Chef Missy Robins’ popular Italian restaurants Misi, at 329 Kent Ave., and Lilia, at 567 Union Ave., still have not reopened for takeout and delivery like other eateries. However, the restaurants will sell pasta kits along with specialty Italian provisions so that shoppers can cook similar-tasting meals at home. All profits from this initiative ear...

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday ruled out removing a statue of explorer Christopher Columbus from the circle bearing his name near Central Park, entering the fraught US debate over the fate of monuments linked to the country's colonisers and pro-slavery past. In the wake of anti-racism protests across the United States sparked by the death...

When the de Blasio administration said they didn’t plan to build it, Gov. Cuomo promised he would. Now, a statue honoring Mother Cabrini has a spot picked out for it right in Manhattan. Gov. Cuomo says the upcoming statue will be placed in Battery Park’s South Cove – direct view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. “The Commission chose a sit...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s panel tasked with erecting a statue to honor Mother Frances Cabrini has narrowed in on two potential sites Friday — one in Battery Park and the other in Brooklyn Bridge Park. From both sites, visitors would be able to view the statue of Cabrini, the patron saint of immigrants, as well as the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor...

Local artist Scott LoBaido unveiled a statue Monday dedicated to America’s first saint amid continuing controversy about a perceived snub against her. His statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, more commonly known as Mother Cabrini, was made public on her feast day, and displayed outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. City officials declined...

What a load of bull. Mayor de Blasio is continuing his effort to wrangle the iconic Charging Bull statue from it’s 30-year place of honor on Broadway to a spot near the stock exchange — and is now using safety concerns as an excuse. A rep for the city recently told the sculpture’s creator, Arturo DiModica, that they want the bronze bovine moved for...

The campaign to honor Mother Cabrini in New York City despite Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray is snowballing. A post office in southern Brooklyn would be renamed after Mother Cabrini under legislation introduced Friday by Rep. Max Rose (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn). It’s the latest move by an elected official pushing to honor the s...

The long-standing rivalry between Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio was cemented on Monday when the Governor of New York announced he would bypass the mayor and fund the polarizing Mother Cabrini statue with state money. For months, the two political figures have committed to a very public feud over Mayor de Blasio’s decision to exclude Cabrini, a Ro...

Stephen A. Briganti, Presidente e CEO della Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, ha ricevuto il “da Vinci Award 2019”, prestigioso premio assegnato ogni anno da The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York (IHCC-NY, Inc.). Venerdì sera al Consolato Generale d’Italia a New York, alla cerimonia di consegna del premio per Briganti c’er...

Actor Chazz Palminteri called in to "The Brian Lehrer Show" Friday to bicker with Mayor Bill de Blasio about an Italian-American saint and deny he called first lady Chirlane McCray racist. WNYC listeners got more than they bargained for during the roughly 10-minute sparring match that started with the Bronx-born actor demanding the city build a sta...