On the occasion of the exhibition Italian Types, on view at the Institute from March 21 to May 2, we present a special screening of Design is One. Lella & Massimo Vignelli, a documentary by Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra. Co-director Kathy Brew will introduce the film and discuss the Vignellis in conversation with designer Jonathan Wajskol. Lella an...

The early generation of Italian immigrants took their first steps on U.S. soil in a place that has now become a legend—Ellis Island. In the 1880s, they numbered 300,000; in the 1890s, 600,000; in the decade after that, more than two million. By 1920, when immigration began to taper off, more than 4 million Italians had come to the United States, an...

Vincent C. Maltese, chair of the Triangle Fire Memorial Association, announced the 2019 awardees will be honored at the 108th Anniversary Ceremony to be held on Monday, March 25th, at 6:30 pm, at the Paolucci CNL Center at Christ the King Campus, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village (Door #10). The tribute remembers the 146 victims of the trag...

Giampietro “Lillo” Remia left his job as a pastry chef in Rome “for love.” He moved with his family to Brooklyn, where he opened Lillo Cucina Italiana, a humble neighborhood trattoria. “I was living here for a few years, and really, I [kept] looking for the same place—an Italian place where you can [talk] soccer, politics. And it was not easy [to f...

Buffalo News critic Jeff Simon once wrote: “Who is the most beloved person in the City of Buffalo, who is neither an athlete nor TV personality? As fast as the question came, so did the answer: Joey Giambra.” I have known Joey for nearly forty years and I agreed with Simon when he wrote: “Everyone who knows Joey tends to love the guy. At the very l...

On March 2nd, our friends at Il Centro in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn threw an unforgettably amazing event. Guests attended from all parts of the tri-state area to revel in treasures of Italian culture. Vanessa Racci and her swingin’ jazz trio wowed all who attended with a mix of reinvented Italian songs from her album “Italiana Fresca And American Jazz...

Some local laughs are being used to bring a big-time helping hand to students at Christ the King High School. The Middle Village school got a visit from the local Italian-American club Associazione Culturale Italiana Di New York recently. The organization gave them the proceeds from a recent local comedy show to benefit art scholarships for student...

He’s performed on New York City streets and in the subway. He’s had gigs in the Bronx that started at 4 a.m. And trumpet player Chris Botti told the Journal that he’s played “Everyone’s wedding this side of the L.I.E.,” referring to the Long Island Expressway. “I went up through the ranks,” said the musician, who lives in a New York City hotel. Bot...

Era il 1927 quando Fortunato Depero mise in valigia il suo Libro imbullonato, praticamente fresco di stampa, e insieme alla moglie Rosetta partì per Nuova York in cerca di fortuna (alcune fonti citano il 1928 come anno della partenza, ma poco cambia). Arrivato nella Grande Mela, Depero lavorò come pubblicitario, ebbe tra i clienti testate come il N...

When most people think of food critics, they think of people like Ruth Reichl and Pete Wells, who have authority granted them by years spent covering restaurants around the world. What they don’t conjure is the image of an 11-year-old boy from Brooklyn who delivers his opinion via Instagram videos recorded on his mom’s phone. Well, maybe they shoul...