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Despite everything our society is facing at the moment, we are all staying strong, positive and being creative. We are having some great success with our new “Ferraris and Masks” rallies to various destinations! All members are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Here are a few pictures from our recent rally!  

Dyker Heights says goodbye to a beloved local merchant. On Saturday, May 16, Paolo Pesce, owner of La Bella Marketplace, 7907 13th Ave., died at age 75 from colon cancer complications. He is survived by his wife Maria, his children Antonella, Janet and Nick, his three grandchildren and brothers Larry and Frank Pesce was born Aug.12,1944 in a fisher...

Ha preso in braccio il Covid Hero Monument, la sua opera mobile, e quando le mille luci di New York si sono accese ha raggiunto quasi di nascosto Times Square. Lì ha depositato l’infermiere di colore genuflesso e con le mani rivolte al cielo, poggiandolo su un cuore rosso: e così ha commosso la popolazione della Big Apple. Sergio Furnari, artista c...

The Venice Film Festival will go ahead as scheduled at the beginning of September, Luca Zaia, the governor of the region around the Italian city said on Sunday as the spread of the new coronavirus in the country slows. Organized by the Biennale di Venezia company, Venice is the world's longest running film festival. In January it announced that Cat...

Now that’s Italian! A local retired social studies professor who’s always had a deep passion for history, decided to combine that with her love for family to tell the story of her Italian heritage, as well as that of other descendants who arrived during the “wave of Italian immigration” into the United States from the late 19th to early 20th centur...

"Se mi chiedete si quest'estate le vacanze si faranno, io rispondo di sì, quest'estate si faranno le vacanze: saranno diverse, dovremo osservare le misure che ci sono prescritte per tutte le attività: il distanziamento, in qualche caso le mascherine e la sanificazione, tutte misure che conosciamo ormai molto bene. Saranno vacanze diverse, ma si pot...

A month ago we announced that Osteria 166’s Stock the Freezer campaign had reached the 6500 meal donation mark. Incredibly, that astounding number led to a brand new business tact taken by Osteria 166 owner Nick Pitillo, who now says that his pre-packaged and frozen, ready-to-go Italian meals have landed on the shelves of all four Western NY Dash’s...

The first committee was convened to consider a possible celebration event to honor the heritage handed to us by our forefathers. The committee was asked to consider a golf tournament as a possible activity to communicate the theme. They were unanimous in their response that a golf tournament of this magnitude would never fly, especially in our geog...

Three hundred-year-old administrative documents from the Roman government, granting residents permission to repair damage to their buildings, can help modern-day seismologists calculate intensities for a notable sequence of earthquakes that struck central Italy in 1703. Details gleaned from these "Lettere Patenti" offer a unique glimpse at the geog...

With the term street food (in Italian “cibo di strada”) we indicate those foods, salty and sweet, prepared, served and consumed in the street, often cheap and hearty. An ancient practice that in Italy has its roots in the regional culinary tradition. Every city has its own delicacies, and Puglia is no less so. Here we make you discover the genuine...

Raffaello 1520-1483, hailed as the world's greatest Raphael show, is to reopen on 2 June, on the occasion of Italy's national day, Festa della Repubblica. The much-anticipated news will see the blockbuster exhibition - held on the 500th anniversary of Raphael's birth - extended until 30 August. The "unprecedented" show dedicated to the High Renaiss...

Combining quality and sustainability to promote competitiveness in Italy and on international markets. With this aim in mind, the Grana Padano PDO and Provolone Valpadana PDO protection Consortia have obtained a positive outcome to the call for proposals published by the Italian Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea under the ‘...