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Loving. Generous. Devoted. Adored. These are only a few of the many ways Maria Miscioscia is remembered by her family. “Mommy loved everyone unconditionally and only wanted peace and happiness for everyone around her,” said her son Nick Miscioscia. A resident of Port Washington for almost 60 years, Miscioscia died on Easter Sunday, April 12, of COV...

Located in the heart of the Belmont district of the Bronx, the historic “Little Italy in the Bronx” neighborhood, which includes the iconic Arthur Avenue, is a New York City institution that features the best, authentic Italian restaurants, butchers, bakers, fish markets, delis, pastry shops, artisan shops and specialty stores. Local businesses are...

The photographs of people on the street Francesca Magnani takes every day document how New Yorkers have been coping with the virus. Originally from Padua, Italy, the writer and photographer has been living in Brooklyn for more than 15 years, and her work has been featured in a solo show at Photoville and many publications, including Brownstoner. Ma...

The Rousers, a rock band formed by a couple of high school buddies from Connecticut, once veered close to stardom when a young Madonna opened for them at Max’s Kansas City in 1981, right before that incubator of downtown Manhattan cool closed. That same year, the band released a single, “Party Boy.” “Psychedelic rockabilly” is how the critic...

On May 18, Kairos Italy Theater and NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò held the online event KIT Intl playwrights series 2020 dedicated to Women in Comedy, a series of 10-minute comic plays from around the globe written by women celebrating Franca Valeri turning 100 this year. The call received 300 submissions by women playwrights from several countr...

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...

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...

To recognize some of the athletes who never got a chance to take the field this spring, we're putting the spotlight on the softball field, highlighting and introducing one player each day with a questionnaire. Next up is Valhalla's senior shortstop, Christina Ferrara, who's been a member of the varsity team since eighth grade. Christina Ferrara Sch...

In the P.P. (pre-pandemic) era, Little Italy was bustling with a constant stream of tourists, drunk birthday party revelers, and a smattering of hosts belting out Frank Sinatra tunes. Perhaps this is why the last two months have felt particularly dead on the iconic stretch of Mulberry Street. Home to several independently owned, multi-generational...

The first line in the email said everything. "Buffalo lost a part of its soul yesterday with the passing of Joseph Giambra," a family representative wrote in a note about the death of a civic legend. Giambra – almost always known as "Joey" – died at 86 late Thursday in a Covid-19 wing at Buffalo General Medical Center. He had been hospitalized sinc...