By Palmer Hasty   Brooklyn native Peter Della Rocca's Italian cooking heritage goes way back to 1894, when his great grandparents Dominick and Ana Sorvino landed on Ellis Island from Naples, Italy.   The Sorvinos settled in Brooklyn, and within a year started what became a proud, long-standing family tradition of rustic Italian cookin...

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) has chosen English Professor George Guida as its 2013 Scholar on Campus for his outstanding work as a poet, fiction writer, critic, editor and teacher. He will deliver his Scholar on Campus lecture, "Creativity, Language and Life," and read from his poetry, on Monday, April 22, at 5 p.m., in Namm Hall...

di Eugenio Furia   Il teatro "off" invade New York nell'anno della cultura italiana. E parla soprattutto calabrese il festival "In scena!": è il titolo scelto per la prima rassegna a tema ospitata nei 5 distretti della Grande Mela (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx e Staten Island).   L'evento dedicato al teatro italiano – organizzat...

Saturday, October 26th Join us for a wonderful evening of Neapolitan music, dancing, raffles and 50/50. Tickets are $45 each and includes live entertainment, a hot buffet dinner, coffee and dessert. Tickets are available after all weekend Masses in the church lobby and at the rectory from Monday–Friday, 1 PM–4 PM. For More information call the rec...

by Rachel Silberstein When Angelo Bonsignore was a kid in Dyker Heights, he was always curious about the neighborhood. For one, what where those strange pillars he passed everyday on the way to school at P.S. 201, randomly erected on two corners of 11th Avenue near 79th Street?   Now a filmmaker and producer, Bonsignore began to research th...

On a recent weekend afternoon, Jeremy Mustakas flitted between working the barista station and helping scoop ice cream for local Crown Heights families. Earlier this month, the Brooklyn-raised, bespectacled business owner opened Elsie's Parlor (667 Classon Avenue, 718-717-8654) in the space that once held Crosby Coffee, which he also owned.  ...

In 2009, Bill de Blasio and Mark Green, both Democrats running for public advocate, were asked to name the most interesting New Yorker they knew.   Mr. Green paused a moment, then singled out John Sexton, the erudite Jesuit-trained magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, best-s...

Si è svolta domenica scorsa, presso El Caribe Country Club di Brooklyn, la 20esima edizione del "Festival of Songs USA" organizzato dalla conduttrice radiofonica di ICN radio, Silvana Romania. Come sempre, la sala era pienissima, con i partecipanti che hanno assistito ad uno spettacolo che ha regalato emozioni e divertito tutti i presenti.  ...