Imagine years of discrimination, without hope of being recognized of being worthy of any respect, possibly far from your family left in your homeland, working two or even three jobs, living in very poor conditions. Then, imagine a moment of pride, a glimpse of revenge, a situation where not only your people are respected, but one of them is hero, a...

The Diocese of Brooklyn quietly filed plans on June 14 to go ahead with a "full demolition" of the historic, century-old Old Lady of Loreto Church at 126 Sackman St., city records show. Back in 2010, a similar plan to demolish the out-of-use church and replace it with an affordable-housing complex was met with a diverse parade of local opposit...

NEW YORK - «Nei suoi ottant'anni di vita, la chiesa di Santa Fortunata ha ospitato quattro grandi flussi migratori: prima gli anglosassoni, poi gli italiani e, negli ultimi trent'anni, gli spagnoli e gli afro-americani. Per ogni gruppo posso ricordare innumerevoli casi di discriminazione: dall'essere rifiutati in chiesa perché non parlavano l'ingle...

He has been called the "Michelangelo of Pizza" by Vogue magazine. Anthony Bourdain encouraged people to abandon their children in order to come to Rome to sample his pizza. He is Gabriele Bonci, and he is the chef and owner of Rome's fabled Pizzarium.   Mr. Bonci recently made a rare trip to New York City to celebrate the U.S. release of his...

Chocolatto® thick Italian hot chocolate is Italy's best kept secret! Thick, between a mousse and a pudding, eaten with a demitasse spoon in true Italian fashion. Dolce Vite Chocolatto® is velvety smooth, creamy bittersweet chocolate made in Italy with the finest ingredients. Widely touted as an aphrodisiac & medicinal, thick chocolate was the h...

  WTI Magazine #75    2016 January 18Author : Vittorio Bocchi      Translation by:   As the book "L'Altro ItaloAmericano – La straordinaria storia di Vincenzo James Capone – Two-Gun il fratello di Al Capone" was published in Italy, it raised a lot of interest. It is a small and simple book, which presents for the first time to the Italian reader...

By Cav. John Napoli As part of our yearlong tricentennial celebration of the birth of HRH King Carlo di Borbone (1716-1788) we decided to bring back our semipublic Battle of Bitonto Commemoration, a celebration of faith, culture and history.   In the past we had trouble locking down commitments from participants or finding a suitable place...

Photographer Sante D'Orazio is a rare breed, a first-generation Italian-American from pre-gentrified Brooklyn. Although he was as American as any kid of his generation, the aura of Europe still clung to him. His mom was an opera singer at La Scala, his dad a champion cyclist. While his friends thought about making money, Sante thought about ar...

A historic novel set in 1936 Brooklyn. It was an era when the Navy Yard sang, when Coney Island was bright lights and pure enchantment, and Wednesdays held the promise of Dish Night at the Loews 46th Street Theater. The elevated train, or El, was the lifeline that coursed through it all. In the El's shadow, an earthy, ebul...

A spectacular Italian Festival kicking off July 6th in Brooklyn honoring Saint Paolino has it all: faith, food, music, neighborhood pride, history, colorful cultural celebrations and international visitors. Neapolitan immigrants from Italy settled in Williamsburg long ago and brought a beautiful tradition to the streets of Brooklyn with the fi...