A new pizzeria has taken over the old La Côte space in Jersey City! Tino’s Artisan Pizza Co. has officially opened at 199 Warren Street in the historic Paulus Hook, following the French-themed eatery’s closure earlier this year. This location is Tino’s fourth location. The other three are situated in North Kingston, Ocean Grove, and Madison, NJ. It...

Rig A Tony’s, a new pizzeria has officially opened in Downtown Jersey City, adding to the mix of places you can fulfill your late-night cravings. Located at 195 Newark Avenue, Rig A Tony’s took over the same spot where the former Cookies ‘N Crepes shop resided since it was founded in 2012. The official soft opening of the pizzeria took place on Bla...

Noting that the history of Christopher Columbus is shrouded in conflicting accounts of his exploration of America and that he has become a symbol for the Italian community, Freeholder Anthony Romano shared his view that the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders will likely seek to keep the statue where it is in Journal Square. Although located...

A recent forum questioned the efficacy of maintaining the statue of Christopher Columbus on Journal Square. Many speakers recommended the removal of the statue. We, however, vehemently disagree with that suggestion. Columbus continues to be relevant. We firmly believe that the voyages of Christopher Columbus represent a tremendous human achievement...

In the last 200 years, millions of people immigrated to the United States from Italy, the majority of which came from Southern Italy. With Ellis Island nestled between the beautiful state of New Jersey and New York, it’s no surprise that many Italian immigrants chose to dig their roots in cities nearby the Hudson River. Given this history, it’s als...

After seeing several online petitions circulating calling for the removal of the Jersey City Christopher Columbus Statue and calls to rename Christopher Columbus Drive,  Jersey City Columbus Day Parade President, Nicholas J. Grillo and a dozen other local Italian American Leaders sent a letter to the Mayor and Council Members of Jersey City explain...

Zeppole {noun} — deep-fried dough balls sent from the heavens above, typically topped with some sort of sugar, but can also be dipped in sweet sauces; served hot.  These little puffs of perfection are a classic Italian pastry, which many often be described as doughnut-like. But for those who know, these light and fluffy treats are anything but.

A new Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace is coming to Briarcliff Commons in Morris Plains. This is the market's second location in New Jersey and its first in Morris County. Founded in 1988, Uncle Giuseppe's has eight stores in New York and one in Ramsey. Urban Edge Properties, the real estate trust that owns Briarcliff Commons, announced that Uncle Gius...

La Festa Italiana, Jersey City’s oldest Italian festival, has been canceled for the first time in its more than 117-year history. “Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the current pandemic and out of concern for the safety and well-being of our volunteers, visitors, vendors, entertainers, etc… we have, with deep regret, made the diffi...

Cantucci, the famous almond biscotti from Prato, Tuscany, are traditionally dipped in Vin Santo, an Italian dessert wine – usually imported to the United States from Italy. That is, until Prato Bakery opened in Jersey City. Prato Bakery opened in 2015 after just four years’ experience in New York City’s West Village.The goal has always been the sam...