A 95-year-old former master seamstress was reunited Wednesday with a long-lost statue of herself that stood for nearly four decades in the lobby of the Garment District suit company where she once worked. The life-sized plaster likeness of Maria Pulsone - which will soon go on display at the Italian American Museum - was found by her granddaughter,...

The Italian American Museum, is set for a grand reopening of a brand new facility this spring in its new home in where else… Little Italy.  The Museum is dedicated to telling the history of Italian Americans in New York City, as well as celebrating Italian and Italian American culture in the modern world. Professor Joseph V. Scelsa founded the Ital...

Infrastructural renderings that reference historical entities, almost always manage to cast a deeper impact than architecture designed to fulfil a hedonistic image. It is, after all, these references and details that humanise stoic edifices. Infusing architecture with such details becomes even more pertinent when designing structures within neighbo...

UNICO National hosted its Italian American Awards Gala on November 5 at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, NJ. The special event honored Thomas Arnone, County Commissioner Director, with UNICO’s Public Service Award, for his effective leadership in Monmouth County. Dr. Joseph Scelsa, Italian American Museum Founder & President, received t...

In 1932, 98 percent of the heads of households in the area of New York City now variously known as Little Italy, Soho, or the Lower East Side were Italian emigrants, The New York Times reported. This wave of immigrants, who largely arrived in the U.S. from the 1880s through the 1920s, were preceded by the Italianate, a mid-19th-century tripartite s...

Click here to view video announcement. Verrazzano, the son of a noble family, was born at the Castello Verrazzano in Greve near Florence, Italy. In his early 20s he moved to Dieppe to start a maritime career, and sailed on behalf of the French monarchy. In 1523, with the support of the French king Francois I, as well as Florentine bankers, Verrazza...

US architect Morris Adjmi took cues from tenements that once housed Italian immigrants to create a new mixed-use building with a decorative brickwork facade. Rising seven storeys, Grand Mulberry is located on a storied site in Manhattan's Little Italy neighborhood. To design the new building, architect Morris Adjmi took cues from the area's history...

Since it was first published in 1883, Carlo Collodi’s “Pinocchio” has been translated into 260 languages throughout the world, putting it in the top five most-translated books in history. “A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio” is on show until Oct. 15, 2023, at the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles in downtown LA. The exhibition features fi...

Dear friends, so many things happened, both in Italy and in the US, since the last editorial! I finally had the opportunity to be back in the US, this time with my friend Fabrizio Fasani, General Director of We the Italians. We participated at the Italian Embassy in Washington in the presentation of the Transatlantic Investment Committee, a project...

Cheering crowds lined up behind metal barricades along Fifth Avenue Monday for New York’s 78th annual Columbus Day Parade – the world’s largest celebration of Italian-American culture and heritage. Over 100 groups participated in this year’s parade, including over 20 marching bands, 18 floats and dozens of performance groups, according to the Colum...