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According to Save the Duck, New Yorkers are down for some down-alternatives. The three-generations strong Milan-based sustainable parka-centric brand has opened its first flagship store in the bustling downtown retail mecca.To celebrate, director and general manager, USA for Save the Duck, Loris Spadaccini, was on hand at the new 1500-square-foot l...

His four brothers were mob bosses, but he had chosen the path of faith: Father Louis Gigante, a Catholic priest central to the rebuilding of the South Bronx, has died at age 90 after a life that seems straight out of a movie script. Father Louis bore a heavy last name for a priest. Vincent, one of his brothers known as ‘Chin,’  roamed the streets o...

Sunday, Nov 6th, at Green Room 42 NYC (570 10th Ave 4th fl) at 7pm. This show tells the tale of the tragic love story of Bobby Darin and Connie Francis featuring storytelling, dialogue and all of their greatest hits with Broadway quality musicians and performance. Vanessa Racci plays Connie and Charlie Romo plays Bobby. The show previewed on ABC7NY...

Here's another reason to visit Una Pizza Napoletana, deemed the best pizzeria in the world by 50 Top Pizza just a few weeks ago: the Orchard Street restaurant will turn into a breakfast destination dubbed Caffè Napoletana on Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm beginning November 5. Espresso for all! Owner and chef Anthony Mangieri has come up with th...

With Executive Chef Marc Wisehart at the helm, Nunzi’s in Farmingdale is tackling classic Italian dishes with modern twists and trendy vibes.  Owner Michael Napolitano says the idea for Nunzi’s, named for his grandfather, sprang to life about four years ago during a discussion of new business ventures that were unlike his day job; he owns a chain o...

In a daring Upper East Side dining relocation, Campagnola — an “Italian Country Restaurant” at 1382 First Ave. for nearly 40 years — is moving from its tenement-building home to the modern Impala condo tower two blocks north at 1456 First Ave., where its new landlord will be Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty. It’s a stunning change of venue for Campagnola, wh...

Sometimes you find old values, big aspirations, and a spirit of community in places that are contemporary, modest, and commercial. These are among the paradoxes that you encounter at our October 2022 Business of the Month, Gaia Italian Cafè at 226 East 3rd Street (Ave. B/C) along with a revolving selection of freshly-made, delicious Italian dishes...

A local Travis business received an honorable citation from the city’s public advocate for feeding Central and South American migrants that have been sent to the community as they seek asylum. Owners of the business, Verde’s Pizza and Pasta House, over the past few weeks have fed dozens of migrants simply out of the kindness of their hearts. Public...

Joseph Romeo was recently honored with the Distinguished Service Award for his work in the Franklin Square community. The Associazione Culturale Italiana di New York, a nonprofit Italian American organization that works to keep the Italian culture alive and well within various communities in the state, bestowed him with the award on Sept. 10 at Rus...

On Oct. 18, Danny Meyer and his Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) revived their Roman-Italian restaurant, Maialino, at the Redbury Hotel in New York, adding another new hot spot to Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood. USHG closed Maialino’s original Gramercy Park Hotel location—a Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winner—in 2020 at the beginning of the...

Tuesday, November 8 at 7 pm. Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Featuring Grazia d'Annuzio, former editor of Vogue Italia. Register here. Are you interested in Italian fashion? Would you like to hear how it started and how it developed over the years? Are you curious to hear stories about major Italian designers? Grazia d’Annuzio...

Join us Saturday, November 5 for an evening with pianist & composer Cristiana Pegoraro. The concert at the Columbus Citizens Foundation (8 East 69th Street, New York, NY) will be open to the public. Cocktails at 6.15 PM, Performance at 7 PM. Members wishing to make a dinner reservation in the Taverna following the performance can email here. Hailed...