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...

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...