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The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce’s Saint Liberata committee selected Grace Rizzi-Gallipoli as this year’s Italian-American of the Year. According to chamber executive director David Kennedy, she was selected for her ties to the community dating back to the early years of the festival. Currently owner of G&M Dege Inc., pump and tank contrac...

Until the cocktail revolution of the last 20-odd years, the Negroni was Patrick Stewart before Star Trek called. The Italian-born mix of gin, vermouth and Campari had its fans, enjoyed the critics’ respect, and was well-known in the country of its birth, but it was far from a household name in America or the rest of the world. Now, of course, it is...

Certainly, there is no shortage of magical destinations within a country as diverse as Italy to take your fancy but as you know as well as me, it remains a very popular country to visit. Many people come with stars in their eyes and very determined and full itineraries to hit the hot spots that they’ve read so much about online.  Cinque Terre, Veni...

Matt Dellapina’s show ADULT ED. premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. The show tells the story of a disgraced former teacher (Matt Dellapina) as he starts tutoring fellow failures around New York City while coming to grips with the toughest lesson of his life: fatherhood. In April 2019, NOIAFT founder, Taylor Taglianetti, had the opportunity...

A new fast, casual and healthy Italian restaurant has a few things missing from its menu: pizza, pasta, and bread. Prima opened last Wednesday on Bethesda Row, serving free bowls to the public to sample and crowding the restaurant. It took over the corner Taylor Gourmet held. The Italian restaurant is a part of the restaurant group of Boston-based...

Italian American phenomenon Ariana Grande was born on June 23, 1993 in Boca Raton, Fla. She first broke into the business by singing the national anthem at a professional hockey game, nailing even the tune’s highest notes, at just 8 years old. Realizing performing was her calling, Ariana worked her way up from regional theatre to Broadway by the ti...

Macché (mahk-kai) is a  word you may not hear as often as sì and no, but when you do, rest assured that what speakers are talking about doesn’t make them happy one bit. It is formed by the union of ma and che(“but” and “that”) and it appeared for the first time in the dictionary and use of La Bella Lingua at the end of the 16th century.  Macché is...

Via Sophia is the latest hotel restaurant looking to convince locals it’s more than a hotel restaurant (see: American Son, everything at The Line).  The “upscale modern osteria,” located in Franklin Square’s Hamilton Hotel, officially opens June 12 with Neapolitan pizza, pastas, and other southern Italian specialties  from former Fiola Mare chef de...

Nel pomeriggio del 4 giugno all’Ames Research Center della Nasa di Mountain View in California si è tenuto un convegno volto a rafforzare la cooperazione nel settore dello spazio tra Italia e Stati Uniti e a celebrare nell’occasione il ruolo di Matera, sia come Capitale Europea della Cultura sia quale città strategica delle tecnologie spaziali ital...

As we reported, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina has been in serious talks to join European club Milano. Now a new report is out and it seems Messina's days in San Antonio may be coming to an end. According to a report via Sportando, the Spurs assistant coach is nearing a deal to sign with Italian team AX Armani Exchange Milano. "[T...

Ask any New Yorker who has been here long enough about their favorite sandwich shop in the five boroughs, and you’ll find one common name throughout: Alidoro, a legendary Italian specialty sandwich shop first founded in Manhattan circa 1986.

Carlo Tacconi is the worker who gets on the highest and most beautiful roof of Florence. The only one that enters the golden ball of Verrocchio on top of Brunelleschi’s Dome of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the symbol of the city. Up there, 116 meters from the ground, after 463 steps, opens the window and enjoys a unique view. “We get on...