A cheesy, tomato-y pie can be yours for the nice price of free this weekend, when “fast-fine” Neapolitan pizza chain MidiCi opens their first New York location in Williamsburg this Saturday. Originally based in LA, MidiCi was opened in 2015 by Amit Kleinberger, the CEO of frozen yogurt chain Menchie’s. Now, MidiCi has locationspeppered across the c...

On Sunday, thousands of revelers will gather in Williamsburg for a festival full of food, dancing, and live music. Unlike other Brooklyn events, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino di Nola Feast is based in a tradition that got its start in Italy over 1,000 years ago, with its centerpiece a four-ton 72-foot tower. As part of the neighborho...

Seven men — three generations of Brooklyn-bred Italian-Americans — climbed up and down a 72- foot tall aluminum spire as they hoisted a statue of San Paolino, an Italian saint, by rope and pulley to the very top."I haven't been this anxious since my wife was in labor", said Mark Mascioli, 43, as he watched from the ground. "She was the one doing al...

It’s time again for the annual Mt. Carmel Feast, a five-day festival full of food, music, games, rides, fireworks, and other family fun, located at Mt. Carmel Field in Berkeley Heights. The fairgrounds will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 through Saturday, July 20. Those five nights will include concerts, games, and traditional I...

The Feast of Giglio was born in 1903 when immigrants from Nola, a town not far from Naples in Italy, arrived in Brooklyn, a neighbourhood of New York. Eager to celebrate their saint Paolino di Nola in a foreign land, they decided to pay him homage by dancing a Giglio and a boat in his honour in July. In the last 55 years a committee, together with...

Labyrinth Arts Collective is pleased to present Walk This Way: Imagining My Staten Island. The opening event is scheduled for July14th with headlining comedian Mary Dimino slated to perform at Stapleton Waterfront Park. Events will take place on the waterfront, in ArtBuilt Studios. Walk This Way is a series of shows and creative workshops celebrati...

A San Francisco-based Italian wine bar that specializes in pinsa, a flatbread with pizza toppings made from a mix of rice, soy and wheat flours, debuted last week in the old DuMont space at 432 Union Avenue in Williamsburg. Shuttered since 2014 following the suicide of founder Colin Devlin in 2013, DuMont was an understated and then out-of-the-way...

Borough Park is not Williamsburg. The corner of 58th St. & 18th Ave is Brooklyn-Brooklyn and the headquarters, the still-beating heart, of the Brooklyn Italians Soccer Club. “It used to be Italian people as far as you could see in this neighborhood,” said Ludo Masucci, current club director, unlocking the front door and nodding to a family of Hasid...

On a nondescript, two way street just off the B1 bus stop on Avenue X stands a bagel shop, nail salon, and, tucked just in between, the billowing, green, white and red Italian flag decorating the A&S Pork Store. The 73-year-old Italian Salumeria, or “pork store”, is run by Joseph Paolillo, aka Joe Sr, and his son, Joe Pork. For over 40 years, the s...

Lungo le strade della Little Italy of the Bronx, cugina della più nota Mulberry Street di Manhattan si susseguono, sartorie, negozi di scarpe e di arredamento, pasticcerie e soprattutto ristoranti. Siamo a 20 minuti a piedi dall’ultima fermata della metro di Fordham Road Station e l’atmosfera che anima il quartiere è diversa da quella respirata dow...