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by John Koblin   It was 9:30 p.m. in mid-November and Valentino Garavani was in his element.   The fashion designer had just finished conducting an hourlong Q-and-A about his six-decade career at the 92nd Street Y on Manhattan's Upper East Side. As he stood in a gallery space, just off the theater, dressed in a pristine navy suit with...

Buy your new favorite leather jacket and fight the tyranny of retail markups in one fell swoop? Sign us up.Armadio is a new e-commerce marketplace that brings luxury Italian fashion straight from Tuscany's best craftsmen—the same ones that design and manufacture leather goods for brands such as Prada, Gucci, Max Mara, and Brunello Cucinelli, and co...

By Paula Katinas   Women who have not had mammograms will be able to get them for free on one of two dates in December, thanks to a partnership between the American Italian Cancer Foundation and state Sen. Marty Golden.    Golden announced that the American Italian Cancer Foundation will provide free digital mammograms and clinic...

Si chiama Silvia Trobbiani, fa l'hair stylist, ha 30 anni ed è originaria di Corridonia: Silvia è arrivata a New York il 6 febbraio 2012 con il sogno di fare l'hair stylist delle star.   La sua avventura e il suo percorso vengono raccontati sul portale www.scoprinewyork.it.   Silvia "ha iniziato a lavorare come acconciatrice a 13 anni...

It's all in the family.Giuseppe Riccobono, 59, galloped his way to a full-time career as a horse-carriage driver shortly after he emigrated from Italy in 1981. Decades later, his sons Francesco, 27, and Antonino, 26, followed in their father's footsteps into the tourist-friendly carriage commerce.Now, they are all fighting to keep their jobs. &nb...

From Sunday, November 2nd to Friday November 5th, Italian Business and Investment Initiative in partnership with VentureOutNY will host VentureOutItaly III Fall Event, one-week NY Market Accelerator program for Italian tech startups.   The 15 most promising Italian tech startups will take part in one week US business expansion program that f...

By Melissa Kravitz   While Brooklyn used to be known for its manufacturing, the industrial side of Brooklyn has been noticeably shrinking through the past decade. Blocks away from the Canarsie L, the last stop on the line, stand the Victoria Fine Foods factory.   Started as a family company in 1929, 86 years later Victoria still...

Stagnation in retail spells death, according to Domenico Vacca. "I think that every ten to 15 years —€" actually, now, it has to be faster than that," the Italian designer told us over a lengthy chat earlier this year. "It's good to reinvent yourself every five years, minimum."   To that end, Vacca has taken reinvention to the extreme at his...

A very helpful experience especially for networking. With some disenchantment about being able to attract investors. But also with lessons learnt about how to improve. The 16 Italian startups that attended the 5-day NYC market accelerator (December 2-6) organized by VentureOutNY are back to Italy with plenty of stuff to think about and connections...

Francesco Ferranti, bioingegnere trentenne di Padova, sembra ancora più giovane, uno studente magrissimo, mentre sale, emozionato, sul palco dello Stock Exchange. Qui, alla Borsa di New York, presenta la sua «start up»: l'esoscheletro ExIM, una struttura meccanica di supporto per paraplegici.   «Aveva cominciato mio padre Benito molti anni f...

Dear friends,We are very happy to invite you to our monthly "New York Italians Aperitivo"WHEN: Thursday, April 30th at 7pm WHERE: Osteria del Principe   Come meet and mingle with New York Italians Italians partners, Italian companies and professionals, new and existing members. Stop by, enjoy a drink and great networking ...I...

Cesar, leader mondiale nel design delle cucine made in Italy, con un mercato che va dall'Europa agli Stati Uniti al Medio Oriente, ha aperto il suo primo flagship store a New York. Cesar è stata fondata da Vittorio Cester nel 1969, quando l'imprenditore trasformò il suo laboratorio in un moderno mobilificio, chiamandolo Cesar Arredamenti. Da quell...