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Richard di Donato cannot bear to visit his childhood home, a Cape Cod that sits in Strongs Neck, a peninsula on Long Island’s North Shore tucked just below the Sound. Three miles north of Stony Brook University, the hamlet is named for Anna Strong, part of the Culper Spy Ring during the Revolutionary War. And it’s where, centuries later, Richard’s...

Wednesday, January 12, 2022. From 6:00 pm To 7:30 pm. Location: IIC NY - 686 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021. Organized by IIC NY in collaboration with Casa Belvedere. Free entrance. Book Now here. A Christmas Tradition in the Italian American Community. A lecture by Anita Sanseverino & Lou Barrella This lecture and video presentation explores the ori...

Howard Beach is one of the only Italian American neighborhoods left in New York City. Located in the southern portion of Queens, half of the population is Italian or of Italian descent. In fact, hundreds of locals showed off their Italian pride in response to Italy’s win in the European soccer championship in 2021. After Italy pulled off the victor...

During a meeting held at the Consulate General of Italy in New York, the new members of the Comites in the presence of the Consul General of Italy Fabrizio Di Michele, elected Predident Alessandro Crocco, 35 years old, of White Plains, New York.  The new President immediately addressed the assembly, thanked everyone for having participated in the f...

Stefano Secchi is a chef renowned for his pastas at New York’s Rezdôra restaurant, a 2021 Michelin Star recipient. When asked which pasta is his favorite to cook, though, he says the question is “too loaded.” Secchi, who grew up in Texas and trained in Italy, mentions multiple favorites and says his mood comes into play. “When in one mood, I like t...

Hundreds of firefighters lined a street in Westerleigh as a procession carrying the coffin of Joseph Maiello arrived at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church. The 53-year-old was discovered unconscious while on duty at his firehouse, Engine 163 and Ladder 83 on Staten Island, on Sunday. FDNY-Uniformed Fire Officers Association President Lt. James McCar...

In the middle of the 19th century, hundreds of thousands of new Americans flooded into New York. They found homes in buildings like this one, on Orchard Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where the population density in some neighborhoods approached nearly a quarter-million people per square mile by the mid 1860s. Architecturally, 97 Orchard St...

There is no shortage of fantastic bakeries and coffee shops in North Brooklyn, but a new one serving up traditional Italian pastries deserves recognition. Recently opening on December 20th in North Williamsburg, Bianco Latte (109 Bedford Ave.) is an all-day Italian cafe inspired by Venetian flavors located steps from McCarren Park.  It’s no surpris...

Actor Steve Buscemi is the latest New Yorker to get a key to the city. Before turning to acting, the Brooklyn-born Buscemi was a New York City firefighter in the early 1980s. The “Boardwalk Empire” star was given the key to New York during Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press conference Tuesday. “This is such an honor to be here with you today to receive t...

CIAO held its annual Christmas Party at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Silver Creek. Thirty people enjoyed a delicious luncheon prepared by Brunner’s Bayside Catering. Members enjoyed, chicken parmesan, breaded pork cutlet, roasted red potatoes, baked ziti, caprice’ and antipasti salad. Desserts were provided by club members. CIAO members donat...

During the current MLB lockout, Aaron Boone can’t talk to anyone on the Yankees’ 40-man roster. So he isn’t able to get an update on how Aaron Hicks was feeling during his stint playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic as he comes back from wrist surgery or text with other players about how their offseasons are going. But Boone is allowed to c...

Grace Mirabella, the editor-in-chief at the helm of American Vogue throughout the 1970s and much of the 1980s, died this morning at 91 years old. Mirabella, who had worked as Diana Vreeland’s assistant at Vogue in the 1960s, succeeded Vreeland as editor-in-chief in 1971 and remained in the role until 1988.  Mirabella was raised in suburban Maplewoo...