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On this 40th birthday, Ricky Tinelli (@rickytinellimusic) stood on the small stage of Greenwich’s The Bitter End. He hadn’t performed publicly in years, but as he crooned Sinatra’s “Someone to Watch Over Me,” something felt right. The buh-buh-buh of the deep acoustics made his voice sound especially good. “It’s something about that space,” he says...

Nothing keeps Joe Laino away from Italian pastries on St. Joseph's Day, not even COVID-19. Observing social distancing edicts in the wake of the coranavirus pandemic, the Annadale resident and his wife, Tricia, were forced to cancel their annual St. Joseph Italian Pastry Taste-Off on Thursday, March 19, instead settling for an intimate party of two...

After the Fresh Pond Road Street Festival was the only one not to immediately be approved at Community Board 5 of five street festival applications this year, the celebration of Italian-American heritage finally got the green light at the board’s meeting on March 11.  The street fair, managed by Federazione Italo-Americana di Brooklyn and Queens si...

Want something that's full of flavor but don't have a fridge full of fresh ingredients? This hearty pasta dish has nutrient-dense spinach, sharp Parmesan cheese (it can be the shelf-stable kind), breadcrumbs and garlic — which can last for a long time when stored in a cool, dark place and is a great immune-boosting food. Bolognese is a wonderful di...

Looking to chow down on some Italian fare? A new spot has you covered. Located at 548 Fourth Ave. in Gowanus, the newcomer is called Pulia Ristorante. This is the fifth location of the international chain of Apulian restaurant/cafes, which also has outposts in London, the Netherlands, Italy and Atlantic City. The chain was founded in 2012 with the...

A due anni di distanza dall’ultima volta, Savino Del Bene torna a noleggiare un aereo cargo per fare fronte alla scarsa disponibilità di stiva cargo per il trasporto di prodotti italiani verso gli Stati Uniti. Lo ha annunciato a AIR CARGO ITALY la stessa casa di spedizioni di Scandicci (Firenze) precisando che il volo cargo decollerà da Roma il pro...

Cristina Fontanelli in "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn Two" comes to Feinstein's/54 below! Musical Memories by a "Girl" from Brooklyn! Wednesday, April 22 At 7 P.M. FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Cristina Fontanelli www.cristinafontanelli.com in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Two". Part of the Back by Popular Demand Series (third appea...

The stairs are not narrow and dark in the usual speakeasy fashion – but instead, they sparkle a shiny red and plenty of space. It’s the gateway to a unique location, exclusive to New York City: The Boulevardier Lounge at Campari USA. It’s considered one of the finest speakeasy bars in New York City with a glitzy lounge that overlooks Bryant Park –...

Patrons at Sac’s Place in Astoria will be eating for a good cause on April 30, as the restaurant hosts an annual fundraiser to support local HIV/AIDS service organizations. The Italian eatery is owned by brothers Anthony and Domenico Sacramone, whose roots in the Abruzzo region inspire their food ethos. The location at Kaufman-Astoria Studios opene...

The health and safety of our members, visitors, and staff are our top priority. For that reason, we have decided to cancel all cooking and language classes, cultural events and fundraisers until the end of March.We will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the guidelines issued by CDC, the New York State Department of Health, as wel...

Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra was one of the most popular New York Yankees of all time. He was a long time catcher, coach, and manager for the Yankees. Berra was born in 1925 of immigrant parents Pietro and Paolina Berra in the Italian neighborhood of the “Hill” in St. Louis, Missouri. His real name was Lorenzo Pietro Berra. To fans, he was just “Yogi”...

Renowned chef and Fornino owner Michael Ayoub was doing artisan pizza in Brooklyn before it became cool, he said just before having kneaded up one of those signature, wood fired pies in Greenpoint. That pizza restaurant has been cooking since 2004, when the chef wanted to bring something unique and elaborate to pizza. “Nobody was doing things sopre...