Last night I had the honor and the pleasure to attend the 2017 NIAF Spring Gala in New York. It is always an enormous privilege to be able to be part of this amazing celebration of the Italian American community. At the famous Cipriani 42 venue, for a completely sold out event, many friends of We the Italians were so kind to welcome me as the found...

Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined his colleagues in the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators and announced the conference is now accepting applications for its annual college scholarship contest. The conference will award four $3,000 scholarships to future and current college students based on academic and athletic achieve...

Dating back some 4,000 years, the sport of falconry is still widely practiced today. With origins in the Middle East, falconry is a highly-regarded pastime, which, in some cultures, also serves as a male rite of passage. Italian filmmaker Yuri Ancarini explores an annual falconry competition that takes place in the vast desert of Qatar in his visua...

When: Friday, April 07, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York - Organized by : ICI - Entrance : Free After receiving the Critics' Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1990), Pietro De Maria won First Prize in other prestigious international piano competitions, such as the Dino Ciani - Teatro La Scal...

NYC Village Pizza opened Thursday at 129 W. Fourth St. in south Bethlehem. The 40-seat restaurant serves Italian and Mediterranean favorites such as calzones, strombolis, gyros and kebabs. Owner John Okumus previously operated Stromboli Pizza on North 17th Street in Allentown and other restaurants in New York City since 1980. The menu reflects his...

Niki and Shaokao Cheng, owners of BoConcept New York, proudly announce the March 1st opening of the first Calligaris Brand Store in New York City. The husband and wife team have owned and operated the BoConcept Franchise in New York and New Jersey for the past 14 years. This is their first foray into a furniture brand outside of BoConcept. “We chos...

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...

Da sempre vicini agli italiani che vivono all’estero e per far sì che possa continuare il legame tra loro e la terra d’origine. Da queste premesse nasce l’intensa attività della Banca Monte Pruno a favore di chi vive all’estero ed, in particolare, negli USA. Un’azione che ormai produce i suoi effetti da diversi anni, a partire dalla creazione della...

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...

Eater’s original series 60-Second Tasting Menu offers all the elegance and intricate plating of a multi-course menu — but without the time commitment (or the price). This week we visit Del Posto, a house of Italian fine dining in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, where newly appointed executive chef Melissa J. Rodriguez serves up the eight-course “C...