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di Paolo Tartamella   Quattro giovani donne, quattro italoamericane, piccole imprenditrici alle prese con la quotidianeità del loro business. Quattro persone innamorate del loro lavoro. Martedì scorso la National Organization of Italian American Women (Noiaw) ha radunato attorno ad un tavolo Mickela Mallozzi, Joan Pelzer, Nikki Padilla...

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D., president of the Italian Language Foundation, announced today that The College Board's Advanced Placement Italian Language and Culture exam (AP Italian) in 2016 saw its highest level of participation ever.   "We are delighted that nearly 2,800 students took the AP Italian exam in 2016," Dr. Cuomo said. "With each pas...

Ultimo dibattito televisivo martedì sera in casa democratica prima delle elezioni primarie del prossimo 10 settembre per decidere chi sarà il candidato che nelle elezioni di novembre sfiderà il rivale repubblicano.Martedì sera è andato in onda su "NY1" lo "scontro" tra Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner, Bill de Blasio, Bill Thompson e John Liu. Gli...

By Maurita Cardone   Colpo di scena nelle primarie democratiche per decidere il candidato a sindaco di New York. Bill Thompson, il secondo classificato secondo i risultati non ufficiali del voto del 10 settembre, ha dichiarato di aver deciso di ritirarsi dalla corsa e di appoggiare Bill de Blasio.   L'annuncio arriva prima della pubbl...

by Mark Lord   Little could good ol' Chris have known when he set out on that now-famous journey so many years ago that someday he'd have countries and cities, rivers and universities, at least one federal district and a national holiday named after him ... not to mention all the annual parades that commemorate his varied contributions to th...

By Cristina Fontanelli Join us on Friday May 9 at Baruch College* in NYC for the 1st-annual "Great International Songbook", plus wine reception! Listen to the world's great songs (in 8 languages!) and to our guest musicians who will bring the "musical flavor" of many countries.   If you love your country, let us know and we will do our best...

by Giovanni di Napoli   This year, my friends and I celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Rocco in Astoria, Queens with the Orsogna Mutual Aid Society. Warmly welcomed, we were invited to partake in the festivities and share the day with them.   Nearly 200 people returned to the old neighborhood to honor their beloved patron. It was a rea...

A Bronx pasta legend whose meticulously handcrafted ravioli fed families for 80 years has died. Mario Borgatti, who owned the iconic Borgatti's Ravioli and Egg Noodles, passed away Oct. 8 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, his family said. He was 97.   "He always said his success was the joy he gave to families who bought his pasta," said hi...

Francesco Panella e la passione per New York, un'attrazione al limite dell'innamoramento. Con il fratello Simone gestisce l'Antica Pesa, un ristorante di Trastevere di grande tradizione a Roma, antico di oltre 90 anni. La sua curiosità lo ha spinto in America e ad aprire a Manhattan un gemello newyorchese del ristorante di famiglia, oggi meta cool...

Discussants: Edgar Peters Bowron and Eve Straussmann-PflanzerDate: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 5PM Venue: Italian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY 10065 Organized by: IIC New York Twenty years after its first appearance in 1995, Francesca Baldassari presents a revised and updated edition of her acclaimed monograp...

Bensonhurst will be getting two Italian dual language classrooms at a brand new school coming to 73rd Street and 15th Avenue this coming school year.   One UPK class and one kindergarten class will incorporate the Romance language at P.S. 768, which is set to open at the current site of Our Lady of Guadalupe School (7301 15th Avenue) in Sept...

They came. They worked. They built. From those who established Little Italy villages within our cities, to the fourth-generation upholders of ethnic neighborhoods, businesses, and traditions, the Italian immigrant legacy is a cultural imprint that continues to enrich the physical and social landscapes of our nation.   What pushed so many Ita...