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In 1524, Giovanni da Verrazzano became the first European to enter New York Harbor. Today, across the Narrows entrance to this harbor, stands a monumental bridge named in honor of the Italian explorer. It is the longest suspension bridge in all of the Americas, longer than the Golden Gate Bridge. Most Americans know it well.   While this bri...

"Just like grandma used to make" is much more than a clever advertising scheme, it's literally what's happening at Staten Island's Enoteca Maria, where the kitchen's staffed not by professionally trained chefs, but by a fleet of "nonnas" from around the world.   For about a decade, owner Jody Scaravella has opened his kitchens to grandmother...

Tony Danza is truly a jack of all trades. He is an actor, author, dancer, boxer and teacher, among other things. Danza has enjoyed one of the most long-lived careers in television, and he continues to find new avenues for his talents.   Born Anthony Salvatore Iadanza to hard-working Italian parents in East New York — his father was a sanitat...

Striking Exhibit Uses Unique Photographic Techniqueto Capture Historical Rome in Contemporary Times WHEN: OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 6 to 9pmExhibition Dates: March 5-31, 2013Hours: Sunday - Friday, 12 non to 6:00 p.m., and by appointment. WHERE: Mark Miller Gallery, 92 Orchard Street between Broome and Delancey St. New York,...

Dopo oltre 40 anni di servizio in seno al New York Police Department, chief Joseph Esposito, conosciuto come "cop's cop" con il più alto grado della polizia, appende l'uniforme per raggiunti limiti d'età nel giorno in cui compie 63 anni. La cerimonia di pensionamento è avvenuta ieri durante l'inaugurazione del nuovo distretto di polizia a Central...

di Maurita Cardone   Chi ha detto che l'Italia esporta solo opera? Venerdì sera, al Cielo, locale culto del Meatpacking district, si esibisce un'icona italiana della musica da discoteca, Claudio Coccoluto. Trenta anni di musica house alle spalle e ancora tanta voglia di diffondere queste sonorità, che, dice, "sono un linguaggio globale di ag...

di Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino Molte università prendono in considerazione solo candidature di docenti madrelingua perchè credono che sia sicuramente un vantaggio per gli studenti. Molte università affermano che con i madrelingua si sentono sicure di dare ai loro studenti la migliore qualità possibile d'insegnamento, anche se l'insegnante che entra...

Before it was hip and trendy in the Meatpacking District, Sergio and Violetta Bitici, became pioneers and opened the now legendary Macelleria. Macelleria means "butcher shop" in Italian and to be completely honest, this is where you can find some of the best steaks on the planet.   Sergio Bitici is one of New York City's premiere restaurante...

Francesco Pellegrino of Cold Spring Harbor recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Italian American Educators in recognition of his career achievements. Pellegrino is chief scientist for the integration of transit chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection systems at Lockheed Martin.   He has de...

In the fall of 1991, Manhattan tailor Anthony Giliberto received a call from Elliot Lavigne, then-chairman of Perry Ellis. That one call would change the course of the third-generation tailor's life. "He says, 'Anthony, come over here right now. I want to introduce you to somebody.' I says to him, 'Elliot, I can't, I'm busy.' "   L...

L'anno 2014 segnerà per Pisa un anniversario importante, di valenza internazionale: quello dei 950 anni dall'inizio della costruzione della Cattedrale. Nello stesso anno ricorrerà il 450° anniversario dalla nascita di Galileo Galilei e si concluderanno a Pisa alcune opere di grande rilevanza come l'apertura al pubblico della cinta muraria medievale...

Barilla, the Italian-American pasta company, whose CEO made headlines last fall for saying he would never feature a gay family in his advertisements, has just opened their first restaurant, called Academia Barilla, in Midtown Manhattan. According to The Wall Street Journal, Barilla has been making pasta for 138 years, but this is the company's fir...