A new restaurant that promises to up Park Slope's pizza game has officially opened its doors on Sixth Avenue. Crosta, which means crust in Italian, opened its 486 Sixth Ave. storefront near 12th Street on Wednesday evening. The new eatery is led by Executive Chef Andres Rodas and co-owner Andres Whang, who own several other restaurants in the bo...

Don Landolphi is facing his biggest challenge as a coach. At the youthful age of, gulp, 80. “I’m teaching and coaching baseball to the blind,” he told the Eagle. And if he has the same success as he had while coaching at Brooklyn College, well – we’ll see. Maybe, we’ll all see. Baseball has been part of Don Landolphi’s life for over 50 years as a p...

An Italian cafe is getting closer to an opening on a busy commercial stretch of Fort Greene. Construction fences that were installed prior to the start of the pandemic have recently come down around Saraghina Caffè, a sister establishment to Bed Stuy’s Saraghina, Bar Cicchetti and Saraghina Bakery, at 195 Dekalb Avenue. A peek in the windows showed...

Frank Badali has been making pizza for quite some time. According to the man himself, he had gotten into the line of work at the age of 14, when his father told him that he better go find a job. He did, at a corner pizzeria in Bensonhurst. His pie-making later took him to Staten Island and, following that, the great floating pie in the Hudson (also...

A few hundred Catholics — many using canes or walkers — meandered through the streets Sunday, Oct. 3, in a procession to show their devotion to the patron saint of immigrants, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini. The Italian Apostolate of the Diocese of Brooklyn sponsored the procession, as well as the Mass that followed at Sacred Hearts & St. Stephen Pa...

For the first time in its history, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) has awarded college scholarships to deserving student-athletes. Three scholarships have been awarded in the fall 2021 semester.  Scholarship honorees include Francesco Bonvini, Franco Logozzo and Shannon Russo. Bonvni, who is from Parma in Northern Italy, is playing...

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Cristina Fontanelli in A Tree Grows In Brooklyn Two on October 12, 2021 at 7:00pm. Back by popular demand, award-winning singer/award-winning Actor/PBS-TV host Cristina Fontanelli returns to Feinsteins/54 Below in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Two. This Feinstein's regular, Boston Pops soloist, PBS-...

Raise the trumpets and beat the drums. The 39th annual Brooklyn Columbus Parade, which is sponsored by the Federation of Italian American Organizations, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 9. It will likely be on a smaller scale due to the lingering effects of the coronavirus and the difficulty securing participation by some schools and bands. This y...

 In late April 1968, Gino and Anna Dagri of Queens were honeymooning in their native Italy when she insisted they visit Padre Pio, the future saint known for bearing stigmata — wounds corresponding to the wounds of the crucifixion of Christ. At first, Gino wasn’t interested, but he soon agreed to accompany his bride to Padre Pio’s church in the tow...

Get the best of Brooklyn — in Manhattan. For a brief time, you can now sit and enjoy (and compare) two of Brooklyn’s most iconic pizzas hot from the oven, without leaving the island. Di Fara and Roberta’s both operate “ghost kitchens” — off-site satellite setups that restaurants use to prepare takeout and delivery— at Nimbus, the unique new shared...