Residents may be voting on whether to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 2018. Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday being recognized by municipalities across the country, celebrates Native Americans and challenges the idea that Christopher Columbus “discovered” the United States. During a Board of Selectmen meeting in October, member R...

A radical Brooklyn lawmaker on Monday introduced a new state bill to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day, and slammed the famed explorer as a “murderer.” “This land that all of us inhabit is stolen land — stolen from the indigenous people who were slaughtered and forced onto reservations,” Assemblyman Charles Barron told The Post, adding...

The city is holding public hearings in all five boroughs to let New Yorkers give their two cents on whether potentially-offensive statues should stay or go. The commission created by Mayor de Blasio is reviewing “symbols of hate” on city property, and is expected to give recommendations on monuments to scrap or keep by the end of the year. “Our pub...

When: Thursday, November 30, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York - Organized by : ICI - Entrance : Free This is the first of two talks -the second will take place in December and will be dedicated to "Memory, Monuments and Community"- on the political use of history. The animated discussion that in recent ti...

Corona D’Italia Lodge 807 held its Columbus Day dinner at 2 p.m. Oc. 7 at the Wolverine Restaurant. Arriving guests were registered by Treasurer Louise Vitullo and her member, daughter Patty Kuhn. Trustee Pudue LaCava directed seating at the sit-down dinner. Orator Valerie Valentino, assisted by historian Mary Jane Folino, presented each person in...

October is Italian Heritage Month and Nutley and Belleville celebrated with the 35th annual Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade along Franklin Avenue on Sunday, Oct. 8. This year’s dignitaries reflected on their heritage, why they celebrate Christopher Columbus and showed gratitude for their honors. Nutleyite Henry Meola is the lighting designer...

Red splotches on the city’s Christopher Columbus statue — from vandalism in the week of Columbus Day — vanished Friday as two professionals blasted the bronzed explorer with dry ice. The ice turned to gas, taking the red stuff with it. The city hired the South Bend firm Polar Clean to clean the statue along Mishawaka Avenue that looks over Central...

In the US, the national debate on the country’s origins and heritage has involved also the Italian American community. At the heart of discussion, however, there is more than statues and celebratory days, there is the meaning itself of being proud of our roots.   Christopher Columbus and the Vikings  A few weeks ago, the Los Angeles City Council de...

Should they stay or should they go? Starting Wednesday, the public can help decide the fate of controversial statues that a city commission is considering tearing down. Mayor Bill de Blasio's Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers launched an online survey Wednesday morning asking New Yorkers for their thoughts on how to handle specific stat...

An effort is ongoing in the borough’s Italian-American enclaves to save a beloved statue of Christopher Columbus. Locals are participating in at least two petition efforts to implore a public art review commission established by Mayor de Blasio to keep a statue of Christopher Columbus in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle. The Sons of Italy placed petitio...