The producers of A Bronx Tale — The Musical announced that they will make a donation of $4 for every ticket sold to performances from January 16-21 through the Child Reach Foundation to help families affected by the fire that burned through an apartment building in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx on December 28, 2017. It was the deadliest fir...

There is something very enchanting about snow, especially when it’s snowing on Arthur Avenue during Christmastime. We had the luxury of being a part of the exclusive Arthur Avenue food tour with Danielle Oteri and Anthony Fasano of The Italian American Podcast. Besides tantalizing our taste buds, we were given some first hand looks at what goes on...

With all of the Christmas shopping going on, it’s important to remember all of the food. It’s a huge part of the celebration, and many people are making a special trip to the Bronx to get their staples. As CBS2’s Andrea Grymes explained, stepping foot on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx’s Little Italy, will make you feel like you’re back in the old count...

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Richard A. Grace, beloved friend and supporter of the Italian American community. Richard passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the young age of 73 after putting up a heroic fight with a terrible disease. Richard or Richie as he was so often referred to by his friends was born and raised in Th...

A Bronx Tale — The Musical celebrated its first year on Broadway yesterday, November 29, at the Longacre Theatre. The musical adaptation of book writer Chazz Palminteri's acclaimed solo show opened December 1, 2016. A Bronx Tale also stars Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero as Sonny, Richard H. Blake as Lorenzo, Lucia Giannetta as Rosina, and Bradley...

  On the Northeast corner of Arthur Avenue and 186th Street stands a little shop with a bright green awning. Passersby mosey around the entrance, inspecting piles of San Marzano tomatoes, black olives, and Lupini beans that are constructed into neat towers. A woman with a thick New York accent inquires about the roasted red peppers in the window.“I...

The Bronx Italian American History Initiative (BIAHI) is a new oral history project established by researchers at Fordham University in 2016.  Our goal is to capture the personal narratives of Italian and Italian Americans in an online archive that documents the Bronx neighborhoods where they settled, lived and worked throughout the 20th century. ...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast episode, I have two guests. Firstly I speak with Helene Stapinski, author of the wonderful book Murder in Matera, a true story of passion, family, and forgiveness in Southern Italy. In the stories segment, I speak with Danielle Oteri from Feast on History where she hosts Arthur Avenue Food Tours, and...

The city is holding public hearings in all five boroughs to let New Yorkers give their two cents on whether potentially-offensive statues should stay or go. The commission created by Mayor de Blasio is reviewing “symbols of hate” on city property, and is expected to give recommendations on monuments to scrap or keep by the end of the year. “Our pub...

An iconic Throggs Neck businessperson has passed away. Antonio ‘Tony’ Cortese, described by family as “a force of life in any and all his endeavors,” was the owner of the popular Amerigo’s Italian Restaurant at the corner of East Tremont Avenue and Sullivan Place, from 1980 to 1998. Cortese passed away from natural causes at the age of 89 on Friday...