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Trieste. L’appuntamento con il professor Fabio Finotti è al caffè degli Specchi in piazza Unità d’Italia. E’ l’11 gennaio eppure la piazza è ancora delimitata dagli alberi di Natale e, mentre la attraverso, sento la melodia di Jingle Bells. E penso: qui la festa non finisce mai. Ma quale sarebbe stato il destino di Trieste se non fosse stata libera...

Before indoor dining shut down, I actually took a seat — with friends! — indoors at Sant Ambroeus, the most recent addition to Brookfield and to the line of Milanese coffee and pastry shops that first landed on these shores in the early eighties. (Our nearest cousin is on Lafayette and Prince, but there are three others in the city along with South...

A group of people who oppose removing the statue of Christopher Columbus from downtown have filed legal papers announcing their intention to sue to block the city’s plans. The “notice of intent” was filed with the city on Friday, according to Nicholas Pirro, a former Onondaga County Executive who’s also part of the Columbus Monument Corporation tha...

Any resemblance between Campari and the ruby red Aperitivo in the chef Patrick Miller’s new line of Faccia Brutto Italian-style spirits stops at the color. Faccia Brutto’s Aperitivo flowers with citric and herbal complexity, while the popular global brand has almost no aroma and is too sweet. The Fernet Pianta, a bitter take on Fernet-Branca, is st...

Louis Palermo, the last known surviving D-Day veteran in Valley Stream and a well-known figure in local veterans and civic groups, died on Dec. 12. He was 94. He was among the last members of the Greatest Generation still living in the neighborhood. The cause of death was complications of Covid-19, friends reported. Since moving to Valley Stream fr...

Goodbye, King Kullen; hello, Uncle Giuseppe's. The specialty grocer, based in Farmingdale, recently opened a North Babylon store in a space occupied for decades by King Kullen. The 39,241-square-foot store, at 1170 Deer Park Ave. in Sunset Plaza, was first set to open next spring or summer but opened Dec. 15 to take advantage of the Christmas seaso...

Saturday: January 9, 2021. Where: https://youtu.be/SlMx The Garibaldi-Mecci Museum is proud to announce the premiere of a new video series, A Few Minutes At Meucci's House. Each week we will bring you a short video to discuss an artifact, Italian custom, tradition, or an interesting part of the museum structure. Please visit the YouTube link above...

The winner of the Bethpage Best of Long Island Award for best Italian restaurant, Gallery Four has also won the hearts of diners for their house-made sauce, primo chicken parm, and reasonable price point. "Lived in Lynbrook for 3 years and always drove by this spot but never went in, such a shame because this was the best sauce I have ever had here...

Developers recently revealed the first renderings and construction plans for a new full-service hotel in the Belmont section of The Bronx, also referred to as Little Italy. Located on East 188th Street between Arthur Avenue and Hughes Avenue, the project could also contain a collection of income-restricted apartments and a large parking garage. The...

“Yes, They’re Open” is a web series highlighting local bars and restaurants that are open for takeout, delivery, pickup or dining during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Live streams from the featured restaurants are broadcast on the Advance Facebook page every weekday around 3 p.m. On Tuesday, the Advance/SILive.com visited Bruno’s Italian Bak...

Long-time Staten Island chef Joseph Giudice Jr. succumbed to complications of COVID-19 on Dec. 20 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, MO. He was 55. “He always had a charming sense of humor. He always spoke his mind. He had a great heart for people,” said his wife of 18 years, former Staten Islander Theresa Giudice (nee Ventimiglia). A Br...

Joe Commisso was more than just a barber. To his customers and family in North Hempstead Town, his friendship and kindness made him a cut above and deserving of a recent honor. For nearly 40 years, Commisso trimmed the hair of generations of customers at his barbershop on 425 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset, becoming a community fixture until he died on...