone in the neighborhood had one. It was pretty much the norm that if you were Italian, there was a garden of some sort in your backyard, side yard, front yard, or even on a piece of purchased property elsewhere.  If there wasn’t a yard available,...

Crazy popular Brooklyn restaurant Roberta’s is sliding into Culver City’s Platform project sometime next year. Multiple sources have confirmed to Eater that the move, while previously only rumored, is indeed happening after all. While not as low-key a location as the Brooklyn original, this West Coast iteration of Roberta’s certainly won’t hurt for...