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In the late 18th century, the neighborhood we now know as Belmont — west of the Bronx Zoo and south of Fordham University — was a portion of the tobacco farm, factory, and estate belonging to the Lorillard family, at a time when the city was covered with tobacco farms, mainly for the manufacture of snuff. A century later, Belmont had been divided i...

Era il 1888 quando nacque in Italia Giuseppe Francesco Allocca e non aveva più di 7 anni quando con i genitori espatriò negli Stati Uniti d’America.Era uno dei milioni di emigranti che lasciarono il Paese in condizioni di povertà. Cresciuto a New York City, nel quartiere di Brooklyn, poi si trasferì a Boston. Si sposò nel 1911 con Annunziata Lamian...

Caruso Menswear, an Italian clothier, is opening a new showroom on Madison Avenue in Midtown, Commercial Observer has learned. The 50-year-old menswear company signed a lease for 1,855 square feet on the 27th floor of 501 Madison Avenue, located between East 52nd and East 53rd streets. The full-floor space comes with a terrace, and Caruso will use...

Presso il Javits Center di Manhattan, si è aperta oggi la sessantasettesima edizione del Fancy Food, una delle fiere di cibo più importanti al mondo. Già dalle 9 di domenica mattina le sale erano gremite di gente, l’ aria che si respirava era frizzante, carica di attesa e aspettative. Per l’evento, come ogni anno, era a disposizione l’ enorme edifi...

Milana’s is Downtown’s New York-style pizza staple—actually, they’re Long Beach‘s New York-style pizza staple. And one thing that has always stuck with me is something its owner, Adriel Fasci, told me years ago when they first opened: “Y’know, if a plain cheese slice can’t hold up on its own, then it isn’t good pizza. Period.” Forthright with a thi...

Imagine if you could erase all the hate in the world by just replacing it with something beautiful, like art, for instance. It would seem almost too good to be true, and to many this might indeed sound somewhat naive. However, this is exactly what has happened in Verona and its outskirts. For more than a decade, Italian street artist Pier Paolo Spi...

"Prayers were answered," current state lodge president Dan Matuella said. It's been almost two and a half years since a kitchen fire destroyed the historic gathering place and restaurant on 10th Street. The rebuild still isn't finished. Construction was delayed and eventually stopped altogether when funds ran out. "It was so stressful and it requir...

Hungry? A new neighborhood Italian spot has you covered. Located at 738 N. Wells St. in River North, the fresh arrival is called Torchio Pasta Bar. This new business specializes in fresh pasta that's made in-house. From spaghetti to rigatoni to orecchiette, this spot hopes to satisfy your pasta and Italian food cravings. In addition to pasta, the m...

In the social media generation of fashion, street style reigns supreme. While the streets of Milan, New York, Paris and London are awash with style insiders for two weeks of the year, the city of Florence, Italy is a sea of colour twice annually as 'menswear mecca' Pitti Uomo takes place every January and June. It attracts a crowd of impeccably dre...

Martin Scorsese’s latest movie, Rolling Thunder Revue is out on Netflix and it chronicles the concert tour by Bob Dylan of the same name in 1975-1976. In the film, Dylan’s penchant for theatrical performance is on full show as he appeared on stage in the makeup of a clown. But, it’s the music, which is the focus, as Scorsese says. The director of s...

If you visit Naples you must eat the authentic Neapolitan Pizza. UNESCO has inscribed the “Art of Neapolitan Pizzaiuolo” in 2017 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. All that is related to the making of authentic Neapolitan Pizza, from the art of handling the dough to the movements that are carried out until t...

The voice is instantly, almost violently recognizable — aloof, amused and melancholy. The metaphors are sparse and ordinary; the language plain, but every word load-bearing. Short sentences detonate into scenes of shocking cruelty. Even in middling translations, it is a style that cannot be subsumed; Natalia Ginzburg can only sound like herself. Gi...