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“I’m a distinct animal,” says Rocco Commisso. “I hope they respect a distinct animal. And in the event that they don’t respect that, screw them.” The American billionaire and proprietor of ACF Fiorentina, a well-known however underachieving Italian soccer membership, is reflecting on his relationship with the staff’s supporters, gamers, different m...

Kairos Italy Theater, the main Italian theater company in New York, has announced the finalists for the 2021 KIT International 10 minute plays series on Political Theater. The theme was chosen as KIT celebrated the famous Italian writer Leonardo Sciascia, on the occasion of Sciascia's 100th birthday. Leonardo Sciascia (8 January 1921 - 20 November...

A week before Christmas, when the New York sun is perpetually in your eyes, I was standing in a crowd at the corner of Henry & DeGraw Streets, an intersection that was about to be dedicated to the memory of Mary Crisalli Sansone. While we squinted into the distance waiting for Mayor DeBlasio to show up, it occurred to me that when Mary Sansone was...

Super Mario is a household name to most gamers, and the enormously popular game series centered around the character has been a heavily protected property of Nintendo. But if things had gone differently, you may have been able to hop for coins and battle Bowser on your PC. A cataloguer at The Strong National Museum of Play recently found a PC demo...

For many Italian American families, the story of an immigrant’s sacrifice usually begins in the years between 1880 and 1920, known as the Great Wave of Italian Immigration to the United States. But for 2,800 unfortunate souls, immigration to the “Land of Opportunity” came earlier, and at a much greater cost. Between late 1872 and early 1873, thousa...

Open from January 14 to February 25, 2022. ONLY ON FRIDAY from 2:30PM to 4:30PM. Consulate General of Italy, 690 Park Avenue, NY & Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue, NY. Entrance to the exhibit through the Consulate General of Italy. Reservation Mandatory to: cg.newyork@esteri.it indicating your preferred time slot (2:30PM-3:00PM; 3:00PM-...

When one door closes, another one opens. Med City social media is abuzz this week with the recent closing of Fazoli's Italian Restaurant on the east frontage road of U.S. 52 North. Signs on the 26-year-old fast food building state, "We regret to announce that Fazoli's in Rochester is permanently closed." While it looks like Fazoli's "unlimited brea...

Join us on January 27 at 6pm for an evening with Monsignor Hilary Franco as he discusses his deeply moving spiritual memoir, Six Popes: A Son Of The Church Remembers. RSVP Here. The event is $35 per person and includes a copy of the book that will be discussed that evening. Columbus Citizens Foundation Members wishing to dine in the Taverna followi...

Since its opening in the fall, Saint Theo’s has quickly become a West Village hotspot. And it comes as no surprise—it’s run by the same owner of American Bar, Kyle Hotchkiss Carone, (and marks the launch of his own hospitality group, Grand Tour Hospitality), featuring a similar nostalgic, antique-but-not-stuffy vibe. Saint Theo’s, in particular, ra...

Louis DeLuca was the guy everyone knew and who knew everyone. A great connection with endless resources at his fingertips. When a staffing shortage created long lines at the Staten Island Zoo on a recent afternoon, executive director Ken Mitchell knew who to call. “Get Lou on the phone.” Within hours, a half-dozen eager teens from United Activities...

I was part of the Great Migration. No, not from the rural South to the auto plants of Detroit. Not from the Oklahoma Dustbowl to California. Not even from Southern Italy to Little Italy. I was part of the Italian-American migration from Brooklyn to Staten Island to New Jersey. While in Brooklyn, I lived on the fringes of Dyker Heights, so I can sta...

Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) 421 Broome Street, 4th floor, Manhattan. Contact: 646 370 3596. For its 2022 season, the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) will present a group show focusing on the Italian artistic production during the decades between 1880 and the end of World War I. The extraordinary and painful circumstances that marked 2...