by Mario Toglia   PLEASE WRITE TO THE NYC LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION - 1 CENTRE STREET, 9th Floor - NEW YORK, NY 10007 AND URGE THEM TO DECLARE OUR LADY OF LORETO CHURCH A CITY LANDMARK TO ENSURE ITS PROTECTION FROM DEMOLITION   1. Our Lady of Loreto church is a Brooklyn landmark distinctive for its associations with Italian Am...

We couldn't ask for a better day for Sunday's Festa di San Cono in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.   With clear blue skies and a balmy breeze, conditions were perfect for the procession. Making our way through the neighborhood, we were greeted by many locals before reaching Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (275 N 8th Street).   Read more &nbs...

Sergio Mannino studio announces the launch of its online design store within the premier luxury online design destination, 1st Dibs. Along with the most sought-after antiques, from the 18th century through the most influential contemporary designers, 1st Dibs will now host Mannino Studio's offering of credenzas, shelving structures, lighting design...

"Manhattan? FUHGETTABOUDIT!" That's the official slogan of A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours (http://www.asliceofbrooklyn.com) as they celebrate their 9th anniversary taking tourists from around the world on authentic guided bus tours of NYC's most populous borough. Started in 2005 by native Brooklynite Tony Muia, the family-run company is the onl...

It was a beautiful Sunday for the Festa di Sant'Antonio at St. Athanasius Church in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn (2154 61st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11204). As always, there was a fantastic turnout.   I saw many friends, and members of several Societies were in attendance. A popular event, many locals came out of their homes to watch and greet the marc...

By Giovanni di Napoli   Hundreds of devotees gathered at the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Sunday afternoon (April 26th) to celebrate the annual Feast of Maria SS. della Misericordia (Our Lady of Mercy), patroness of Fontanarosa in Provincia di Avellino.   Warmly welcomed, we celebrated Mass in En...

September 20 (Sunday) 2:00 pmCaruso and the Evolution of Recorded Sound: Caruso recordings and the history of recorded music, music boxes and records. Sponsored by the Enrico Caruso Museum of America - 1942 East 19th Street, Brooklyn   Admission: free; open to the publicContact: Comm. Aldo Mancusi 718-368-3993amancusi@enricoca...

By Rob Abruzzese The members of the Catholic Lawyers Guild (CLG), Diocese of Brooklyn gathered Wednesday for a celebration of St. Patrick and St. Joseph at Marco Polo Restaurant in Carroll Gardens. "We want to get everyone together, the people who believe in St. Patrick [and those who believe in] St. Joseph. [We're] sharing our heritages, sha...

One of Bensonhurst's time-honored traditions, the Santa Rosalia Feast on 18th Avenue, will have a different look in 2014, if the city goes along with a set of recommendations made by Community Board 11.   The community board is asking the city to shorten the route of the Italian-flavored street fair by two blocks, District Manager Marnee Eli...

Join us for an evening of staged reading excerpts from two plays written and performed by two talented Italian-American women; Chiara Montalto and Lauren LoGiudice.