By Zachary Feldman   For decades, Italian cuisine in New York meant red sauce and lots of it. With the opening of Bamonte's in 1900 and Ferdinando's Focacceria four years later, tomato-heavy Neapolitan and Sicilian restaurants enjoyed a certain sustained verisimilitude, carrying the torch for their motherland while paving the way for other r...

Ennio Morricone has postponed his upcoming concerts in Los Angeles and New York until June, citing a back injury that is preventing him from traveling long distances. The five-time Academy Award-nominated movie composer had been scheduled to conduct concerts at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on March 20 and at the Barclays Center's Cushman and...

di Marta Veltri   Cinque categorie (film, corti, documentari, animazioni e film sperimentali), 20 film e 86 corti da 22 paesi. Sono questi i numeri del Brooklyn Film Festival, impegnato, sin dalla sua nascita nel 1998, a incoraggiare i giovani talenti e promuovere Brooklyn come centro di cinematografia indipendente. Marco Ursino, torinese ar...

by Rachel Silberstein   Save the dates! Weekend Walks are coming to Bensonhurst's 18th Avenue in July. Every summer, the Department of Transportation [DOT] partners with community groups to present multi-block neighborhood events, by temporarily closing commercial streets to vehicles and opening them to walking and other activities. &n...

Debi Mazar and her brood spend at least a month in Tuscany each year, but if the "Younger" actress had her way, the region would be a far more permanent fixture in her life. "If I didn't have children in American schools, I would leave tomorrow," the New Yorker says.   While the charms of the Italian region are obvious, it's more person...

LET THE parade of pastas begin. Brooklyn's second annual Italian Restaurant Week kicks off Oct. 8 with eight days of culinary delights from across the borough.   More than 40 restaurants scattered from DUMBO to Sheepshead Bay and Bensonhurst will treat diners to discounts and specials through Oct. 15.     Read more   Sou...

By Kristine M. Kierzek Rossella Rago grew up making pastas and traditional dishes from Mola di Bari, the small Italian fishing village where her parents were born.   A first-generation Italian-American from Brooklyn, everything she learned about cooking came from her nonna. She knows her knife skills might raise an eyebrow or two. That's OK...

by Marguerite Preston   Here's a guide to eight great restaurants that are serving that traditional Italian-American Christmas Eve dinner, the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Many have taken the literal route, and are serving seven course meals of octopus, salt cod, clams, and more, but there are also few more condensed meals on the list. ...

By Michael Lewis   They forever will be grateful to the team and organization for giving them an opportunity to play in vital times in their careers two decades. The Brooklyn Italians gave New York Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese a conduit from Long Island University to the professional ranks.   The club gave Cosmos assistant coac...

  WTI Magazine #6    2013 Nov, 22Author : Barclays Center      Translation by:   It is without doubt that classical music, including opera, has the ability to tell a divine story to its listener. It can empower the listener with deep emotion through the passion in which the artist performs. This genre is one of...