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Thomas S. Gulotta, the former Republican Nassau County executive on Long Island whose political career ended with his government verging on bankruptcy and his party’s once impregnable machine poised to lose its grip on one of the nation’s wealthiest strongholds, died on Sunday in Oceanside, N.Y. He was 75. His death was announced by County Executiv...

Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Falvo serves on the USS Gerald R. Ford, the newest aircraft carrier in the United States Navy, a ship longer than three football fields and the first in a new class of carriers. The Ford and other Navy vessels have carried the Utica native and 1991 Utica Senior Academy around the world. “I have been stationed in Virginia, Japan, H...

The Italian furniture brand Natuzzi has embarked on what it calls "a new era of advanced, white-glove customer service" by launching a virtual-reality shopping experience. The brand's Augmented Store is part of its New York City Madison Avenue showroom. It enables customers to enter a digitally rendered version of their own home in virtual reality...

He's the creative force and owner behind the World's Best Restaurant, the star of Netflix's first-ever Chef's Table episode, and one of our renowned chefs at this year's Identità Golose. Get to know Chef Massimo Bottura, one of the world's most acclaimed Italian chefs!  Plus, you can get tickets to meet Massimo yourself this September at Identità G...

Joseph Rizzuto, founder and CEO of Joseph Rizzuto Properties, is proud to announce the release of his new scholarship available for students pursuing an education in Business. The Joseph Rizzuto Scholarship is awarding 2 scholarships worth $1000, and 1 scholarship worth $3000 to Italian-American students attending an accredited college or universit...

Named for a quaint dining spot of the same name in the ancient city of Rome, Trattoria Romana —  the Dongan Hills eatery where chef Vittorio Asoli sits at the helm —  conveys a warm, welcoming feeling, much like trattorias found in villages throughout Italy. When queried about the  Restaurant and his culinary prowess, the masterful chef —  who was...

Every year since she was a kid, Cristina Cappiello, 24, has sat outside the Glen Cove home her great-grandfather built and waited for a statue of St. Rocco to be carried through her neighborhood. The Feast of St. Rocco, a celebration of the patron saint of healing, was an event that her grandmother insisted the entire family attend together. But, t...

A popular Italian restaurant is changing locations in Suffolk County. For the past 13 years, Butera’s Restaurant served customers at 65 E. Main St. in Smithtown. The eatery served its final meals there Saturday, Aug. 3, says a note on its website. The restaurant has two other locations -- in Woodbury and Sayville -- that will remain open and servin...

Columbia County Sons & Daughters of Italy will host the annual Rocky Romano Bocce Tournament, open to all 2-person teams, on Aug. 10 in Hudson. The Rocky Romano Bocce Tournament promises some serious spinning and trash talk straight out of the old country. Columbia County Sons & Daughters of Italy is hosting the tourney, which begins with court ass...

Having run low on Cambodian snack bars, taco food trucks and vegetarian burger stands in Brooklyn to cover, the New York food media have turned their sights on Queens in search of the same kind of low-rent, small-menu eating places—all of which well deserve coverage—while largely ignoring more traditional, less trendy restaurants. Hard to remember...

Michael Tudino led an adventurous life that took him from the small Italian town of Sant'Ambrogio sul Garigliano to the jungles of Brazil, the textile factories of Industrial New England and the front lines of World War 1. On July 13, during a warm summer weekend in Warwick, roots that the man probably never imagined to have planted culminated in a...

Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli, who own two well-established Italian restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan, have been planning to open a slice shop since last September. This September, they say, the pizzeria will finally open in a space between Frankies 457 Spuntino and Franks Wine Bar on Court Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. They are...