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The Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro faced an uncertain future when its organizer was caught on tape uttering an ethnic slur on Election Night 2021. The Town Board acted swiftly, severing ties with Tom Pomposello’s organization, CCM of Westchester, also citing concerns about the organization’s delay in filing taxes for three years. About seven months...

Italy on Madison campaign ended with enormous success a week of special events, cultural happenings, and experiential activities spotlighted authentic Italian craftmanship in fashion, culinary culture, jewelry, and design. Organized by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), the campaign extended from Flatiron to the Upper East Side, highlighting stores, b...

Tuesday, June 7 at 7 pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. A presentation by Francesco Bonavita, Ph. D. In-person and virtual options. Register for in-person here. Register for virtual here. The epithet “Rome, the eternal city” has always resonated in Francesco Bonavita ever since he was...

radition continues as the annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast of the Giglio returns to Brooklyn to delight families and kids of all ages. The two-week Italian festival will run July 6-17. The festival is marked by fun celebrations near the church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on North Eighth and Havemeyer Streets. The highlight of the feast is the...

Announcing the 2022 Enrico Fermi Scholarship recipients for graduating seniors from Yonkers and Westchester County, handed out at the 59th Annual Enrico Fermi Scholarship Breakfast on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Mulino’s at Lake Isle in Eastchester, NY. Recipients and the scholarship sponsors are listed below, complete biographies of the recipients can...

Beatrice Rana has been playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 since she was 15—about half of her life. The piece is especially challenging because the composer didn’t write idiomatically for the piano. “There are these amazing passages where the piano is just fighting with the orchestra, and the massive sonorities that come out are just incredi...

Nestled in a strip mall on Fort Salonga Road in Northport, Regalo Trattoria & Pizza Bar is a family run Italian restaurant owned by attorney and St. James resident Douglas Bilotti. In addition to being a restaurateur, Bilotti operates his own law firm and serves as a justice for the Village of Nissequogue. The one dream that seemed to elude him for...

A bejeweled tabernacle believed to be worth $2 million was stolen from a Brooklyn church by godless thieves who also decapitated statues of angels, cops and church officials said Sunday. The crooks used power tools to slice open a steel cabinet at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Park Slope and swipe the “pure 18-karat gold tabernacle with je...

New York City is the ultimate destination for food lovers. There's no shortage of amazing restaurants to try, and the city is constantly buzzing with new openings. At the same time, there are plenty of great places to get your Italian meal.  Nicelocal.com can always help you find the best restaurants in any area. Here's the round-up of our top 10 m...

Film at Lincoln Center and Cinecittà announce the complete lineup for the 21st edition of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, running from June 9 to 15. Open Roads: New Italian Cinema is the leading screening series to offer U.S. audiences a diverse and extensive lineup of contemporary Italian films. With films by directors such as Laura Bispuri, Mario...

International icon of Italian style and award-winning design firm, Pininfarina, has officially opened its first New York City office–representing an exciting next step in the firm’s storybook evolution from bespoke coachbuilder to global design powerhouse. Founded in 1930, Pininfarina is lauded all over the globe for creating some of the most stunn...

A high-end Italian restaurant overlooking the Hudson River recently opened on the Upper West Side. Bellini at Harry's Table opened within the luxury building at Two Waterline Square (235 Freedom Place South, West 60th Street). Along with its indoor tables, the restaurant has a terrace seating 32 people that overlooks the Hudson River. "Bellini at H...