In Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Brooklyn-Italian's Recipes Celebrating Food and Family (powerHouse Books from Penguin Random House, November 5, 2019) , Daniel Paterna takes you on a magical journey into a hidden world. Through recipes handed down in his family, stunning photos taken by the author himself, and three generations of memories, Paterna...

A bakery in Bay Ridge is celebrating nearly 15 years of business, and its signature chocolate cake continues to be a big hit. At Little Cupcake Bakeshop all the cakes are handmade. "No machines are making anything here," says head baker Salvatore Lobuglio.Lobuglio says he and his family used childhood memories as inspiration to open the Bay Ridge s...

In 1919, the United States banned the sale of alcohol, the Chicago White Sox threw the World Series, women gained the right to vote, and Brooklyn’s own Rosalie Davi entered the world. 100 years later, Davi celebrated her admission into the centennial club with friends, family, and a beer during an uproarious birthday bash at Gargiulo’s in Coney Isl...

I’ve always admired the people who spend their Saturday mornings in an intense kickboxing class or doing downward facing dog in a 104ºF room. I’m not one of those people. My Saturday self care routine involves a one-mile stroll from my apartment in Brooklyn to Lella Alimentari. Lella is a hybrid of a third-wave coffee shop and a teensy grocery stor...

John Quaglione has always aspired to help others. He is a civic leader who genuinely cares about his community, and relies on his faith and his family to help guide him in all that he does. After spending nearly two decades in politics, serving as deputy chief of staff and press secretary to former State Sen. Marty Golden, Quaglione has taken on th...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) supports the life and works of Saint and Sister Francesca Xavier Cabrini, also known as Mother Cabrini. America’s first ordained saint, Mother Cabrini was summoned by the Pope to help the flood of Italian immigrants pouring into America in 1889. While in New York City, she opened 67 social service age...

There’s a big new Italian restaurant, wine bar, and beer garden opening in a renovated Brooklyn warehouse this week — and it’s backed by chef John DeLucie, who once ran a thriving network of restaurants in New York City. Dubbed Ainslie, his newest project opens in a 10,000-square-foot location in Williamsburg on Thursday. It’ll be an Italian-leanin...

Sergio and Mario Riva with partner AJ Bontempo of South Village Hospitality, the team behind Carroll Place, Osteria Cotta and Follia in Manhattan, today announced that Ainslie Italian Wine Bar and Beer Garden will open today at 5:00 PM in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (76 Ainslie St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, 347-725-3400). The kitchen will be helmed by NYC vet...

A play by iconic American playwright Arthur Miller is returning to Brooklyn. “A View from the Bridge,” a 1950s-era-set one-act play which revolves around an Italian-American family that lives near the bridge, premiered at New York’s Coronet Theatre (now the Eugene O’Neill Theatre) in Sept. 1955. Now it returns to Red Hook, the original setting of t...

In the few existing pictures of Pietro ‘Pete’ Panto he wears a dark fedora, black mustache, and an easy smile that sometimes showed a gap in his teeth. His face suggests a more lighthearted person than the battling saint remembered after he had led a revolt of Brooklyn dock workers. “Pete became a saint like they carry on St. Anthony’s Day,” a vete...