Exhibition: September 17–December 20, 2019. Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6–8pm. 1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–6pm, and by appointment. Sonia Leimer: Via San Gennaro is the first solo exhibition in New York by ISCP resident Sonia Leimer, and is co-curated by Kari Conte, Director of...

There’s a retail corridor where people know what the word latticini means, where the hot new store is an old movie theater and the most glamorous building you’ll see is a church from the 1820s. Welcome to 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst, where the local shopping reflects residents’ Italian, Chinese and Polish heritages. The neighborhood’s annual Festa d...

This August will be twenty years since Angelo Viscoso gave up on a career in engineering and opened il Fornetto on Emmons Avenue  – continuing his family’s tradition of serving good food to good neighbors.   Vicoso, 45, grew up in the business – his parents owned and ran Vesuvio, the beloved Bay Ridge pizzeria. His roommates in college joked with h...

Not all Italian restaurants in New York City are made the same, at least that's what a new spot on Court Street is trying to prove. Owners of Cremini's, which opened last week at 521 Court St., say that their menu is the only in the city to focus on cuisine from a specific region in Italy known as the Le Marche region. The eastern part of Italy, wh...

Brooklyn Law School lost an icon this month when professor emeritus Joseph Crea died on Friday, Aug. 2 at the age of 104. Crea was well known in the Brooklyn legal community as a professor passionate about his students and an advocate for strong legal education. “News of the death of 104-years-young Joe Crea hit hard because he had lured us into th...

Having run low on Cambodian snack bars, taco food trucks and vegetarian burger stands in Brooklyn to cover, the New York food media have turned their sights on Queens in search of the same kind of low-rent, small-menu eating places—all of which well deserve coverage—while largely ignoring more traditional, less trendy restaurants. Hard to remember...

Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli, who own two well-established Italian restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan, have been planning to open a slice shop since last September. This September, they say, the pizzeria will finally open in a space between Frankies 457 Spuntino and Franks Wine Bar on Court Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. They are...

The IABF is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Cyclones on Sunday, August 18th for Italian Heritage Night. Brooklyn Cyclones vs Tri-City Valley Cats. August 18, 2019 - 4:00 PM. MCU Park - Coney Island, NY. As part of the night's festivities, the first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a Rocky Balboa bobble-head. But that's not all, a limited ed...

A new Italian spot and pizzeria has made its debut in the neighborhood. Called Montesacro Pinseria, the newcomer is located at 432 Union Ave. in Williamsburg. Montesacro Pinseria serves up traditional Italian dishes with a special focus on the cuisine of Rome. On the menu, diners will find an assortment of light antipasti, cheese and charcuterie bo...

The pews of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Williamsburg were packed July 16 as Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated a bilingual Mass honoring the parish feast day in English and Italian. “Today is a day that those devotees of Our Lady of Mount Carmel are really, very happy,” Bishop DiMarzio said. “It’s her feast day. It’s a day that they show th...