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A documentary project about the World Series of Bocce Documentary has been awarded a production grant from The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. This grant is on behalf of the National Italian American Foundation and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America. For those that don't know, The Russo brothers directed the Captain America and A...

Peter Boggia is a vintage European motorcycle mechanic. He makes a living with his hands and his intellect, physically and mentally unpacking, investigating, and reassembling the intricate engineering of masterworks from Ducati, BMW, Moto Guzzi and more. People from all around New York come to Peter’s Brooklyn shop, Moto Borgotaro, in tribute to hi...

In a city flooded with Italian restaurants, Rezdôra managed to stand out when it opened in New York last year. Stefano Secchi’s traditional handmade pastas turned the tiny restaurant in Flatiron one of the most coveted tables in the city before Covid-19 hit.  The last few months the restaurant has offered takeout and, recently, outdoor dining. Peop...

A 92 anni è scomparso George M. Pavia, uno dei più importanti avvocati di New York, fondatore e Senior Partner dello storico studio legale che porta il suo nome. Pavia è venuto a mancare mercoledì scorso nella sua casa di Manhattan. Con Pavia & Harcourt LLP, per più di 70 anni, George Pavia ha rappresentato aziende ed imprenditori italiani di spicc...

Getting old is usually no day at the beach - but don't tell that to Vincentia D'Amato Becker, who goes by 'Toots.' She celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday on the sand with her family near her home in Rockaway, Queens. Becker has five children, 14 grandchildren and so far, three great-grandkids. Her family began the day by showing up on her do...

An eastbound escape from the hustle and bustle of New York City to the beaches of Long Island always comes with rewards. Among them is an ever-expanding roster of seasonal Italian dining options –especially this year. Whether eating at home to enjoy a fresh plate of pasta prepared by Manhattan Chef Stefano Secchi who trained under Massimo Bottura o...

I am the Citywide Administrative Judge for the Civil Court of the City of New York (one of the three citywide courts along with Family Court and Criminal Court). The Civil Court operates in all five borough and is best known for our housing part (the court that landlords go to when they seek to evict their tenants and to litigate other housing matt...

The year was 1963… It is August. At approximately 8:30 a.m., a great rush took place out the doors of my neighborhood in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s midsummer and another day has begun. One by one we met, whether it was in front of my house (the only attached house with a 1/2 as part of the address) or another friend’s house. The group would numbe...

Friday, September 4th @ 6:00 pm EDT. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum | 420 Tompkins Avenue | Staten Island, NY 10305. Donation $10 per person. Cold Bottled Water Will be Provided. Please bring your own lawn chairs. The Museum is closed to the public; therefore, bathroom facilities are unavailable. Your Safety Is Our Priority. Social distance practices will...

An ex-security chief at CUNY’s Kingsborough Community College claims that the school president has been systematically phasing out male white employees replacing them with minority women, new court papers show. James Capozzi, an Italian-American, claims he was unjustly booted from his job as Director of Public Safety at the Manhattan Beach campus i...

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn couldn’t host its annual dinner-dance this past June, so instead it honored its outgoing president and installed a new one during a Zoom meeting on Thursday night in appropriate 2020 fashion. “I want this to have a real El Caribe feel to it,” said Steven Bamundo, a past president and the association’s c...

Marian Pardo, president of Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF), has formally announced that this year’s Columbus Day Parade will be a virtual event celebrating all things Italian and will air on ABC Channel 7 (12:30 – 2:00 p.m. EDT). Viewers can also stream the special live at abc7ny.com, abc7NY App and abc7NY connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, An...