NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

Chicago White Sox hitting coach Frank Menechino paid a visit to Team Italy and New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) coach Frank Catalanotto on January 29, 2020 to assist his players on baseball fundamentals. The former major leaguers played together on the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004 and 2005 as well as on Team Italy in the 2006 World Baseball Cla...

Dr. Anthony Fauci has won praise amongst many Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially by those who live in the Italian community of Island Park. The Fauci linguini at the town's iconic 80-year old Peter's Clam Bar has been flying out of the kitchen -- but for pick-up only, in compliance with Fauci's social distancing recommendations. Acc...

“Un ringraziamento alle nostre autorità diplomatiche e consolari negli USA che hanno garantito un fondamentale supporto per assicurare il rimpatrio dei connazionali che attendono di essere imbarcati sul volo per l’Italia da New York. Loro, per primi, ma noi tutti che ci siamo occupati del problema, abbiamo vissuto un po’ di apprensione ma poi, fort...

If you ask any New Yorker about Arthur Avenue, you get either puzzlement or a flood of loving sentiment about one of the greatest neighborhoods in The Bronx. This is the best place for bread, pasta, meat, pastries, espresso, and basically the only place to buy a real Italian sausage. Arthur Avenue, also known as Little Italy, is famous for its trad...

In the beginning of February over 200 producers from the Barolo DOCG and Barbaresco DOCG wine appellations in Piedmont, Italy, visited New York City to pour their incredible wines at a once in a lifetime tasting as well as to showcase single vineyard labels and the concept of MGA (a.k.a MeGA) zones that represent these single vineyard notations’ pa...

New Yorkers must stay inside and avoid the grocery store, but thankfully, fresh Italian food remains well within reach. The city’s top Italian food purveyors, from wholesalers to family-run shops, will bring the best of their store to your door (or a neighbor in need.) In addition to Eataly and Teitel Brothers, many neighborhood gems selling pasta,...

As COVID-19 has forced restaurants, malls, barbershops, nail salons and schools to shutter throughout the city; some businesses on Arthur Ave. remain open. For New Yorkers who practice responsible social distancing and need to do their grocery shopping, Little Italy is welcoming customers and is home to many merchants who already provide takeaway,...

Last week, the number of people who died from the new coronavirus in Italy surpassed the COVID-19 fatalities in China, a country with a population more than 20 times greater. And the very sobering news is that scientists say the United States is on a trajectory that is more similar to Italy than the Asian countries. The Consulate General of Italy,...

Invigorating sounds of spirited conversations, the hissing of the milk steamer, the thumping of filters being emptied, the clatter of the cups and saucers uniting, the clinking of tiny spoons, the shaking and stirring of sugar packets, and the heavenly aroma of fresh ground coffee beans…..You must be at an Italian “Bar” right now? In Italy, the It...

In the arc of my family’s history, there have been many hardships—grueling emigration, job loss, war, poverty—much of which I can’t fully relate to. But in the growing crisis that has paralyzed Italy, the U.S. and much of the world, I now have a glimpse at just one of many unforgiving realities that our ancestors faced for much of their lives. It g...

When restaurateur Paul Shaked and noted chef Adam Leonti teamed up to open Sofia’s Panificio e Vino in Little Italy, the world looked very different. At the time, the neighborhood was bustling with tourists, sidewalk diners, and to-go boxes from nearby Lombardi’s Pizza. It seemed like the perfect place to open Sofia’s, a revamped version of Sofia’s...

New Yorkers might be staying in, but they don’t have to sacrifice giving up dining in their favorite restaurants. Many of the city’s top Italian eateries have set up delivery services and food pick-up times for their loyal clientele. More good news? NY State just lifted a prohibition-era ban on bars and restaurants so they can provide alcohol for t...