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Situated on Howard Avenue, across from Notre Dame Academy, with a compelling view of the Lower Bay, New York Harbor, Manhattan, and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge is the beautiful Casa Belvedere. The 1908 mansion was the home of the Roebling-Stirn family and was designated a New York City Landmark Building in 2001. It is listed on the New York State...

February 4, 2020, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor. New York, N.Y. 10036. Future: il domani narrato dalle voci di oggi. Edited by Igiaba Scego. Eleven African/Italian authors speak of the future, of generations, and of roots. Future: il domani narrato da voci di oggi (2019, Effequ) is an anthology in...

Winning a Pulitzer Prize is a fantasy that most writers dream about especially in the early years of their writing careers. Then there's Jhumpa Lahiri who did just that, winning the Pulitzer for fiction in 2000 at the age of 32 with her first short story collection, "Interpreter of Maladies." She went on to write two bestselling novels, "The Namesa...

Order Sons of Italy Grand Lodge Foundation Inc. made their first installment of $20,000 on their $100,000 grant to the Italian American Museum for their new permanent exhibition, 'The Italian American Experience' which is scheduled to open in 2021 and will highlight the role of OSIA in the community. Left to right: Philip Foglia, Esq., Executive Vi...

Former NYPD detective Sonny Grosso, whose police work with partner Eddie Egan was used as the plot for the classic 1971 cop flick “The French Connection,” died Wednesday. He was 89. Grosso’s death was confirmed by his longtime friend, and former NYPD captain, Ernie Naspretto. Grosso died in Manhattan after battling a long illness, Naspretto said. “...

In the summer of 2014 I visited New York City for the first time. Back then, I couldn’t imagine that my trip would have been the first step in realizing my biggest dream: to live and work in the Big Apple. During that holiday I went to the Museum of Modern Art and I visited the “Architecture & Design” section: design was put at the same level as ar...

The New York City-based Kairos Italy Theater along with the Italy-based KIT Italiana and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU will present the eighth annual In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, a festival of Italian theater taking place in all five boroughs of NYC (participating venues to be announced), April 27-May 11, 2020. Admission to all show...

Nicola Trombetta rieletto Presidente delle Associazioni della Campania negli Stati Uniti d’America. Originario di Solofra, in provincia di Avellino, Nicola Trombetta era già stato Presidente dell’importante associazione italiana negli USA fino a due anni fa, lasciando successivamente il posto al Presidente del Club San Cono di Brooklyn Rocco Manzol...

The Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome presents SALONE!, a multimedia/live performance event showcasing the work of world-renown choreographers, artists, composers, actors, and artisans who have each been awarded the prestigious Rome Prize. The premiere event will take place on March 24, 2020, at Roulette in Brooklyn, within a vibra...

When opera star Joyce DiDonato told us she wanted to sing centuries-old Italian love songs at the Tiny Desk we weren't surprised. But when she said she was bringing a jazz band to back her up, we did a double take. But that's Joyce, always taking risks. After all, the last time we filmed the down-to-earth diva, she insisted on singing an opera aria...

Queensboro UNICO, the Queens chapter of the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States, had a banner year and a holiday season to remember. Gaspare J. Mistretta was elected president of Queensboro UNICO in August 2019, after being a member for 17 years and holding “basically every position” at the private nonprofit organizat...

It is with profound sadness that I write to inform you of the death of our dear friend Robert Viscusi, Professor Emeritus of Brooklyn College. He died this morning at Lennox Hill Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy, and two children, Victoria and Robert. For those of us who knew Bob well, we knew a...