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Every time we decide we want something new to eat, we might head for Italian. It is just our nature to do this. Even in New York. We walk in our neighborhood and usually find places to go. But sometimes we want to try something different. Not the same pizza. Of course, here in New York, it is always the same. It looks the same. It tastes the same....

Just at the edge of Manhattan's Little Italy sits a butcher shop virtually frozen in time since it opened in 1923. "I joke many times, I say it's half-museum, half-butcher shop," said Jennifer Prezioso, the butcher, owner, and fourth-ever employee of Albanese Meats & Poultry. "I should charge admission because so many people come in and they're jus...

BOOK PRESENTATION Events. Monday, November 28, 2022 at 3pm at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura NEW YORK - 686 Park Ave - New York. For registration: iicnewyork@esteri.it or click here. Organized by the IIC New York on the occasion of the international day for the elimination of violence against women. The author in conversation with Francesca Force...

When: Dec 07 at 7:00 PM - Where: Tuckahoe, 1 Generoso Pope Pl, Tuckahoe, NY 10707, USA In 1348, faced with the unrelenting advances of the Bubonic Plague, which was ravaging Europe, Giovanni Boccaccio, a member of the great Italian literary triumvirate which included Dante and Petrarca, devised the ultimate plan for surviving the plague. His entert...

The Westchester County District Attorney's Office says it will not file charges in the case of an Italian student who died at a Thornwood boarding school, according to the Mount Pleasant police chief. Police say he died by suicide. The school says Mandia had been expelled three days earlier for academic reasons. According to police, he was in solit...

Italian actress Monica Bellucci will be playing Maria Callas in ‘Maria Callas: Letters and Memoirs’ at the Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, on Friday, January 27. Bellucci channels the Greek opera legend in this one-woman show with text and stage direction by Tom Volf. Accompanied by the Wordless Music Orchestra, Belluc...

Veteran restaurateur and longtime Astoria resident Riccardo Dardha on Nov. 9 opened his first restaurant, Figlia, in the neighborhood. Figlia, which means “daughter” in Italian, is located at 23-02 31 St. and offers a menu of neo-Neapolitan pizzas from a custom-built pizza oven, along with antipasti and homemade pastas.  The restaurant highlights l...

A restaurant on Staten Island has two kitchens – and both are run by grandmothers with cooking skills. Enoteca Maria’s Nonnas of the World program provides customers with a rotating series of international grandmothers who offer their own menu each night based on their homeland’s regional cuisine. The main kitchen is always staffed by an Italian no...

What do you get when you combine a 57-year-old family recipe, the culinary palate of a traditional Italian, and the heart of a New Yorker? Perfection. You also get one of the most underrated local Italian pizza joints in New York. When you ask any of the locals about where to find the best New York pizza Rubirosa tops the list because of their lege...

There’s something about New York. It has been a lively melting pot of cultures over several generations thanks to the migrants who inhabit its boroughs. Those two factors – drawing the most driven migrants and blending of cultures – have created a thriving food culture that is an essential part of the city. Perhaps the best representation of this i...

A crooning, tap-dancing, storytelling Tony Danza will take his traveling show “Tony Danza: Standards & Stories” to the Tilles Center at LIU Post on Dec. 2 and The Suffolk in Riverhead on Dec. 3. The acting star, who grew up in New York City and Malverne, Long Island, is best known for his roles in the television series Taxi and Who’s The Boss. Thou...

It was announced yesterday that the New York Yankees were able to sign Anthony Rizzo to a two-year contract worth $40 million guaranteed with a $6 million buyout on a $17 million club option. General manager Brian Cashman locking down someone as important to the lineup as Rizzo is huge for the team’s next couple seasons. The Yankees without Rizzo w...