One Staten Islander woman has put together a series of poems based off of her unique upbringing in both Brooklyn and Staten Island. Maria Giura, a New Springville native for the past 20 years, has compiled a series of her most notable poems in a recently released book titled, What My Father Taught Me. Giura will be reciting the works featured in he...

Domenica 3 giugno 2018 si celebra la XV Giornata Nazionale dello Sport, una grande festa aperta a tutti che si svolge ogni anno dal 2003, la prima domenica di giugno. Una giornata all’insegna di chi ama e pratica lo sport e della promozione di tutte le discipline sportive coinvolte, con eventi e manifestazioni in molti Comuni italiani e da quest’an...

One of the benefits to managing the Italian Enclaves Social Media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and blog, aside from traveling to some very interesting places, is that it affords me the chance to meet spectacular people. Occasionally, I try to shed light on individuals of Italian descent who are making extraordinary contributions to society....

Mary Sansone, a pint-sized powerhouse social worker, founder of an Italian-American organization and a community activist who championed a wide variety of social justice causes died on Monday just one-month shy of her 102nd birthday. The 4-foot-11 Sansone fought virtually her entire life for equal rights for women, the underprivileged, Italian Amer...

Brooklyn does not have a shortage of great places to go for pizza, whether for a slice or an entire pie. Three new spots recently opened up in the borough offering their own unique spin on a New York classic.  LBK, 669 Union Street (at 4th Avenue), Park Slope 347-889-5309Launched in February by the team behind Luzzo’s BK (145 Atlantic Avenue, Brook...

There was scarcely a seat to be had at the brand-new Postino wine bar last Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The big front patio was full; the bar was packed; there were no empty tables. But I didn’t understand why Houstonians have embraced this new Phoenix-based import so enthusiastically until I got a look at their wines by the glass list. I had to blink twice...

The In Scena! Theater Festival kicks off its sixth year of programming tonight, May 7 with a special performance of We Are Not Alone, a play about a psychiatric inmate facing struggles in the outside world. Other theater offerings throughout the course of the 15-day festival run from thrilling to dramatic to comedic and tragic. The best bit of news...

One of life's great joys is discovering a dish that feels like an insider's secret. That’s just what tasting my first bite of grandma pie—a crispy, pan-baked pizza covered with a garlicky tomato sauce—felt like. To learn more about the quintessential New York specialty with deep roots in Italian American culture, I chat with resident pizza expert S...

Borough Park is not Williamsburg. The corner of 58th St. & 18th Ave is Brooklyn-Brooklyn and the headquarters, the still-beating heart, of the Brooklyn Italians Soccer Club. “It used to be Italian people as far as you could see in this neighborhood,” said Ludo Masucci, current club director, unlocking the front door and nodding to a family of Hasid...

They passed the pasta — and the prizes! Some of the borough’s most civically minded Italians partied at the Federation of Italian-American Organizati­ons’ 41st-annual gala at El Caribe Country Club in Mill Basin on April 8. The organization’s executive director said the event went off without a hitch because they were able to honor some of the boro...