"Gli italiani che hanno fatto l'America" è un argomento che da decenni produce articoli e pubblicazioni in quantità considerevole, che generalmente si soffermano a parlare di personaggi più o meno famosi e che hanno avuto una vita avventurosa. La GRANDE STORIA invece, nei suoi archivi silenziosi e segreti, ha immagazzinato nel tempo innumerevoli p...

by Kristina Headrick Cronuts and cupcakes; slightly disturbing milkshakes; gluten free and gold-plated donuts: NYC is known for its attention grabbing, food-fad frenzies. The city's insatiable desire for the next big thing is matched only by its obsessively nostalgic tendencies.   In an era where the media is constantly aflutter with news o...

di Rosy Canale In Scena è il primo festival di teatro italiano a New York. Un progetto ambizioso, impegnativo, che crea finalmente una corrispondenza tra i due paesi. Nasce dall'idea e dalla passione viscerale per il teatro di due donne, molto diverse ma assolutamente complementari: Laura Caparrotti e Donatella Codonesu. Laura dai mille volti: at...

Kairos Italy Theater, the preeminent Italian theater company in NYC, will present its second In Scena! Italian Theater Festival (www.inscenany.com) in all five boroughs from June 9 to 24, 2014. The event will feature six full productions and four readings.   Production highlights include "Hanno tutti ragione" (Everybody's Right), performed b...

By Lisa L. ColangeloGentrification can't keep the giglio out of Williamsburg. The 129th Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino kicks off Wednesday in Brooklyn, with sausage, zeppole and a 4-ton, 65-foot statue to honor a beloved Italian saint.   "It's definitely pride and a tradition," said Joe Galasso, a 41-year-old city fir...

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by Tanay Warerkar   A brand new Italian restaurant on Java Street has been packed to capacity ever since opening September 26. The Naked Dog is a rustic, 60-seater, on a quiet corner of West and Java Streets with nary the sound of a construction truck chugging along the street from time to time.   Uncomplicated wooden tables and...

I don't know if the name of Bill de Blasio, the odd-on favorite to be the next mayor of New York City, is much known outside the New York area yet. But if the Democratic nominee succeeds, he surely will be a national figure.   Yesterday and today, the papers carried two articles that delve into his background in interesting ways. The Times's...

Award winning poet Maria Terrone will read from her forthcoming poetry book, Eye to Eye. The new collection will be published by Bordighera Press in 2014. For a preview visit Redux, an online literary journal, which also offers stories behind two of the author's poems, "Spaccanapoli" and "Two Doors." • Author's Showcase at National Arts Club Tues...

A torrential raconteur, Aldo Mancusi traces what he calls his magnificent obsession to his father, Everisto, who in 1920 emigrated from Campania, Italy, to this, New York's most populous borough, while still in his teens.   "He had about 70 Caruso records that he would crank up when I was 4, 3, 2, 1," Aldo said one recent morning. As curator...