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On September 5, retired detective Angelo Capobianco passed at 90 years of age. He was the last survivor of his immediate family. Cappy was born of Italian immigrants in 1930 and raised in Glen Cove’s “Little Italy”, The Orchard. After attending St. Patrick’s Elementary School he graduated from Glen Cove High School, Class of 1948. Heeding the call...

Patchogue’s annual Italian heritage celebration — the Saint Liberata Festival — is getting a new look this year. On Sunday, Sept. 13, the Saint Liberata Festival will be highlighted at Patchogue’s weekly Sundays in the Streets event. The Patchogue-Medford Library will be also offer online programing and Italian heritage activities. David Kennedy, e...

Synthesis and simplicity for Cooking, the greatest refinement consists in synthesis and simplicity. This phrase by H. De Toulouse Lautrec represents the thought of the father of all Italian Chefs Gualtiero Marchesi then and of Michele Casadei Massari now, becase we have to watch back to the tradition, then forget it and aim to the new tradition of...

Pre-pandemic: a recently common term in our uncommon world which refers to things as they were in our global society before March 11th, 2020 when the Novel Coronavirus Disease was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Prior to March of this year, about eight years prior, I began photo-documenting Italian neighborhoods all across Ame...

An Ulster County restaurant that temporarily closed due to COVID-19 came back with a bang, remodeling their store and adding a market of over 300 Italian products. Palizzata on 298 Wall St. in Kingston celebrated its reopening and expansion with a ribbon-cutting, attended by local officials and chamber of commerce members clad in protective masks,...

Bartolino’s Italian restaurant is celebrating 33 years on Broadway in Astoria serving top notch, sophisticated Italian cuisine at affordable prices. This is the real deal where all dishes are made from scratch by an Italian chef and the service is extraordinary, even while you dine outside on the temporary patio. Owner Bobby Puccio is a pillar of A...

For the first time in its 36 year history, Watertown’s Italian American Civic Association is unable to hold its annual Bravo Italiano Festival because of COVID-19. However, the group is making sure people can still enjoy the festival’s main draw - the Italian food. Association members are gearing up for Bravo to Go this Saturday. They’ll be selli...

Come and celebrate the life of Padre Pio on the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of his entry into eternal life, on Sunday, September 20, 2020, starting at 9:00 A.M.. The full-day activities include veneration of Padre Pio's relics, conferences about Padre Pio, a Mass in his honor, a benefit concert, and a private four-course Pugliese dinner.All th...

At Eataly, we are always looking for ways to support our local community, so we have invited some our fellow chefs across the city to join us at Il Patio di Eataly - La Costa to cook up a special dish for us. Available for just a limited time and representative of each chefs' unique style and expertise, a portion of the proceeds from each guest che...

The New York Yankees Adam Robert Ottavino was born on November 22, 1985. The 34-year-old was born to Eve and John Ottavino in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn, New York. He attended elementary school at PS 39 where his mother was a teacher. Adam grew up playing baseball and being a Yankee fan. He played on childhood teams that his father coached. Ad...

The Fire Department of New York announced that it would be renaming its highest honor after Peter J. Ganci, Jr., the chief of the department from Massapequa who died in the Twin Towers on Sept. 11. The award — the James Gordon Bennett Medal — was established in 1869, and is awarded to New York City firefighters for extreme acts of valor. There have...

Some NYC traditions aren't going anywhere. Come September, Mulberry Street is usually filled with the aroma of fried dough and grilled sausage, as a million visitors stroll through the streets of Little Italy for the Feast of San Gennaro. This year, even though parades, festivals and fairs are all still on pause, an event inspired by the Feast of S...