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Car enthusiasts drove through Elmira on Sunday for the Italian American Veterans Club's 2nd Annual Car Show. Roughly 50 cars drove through the Italian American Veterans Club on Magee Street starting Sunday morning for the club's 2nd annual car show. A rummage sale, raffles, and many more activities were also part of the car show, along with food an...

The Italy/USA Friendship Competition kicked off at Yonkers Raceway tonight with Italy’s Daniele Orsini winning with Hobbs (Credit Winner) in 1:57.3. And Italy’s Maurisio Biasuzzi finished second giving the visiting Italians a solid point-lead in the three race competition. In that $20,000 contest USA’s Bob Krivelin zipped to the lead with Crews Hil...

Buffalo’s Italian Cultural Center cut the ribbon yesterday on a brand new courtyard. It’s called the Russel J. Salvatore courtyard. The restauranteur helped fund the project. It’s located at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Hertel. The courtyard has new statues, lights, tables along with a bocce court and community garden. There’s a fountain that...

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the "De Cecco Little Italy Festival of Rochester, NY," will mark its triumphant return to downtown Rochester on August 20th at Parcel 5, to celebrate the National Recognition recently awarded to Rochester’s historic Little Italy Neighborhood, located in the city's Jay Street and Lyell Avenue commercial corridors.  ...

A Capri cuisine-inspired restaurant has opened in the West Village almost exactly one year after a well-received (and since-closed) restaurant launched in the exact same spot. The restaurant Mr. Capri opened at 33 W. 8th St., between Fifth and Sixth avenues, on June 24, the owners announced on Instagram. "Sharing the same love and vibe that has sur...

Alleva Dairy is not ready to say arrivederci. The beloved cheese shop in Little Italy is struggling to stay afloat as eviction proceedings aim to end its longtime neighborhood tenure. The landlord of the Grand Street shop – Jerome G. Stabile III – filed a lawsuit back in April to recover years of owed back rent. Court records indicate that the mont...

The 2022 Italian American Festival will return this weekend to Watkins Glen, Aug. 5 and 6. With expectations from festival organizers that thousands of visitors will come to the village, Festival President and Deputy Mayor Louis Perazzini is keeping his fingers crossed for good weather. "Good weather, that is all we need, because the people will co...

We are very excited to announce that our television series, The Italian America Show, is returning for Season 3 on News 12+ this September in the New York City Metropolitan area. If outside the NYC Metro area, you can stream the episodes online! Be sure to tune in every Sunday at 8 p.m. EST for our 30-minute episodes featuring interviews with promi...

My alarm goes off at 1:30 a.m. — it’s barbaric, I know,” says Lisa LaRocca, longtime reporter for News12 Westchester. While she admits to the occasional tap of the snooze button, LaRocca is up long before dawn almost every day, preparing to go wherever news is being made in our area. On air at 5 a.m. sharp, she has to move fast during those early m...

Ramerino Italian Prime, located steps away from the New York Public Library and Bryant Park, is owned by Sammy V. Gashi, an industry veteran with a career spanning 25-years. He currently owns and operates San Marino SoHo and Antica Ristorante on Stone Street. Ramerino Italian Prime is his take on rural Tuscan cooking and is named for a staple of th...

The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations (COPOMIAO) unveiled its bold agenda for the coming year at its annual membership meeting in NYC in late July. President Basil M. Russo presented the delegates of the 58 member organizations with a detailed breakdown of three major initiatives. Developing a comprehensive campaign t...

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canastota Italian Heritage Committee will be hosting an Italian-American Festival on North Canal Street in the Village of Canastota on Saturday, Aug. 13. The festival will kick off next to the historic Erie Canal at 11 a.m. and will run until 7 p.m. The celebration of Italian American cultur...