As I’ve written elsewhere, Italian is a very much alive  in academic and professional settings, so now it’s time to investigate the real world, language on a day-to-day basis –  Italian is out there, a spirit that supersedes national boundaries. So where do we see and hear la bella lingua in the greater NY area? Italian food has become one of the m...

Sann Diego State head coach Rocky Long read awhile back that Jim Harbaugh is taking the Michigan football team to Italy during spring football. Long thought, “What a great idea.” So Long is taking the Aztecs to Italy, too. ... Little Italy. The downtown San Diego neighborhood dates back more than a century, its heritage traced to the Italian commun...

E. Rossi & Company, an Italian gift shop on Grand Street near Mulberry Street in Little Italy, has become something of a museum of Italian-American pop culture. The shop’s backlogged inventory includes religious items and kitchen supplies, such as Italian coffee makers and pasta cutters, piled high overhead. Customers can buy molds for cannoli shel...

It all started with a boat. Joseph Cortese, founder of Little Italy Pizzeria, made the journey to America along with many other Italian immigrants in the 1960s. Cortese immigrated to the country when he was 10 years old. He could not speak English when he arrived, so he started working as a dishwasher at a pizza restaurant. After turning 18, he own...

With a turnout larger than usual, Saint Leo's Church hosted its annual Ravioli & Spaghetti Dinner March 5, serving over 1,100 sit-down meals in the school hall and close to 1,000 carry-out dinners. When usually the dinner ends at 6 pm, the last diners were seated at 7:15! In attendance once again was Governor Larry Hogan, along with the parish's fo...

Meeting friends for Sunday dinner in Manhattan over the weekend, I stumbled across an interesting facade at 231 East 14th Street half-hidden behind some trees and the building's fire escape. Unsure of its history, I snapped a few photos and continued on my way. Later that night I went online to try and learn more about the work.  Thanks to Ephemera...

San Diego’s Little Italy is the largest Little Italy community in the nation and has been reviving over the last 20 years under the leadership of the nonprofit organization, the Little Italy Association. The Little Italy neighborhood has turned multiple Italian’s vision of an “American Dream” into a beautiful reality. In the last 12 years, there’s...

The history of Lincoln County’s “Little Italy” will be explored Thursday during a special post-Black History Month program hosted by the Lincoln County Historical and Genealogical Society. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Hurst Review Services conference room, 127 S. Railroad Ave. Pat Williams Tillman, of Williams Mortuary, is the featured sp...

Dozens of people with masks filled the room at Sons of Italy in Endicott for Little Italy Endicott's "Carnivale di Venezia" Masquerade Ball.  Tickets for the event were $35, which included a cash bar, food and live music. All the money for the event will go toward Little Italy Endicott's mission to revitalize the community. The purpose of the event...

March 3 (Friday)   6:30 - 8:30 pm. Italian American Museum - 155 Mulberry Street, Manhattan. Artiste Italiane - Women Artists of Italian Heritage Opening Reception In honor of Women's History Month, thirteen women artists of Italian heritage will be presented. These women are all accomplished artists having exhibited in galleries and museums both n...