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On May 3, the Association of Italian American Educators (AIAE) presented Garden City High School senior Christina Levi with the Mario Cuomo Memorial Scholarship. Christina is among a select group of eight Italian- American students from the tri-state area who have demonstrated excellence and commitment to the Italian language, making them recipient...

It was a night to recognize civic leaders as The Brooklyn Rotary Club of Verrazano celebrated its 41st anniversary on Friday, May 17 at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island. Dr. Joseph Caruana served as master of ceremonies. The St. John’s University ROTC Color Guard presented the colors and performed the national anthem. This year’s Humanitarians...

One day in the early 1960s, when Millie Lammano was in her home on Garfield Place, a few young boys playing Stickball in the street came knocking on her door, asking to use her bathroom. She let them in, which started a decades-long relationship with the boys on the block. This past Sunday, much of the same crew, now men in their sixties and sevent...

From the Office of Sen. David Carlucci: Today Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) presented Clarkstown High School North senior, Logan Meda with a $3,500 college scholarship on behalf of the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators. Carlucci, a member of the conference, annually holds the Italian-American Scholarship co...

Chissà quante volte mi è capitato, mentre ero Sindaco, di vedere arrivare all’improvviso in Municipio degli italo-americani da New York o dal New Jersey alla ricerca delle loro radici. Nonostante la loro cittadinanza americana il richiamo della terra, dei nonni o dei bisnonni è stato così forte da leggere nei loro occhi una commozione particolare n...

Anthony (Tony) Palmer is this year's Italian-American honoree selected by the Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation. He will be feted at the foundation's Annual Scholarship Dinner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12th, at Terry Hills Restaurant in Batavia. One of eight student scholarship candidates will also be chosen. The family of Vincent Gautieri, also o...

Roundabout Theatre Company on Monday announced a new Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' play The Rose Tattoo, starring Oscar winner Marisa Tomei as Serafina Delle Rose. The show, directed by Trip Cullman, was previously performed with Tomei in the same role during the 2016 Williamstown Theatre Festival. It is set to land on Broadway this fa...

Rocco B. Commisso, the billionaire chairman of the cable provider Mediacom, is the new owner of the Italian soccer club A.C.F. Fiorentina in a deal he described as the “quickest closing in soccer history.” Commisso, who was born in southern Italy but moved to the United States when he was 12, said in an interview on Thursday that the deal was compl...

The advice, “Save room for dessert,” holds very true at one venerable Italian restaurant. At Pasta e Pani, the antipasti is awesome. The linguine is luxurious. The pizza is perfect. But the desserts are divine. Known for an outstanding savory bill of fare, the sweet menu often gets overlooked. That’s a shame. Recently I stopped by just for dessert,...

Behind the bar at Graziano’s Restaurant in Canastota, along with images of legendary boxing champions and Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack, are several faded pictures of young men in military uniform. One photo of three soldiers is inscribed “June 6, 1944.” “They were killed,” says Tony Graziano, waving his arm toward the photos. He opened the Italian rest...

Not all pasta comes from a box. In fact, a lot of it comes from grandmas around the world — and their craft is now getting a resurgence thanks to social media. When Nicola Marzovilla opened his first restaurant in New York City in 1988, he knew there was a very special ingredient he needed: his mother. Dora Marzovilla grew up making her own pasta i...

Si ama la Repubblica o si ama lo sport? Direi si ama partecipare ad un evento straordinario che ha avuto avvio l’anno scorso, qui a New York a Central Park. Giusy Versace, con il rappresentante del Coni in USA Mico Delianova Licastro e il console generale Francesco GenuardiLa sveglia è alle sei… per chi non vive a ridosso del mitico Central Park. C...