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The Most Precious Blood Church rectory in Little Italy will return as a new luxury development. The listing for 109 Mulberry Street – the church is located on Baxter Street – first hit the market in February 2018 as a “development site” for $14 million. It took seven months to sell, but finally changed hands last September for $12.8 million. The ne...

Forty-five years later, and St. Anthony’s Italian Festival is still very much so a Wilmington tradition. Thousands of people gather every year at the St. Anthony Roman Catholic church on North Dupont Street to celebrate the rich culture of Italy. Nestled in between five surrounding city blocks, the festival sits directly in the middle of a thriving...

The Italian American Writers Association Presents its 28th Anniversary Reading Series SATURDAY, JUNE 29 @ NYPL Mulberry St.  features  Bordighera Book Boost x2:  Maria Giura and Maria Terrone Maria Giura is the author of What My Father Taught Me, (Bordighera Press), which was recently named a finalist for the Paterson Book Prize. Her second book, a...

Hundreds attended the St. Theresa Feast in Pelham Bay Friday night to celebrate their Italian-American heritage. The family-focused event kicked off in front of St. Theresa's Catholic Church on Wednesday and goes through Sunday. The celebration, which is in its 23rd year, is known for Italian food, rides and games. There's also a raffle to raise mo...

Opera Italiana is in the Air, the annual free, outdoor concert presenting some of the top stars in Italian opera and bringing the art form to diverse, new and younger audiences, is returning to Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park on Monday, July 1 at 7 pm, the concert’s president and music director, Alvise Casellati, announced today. Thousands are e...

Angelo “Gus” Guastaferro, 87, an aerospace executive, passed Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Williamsburg. He was born June 4, 1932, in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Carlo Guastaferro and Rafaela Gioffi Guastaferro. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor, and is survived by three sons, Carl, Mark, and Brian; eight grandchildren, Justin, Christopher, Jenn...

We are in Puglia, ma a New York. La Puglia conquista il cuore dell'America: fino al 3 luglio una pubblicità che racconterà le meraviglie del territorio sarà trasmessa a Times square, a ripetizione su un grande display. Ogni 10 minuti, fra i tantissimi spot che popolano quella piazza – attraversata ogni giorno da 450mila persone – si potranno vedere...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that Massimo Ferragamo, the Chairman of Ferragamo USA, has been named Grand Marshal of the 75th annual Columbus Day Parade. Mr. Ferragamo is a proud Italian, who divides his time between Italy and the USA, and is deeply involved in the Ferragamo business started by his father in California in the 192...

The mayor of Yonkers, Mike Spano, declared June 21st, 2019 Tiziano Thomas Dossena Day in Yonkers because of his many achievements in the publishing world. Dossena is the author of “Caro Fantozzi,” published by Scriptum Press in December 2008, “Dona Flor, An Opera by van Westerhout,” published by Idea Publications in April 2010, “Sunny Days and Slee...

Nola, a small town outside of Naples in the Campania region of Southern Italy, and Williamsburg, the premiere trendiest neighborhood in New York, are approximately 4,394 miles apart. Nola with its stone streets and ancient grit, is in the shadow of Vesuvius, while Williamsburg is ultra-gentrified and punctuated by high-rise glass condominiums and t...

In the beautiful setting of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, in New York City, on June 8th, at the yearly Conference of Presidents of Italian American Organizations, Gilda Battaglia Rorro Baldassari was honored by the distribution of copies of her successful memoir “Gilda, Promise Me”, published by Idea Press. The books were offered by the Preside...

Quando i funzionari dell’Opera di S. Croce di Firenze  hanno contattato per la prima volta i loro colleghi del Museo di Ellis Island per proporre la mostra Sisters in Liberty,  che verrà inaugurata ad ottobre, non hanno ottenuto la risposta entusiastica che si aspettavano. In seguito hanno saputo che ogni anno decine di istituzioni propongono impro...