“A Bronx Tale” writer and star Chazz Palminteri is currently no fan of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. “I am really p***ed,” the New York native said in an interview with WABC radio on Monday. The actor is not happy with an 18-person committee appointed by de Blasio to decide whether statues of Christopher Columbus should be removed from the ci...

Italian-American leaders plan to boycott Mayor de Blasio’s Italian-American heritage reception at Gracie Mansion on Thursday to protest his refusal to defend Christopher Columbus statues. The Gracie Mansion event precedes next Monday’s Columbus Day Parade on Fifth Avenue. “I’m not going to the reception. How can I go to an event hosted by a person...

Mark your calendars – the Bronx Columbus Day Parade is coming up on Sunday, October 8! The 41st annual parade will step off at noon, marching on Morris Park Avenue from White Plains Road to Williamsbridge Road. At Williamsbridge Road there will be a reviewing stand that will include dignitaries and elected officials. The annual celebration of Itali...

They made them an offer — and most refused. Nearly 100 city pols — most notably Mayor de Blasio — said arrivederci to a questionnaire served up by Italian-American activists seeking their positions on the preservation of Christopher Columbus statues. A coalition of 41 groups developed the litmus test, which was sent out to 143 “elected officials an...

I. Premise 1. Most famous historic individuals are controversial. For example, Julius Caesar was murdered for having been too successful in his political and military careers. Jesus of Nazareth was crucified for inspiring hope of an everlasting soul salvation. We should not be surprised if Christopher Columbus arouses the same love-hate feelings an...

We now know who will help decide the fate of the statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus Circle. Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed the names of the members of the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers. The group will offer opinions on issues surrounding public art, monuments and markers on city-owned property. The commission...

Sal Albanese, who earned a reputation as a maverick during his 16 years representing Bay Ridge on the City Council in the 1980s and ’90s, is making another run for mayor, after a strong third place finish in the 1997 Democratic primary, an abandoned campaign in 2001 and a weak finish four years ago. This year, the 68-year-old Italian-born attorney,...

The organizers of the Columbus Day Parade are continuing their fight in defense of the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle. A commission to be appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio will perform a 90-day review of monuments and memorials that may cause offense, and the 76-foot tall statue of the explorer has not been exempt, meaning it could...

Mayor de Blasio isn’t sure if Christopher Columbus is still statue-worthy, but a parade is a different story. “I will definitely be marching in the Columbus Day Parade,” de Blasio said Monday in Brooklyn. “The parade is a moment to express our pride in our Italian heritage, for all of us who are Italian, and for others to recognize the contribution...

Con un piatto di spaghetti all’amatriciana ha preso per la gola Bill de Blasio, l’attuale sindaco di New York, che la nomina excecutive chef di Gracie Mansion dopo la prova finale: una cena con sette portate italiane e asiatiche. Paola Aranci, quarantenne romana, di Monteverde, di strada ne ha fatta prima di arrivare nella Grande Mela un anno e mez...