Acadia Realty Trust and Washington Square Partners, co-developers of City Point, announced that Fortina, the brainchild of chef Christian Petroni, has signed a 15-year, 4,612-s/f lease to bring "straight forward Italian food" to the 1.8 million-square-foot destination in Downtown Brooklyn. Slated to open in the Fall of 2016, Fortina will be ho...

Two of the five New York borroughs, Queens and Brooklyn, are not only part of New York, but also part of Long Island, at least officially: even so, usually when somebody refers to Long Island thinks about Nassau and Suffolk Counties, not the Queens or Kings (Brooklyn) County.   Long Island is home to many, many Italian Americans. One of them know...

By Chloe Chetner   A young girl from New York stole the show at a recent Brooklyn Cyclones baseball game with this stirring rendition of the Italian and American national anthems. Dina Marie Paunetto sang the anthems as the Cyclones celebrated Italian heritage night at MCU park. Check out the impressive Dina in the video.  ...

Oltre 600 forme di Parmigiano Reggiano sono state aperte contemporaneamente in altrettanti punti vendita (dagli Usa alla Gran Bretagna, al Canada) della catena Whole Foods, che ha dedicato al "re" dei formaggi l'edizione 2014 dell'evento "Crack Heard Around the World".   Il via alla spettacolare manifestazione è stato lanciato dal punto vend...

Last Sunday (June 7th), my friends and I joined members of the Società di San Cono in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for the Feast of San Cono, patron saint of Teggiano, Salerno. Starting from the society's clubhouse at 231 Ainslie St., the procession meandered through the neighborhood to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, where we celebrated Mass in Italian...

Warning: Menu changes often. No objections here. Bruculino cooks with the season. Bruculino is slang for a guy from Brooklyn. That's what Chef Joe Bruno is. The chef — who pioneered SoNo's Washington Street restaurant row with freshly made pastas — closed Pasta Nostra after 30 years and opened Bruculino around the corner.   The sli...

Luna Park – the amusement district on Coney Island – now has a gelato maker from Italy making fresh artisanal gelato daily for Coney's Cones. He name is Daniele Del Sasso from Vincenza (in the Northeast of Italy) and his gelato's creative flavors and dense, rich texture is drawing crowds.   Three year ago, Alberto Zamperla (owner of Zamperla...

by Antonia Ferraro   Last we spoke on the topic of front yard religious statuary, I posited the question to Carroll Gardens, Where Will All Your Marys Go? I won't lie. I had a great time writing that piece. I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with both Monsignor Massie and St. Stephen's Pastoral Associate, John Heyer II. Msgr. Massie helped me to...

Parmesan Pete's, an award-winning Italian restaurant created by chef and owner Peter Della Rocca, is now serving up a little bite of Brooklyn—on the go—with the launch of Little Pete's Italian food truck.   Little Pete's offers up four generations of Brooklyn-style cooking, including traditional sandwiches; meatball and chicken Parmesan; sau...

Born in New York, but with Italian blood flowing through her veins, originally from Francavilla Angitola in Calabria, Lucia Grillo is a fireball of energy within a witty, creative mind. She's an actress, screenwriter, an award winning director (her shorts "A pena do pana" and "Ad Ipponion" won some festivals), a producer and excellent TV host. &nb...