NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

by Erin McCarthy   The Academy Theatre presents the area's first 2014 theatrical production with Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge," directed by Ted Watts Jr. The tragedy, the Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Play in 1998 and adapted for film, television and the opera, takes place in an Italian-American neighborhood in 1950...

Photo Dom and Vinnie's, an old-school neighborhood restaurant in Yonkers with a parlor and a main dining room, above, is often full of people enjoying a range of pizza and pasta dishes. Credit Gregg Vigliotti for The New York Times. At one table were two police detectives (the holsters and handcuffs were a tip-off), having plates of pasta early on...

As the child of a Milanese art collector, Laura Mattioli grew up surrounded by masterpieces, many created by Italian artists she knew personally. But it wasn't until Mattioli was confined to bed during a difficult pregnancy, immobilized for six months next to one of Giorgio Morandi's most celebrated still lifes, that her love of art took a deeper t...

In a world where chefs are trademarking their signature dishes and ingredients are altered from liquids to solids and solids to foams, it is refreshing to find a restaurant where simplicity rules.   That is what you'll find at Via Carota (51 Grove St., 212-255-1962), the new West Village restaurant by Rita Sodi (of I Sodi) and Jody Williams...

by Vincenza Di Maggio   On monday evening, pizza aficionados gathered at Rosso Pomodoro, a restaurant tucked away on the corner of Greenwich Avenue and 13th street in downtown Manhattan, where a vital piece of Neapolitan culture, pizza, is not only being celebrated but preserved.   Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio, president of the Fondazione...

by Lanning Tagliaferro   The Rockland Sons of Italy Lodge 2176 recently held a fundraiser for Homes for Heroes in conjunction with Rockland County Legislator John Murphy who has championed the program through Habitat for Humanity of Rockland. The event raised $2,000 for the local charity.   Two local nonprofit organizations, Rock...

The 2nd Bilingual Fair in NYC will be held on October 3, 2015 at Hunter College. For the second year in a row, the bilingual education community will be in a single space. Founder, Emmanuel Saint Martin comments, "Last year we started with the conviction that the demand for bilingual education was stronger than ever. This year's edition is muc...

by Tracy Schuhmacher   The newest resident in the burgeoning food scene around the Rochester Public Market, Fiorella focuses on doing a few things well. The dinner menu is a handful each of starters, pastas, pizzas and entrées. The wine list is culled to three reds and three whites; a small assortment of craft beers is offered.   Some...

by John D. Calandra Italian American Institute   We are delighted to present two books of poetry. Joey Nicoletti's Reverse Graffiti (Bordighera Press, 2015) has been hailed as a collection of "powerful, heartfelt poems that bring an era to life," stated Maria Mazziotti Gillan. She continued, "Nicoletti's book ... is dotted with ima...

di Chiara Barbo   A New York City vive la comunità di italoamericani più numerosa degli Stati Uniti: così esordisce la pagina Wikipedia dedicata a "Italian Americans in New York".   Molti di loro, reali o immaginari che siano, abitano gli schermi cinematografici americani di tutti i tempi, a partire da quel leggendario Rudolph Valenti...

A.N.P.S. sezione New York - New Jersey e' l'associazione nazionale della Polizia di Stato negli Stati Uniti d'America ed ha la missione di mantenere un'importante collaborazione tra Italia e Stati Uniti sotto molti aspetti. In particolare organizza e partecipa ad eventi che onorano questa importante collaborazione e mantiene e sviluppa uno stretto...

New Italian Cinema Events (N.I.C.E.), a nonprofit organization based in Florence, Italy, is back again to celebrate Italian film here in New York! All film screenings are free and open to the public. These films will be in Italian with English subtitles and presented by the directors themselves. Advanced registration is required. Register here. &n...