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In 2020, pizza really showed us what it is made of. As Long Island’s dining scene imploded, regrouped and now stands poised for whatever comes next, pizza just kept rolling along, a reliable and inexpensive source of delight and satisfaction that could be enjoyed in a restaurant, on a sidewalk, under a tent, at home or (and here, I speak from exper...

Pioneering 19th-century gay sculptor Emma Stebbins may well be the latest victim of the irrational frenzy that seeks to wipe away all memory of Christopher Columbus. Stebbins, described as ‘‘a rising star” by the New York Times, was the first woman to create public artworks for New York City. Now a small group has set their sights on ridding Brookl...

“He was a legend,” on Staten Island and in the bakery business, said Anthony Campitiello, of his dad, Alfonso Campitiello, who launched Alfonso’s Pastry Shoppe in Castleton Corners in 1969. Alfonso Campitiello died Thursday -- just days short of his 82nd birthday -- after suffering complications with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), sa...

When: Thu, 12/17/2020 at 5:00pm - What: The Perfect Fascist, A Story of Love, Power, and Morality in Mussolini's Italy (2020, Harvard University Press), Victoria de Grazia, author, Columbia University in conversation with Stefano Albertini, NYU For this episode of Tutti a Casa! author Victoria de Grazia presents her latest book The Perfect Fascist:...

The wine list at Sistina Restaurant in New York City is epic. The nearly two hundred page tome reads like a narrative, spanning centuries and continents, full of depth, drama, status, and scope. The author of this story is Giuseppe Bruno, Sistina’s owner and chef, and a man with a passion for gastronomy as colossal as his collection of wines. And t...

Step off the elevator on the 15th floor of 200 Lex, and you might be expecting just another showroom. But Paul Donzella, founder of antique gallery Donzella Ltd., has spent the last several months transforming a second showroom space across the hall into a gallery-like exhibition that showcases an impressive collection of pieces by Milanese furnitu...

Aviano (Davian in friulano, Pleif nella variante locale) è un comune italiano del Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Qui ha sede l’aeroporto di Aviano (in  inglese  Aviano Air Base o semplicemente Aviano AB) che è un’infrastruttura militare italiana utilizzata dall’USAF, l’aeronautica militare statunitense. Si trova nel comune di Aviano ai piedi delle Prealpi...

New York theatre curators Valeria Orani and Frank Hentschker will host the Third Edition of the Italian & American Playwrights Project (IAPP) on Monday, December 14, 2020, 4:30 pm live on US Non-Profit Digital Theatre Platform www.HowlRound.com. Mimosa Campironi's Family Game, Mariano Dammacco's Good Education, Gabriele Di Luca's Metropolitan Mirac...

Months after closing its doors on Fairport's Main Street, Compané has relocated, reinvented itself and reopened. "It takes a crazy person to open a new restaurant in the middle of a pandemic," said Brendon Clar, owner and executive chef at Compané. "It has not been without challenges but we are very proud of what we have accomplished." The old rest...

It's always game day at the South Beach Bocce Ball courts on Staten island, where some of the players come twice a day, every day of the week. "I'm 82. It keeps me going I love it," explained Anthony Pucciarelli.Mark Defazio says he's retired like everyone else playing. "I'm the youngest guy here. I'm in my 50s," Defazio said. But on this day, Juli...

A Hudson Valley institution is closing its doors after three decades, and customers are heartbroken. Giovanni Papandrea was born and raised as one of ten children in southern Italy. He gained a love and appreciation for food growing up on his family's farm. Picking olives, raising animals and even making wine by squashing grapes with his feet, Giov...

In ancient Italian folklore, legend has it that an old woman called La Befana flies from house to house leaving toys for good children on the twelfth day of Christmas. Inspired to share this beloved tradition that she celebrated as a child, Kate West wrote a children’s book titled La Befana and The Star, adding a modern culinary twist to the legend...