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Mayor Eric Adams has left New York for the “Eternal City” of Rome. Adams left Thursday to meet the pope in Italy and attend the World Meeting on Human Fraternity, where he discussed with world leaders city and international issues. The trip is not unusual for Adams and other mayors who regularly travel for conferences and to meet international lead...

A food festival is coming to Babylon Town Hall this weekend. The first-ever Italian Food Festival will go off at Town Hall on Saturday, May 11, from noon to 5 p.m. According to the town, the celebration aims to bring together food lovers and families for an afternoon filled with "delicious cuisine, captivating live music, and a dive into the rich I...

The 61st Annual Enrico Fermi Educational Fund of Yonkers Scholarship Breakfast which was held on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at Mulino’s at Lake Isle in Eastchester. Announcing the 2024 Enrico Fermi Scholarship recipients for graduating seniors from Yonkers and Westchester County, handed out at the Celebrating its past and its mission of providing acade...

“I apologize if I seem too focused — I don’t want to seem rude, it’s just that…” Alessandro Ancona gestures to his Margherita coming to life; the picturesque pizza worth a “mille” (thousand) words. “I cannot let myself become distracted,” the soft-spoken chef smiles apologetically. That’s one of the few times Ancona fully turns toward me, his focus...

Frieze New York is well underway, and the art world’s power brokers have assembled in Manhattan to prowl the fair and its various satellites. Milling among the booths and openings, you might find one of the scene’s best-loved characters, and perhaps the one having the most fun: Ralph DeLuca.  The art advisor—with his thick New Jersey accent, high-s...

Each year, through the prestigious Donna Distinta Award, we honor women of Italian descent to spotlight their contributions, from culture and industry to philanthropy and activism. The second 2024 Donna Distinta Award goes to Cav. Josephine Maietta.  For the past seven years, Cav. Josephine Maietta has produced and hosted the radio talk show "Sabat...

"Thank you, Mr. President." A large billboard with blue lettering on a white background appeared outside the Glass Palace immediately after President Sergio Mattarella's speech during his visit to New York for a significant address at the United Nations General Assembly. Paying tribute to the President of the Italian Republic with a bold "THANK YOU...

Each spring The Italian Club of Staten Island Foundation awards annual scholarships to exceptional young adults and inducts new members into the organization during a formal dinner reception. This year’s event was staged at LiGreci’s Staaten where two exceptional high school seniors, Sophia Teutonico, a student at St. Joseph Hill Academy, and Charl...

Renowned minimalist painter Frank Stella died Saturday of lymphoma at his home in Manhattan, N.Y. The artist was 87 years old. Stella's representative, Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, confirmed the news with NPR. "Marianne Boesky began representing Stella in 2014, and the gallery is deeply grateful for a decade of collaboration with the artist...

In the prestigious setting of the Italian School of New York Guglielmo Marconi, led by Michael Cascianelli, a special day was held for middle and high school students to commemorate two symbols in the fight against the mafia: Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, on the sad anniversary of the Capaci Massacre. Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino...

Ground Zero’s “Mama” is gone, but her shining example of New York altruism is here to stay. Giuseppa Vendome, lovingly known as “Mama” among 9/11 recovery workers, died on April 29th at the age of 100, according to the Columbus Citizens Foundation. Two days after the September 11th attacks, the Italian-American restaurateur had established an eater...

40 Rivington Street might be the go-to spot for New Yorkers wishing they were in Italy this summer. Soon-to-open Verace NYC will offer Neapolitan-inspired cuisine accompanied by a curated selection of Italian wines. Verace NYC is owned by business partners Joseph Esposito and Andrea Ingenito, both experienced restaurant owners. Esposito connected w...