Ottobre è il mese proclamato dal Congresso degli Stati Uniti come “Mese italoamericano per il patrimonio e la cultura”. Ogni anno, a partire dal 1989 negli Stati Uniti si celebra il patrimonio e la cultura italiana, e da quest’anno ci sarà un riconoscimento in più. Giovedì 11 ottobre, a New York si terrà l’”Italian-American Heritage” promosso dal B...

A Brooklyn civic leader who served alongside Mafalda DiMango on the local school board is leading an effort to convince the city to name the street corner outside P.S. 204 in Bensonhurst in memory of the iconic education advocate who died Aug. 2 at the age of 91. Carlo Scissura, president of the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brook...

A Bensonhurst tradition continues. The annual Feast of Santa Rosalia, which starts at 68th Street and ends at Bay Ridge Parkway along 18thAvenue, also known as Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard, began last week. Per usual, the festival includes rides, music, games, drink and of course, food. “The Feast of Santa Rosalia, better known as the 18th Avenue F...

The Federation of Italian American Organizations Queens (FIAO) celebrated the 30th anniversary of its 5K Run to Fight Drug Abuse, which was sponsored by SB One Bank. Runners come from all boroughs to compete in the heat and humidity, in an out and back course. The race was started by Vito Gianola, former senior vice president of SB One Bank, who al...

Mafalda DiMango, a longtime Dyker Heights resident and one of the longest-serving school board members in the city’s history, died on Aug. 2. She was 91 years old. DiMango was a staunch community and education activist, spending more than 40 years advocating for students in School District 20 — which includes Bay Ridge, Fort Hamilton, Borough Park,...

When leaders of the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn sat down to plan their new community center in Bensonhurst, they knew they wanted the building to be large enough to house the various programs they sponsor and also that they wanted the structure to make efficient use of be energy. Their goal of ensuring that the communit...

Bordighera Press and the Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) will once again be sharing a table at The Brooklyn Book Festival, one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, the Festival includes a week of Bo...

Members and friends of the Comitati delle Due Sicilie USA met up at Panzerotti Bites (235 Smith St.) in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn this week for an enjoyable evening of food and fellowship. Warmly welcomed by owners Vittoria and Pasquale, our hungry little troop settled in the cozy shop with open kitchen and patio seating, and perused the wide selec...

A few days out of the year, bands and megaphones drown out the noise of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in a few small blocks of Williamsburg’s Streets, as 50,000+ people come together to celebrate a tradition dating back over 1000 years: The Feast of Mt. Carmel, (The Giglio Feast). While this New York City rendition is a mere 115 years old in compa...

He has more than 10,000 Instagram followers, hangs out with chefs, photographers and podcasters and gets his tab picked up by local restaurateurs. And he’s 11 years old. The kid in question is Luca Marconi, a fifth grader who, under his Instagram handle @LucaTwoTimes, is also a big-talking food reviewer. For the last year, the cuddly Williamsburg,...