Per il Ministro degli Esteri Angelino Alfano, non c’era occasione più ghiotta di questa, ad una manciata di mesi dalle elezioni politiche italiane, che coinvolgeranno anche gli elettori italiani all’estero, e nel pieno del vivace dibattito che sta letteralmente travolgendo gli Stati Uniti, per difendere la statua di Cristoforo Colombo. Lo ha fatto,...

Francesca Capetta, who just performed at Carnegie Hall in her sold-out solo show "Francesca Capetta sings Dean Martin: A Centennial Celebration" with Tony Winner Liliane Montevecchi and cabaret singer Stacy Sullivan, will be starring in the leading role of the new musical about Maria Montessori "La Dottoressa." The musical, written and composed by...

Walk into either Eataly location in New York City, and you’re likely to see mobs of tourists, and long lines to pick up either one of their handmade sandwiches or a slice of their fresh focaccia bread. Venture around the store, and you’ll find stalls set up selling gelato, fresh pasta, a glass case full of cheese, and what is probably some of the b...

In 1976, a bustling retail store opened on East 59th Street in New York: It was called Fiorucci — a global concept shop by the Italian designer Elio Fiorucci, who had opened other outposts in London and Milan. It housed Fiorucci’s own fashion line, which had become famous for baby-faced angels on T-shirts and some of the first stretch jeans, as wel...

Gluten-free eaters have a big new restaurant to try with the opening of Tali & Tali Dolce, an entirely gluten-free Italian restaurant, bar, bakery, and ice cream shop from consulting chef Harold Dieterle that has officially debuted in Kips Bay. Tali focuses on the savory side of things, with tons of dishes that aren’t usually associated with gluten...

Super fans of Italian hazelnut-cocoa spread Nutella have something to go nutty over: an all-Nutella cafe is expected to open in Greenwich Village. The city's latest single-subject restaurant will take the ground floor of a new Morris Adjmi–designed condominium building at 116 University Place when it opens next year with a 2,200-square-foot Nutella...

The evening on Mulberry Street was already thickening with the aroma of fried dough and grilled sausage when a knight in faded armor coursed through the crowd in a shopping cart. “Puppet show in the church,” shouted a man pushing the cart. “Marionettes in the church.” The popular street festival that is the Feast of San Gennaro is a concerted heave...

Barnes & Noble, Inc., along with the Columbus Citizens Foundation, today announced that more than 100 Italian-American authors will be marching up Fifth Avenue in this year’s Columbus Day Parade. Chairman and Founder of Barnes & Noble, Leonard Riggio, was named Grand Marshal of the 73rd Columbus Day Parade and created the theme for this year, “A Ce...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation has partnered with over 39 other Italian-American organizations and announced today that they are reaching out to all NYC elected officials and 2017 electoral candidates for their stance on the preservation or removal of the Columbus Monument and Statue at Columbus Circle.   Board President of the Columbus Citizens...

Sulla dodicesima Street lo aspettavano tutti. In fila. Qualcuno con l’ombrello aperto per ripararsi dalla pioggia. Altri sotto i rami delle piante che impreziosiscono le facciate dei palazzi del quartiere. Si parla italiano, nell’attesa. Poi i controlli, all’ingresso. Borse, attrezzature, zaini. Infine l’arrivo alla Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. Al...