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A painting that had been lost to art historians for decades was recently discovered at a church in Westchester County. Workers carefully hung a valuable 17th century oil on canvas masterpiece in the Ryan Library at Iona College on Monday. But how it got there - and the man who found it - is the real story. "I knew immediately that a quest had begun...

John Cesarano is a seeker of truth and knowledge. About pizza. For years, the head pizzaiolo (and partner) at King Umberto in Elmont has been exploring artisanal pizza traditions that use more time rather than more yeast to leaven the dough and amplify the flavor of the wheat flour. In 2018, his long, rectangular "metro pie" soon took its place in...

The Feast of San Gennaro returns to Manhattan’s Little Italy neighborhood this week after last year’s event was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Kicking off on Thursday, the 11-day celebration began in 1926 as a way for immigrants in New York to maintain the Italian tradition of honoring the patron saint of Naples, Saint Januarius, wit...

The docufilm “Voyage to Procida”, written by director Federico Siniscalco, is a story about sea travel and seafaring, and there is no better way to enjoy it than with a breathtaking view of New York Harbor.  The screening of the movie was hosted by Casa Belvedere, a mansion built in the early 1900s which was donated to the Italian Cultural Foundati...

When I think of Terra Rustica – and I often do when I’m particularly hungry – the first two words that come to mind are abundance and family. And both were evident when we went there for dinner on a recent Sunday. Four of us showed up hungry and ready to do some damage to their extensive menu of Italian favorites. We were warmly greeted by the staf...

If you noticed a long winding line down 30th Avenue and Steinway Street last weekend, that was due to Comfortland kicking off their second annual San Gennaro Festival on Friday, Sept. 3, featuring their usual tasty fare, including deep-fried rainbow cake, boozy tiramisu shakes, deep-fried lasagna and more delicious Italian food for the two-weekend-...

E’ scomparso Eugenio Magnani che per anni, a cavallo tra il XX e XXI secolo, era stato il direttore a New York e per tutti gli USA dell’ENIT, l’Ente Nazionale del Turismo. Sconfitto da una lunga malattia, negli ultimi mesi era tornato in Liguria. Negli ultimi anni aveva continuato ad operare nella promozione del turismo con un’azienda privata, e in...

For almost a year, supporters of the Columbus statue in Syracuse have been at war with Ben Walsh. This is becoming more and more political as the mayoral elections approach. The Columbus Monument set the goal of his decision to remove and replace the tribute to an Italian-born explorer last October. They filled the neighborhood with lawn signs and...

UNICO National made the second installment of $10,000 on their $50,000 pledge to the Italian American Museum during their annual convention which was held on July 27th in Parsippany, New Jersey. UNICO chapters and individual members pledged an additional $50,000 from the convention floor for a total of $100,000 towards the construction of the "New"...

Fifty years ago this fall, the Milanese Restaurant opened its doors at 115 Main Street.  On Saturday, September 11, and Sunday, September 12, the Milanese family is holding an outdoor Italian Fest at the Poughkeepsie mainstay. Fifty years ago Santino and Rita Milanese took over a vacant building at 115 Main Street and began their journey of the Ame...

Titled "Due to the Image", the exhibition consists of the first series of paintings made by Alessandro Giannì in collaboration with his custom-made artificial intelligence program named Vasari (after Giorgio Vasari, 1511-1574); opening: Friday, September 10  5-8pm, at Postmasters Gallery  (New York).  The exhibition will be accompanied by a limited...

For more than 38 years, the iconic Vincent’s Clam Bar in Carle Place has been preserving the Italian American experience for scores of diners across Long Island, New York City, and beyond. The original Vincent’s began life as a popular clam pushcart in Manhattan’s Little Italy neighborhood and later evolved into Vincent’s Clam Bar restaurant on Mot...