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The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc. (IHCC-NY) celebrated the accomplishments of Deputy Consul General of Italy Silvia Limoncini in a ceremony at the Mother Italy Statue on the Hunter College Campus at Pose Park, New York City, in July.  Comm. Joseph Sciame, President/Chair of the IHCC-NY, Inc., expressed congratulatory rema...

We can dream about these things, you and me. We can imagine what it’s like to be standing on the 12th tee at Augusta, Rae’s Creek beckoning, the gallery sensing for nerves. We can visualize standing behind the 3-point line at the Garden, open, a flick of our wrist to give the Knicks their first championship since 1973. We can fantasize about being...

Eleanor T. Conforti, a steadfast local leader whose altruistic nature, gracious persona and timeless wisdom were a testament to the exemplary life she led, died Tuesday in her Great Kills home after a short illness. She was 90. A courageous and passionate advocate for Staten Island’s charitable causes, she championed health and education issues, es...

There was something oddly familiar about Macosa Trattoria when I wandered in with a couple of friends on a recent evening. We headed straight for the backyard, which was rustic, with a slatted wooden fence rising on three sides, the tables slightly rickety and pleasantly scattered. Lights in surrounding apartment windows twinkled on as the evening...

A popular Italian restaurant and wine bar just opened a location on the Upper West Side. Felice, which already has six other New York City outposts, recently welcomed patrons at 240 Columbus Avenue, near West 71st Street. The new restaurant covers two levels spanning nearly 4,000 square feet, with a main ground-level dining room with wall-to-ceilin...

Since its foundation in 1975, the goal of the Italian American Committee On Education in New York has been to promote and protect Italian culture and Italian language around the world. This goal was perfectly matched with the international visual arts competition Dante 700 – Sospira, conceived in Naples and promoted as part of the Sorrento Peninsul...

Stapleton received double honors on Monday in a first-of-its kind review of the best outdoor dining and open streets that popped up around New York City during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Stapleton Saturdays” and Vinum on Bay Street both received honors from the “Alfresco NYC” coalition, which advocates for the city to make its Open Resta...

The true measure of a team isn’t just whether it wins championships – although there is nothing wrong with that – it is how the coach and players handle adversity, disappointment and defeat. It is how do they deal with it and bounce back after an excruciating loss or a stunning red card in a match. During the early years 1990s, the Brooklyn Italian...

My Italian restaurant is better than yours!  Those are fighting words! Everybody has a favorite place for pizza or pasta.  Whether it is a small hole-in-the-wall pizza joint down on the corner, or a fancy ristorante dripping with crystal glassware and chandeliers, we each have our favorites. I have been eating Italian food for over 60 years, and I...

Days after Roman’s opened its doors in Batavia in March 2020, every restaurant dining room in New York State was closed by government order. Unlike many fledgling operations launched that fateful month, Roman’s has not just survived, but even thrived, succeeding in bringing a little Italy to Batavia’s Main Street. The spot that was last Ken’s Char...

The Yankees have had offensive inconsistencies all season. They struggled to score runners they had on base, leaving insane amounts of men on in games they’d lose by narrow margins. This frustration made the Yankees extremely hard to watch, because they always felt like they were on the cusp of going on a run just to fall one hit short. In steps An...

Tony Bennett has taken his final bow. The 95-year-old singer performed his last-ever show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Thursday, accompanied by his longtime collaborator, Lady Gaga. An eyewitness told ET that the show, titled One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, was "so special." "Lady Gaga was so sweet about h...