NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

From crusty golden Arthur Avenue bread, to perfectly pressed baccala, freshly made pasta and the best sausage and cheese, Little Italy in the Bronx is a “buon appetito” holiday hot spot. “I ask the people where they’re coming from. They’re coming from eastern Connecticut, Pennsylvania, South Jersey,” Bathgate resident Tony Morante told CBS2’s Tony...

Appearing at the Brook Arts Center on February 12, 2022 is Danny Aiello's The Italian Chicks. THE ITALIAN CHICKS is a two-hour comedy and variety show that takes you back to a time and place when life was simpler, and culture and traditions were respected and honored. The show is a passionate blend of comedy, characters, music, song parodies and It...

Trattoria Ora and Wine Bar is a gem of a restaurant, tucked away on a quiet, picturesque corner of Astoria Blvd. and 18th Street, where the warm glow from inside and outside this cozy restaurant can be seen from a distance. The rustic, romantic dining room resembles a farmhouse with exposed brick, soft lighting, an inviting bar, and a long, communa...

For its 2022 season, the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) will present Staging Injustice. Italian Art, 1880-1917, a group show exploring Italian painting and sculpture in the decades between 1880 and 1917 — the most dramatic year of World War I. In light of widespread social tensions, economic difficulties, and inequalities prevalent in the Uni...

Lou Greco and Carlo Russo are hilarious comedians from Syracuse, New York. They do "The Uncle Louie Variety Show" together, which has taken Facebook by storm. Not only are they Facebook famous, they are extremely popular on YouTube. They became so popular on the internet that they started doing shows all over the country and have even done shows as...

NYPD officers, officials, and local residents passed out gifts Wednesday to nearly 200 children who otherwise may not have received a holiday present this year. New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr., was joined by dozens of members of the NYPD and Brooklyn native and business owner Salvatore Stile at Stephen Decatur Middle School. The gy...

I wish to share with you a few thoughts on this pre-Christmas Sunday afternoon, as we hopefully continue to exit this often tragic and sad morass of a Covid-19 existence we have had to endure for the past nineteen-plus months. Some of you will recall bits and pieces from some other communiqués of mine, but, alas, they tell us that repetition is the...

You really need a road map to find this place,” muttered someone at our table after making the long trek to the latest Danny Meyer venture, Ci Siamo — a journey that begins on some nameless sidewalk in midtown. (Pro tip: If your Uber driver attempts to career into the Lincoln Tunnel toward New Jersey, start yelling.) From there, you ascend to a fea...

Gathering Italian and Italian-American women to tell their stories, the Italian Consulate of New York set up an in-person event on Monday 13th of December. Hosted by the Consul General Fabrizio Di Michele and moderated by journalist/correspondent Maria Luisa Rossi Hawkins, guests Natalia Bergamaschi, Jodi Pulice and Adriana Trigiani were all invite...

Can't make it to the Italian Alps this year? We're bringing it to you with our Alpine Baita Winter Wine & Food Festa! Join us on Friday, January 14th, from 6-8pm in our marketplace to celebrate the season with unlimited Italian cuisine and winter wines that will bring your soul right to the ski slopes. Inspired by small cabins found in the Italian...

This week, plant-based deli Galioto’s reopens in NYC. Cofounded by Nicole Galioto and the JaJaJa Group, Galioto’s opened last year on Mulberry St in NYC’s Little Italy, providing a well-curated selection of plant-based Italian goods, as well as made-to-order dishes and prepared vegan specialties. Now, the restaurant makes its second debut as a chef...

Mario G. DiCristofaro, who owned and operated an auto collision shop in Buffalo, died Dec. 12 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, from complications due to Covid-19. He was 89. Born in Pratola Peligna in the Abruzzo region of central Italy, his boyhood memories from World War II included diving into ditches for shelter from bombing raid...