NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

In 1969, Stefano Ripamonti was feeling good about life. He was in his late twenties, working a glamorous job at an Italian high fashion shoe firm. He’d recently married his childhood sweetheart and the newlyweds were settling into an apartment near the Vatican city walls in Rome, Italy. While their new home had great potential, the couple wanted to...

A 50-year-old Italian restaurant in Bensonhurst is looking to rebuild after a two-alarm fire tore through its kitchen last weekend, shuttering the eatery for the foreseeable future. The blaze broke out just before 6 p.m. on April 6 inside Ortobello Restaurant, near the corner of 64th Street and Bay Parkway. Owner Andrea Cerasuoli told Brooklyn Pape...

Tucked away in the heart of Manhattan’s vibrant SoHo district lies a culinary gem that promises an unforgettable dining experience: San Carlo Osteria Piemonte. Situated at 90 Thompson St., this Italian osteria seamlessly blends modern touches with warm hospitality, making it a beloved spot among locals and visitors alike. San Carlo Osteria takes pr...

New York City will recognize April 17 as Giovanni da Verrazzano day to honor the explorer after a piece of legislation passed Thursday. Councilman David Carr (R-Mid-Island/South Brooklyn) introduced the legislation in February to honor the explorer who sailed for France and became the first European to enter what would become known as New York Harb...

The new episode of “Hidden in Plain Sight”, the series from Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò about the Italian influences in New York City, is dedicated to Saint Frances Cabrini, also known as Mother Cabrini, the patron saint of immigrants. Stefano Albertini, from NYU, guides us in a visit of Mother Cabrini’s shrine in Northern New York City, 701 Fort...

Salvatore Carlino, chef-owner of Brooklyn’s Lucia Pizza, did not have to look any further than his own upbringing when deciding what he wants his pizza joint to look like. Carlino’s parents were the owners of legendary pizza joint Papa Leone’s: “It’s kind of like having professional athletes for parents, then you decide that you wanna play that spo...

Italian luxury furniture brand Poltrona Frau is set to open a new flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York City. The store, located in a historic early twentieth-century Art Deco building, spans three levels and covers 19,000 square feet, making it a significant presence in Manhattan's midtown design district. The flagship store is envisioned a...

At first glance, Fossetta looks like a mechanics garage with slightly better lighting and sanitation. The black rimmed floor-to-ceiling windows make it seem like the outside world is blending into the restaurant whenever someone opens the front door. There is no obvious host stand, instead, guests are greeted upon arrival by a server scurrying from...

It's hard to imagine a world without Pizza and Pasta. Italian food has blessed the world cuisine with its delightful creations and presented us with a lavish meal which is also affordable at the same time. New York has a special place for Italian food in its heart. The way New York celebrates Italian Food is a sight to behold. In the Big Apple, you...

The City College of New York Interim Director of Athletics Steve Macias announced today that Marcello Di Russo has been named the head coach of the CCNY women's basketball program. "I'm deeply grateful and honored for the opportunity to continue my journey at The City College of New York as the new head coach of the women's basketball program," sai...

In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY will present their annual Mario Fratti Award to playwright Fabio Banfo for his play El Desaparecido. The award will be presented to Mr. Banfo as part of the Closing Night Ceremony for the In Scene! Italian Theater Festival NY 2024 on Monday, May 13 at 6:30pm at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ at NYU (24 West 12th...

We’re headed to New York to visit Little Italy in the Bronx, known for their mouth-watering bakeries, pastry shops, meat and cheese markets, and restaurants. Bronx Little Italy is accessible in under a three-hour drive from anywhere in NEPA. The popular Facebook page Bronx Little Italy serves as a great guide in building itineraries for newcomers....