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Chissà quante volte mi è capitato, mentre ero Sindaco, di vedere arrivare all’improvviso in Municipio degli italo-americani da New York o dal New Jersey alla ricerca delle loro radici. Nonostante la loro cittadinanza americana il richiamo della terra, dei nonni o dei bisnonni è stato così forte da leggere nei loro occhi una commozione particolare n...

Anthony (Tony) Palmer is this year's Italian-American honoree selected by the Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation. He will be feted at the foundation's Annual Scholarship Dinner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12th, at Terry Hills Restaurant in Batavia. One of eight student scholarship candidates will also be chosen. The family of Vincent Gautieri, also o...

Roundabout Theatre Company on Monday announced a new Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' play The Rose Tattoo, starring Oscar winner Marisa Tomei as Serafina Delle Rose. The show, directed by Trip Cullman, was previously performed with Tomei in the same role during the 2016 Williamstown Theatre Festival. It is set to land on Broadway this fa...

Rocco B. Commisso, the billionaire chairman of the cable provider Mediacom, is the new owner of the Italian soccer club A.C.F. Fiorentina in a deal he described as the “quickest closing in soccer history.” Commisso, who was born in southern Italy but moved to the United States when he was 12, said in an interview on Thursday that the deal was compl...

The advice, “Save room for dessert,” holds very true at one venerable Italian restaurant. At Pasta e Pani, the antipasti is awesome. The linguine is luxurious. The pizza is perfect. But the desserts are divine. Known for an outstanding savory bill of fare, the sweet menu often gets overlooked. That’s a shame. Recently I stopped by just for dessert,...

Behind the bar at Graziano’s Restaurant in Canastota, along with images of legendary boxing champions and Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack, are several faded pictures of young men in military uniform. One photo of three soldiers is inscribed “June 6, 1944.” “They were killed,” says Tony Graziano, waving his arm toward the photos. He opened the Italian rest...

Not all pasta comes from a box. In fact, a lot of it comes from grandmas around the world — and their craft is now getting a resurgence thanks to social media. When Nicola Marzovilla opened his first restaurant in New York City in 1988, he knew there was a very special ingredient he needed: his mother. Dora Marzovilla grew up making her own pasta i...

Si ama la Repubblica o si ama lo sport? Direi si ama partecipare ad un evento straordinario che ha avuto avvio l’anno scorso, qui a New York a Central Park. Giusy Versace, con il rappresentante del Coni in USA Mico Delianova Licastro e il console generale Francesco GenuardiLa sveglia è alle sei… per chi non vive a ridosso del mitico Central Park. C...

Tuesday, June 18th @ 7:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere. 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. "Venice: A Preserve of a Bygone Civilization" presented by Francesco Bonavita, PhD. MEMBERS: $15 per person. NON-MEMBERS: $20 per person (cash, check or credit cards accepted). Refreshments and a light reception will follow. C...

The American Foundation of Savoy Orders is pleased to announce that The New York Foundling is the recipient of the Foundation’s 2019 Chivalry Award in recognition of its 150th anniversary of its founding by the Sisters of Charity and dedication to community service, helping children and their families cope with the challenges of caring, raising and...

To commemorate the centennial of author Primo Levi, The New York Public Library will host a full-length recitation of his seminal work, If This Is a Man, the unsparing account of Levi’s 11 months of internment in Auschwitz. Organized through a collaboration between the Italian Cultural Institute, The New York Public Library, and Centro Primo Levi N...

It’s been more than a century and one community in Rochester has officially gotten the recognition it has been pushing for. On Sunday, the city of Rochester recognized the Little Italy Historic District. The Lyell Avenue area has been home to many Italian immigrants, families, and businesses. The Little Italy Association says it hopes this will hel...