The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301 - presents: "Celebrating Naples: A Journey Through History" a presentation by Anita Sanseverino. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 7:00 PM Anita Sanseverino will present a lecture and accompanying dvd about the history of Naples and why it should be on the priorit...

This World War II vet is the oldest member of the Tappen American Legion Post, where he's served as Second Vice Commander since 2007. Meet Sunnyside resident James "Jim" Nichetta, who turns 100 years old on April 11 -- and still thrives on attending meetings and dinners for the military organization he holds most dear. The proud member of the "Grea...

Cristian Cangelosi has learned a lot from former two-division world champion Paul Malignaggi in the time they’ve known each other. But did he learn the most important lesson of the fight game, to not put himself in position to have to cut his hair in between rounds? They both laugh. “Yeah, I know,” said the 19-year-old Cangelosi, a promising 152-po...

"The House on The Fondaco Plain". A Presentation of the Novel by author, Natale Caruso with introduction & commentary by Francesco Bonavita, PhD and original translator, Marino D'Orazio. Tuesday, April 17th @ 7:00 PM Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue - Staten Island, NY 10301 Natale Caruso's novel, The House on the Fondaco Plain, is a masterpiece w...

Everyone is welcome again to indulge in some gelato, learn some Italian, or just have a few laughs at the CSI club Viva L’Italiano on Thursday afternoons.   President of the club Viva L’Italiano of CSI, Samantha Massey, plans to resurrect this club from once being canceled, to a growing and active club. “We want to create a better awareness for the...

Last year, in April, Amoy Barnes, the community relations representative for the mayor's office on Staten Island, called her acquaintance, Josephine Marino, and asked if Mayor Bill de Blasio could check in briefly at her home in Great Kills during a whistle-stop tour of the borough devoted to complaints regarding sky-rocketing water costs.  Josephi...

Unassuming and seemingly quiet from its facade, Rosemarie Bakery might surprise bread and cookie consumers of the borough. This bustling behind-closed-doors Port Richmond operation turns out Kaiser rolls, artisan Italian loaves, three-footers, heroes and cookies -- by the thousands. To grasp the scale here, 50,000 pounds of flour is pumped from a t...

Chattering in Italian, the Da Piera kitchen crew toiled over lunch specials in the kitchen at the back of the shop. In the meantime, scents of freshly chopped oranges and roasting pizza wove their way through the tiny restaurant. "Everything I do, it's from the heart," said Piera Vendra, the proprietor and cook for whom the Castleton Corners eatery...

Blumhouse Productions is looking for 15 - 20 year old boys for the role of ALBIE in the Blumhouse (The Purge, Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Get Out, Split) coming-of-age feature, ONCE UPON A TIME IN STATEN ISLAND. No previous acting experience required.  Character Description: Male, 15-20 years old. Plays a high school student. Italian-American k...

Native New Yorker Deana Martin is a multi-talented song-stylist, actress, best-selling author -- and a licensed pilot. She's also her father's daughter. "Deana Sings Dino" takes the stage Friday, April 20, at Lorenzo's Cabaret in the Hilton Garden Inn. If you haven't guessed by now, her famous father is the Dean Martin, the legendary charter member...