NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

As the warmer days of spring and early summer descend upon New York City, a new sense of life emerges. Bike riders whiz by, as dog walkers, exercise enthusiasts, and pedestrians fall into a cadence down the sidewalks. The parks are peppered with entertainers, couples, families, and those yearning for a bit of nature. Sun seekers pack up their cars...

Joe Alberici loves working at Army, a place he calls “the greatest leadership institution in the world.” He’s going on 15 years with the Black Knights, and he has no plans to go elsewhere. Alberici, an Italian through and through, is as compassionate a coach as there is in college lacrosse. He spoke with Paul Carcaterra about his passion for the Ar...

So, historically speaking, where exactly did the neighborhood of East Harlem begin and end? Technically, the boundary started at 96th Street, from the East River, west to 5th Avenue, and heading North to 125th Street, but for all intents and purposes, the majority of the Italian district started well past E. 100th Street, and basically, started thi...

We’re a tad late with this great news, but River Deli is now open for take out and delivery. The full Sardinian-Italian menu of antipasti, pasta, and main courses is available. Cocktails to go too. How about a whole grilled orata and a river julep for a perfect summery meal? Or a papardelle and a negroni to give yourself a break from all that home...

He’s been called a “true gentleman” and the “local Lawrence Welk,” who overcame tragic beginnings to preside for eight decades as one of Oswego County’s and central New York’s most respected and prolific band leaders. Now, Nicolino Sterio, 97, has been called home. “Nick” Sterio — impresario, musician, airman, alderman, carpenter, haberdasher, fath...

A message from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo celebrating the Italian National Day with the Italian community of New York City and of the whole State of NY! Governor Cuomo also remembers his father, Mario Cuomo, and the contribution of the Italian Americans to the City and the State of New York. Viva l'Italia!!

Josephine Buscaglia Maietta , Presidente di AIAE- Association of Italian American Educators è colei che con grande passione si dedica alla comunità italoamericana di New York, facendo rivivere la cultura e la storia italiana. Con il carisma e la vivacità che la contraddistinguono, Josephine riporta alla luce le tradizioni del Bel Paese, attraverso...

Ribalta, the beloved pizzeria in 12th street, is among the courageous New York eateries that have been resilient to the pandemic that has devasted the city restaurant scene. With pick-ups and deliveries of their famous Neapolitan pizzas, Italian delicacies, and artisanal cocktails, owners Rosario Procino and Pizza Master Pasquale Cozzolino kept ser...

Alitalia is back in the skies over the Atlantic. The Italian carrier rose like a phoenix from the ashes today – a post-coronavirus airline with a plan to succeed. The airline has been bankrupt since 2017 and has been surviving on government assistance ever since. But now it seems some good news is on the horizon. Last week, the airline said it woul...

New York City restaurants haven’t stopped innovating in the wake of ongoing pandemic restrictions. And as New Yorkers head out east for the warmer months, New York’s new ways of high-end dining will follow. A new spin-off of Manhattan’s Michelin starred Marea, Marea in the Hamptons, will allow Manhattanites and Hamptonites alike to enjoy chef Micha...

“Hey Joe” “Hec, what’s up?” If I learned anything from my Italian father-in-law, and his brothers it’s that “old school” Italians are full of great stories, history, and they love to share it with whomever will listen. A simple ‘hello’ leads into the old days of Buffalo and you go down the rabbit hole filled with imagination and amazing stories. Th...

One of the most difficult and altogether beautiful things about serving young children from the South Bronx is that they are entirely transparent. If they love something, you can see it in every part of their being — their smiles, their words, their laughter, their curiosity. If they hate something — you, for instance — you will know within seconds...