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It has been a challenging 2020 for New York City restaurants and high energy Chef Michele Casadei Massari’s Lucciola, located near Central Park at 90th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, is no exception. Fortunately, things are looking up with exciting news. Chef Casadei Massari, who has brought his culinary passion from his native Bologna, Italy to New...

Joseph Vincent Belisi, a "Daler Hero" from Farmingdale, died on June 16 at the age of 73 due to Parkinson's Disease, according to the Village of Farmingdale. Belisi is a two-time Purple Heart recipient from the Vietnam War, retired Nassau County police sergeant, former Superior Officers Association vice president, and Nassau County Legislator for t...

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 5:00pm EST. Julian Sachs (Program Coordinator, Casa Italiana) interviews Mattia Minasi (actor), Stefano Ferrari (Director of Photography), Dado Carillo (Production Manager), Paola Sinisgalli (producer, director, screenwriter), Francesco Carnesecchi (director, screenwriter). The episode will be broadcast live on Casa Zerilli's Face...

The controversy surrounding statues in this country has intensified and Christopher Columbus statues have been damaged, defaced or removed. Our statue on the Memorial Parkway is now a target of that same controversy. A petition to remove the statue has been started online by an individual who may have been from this area but who now lives out of st...

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced he will form a Columbus Circle Action Group to advise the City of Syracuse on the creation of an all-season, education and learning site at the downtown park space that has been home to a statue of Christopher Columbus since 1934. Walsh said the group’s charge will include recommendations on the presence of the mo...

La Camera di Commercio Italiana a New York organizza un webinar in lingua italiana sulla ripresa economica e sui nuovi scenari che si apriranno per le imprese italiane sul mercato USA. Gli AD di primarie aziende italiane e non si confronteranno sulle strategie, opportunità e sfide che il mercato post-Covid ci presenterà. REGISTRAZIONE. Il dibattito...

An online petition has been circulating, with more than 650 signatures, calling for the Mount Kisco Board of Trustees to remove the Columbus statue located outside the public library. “Mount Kisco is a diverse town, populated with about 10,710 people. It is appalling to see a Christopher Columbus Statue in this town,” organizers stated. “Christophe...

The Italian Trade Promotion Agency (ITA) is currently seeking a Foreign Direct Investment Specialist for the FDI Desk operating in the New York Office. The purpose of the role will be to support US direct investment in Italy, as well as to strengthen awareness of Italian business and regulatory environment. The ideal candidate will have a consolida...

A webinar with Susan Levenstein, author of "Dottoressa: An American Doctor in Rome", in conversation with Alexander Stille. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Part memoir—starting with her epic quest for an Italian medical license—and part portrait of Italy from a unique point of view, "Dottoressa" is packed with vignettes that illuminate the national differen...

A New York City staple is balancing new menu items without giving up on their traditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Lombardi’s originally opened in 1897 as an Italian grocery store in Little Italy. The owner, Gennaro Lombardi, became known for the pizzas that he made that by 1905 the store shifted gears and became the first pizzeria in the United...

Carmen G. “Sonny” Pepe, 92, Las Vegas, NV and formerly of Watertown passed away Monday morning, June 22, 2020, at Mountain View Hospital, Las Vegas. Born May 23, 1928, in Watertown, the son of Joseph P. and Tessie Greco Pepe, he attended Watertown High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from National University. In January 1946 h...

It’s Phase 2 of reopening in New York City, and dozens of restaurants on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx can’t wait to welcome back their customers with sanctioned outdoor allowed by the state beginning Monday. They are hoping to be the first business district this summer to close down streets for business. Advocates want to turn the famous street in th...