NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

The Italian Teachers’ Association of New York and Westchester (Chapter of American Association of Teachers of Italian) gathered at NYU’s Kimball Hall on Saturday, June 15, 2019 to acknowledge the accomplishments of both students and educators. Awards were given in the name of Dr. Leonard Covello, a pioneer in community education and cultural awaren...

The smell of sausage, peppers, pizza and other Italian food staples wafted down Pleasant Street as people made their way down blocked roads hoisting lawn chairs and pushing baby strollers on their way to the neighborhood's annual three-day celebration: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church's Festa. The annual summer party, which always falls across a wee...

Rainbow coloring has become a visual assault on perfectly delicious, albeit stubbornly beige, foods with the rise of social media bait eating, accosting everything from waffles to pasta. They rarely taste as loud as they look on Instagram. That same flash over substance applies to a more historic multi-hued food, too: the rainbow cookie. Born befor...

A cheesy, tomato-y pie can be yours for the nice price of free this weekend, when “fast-fine” Neapolitan pizza chain MidiCi opens their first New York location in Williamsburg this Saturday. Originally based in LA, MidiCi was opened in 2015 by Amit Kleinberger, the CEO of frozen yogurt chain Menchie’s. Now, MidiCi has locationspeppered across the c...

On Sunday, thousands of revelers will gather in Williamsburg for a festival full of food, dancing, and live music. Unlike other Brooklyn events, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino di Nola Feast is based in a tradition that got its start in Italy over 1,000 years ago, with its centerpiece a four-ton 72-foot tower. As part of the neighborho...

L’America e la Mia Gente, novità letteraria fresca di stampa edita da MnM print edizioni, è la prima traduzione italiana dell’opera di Mario B. Mignone (titolo originale: The Story of My People - From Rural Southern Italy to Mainstream America, Bordighera Press 2015). Un’autobiografia e insieme un racconto dell’esperienza di emigrazione vissuta in...

Rocco Commisso has done a lot of deals in his time. But when he finally had the chance to buy Italian soccer club Fiorentina, it was one of his quickest. “From letter of intent, I think it was less than two and a half weeks before I did signing and closing,” he told me in an interview. “We signed and closed on the same day, which means I didn't do...

Veteran Restaurateurs Giancarlo Coco and Lorando ‘Lenny’ Ionesco have brought Bronx and Westchester a fine new eatery. La Fattoria Italian Kitchen has opened at the free-standing location that had previously housed Piatto, on Boston Post Road on the New Rochelle/Larchmont border. There is a big colorful rooster planted on the logo. The 75-seat rest...

With an inventive Italian American menu, an open space full of rustic and industrial touches, and a pizza oven turning out imaginative wood-fired pizzas (and other food), Novecento Wood Burning Kitchen & Bar recently opened in Shrub Oak. The partners in the venture, Chef Vincent Gaudio and Barbara Delgaltini, have worked together at a number of oth...

Seven men — three generations of Brooklyn-bred Italian-Americans — climbed up and down a 72- foot tall aluminum spire as they hoisted a statue of San Paolino, an Italian saint, by rope and pulley to the very top."I haven't been this anxious since my wife was in labor", said Mark Mascioli, 43, as he watched from the ground. "She was the one doing al...

It’s time again for the annual Mt. Carmel Feast, a five-day festival full of food, music, games, rides, fireworks, and other family fun, located at Mt. Carmel Field in Berkeley Heights. The fairgrounds will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 through Saturday, July 20. Those five nights will include concerts, games, and traditional I...

Italian Contemporary Politics: A Handbook. Presented by Dr. Giuseppe Sorrentino. Tuesday, July 23rd @ 7:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Click here to register. Q & A, Refreshments and a light reception will follow. DONATION: $15 Member • $20 Non-Member In the 74 years of its Repub...