Dal cuore di Bari vecchia al cuore di New York, esportando la bontà del gelato barese.Da diversi anni la storica gelateria Gentile - con una tradizione di famiglia che parte nel 1880 - ha aperto una succursale americana nella 'Grande Mela'.Una storia che inizia a maggio del 2015, quando viene aperta la prima sede sulla 5th Avenue, nella zona di Wil...

One of the many incredible contacts that I made at the most recent event for the Italian American Baseball Foundation was Sabino Curcio of the social media phenomenon, Growing Up Italian. Sabino invited me to join his podcast as a guest. I graciously accepted. About a month after the IABF event, I met with Sabino at the San Sabino Society Club (206...

I definitely pissed off a member of the Bamonte family. I didn’t mean to do it. I was trying to explain to Nicole Bamonte that I’m writing about how I will try, and likely enjoy, any establishment that displays one or more autographed photos of a cast member from The Sopranos, that it’s a seal of approval for me when I walk into a place in the Tri-...

“E’ il momento giusto per investire a New York”. Per un investitore, il contesto attuale rappresenta un’ottima occasione d’acquisto, a maggior ragione se si presenta sul mercato con la disponibilità liquida per chiudere la transazione in 30-45 giorni”, afferma Andrea Pedicini, broker immobiliare italiano a New York.   “A New York siamo ormai ripiom...

The Tri-State Italian-American Congress held its annual scholarship award prayer service at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Williamsburg Nov. 29. The Tri-State Italian-American Congress is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide educational opportunities for Italian-American children, to support organizations and charities benefiti...

It was the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and Joseph Sciorra was ready to build his presepio in his Williamsburg apartment. A Styrofoam base was in place on a small table in the corner of the kitchen. There were plastic containers and tape and nails and dried bunches of herbs to serve as vegetation. This year, his presepio — an elaborate Nativity and v...

Thursday December 6, 7:00 pm. Swinging Sixties Senior Center, 211 Ainslie Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: 212-642-2094. From the Jersey shore to Las Vegas to Hollywood, and all the dance halls in between, this multilayered story is vivid with historical color and steeped in the popular music that se...

It’s been just a few short weeks since chef Missy Robbins opened her newest ode to Italian cuisine, Misi, in Williamsburg, New York, but already the restaurant is attracting attention for its pasta. Each day the restaurant churns out an enticing list of fresh noodles, from plump spinach and mascarpone-stuffed tortellini to flat linguine. But while...

Last night, I traveled to Williamsburg, Brooklyn to visit the Our Lady of The Snow Society’s Hall on Graham Avenue. This pocket of East Williamsburg has been Italian since the late 1800’s. The society just celebrated its 130th Feast Day of Our Lady of The Snow this past August 5th. Needless to say, this is one of the last remaining original Italian...

EVERY MORNING, as the sun arrives, so do they: a handful of employees, taking their spots at two maple benches custom-made by John Boos & Co., the Illinois company revered for its cutting boards. They will stay for around 10 hours, producing whichever pasta the kitchen requests: corzetti, stamped like Roman coins; or cappelletti — little hats — stu...