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After terrorists crashed two planes into the Twin Towers, Arthur E. Imperatore Sr.’s NY Waterway ferries hustled 150,000 people out of New York. When a commuter jet made an emergency landing on the Hudson River, Imperatore’s ferries rushed to the scene, helping to rescue everyone on board. Imperatore, the “visionary entrepreneur” who is credited wi...

Opening a business is no easy undertaking but trying to open one in the middle of a pandemic comes with even more challenges. Fresh pasta is made from scratch every day at Pasta Louise. Owner Allison Arevalo shared some of the tasty dishes with News 12. "The food feels fresh. We use lots of local ingredients and lots of organic ingredients. It does...

Four years ago, one of the trendiest fashion items among U.S. soccer fans was the jersey of a team in Italy’s third division. Under the direction of American CEO Ted Philipakos and American owners led by Joe Tacopina, Venezia FC rocketed to chic hipster status in a matter of months. The club also succeeded on the field, gaining promotion from the f...

Joe Strada would always walk into a typical pizzeria and feel like something was missing — something, breathtaking. His long-held concept for an ideal pizzeria will now be brought to life with Mozzafiato Pizzeria — which translates to “breathtaking” in Italian — opening at 1950 Middle Country Road in Centereach this fall. Mozzafiato Pizzeria will o...

Eating out during the winter is tough especially with COVID-19 restrictions in place, but Primi Italian Steakhouse in West Islip is getting creative. They are featuring cool new options for guests to enjoy.  Like all Long Island restaurants, Primi Italian had to pivot their business plan due to the virus. “Adapt the business, takeout, social distan...

Continua negli USA la quinta edizione della Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo, iniziata lunedì 16 novembre dall’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington, e che si concluderà domenica 22 novembre. Quest’anno il Consolato Generale d’Italia a New York, in partnership con la Camera di Commercio Italia-America e l’Accademia italiana della Cucina oltre c...

Not far from the city where Romeo and Juliet fell in love [Verona], the small commune of Isola della Scala produces some of Italy’s most prized varieties of rice. Unlike other parts of Italy, in this region, rice– not pasta– is the carbohydrate of choice. In October, the rice-farming families, like the Melotti’s, dive into harvest, processing the p...

It is the end of 2016. In America, Trump has just been elected President. Angelica Bergamini has lived in Brooklyn since 2006. She’s an artist from Viareggio who relocated to New York. After the elections, she began producing a new kind of work: her recurrent motif now takes the form of a root. A sort of flight from the climate of uncertainty preva...

To kick off the nationwide release of “Team Marco,” a family film shot entirely on Staten Island, the filmmakers will host a virtual event benefiting the St. George Theatre’s relief fund, which was established in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Boro Five will present the “Staten Island Celebration” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. T...

New York favorite Sant Ambroeus has officially opened the doors of its new Coffee Bar at Brookfield Place. The latest iteration of the Italian destination brings its heritage of Milanese hospitality and coffee culture to the Financial District. The coffee bar features pastries, cakes, sandwiches, salads and gelato, and welcomes guests to its espres...

In July 2016, Lisa Giordano of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, arrived at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute’s midtown Manhattan offices bearing a cache of letters written in Italian. Earlier that same year, on a Saturday morning in March, she had come upon the letters strewn on the sidewalk in front of a brownstone on Degraw Street, betwee...

Few things are more soothing when the mercury dips or at the end of a grueling week than a steaming bowl of baked ziti or a king-sized serving of chicken parmigiana with a side of spaghetti. Even a simple, crisp-and-cheesy pepperoni pizza (with a nice Chianti) can turn a bad day into a better night. Always satisfying, rarely disappointing, and neve...