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Antonio Vendome, popularly known as ‘Nino’, is a real example of a person who carries the American dream in his heart. At barely 10 years, Antonio Vendome NYC was doing shoe-shining, but he since has risen to become a renowned real estate developer and investor. His dream was to be carried through by his daughter Raquel Vendome when she decided to...

Little Italy, a neighbourhood in downtown New York City, was once a sprawling, cacophonous bustle of Italians who had left their homeland to capitalise on the promise of the American Dream. Though they were not the only— or first—nationality to populate lower Manhattan’s tenement buildings, their vivid culture soon left an indelible mark. But as th...

A sister restaurant to the popular and well-reviewed Vespa Italian Kitchen & Bar in Farmingdale will open this week on Route 25A. Vespa Italian Chop House takes over the location of the former Nocello's, 843 Fort Salonga Road. Owners Ben and Cynthia LoManto tells Patch that they hope to open their doors to the public during the middle of next week....

Tuesday, February 25th. 7:00pm - 9:00pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. REGISTER NOW. Venezia is Queen of the Adriatic, La Serenissima, mercantile and maritime Republic of 1,000 years, a vast museum, a triumph of human will over Nature, once a beehive of espionage, the luxury & pleasur...

As restaurants struggle to stay open throughout the city due to escalating minimum wage, and increasing rent and property taxes, one eatery in the Bronx continues its formula for success for a century. Mario’s Restaurant, located on 2342 Arthur Avenue, has been making Neapolitan Italian cuisine the same way for 100 years. Joe Migliucci and his daug...

In her bilingual musical for young adults, Simona Rodano breaks artistic boundaries while tackling a topic of importance and poignancy. One well-worn cliché where adventurous artists are concerned centers on how they “follow their own muse.” But Simona Rodano is far more driven than that. Working within the four disciplines of music, theater, envir...

Cono Morena originario di Teggiano ed Elena Loguercio originaria di Sassano sono stati riconfermati nel Consiglio Direttivo della Federazione delle Associazioni campane negli Stati Uniti d’America. I due consiglieri di origini valdianesi sono stati eletti in occasione dell’Assemblea del 13 gennaio scorso svoltasi presso la sede del Club San Cono di...

On the occasion of the 699th anniversary of the death of Dante Aligheri, the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc. (IHCC-NY, Inc.), together with the Società Dante Alighieri di NYC, Inc., will celebrate the genius of the great medieval poet and philosopher on March 24 and 25. On the evening of March 24, the John D. Calandra Itali...

There's no better way to romance your significant other on Valentine's Day than by sharing a delicious Italian meal. Whether you are in the mood for live music or the rustic charm of a fireplace, we have picked some of our favorite Italian eateries for an unforgettable date night. It's one of the most popular evenings out in NYC, so be sure to make...

Queensboro UNICO awarded five students with the “American Italian Achievement Award” scholarships on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Rego Park. The Queens chapter of UNICO — an association for Italian Americans — works hard for their community and is always looking for ways to serve the public. One of the ways the group serves the community is by providing sch...

Festa Della Donna, a celebration of Italian-American women, is slated for the Laurie Beechman Theatre Saturday March 7th. The event, in honor of International Women's Month, pays tribute to their contributions to the arts and features an accomplished lineup of female Italian-American performers spanning the genres of music, comedy and dance. Festa...

This time last year, Alfred Portale was in the middle of his fourth decade as the chef of Gotham Bar & Grill. The loftlike dining room still looked so much like 1985 that it could have served as a set for “The Bonfire of the Vanities,” in the unlikely event that any studio wanted to remake it. The cooking may not have been in the vanguard any longe...