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For George Ranalli, architecture is not just a simple case of surface-level design. It represents so much more.  “People’s expectations and how they view architecture, it is really fused with their personal experiences,” he said.  One of the city’s top Manhattan-based architects who has worked on all sorts of projects, Ranalli, 76, carries a lot of...

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn got their passports out and traveled all the way to Staten Island where they were welcomed by Justice Ralph Porzio during its monthly meeting at Nino's Restaurant on Hylan Boulevard on Jan. 10. The Columbian Lawyers are one of the most powerful and influential bar associations in Brooklyn, but the group...

A very special presentation will be held on January 26th from 6-7 PM, by the NY State Troopers in the Little Italy Neighborhood (at the Rochester Community Sports Complex - 448 Smith St.) to present Neighborhood Crime Prevention information to the community. The information applies to all neighborhoods, both city and suburban. The event will featur...

Teresa Rampulla, Founder and CEO of She Media NY and Marketing Director and Advertising Sales Manager of Ferry Ads, was destined to be a Staten Island businesswoman. Rampulla was born and raised in Staten Island, where she began her professional career. As a teenager, Rampulla interned at the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, where her mother, Amy...

This season of “The White Lotus” may be over, but consumers seeking a hint of Italian luxury have a new spot to explore in Noho. Italian retailer LuisaViaRoma signed a 13,000-square-foot lease at 1 Bond Street, the New York Business Journal reported. It will be the online retailer’s first physical location in the U.S. The retailer will occupy 8,000...

Any attorneys looking to meet and connect with the judiciary is missing out on a huge opportunity if they’re not going to Judges Night. The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn always has a strong presence of the borough’s judges during its meetings, but none come close to matching the judicial starpower of its annual Judges Night, which took...

“Traditional” doesn’t have to mean “tired.” For business and life partners Susan Spiranovich and Adam Holtzinger of Brooklyn-based Keep, their minimalist aesthetic is informed by eighteenth-century Italian glass heritage. The two met when they were students at the Cleveland Institute of Art—Spiranovich was studying graphic design and Holtzinger tra...

MSC Cruises has held a naming ceremony for MSC Seascape, the largest and most technologically-advanced ship built in Italy. The naming ceremony took place in New York on 7 December. The ship’s arrival in New York marks the end of a 17-day journey from the shipyard where it was built in Italy. Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri delivered the 339-meter-...

While in America the black transgender community proactively asks for protection, in Italy there is a legislative vacuum on same-sex couples. Based on three simple and powerful words, Know Your Rights, this was the first conference on domestic abuse organized at the New York Consulate by the Tri-State Comites in collaboration with the Italian Women...

Hollywood star, Bette Davis’ eternal rival, Joan Crawford, argued that the most important thing for a woman, after her talent, was her hairdresser. You may not be completely in agreement with this order of priorities, but there is no doubt that by now the one who plays the role of hair stylist has become an indispensable beauty accomplice for the e...

According to Save the Duck, New Yorkers are down for some down-alternatives. The three-generations strong Milan-based sustainable parka-centric brand has opened its first flagship store in the bustling downtown retail mecca.To celebrate, director and general manager, USA for Save the Duck, Loris Spadaccini, was on hand at the new 1500-square-foot l...

Tuesday, November 8 at 7 pm. Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Featuring Grazia d'Annuzio, former editor of Vogue Italia. Register here. Are you interested in Italian fashion? Would you like to hear how it started and how it developed over the years? Are you curious to hear stories about major Italian designers? Grazia d’Annuzio...