by Hailey Eber   On a recent Saturday, Christopher Nicolla enjoyed the same over-the-top Italian hospitality and delectable pasta he had the week before while vacationing in Rome — but he wasn't in Europe.   Nicolla, a 27-year-old menswear designer, dined at Antica Pesa, an Italian restaurant in Williamsburg that opened last fall. It'...

While waiting for my order (panelle and arancini) today at Ferdinando's Focacceria (151 Union Street) in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, chef and owner Francesco Buffa was kind enough to show me a couple of pieces of his grandfather's old carretto (cart) from Carini, Sicily.   Intricately detailed, Sicilian carts were often decorated with chivalr...

By Maurita Cardone   Colpo di scena nelle primarie democratiche per decidere il candidato a sindaco di New York. Bill Thompson, il secondo classificato secondo i risultati non ufficiali del voto del 10 settembre, ha dichiarato di aver deciso di ritirarsi dalla corsa e di appoggiare Bill de Blasio.   L'annuncio arriva prima della pubbl...

Quando nel proprio lavoro ci si mette passione e determinazione, non solo si ottengono grandi soddisfazioni personali, ma la cosa più appagante si ottiene quando il proprio impegno viene riconosciuto e apprezzato anche all'esterno. Il prossimo 16 marzo, nella serata annuale di gala che si terrà al "El Caribe Country Club" di Brooklyn, New York, org...

Ennio Morricone has announced two 2014 shows in the United States. The legendary Italian composer will conduct an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on March 20 before doing the same at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on March 23. Tickets to the Los Angeles performance are now on sale for $59.75-$350, while tickets...

Last weekend (Sept. 27th–28th), members of the Società Santa Fortunata di New York celebrated the Feast of Santa Fortunata, beloved patroness of Baucina, Sicily. The two day celebration, full of pomp and pageantry, began at the society clubhouse (7701 17th Ave.) in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, and culminated with Mass at Regina Pacis Church (1230 65th St...

By Meaghan McGoldrick It's a call to arms for young soccer enthusiasts, or any aspiring athletes looking to get their soles on the turf and their feet on the ball. The Brooklyn Italians Soccer Club, based at 5725 18th Avenue, is looking for youngsters to get on board for its 2013/2014 season, starting this September.   Read more   S...

In what has been dubbed a shocking upset, Junior Welterweight boxer Chris Algieri defeated Ruslan Provodnikov to claim the 140 – pound WBO Junior Welterweight World Title Saturday, June 15th.   The 30-year-old former kick boxer, and Long Island, native won the fight with a split decision over reigning title holder Provodnikov in front of a c...

La Federation of Italian American Organizations di Brooklyn ha salutato domenica, con il 37esimo gala presso la sala ricevimenti El Caribe Country Club, l'imminente avvio del primo Centro culturale comunitario di New York, a cui seguirà un progetto altrettanto ambizioso: una scuola di lingua e cultura italiana. All'appuntamento hanno partecipato,...

by Allegra Hobbs   Bensonhurst revelers feasted and celebrated the neighborhood's Italian heritage at the 40th-annual 18th Avenue Feast, a cherished borough tradition that kicked off on Aug. 20 and will rage on through Aug. 30. The feast is a spin-off of a centuries-old Sicilian ritual honoring St. Rosalia, the patron saint of the town...