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Mortadella. Prosciutto. Provolone. Craving the Italian deli classics but looking to eat healthier or stick to a plant-based diet? Not a problem anymore if you live in New York. Galioto’s Delicatessen opened in December 2020 on Mulberry Street in the heart of Little Italy, and it’s considered the first and only vegan Italian delicatessen in New York...

Moonstruck remains one of the most romantic, authentic NYC movies of all time, and also one of the most poignant films about the psychological fallout of losing a hand. It was filmed at real locations all around the city, with the fictitious restaurant the Grand Ticino shot in the West Village, Cammareri Bakery in Carroll Gardens, and the Castorini...

“Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen” in Colonie, just outside Albany, opened on Thursday, Feb. 25. Flavortown is uniquely fit for service during a pandemic. It will be take-out only and chefs will operate out of a “ghost kitchen.” A ghost kitchen is when a business operates out of an existing restaurant. The upstate location marks the host of “Diners,...

I went to La Gioia to pick up subs and came home with a grocery bag filled with meals for several days. Here’s what happened. La Gioia Italian Deli, on Van Vranken Avenue in the Goose Hill neighborhood of Schenectady, is a gem. Woman-owned by Anna DiCocco and Modesto DiCarlo, and opened in 1989, it has everything you’d want in an Italian deli. Ther...

È stato pubblicato in Gazzetta Ufficiale il decreto che eleva il vice Consolato onorario a Rochester (Usa) al rango di Consolato onorario. Firmato dal direttore generale per le risorse e l’innovazione della Farnesina, Renato Varriale, il decreto istituisce il consolato onorario, posto alle dipendenze del Consolato generale d'Italia a New York. La c...

“It feels great to be in front of an oven making pizza again,” says Bobby Hellen, the chef and pizzaiolo behind Black Seed Pizza, which opened in New York City’s East Village earlier this month. New Yorkers are glad to have Bobby Hellen back too. He closed down his pizza-centric restaurant GG’s, also in the East Village, in 2017, leaving a grandma...

Normally the village’s Sons of Italy chapter is the place to be on the first Friday of every month, as they host their fish fry. However, due to the start of the Lent season leading up to Easter, diners even have more to celebrate as it becomes a weekly occasion.  Friday marked their inaugural weekly fry, where members cooked 220 lbs. of cod, four...

From the office of Assemblyman Joseph Angelino: Assemblyman Joseph Angelino (R,C,I-Norwich), a member of the New York Conference of Italian-American Legislators, announces the availability of four scholarships to deserving students. Two of the available scholarships are academic and two are for athletic achievements, with each scholarship providing...

The National Organization of Italian American Women wishes to congratulate Lorraine Grillo on her recent appointment, by Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio, as New York City's Senior Advisor for Recovery. Lorraine was NOIAW's 2018 Annual Luncheon Honoree. She is transitioning to this role as "Recovery Czar" from her long-held positions serving a...

This week we have the honor of meeting Marco Leona from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and share his incredible story and talent. To wind up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art must have been an interesting journey. Could you please tell us a little about yourself and the journey that brought you there. I’m a chemist. I studied chemi...

It’s no secret that New York is home to hundreds- maybe even thousands- of Italian restaurants. Some are memorable. Some are overpriced and forgettable. Others still are solid bets with reliable food that are frequented by loyal regulars. Then, there’s Sistina.  Simply put, this Upper East Side stunner is quite possibly the most exceptional and tra...

For this episode of Tutti a Casa! Valentina Castellani hosts a conversation between Amy Whitaker and the author of Ruling Culture, Fiona Greenland. Through much of its history, Italy was Europe’s heart of the arts, an artistic playground for foreign elites and powers who bought, sold, and sometimes plundered countless artworks and antiquities. This...