Sergio Mannino studio announces the launch of its online design store within the premier luxury online design destination, 1st Dibs. Along with the most sought-after antiques, from the 18th century through the most influential contemporary designers, 1st Dibs will now host Mannino Studio's offering of credenzas, shelving structures, lighting design...

"Manhattan? FUHGETTABOUDIT!" That's the official slogan of A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours (http://www.asliceofbrooklyn.com) as they celebrate their 9th anniversary taking tourists from around the world on authentic guided bus tours of NYC's most populous borough. Started in 2005 by native Brooklynite Tony Muia, the family-run company is the onl...

It was a beautiful Sunday for the Festa di Sant'Antonio at St. Athanasius Church in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn (2154 61st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11204). As always, there was a fantastic turnout.   I saw many friends, and members of several Societies were in attendance. A popular event, many locals came out of their homes to watch and greet the marc...

By Giovanni di Napoli   Hundreds of devotees gathered at the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Sunday afternoon (April 26th) to celebrate the annual Feast of Maria SS. della Misericordia (Our Lady of Mercy), patroness of Fontanarosa in Provincia di Avellino.   Warmly welcomed, we celebrated Mass in En...

September 20 (Sunday) 2:00 pmCaruso and the Evolution of Recorded Sound: Caruso recordings and the history of recorded music, music boxes and records. Sponsored by the Enrico Caruso Museum of America - 1942 East 19th Street, Brooklyn   Admission: free; open to the publicContact: Comm. Aldo Mancusi 718-368-3993amancusi@enricoca...

By Rob Abruzzese The members of the Catholic Lawyers Guild (CLG), Diocese of Brooklyn gathered Wednesday for a celebration of St. Patrick and St. Joseph at Marco Polo Restaurant in Carroll Gardens. "We want to get everyone together, the people who believe in St. Patrick [and those who believe in] St. Joseph. [We're] sharing our heritages, sha...

One of Bensonhurst's time-honored traditions, the Santa Rosalia Feast on 18th Avenue, will have a different look in 2014, if the city goes along with a set of recommendations made by Community Board 11.   The community board is asking the city to shorten the route of the Italian-flavored street fair by two blocks, District Manager Marnee Eli...

Join us for an evening of staged reading excerpts from two plays written and performed by two talented Italian-American women; Chiara Montalto and Lauren LoGiudice.

Near the end of the 19th century, Italian-America cuisine was invented by housewives from regions like Campania, Apulia, and Sicily who arrived in America to find many of the ingredients they were accustomed to cooking with simply not available.   Cured pig products, fresh herbs like rosemary and sage, capers, foraged mushrooms, canned Itali...

By Pete Wells   David Sclarow built his first wood-burning pizza oven so he could feed guests at the wedding of two cheesemakers. They were getting married some distance from Brooklyn, where he lived, so he layered the bricks and concrete on top of a flatbed trailer that he could hitch to the back of his Volkswagen Doka.   The next ti...