In March 1937, when Esquire published Pietro di Donato’s first short story, “Christ in Concrete,” the magazine included a rare prefatory note. “In the three years since Louis Paul’s prize-winning No More Trouble for Jadwick,” wrote Arnold Gingrich, the editor, “Esquire has received about eighteen thousand short stories from unpublished authors and...

For any pizza lovers undecided on the best slice in Jersey City, Carmine’s Pizza Factory is making its case. The downtown staple recently won two competitions - including one in the very heartland of the slice. Carmine’s placed first in the North America Caputo Cup — a premier pizza-making competition that was held in Atlantic City at the end of Se...

Show runs December 5th through December 31st. Casa Colombo, 380 Monmouth St, Jersey City, NJ. Opening Reception December 7, 4-6pm. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am - 3pm. Weekends by appointment only. The use of the cell phone is a growing phenomenon seducing us with its capacity of immediacy, autonomy and freedom. The ability to capture an...

Fresh off of its most recent scandal involving a black sweater that, worn together with a matching balaclava, would give the appearance of Blackface, Gucci's business is better than ever. So much so that on Wednesday, the Italian fashion house announced the opening of Gucci 9 Hudson, the new North American Client Services Center, fully realizing Gu...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Jersey City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges. Topping the list is Razza Pizza Artigianale. Located at 275 Grove St., the bar and Italian spot, which offers pizza...

The Jersey City Italian-American community celebrated Columbus Day Saturday with a parade and a block party. The event also honored outstanding Italian-Americans for their contributions to the city. Developer Joseph Panepinto Jr. served as grand marshal. Dr. Giorgio DiVincenzo was the Italian Medical Professional of the Year; Joseph Severini the It...

Celebrate Italian-American heritage and culture Saturday when the annual Jersey City Columbus Day Parade takes to the streets. The annual event will take place at 1 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 12, with the line of march starting at Dickinson High School on Newark Avenue and continuing to City Hall on Grove Street. The parade route is as follows: Newar...

Where I grew up in the suburbs of Central Jersey, a sandwich meant American cheese, iceberg lettuce, and chicken roll on Wonder bread — so needless to say, moving to Hudson County, with its array of Italian delis serving fresh ingredients, was eye-opening. I’d never imagined tomatoes could be sweet and sundried, meat could mean capicola or soppress...

For two decades Nicholas Grillo has been the impresario of La Festa Italiana at Holy Rosary Church in Downtown Jersey City, where neighborhood newcomers are joining what’s left of the old school Italians at the annual five-day festival. Grillo was in eighth grade at Holy Rosary grammar school when he began volunteering at the now 116-year-old feast...

With its renowned  propensity for multi-genre series, Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) kicks off New Jersey’s first annual, international theater festival with Jazz Italiano, an intimate, black-box theater  concert by IDR_Italian Doc Remix, the internationally acclaimed ensemble known for its vibrant combination of cutting-edge jazz improvisations...