EVERY MORNING, as the sun arrives, so do they: a handful of employees, taking their spots at two maple benches custom-made by John Boos & Co., the Illinois company revered for its cutting boards. They will stay for around 10 hours, producing whichever pasta the kitchen requests: corzetti, stamped like Roman coins; or cappelletti — little hats — stu...

Saturday, September 22. 2:00 pm Garibaldi-Meucci Museum - 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Admission: $10/$5 for members; open to the public. Contact: Stephanie Lundegard 718-442-1608 info@garibaldimeuccimuseum.org In What My Father Taught Me, Maria Giura writes richly and candidly about growing up Italian-American Catholic from her earlier...

Ciao Tutti, It's been an amazing summer for the IABF. We held our first Youth Baseball clinic at MCU Park. We purchased and shipped over 100 bats and other baseball equipment for youth tournaments in Italy, and we returned from a 10 day trip to Italy where we conducted baseball clinics for over 300 kids in Rome & Nettuno. And, we are just getting s...

Missy Robbins, the chef and owner of Lilia in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, now has a challenge: distinguishing Misi, her new restaurant, from its older sibling about a mile away. From nearly the moment it opened in 2016, Lilia was a hit with diners and critics, who extolled the Italian menu and her touch with pastas. “I expected Lilia to be a neighborho...

When Lillo Cucina Italiana quietly opened at 331 Henry St. in Cobble Hill last fall, some thought it was merely another “nondescript coffee shop replacing another nondescript coffee shop,” according to Grub Street. Soon, however, the combination Italian bakery and restaurant, headed by Roman-born Giampietro “Lillo” Remia, began to attract local din...

On a hot mid-summer morning, Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn is blazing. Shadeless and weedy, it is occupied mostly by dragonflies and mockingbirds, along with a smattering of Italian wall lizards whose ancestors, according to legend, escaped from a pet store delivery truck in the Bronx back in the 1960s. The heat has them basking on tombstones, as...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 7:00PM. Pizza D'Amore - 2147 Mill Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11234. Refreshments will be served. The Italian American Museum's Founder and President, Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Transportation Columbia Association of New York this Tuesday, September 4 at 7:00pm. The meeting will b...

Ottobre è il mese proclamato dal Congresso degli Stati Uniti come “Mese italoamericano per il patrimonio e la cultura”. Ogni anno, a partire dal 1989 negli Stati Uniti si celebra il patrimonio e la cultura italiana, e da quest’anno ci sarà un riconoscimento in più. Giovedì 11 ottobre, a New York si terrà l’”Italian-American Heritage” promosso dal B...

A Brooklyn civic leader who served alongside Mafalda DiMango on the local school board is leading an effort to convince the city to name the street corner outside P.S. 204 in Bensonhurst in memory of the iconic education advocate who died Aug. 2 at the age of 91. Carlo Scissura, president of the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brook...

A Bensonhurst tradition continues. The annual Feast of Santa Rosalia, which starts at 68th Street and ends at Bay Ridge Parkway along 18thAvenue, also known as Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard, began last week. Per usual, the festival includes rides, music, games, drink and of course, food. “The Feast of Santa Rosalia, better known as the 18th Avenue F...