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Our Lady of Loreto has been waiting for the wrecking ball. But for the moment, at least, she can breathe a little easier. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn's application for a permit to demolish the century-old church in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville has been closed.   A staffer in the city Buildings Department's Brook...

Dalla Brianza all'America per capire come si formano i pianeti e le stelle. E' la storia dell' astronomo Andrea Isella, originario di Sovico, oggi assistente professore alla Rice University a Huston, in Texas.   Qui guida un gruppo di ricerca impegnato a studiare come nascono e si formano i corpi celesti, servendosi di osservazioni nelle fre...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for its Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery program. Now in its 18th year, this all-expenses-paid cultural and educational initiative sends 20 Italian American college and university students to Italy each year, to strengthen the...

By Merrill Shindler If you've followed chef Robert Bell over the years — and who in the South Bay hasn't? — you know him as a visionary chef who moved the beach cities from the land of surf 'n' turf and the chili size to a culinary destination with a string of iconic restaurants. The most iconic of which is Chez Melange.   The Chez abides,...

By Cheryl Truman   Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, in Fayette Mall next to the Cheesecake Factory, has closed. The restaurant closed over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to its Facebook page. Travinia opened in 2015 and featured an outdoor patio on the front and side of the restaurant, about 200 seats and a menu highlighted...

Piero Lissoni, the Italian architect of the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, unveiled the project's first model villa on Wednesday, dubbed "Villa Lissoni." The 3,800-square-foot house at 4701 North Meridian Avenue is one of 15 standalone villas planned for the development now under construction in Mid-Beach. Each villa is priced from $4 milli...

By Cameron Luttrell A new restaurant featuring unique Italian street food opened last week on MacDougal street. The joint Mr. Panzerotto specializes in the Italian classic panzerotto, which translates to "belly dough" in Italian.   Panzerotto is a half-moon shaped, fried turnover typically filled with tomato sauce and mozzarella and ham and...

Sarà dedicata permanentemente al comandante Piero Calamai e al suo equipaggio la sala del Galata Museo del Mare dove è allestita la mostra "Andrea Doria, la nave più bella del mondo" (la mostra resterà aperta fino al prossimo 30 maggio) . La cerimonia di scoprimento della targa, il 28 dicembre, alla presenza del sindaco Marco Doria, con i familiari...

Italian Food & Wine Expo è l'unica fiera negli Stati Uniti interamente dedicata alla cucina italiana di alta qualità e al vino. Organizzato dalla Camera di Commercio Italiana Americana di Chicago, in collaborazione con ItalianExpo.us, l'evento offre alle aziende italiane l'occasione di trovare qualificati partner americani, e, a compratori ame...

Of the EU-27, Italy claims six of the top 20 most visited regions in 2010. At 60 million nights spent in hotels and campgrounds, the Veneto took the cake ahead of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Lazio, Lombardia and Alto Adige/South Tyrol. In last year's Lux Report, a broad survey of luxury travel advisors, Italy topped the charts as the most popular inte...

"18 Ius Soli" a 2012 Award-winning grassroots Italian documentary by Fred Kuwornu about the issues of immigration and citizenship in modern Italy. In interviews with 18 young men and women, it illustrates the plight of 1.000.000 young people born and raised in Italy but unable to acquire an Italian citizenship, because their parents are immigrants....

1 On 1 Genealogy Consultation The Casa Italia Genealogy Department is now offering one on one genealogy assistance in our library on select Mondays. We are not only assisting with Italian research, but any ethnic background. Terri O'Connell is providing consultation on a few dates and specializes in Irish research and also Germans and Russians in...