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Queensboro UNICO, the Queens chapter of the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States, had a banner year and a holiday season to remember. Gaspare J. Mistretta was elected president of Queensboro UNICO in August 2019, after being a member for 17 years and holding “basically every position” at the private nonprofit organizat...

Sunday, January 26, 2020. 3:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST. Russo's On The Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard, Queens, NY 11414. Join us as we continue the legacy of music and culture left behind by Radio Show Producer Silvana Romania. ~ The 25th Annual Festival of Song USA ~ Our singing competition brings to light talented individuals who come to us with the ho...

Catherine Piccoli is a food historian and writer, whose work focuses on the intersection of food, culture, memory, and place. She brings this multidisciplinary approach to the Museum of Food and Drink. As curatorial director, she oversees the creation of MOFAD’s exhibitions and educational programming, and guides the operations team. Catherine was...

It is with profound sadness that I write to inform you of the death of our dear friend Robert Viscusi, Professor Emeritus of Brooklyn College. He died this morning at Lennox Hill Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy, and two children, Victoria and Robert. For those of us who knew Bob well, we knew a...

As Brooklyn Democratic party boss Frank Seddio prepares to step down, political honchos elected veteran businessman and former political staffer Carlo Scissura to the largely ceremonial chairmanship of the Kings County Democratic Committee vacated last fall. “I’m excited,” Scissura said. “I love Brooklyn and I love to organize.”  The party’s 42 dis...

A Bronx community board is putting the brakes on the St. Theresa Italian American Family Feast after incidents of violence have plagued the celebration over recent years. For decades, St. Theresa Italian American Family Feast has been a staple in the Bronx community, bringing families and food together. But residents say the event has been anything...

It’s not often that a chef can launch a restaurant, abandon it, and return five years later to find the premises vacant and waiting for him. But such is the case with Michael Toscano and his old Greenwich Village digs, Perla, which relocated and ultimately closed not long after Toscano departed New York to open Le Farfalle in Charleston, South Caro...

From Bleecker Street in Manhattan to Ditmas Park in Brooklyn, many streets define a borough. In the Bronx, the smell of fresh-out-of-the-oven bread, homemade pasta and sweet cannoli wafts through Arthur Avenue and 187th Street (also known as the Belmont section of the borough). Coined “Little Italy,” the family-friendly area has a ton of delicious...

Brooklyn Filmmaker, Glen Mitku, teamed up with Italian Sculptor, Sergio Furnari, to make a short documentary, about Sergio's dream to sculpt the Mother Cabrini tribute statue and create a Mother Cabrini School of the Arts. They cast Alexandra Faye Sadeghian in the role of Mother Cabrini in "Mother Cabrini Legacy". Alexandra Faye Sadeghian is an act...

Interested in trying some new Italian spots in New York City? You're in luck: We've found the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Italian food. The Yard The Yard is a pizzeria serving up brick-oven pies and other Italian fare for dine-in, delivery and takeout. This famil...

This will sound familiar: The comedian Sebastian Maniscalco has added yet another show to his weekend run in April at the Palace Theatre. Maniscalco, whose surging career included four soldout performances at the 18,000-seat Madison Square Garden in New York City last year, will do his stand-up routine at the 2,800-seat Palace at 5 p.m. Sunday, Apr...

The Italian Trade Promotion Agency (ITA) seeks a motivated Marketing Coordinator (Junior Analyst) for a 1-year Beauty Desk Promotion Project in order to support the Head of US Beauty Desk in New York office. Ideal candidates will have 2-5+ years of experience in marketing or program management in the beauty industry with demonstrative skills in pro...