New York City's Little Italy is a fraction of what it used to be, but one surviving bakery is still thriving. It's the main attraction on Grand Street in Lower Manhattan, and it's a staple for Italian pastries. You'll find many traditional desserts, but none more popular than struffoli during the holidays. This is Ferrara's, and it's been making th...

It was once the valley of opportunity for Italian immigrants seeking a new life in America. Wednesday, the village of Endicott continued to celebrate that tradition.   A small part of that history lives on through the Little Italy Heritage Center.   "It can't do anything but bring back memories to them. Everybody's not consistent, but there's some...

La cultura e le tradizioni del Bel Paese costituiscono da sempre il nostro plusvalore nei confronti degli altri stati e gli americani non sono certo da meno degli altri nel considerarci un esempio. Nel particolare, andiamo a vedere come le tradizioni marchigiane sono sbarcate sull’altro lato del pianeta. Gran parte del merito, almeno in questo ulti...

Please help make Italian American History by preserving the memory of every Italian neighborhood/enclave in America. This campaign will help fund the development of our website to allow for the listing of each Italian neighborhood in America with corresponding historical and contemporary photos including the businesses and traditions that have exis...

With this important fundraising  initiative, we're raising funds to create and install a permanent statue of Mother Cabrini in Rochester's "Little Italy Historic District" on Lyell Avenue. The Lyell corridor is one of Rochester's oldest immigrant's corridors. For over 150 years, the area has served as an inclusive and welcoming place of first entry...

Manhattan’s Little Italy isn’t quite as “Italy” as it once was. For a real NYC-Italian neighborhood experience, the only “Little Italy” left is in the Bronx—Arthur Avenue, to be specific. Or, to be even more specific, try the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, sitting in front of a big, square slice of Cafe al Mercato’s Sicilian-style pizza. Tucked into...

Have you seen The Irishman? You know, the new Scorsese movie about the mafia? The three-and-a-half hour one? Neither have I. But I did check out Netflix's big-budget marketing stunt for the movie, and I have to admit it was kiiinda awesome. It's not Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, but honestly? It's not far off. As previously reported, Netflix has "de-ag...

Today is a HUGE moment in the history of the City of Rochester!! We are so proud to share that today, the City of Rochester administration has officially recognized the Little Italy Neighborhood and Little Italy Historic District, on the City of Rochester's website! The Mayor's and city administration's recognition today, now galvanizes City Counci...

You've read Martin Scorsese's take on Marvel movies. You've argued about it. You've even watched the Cats trailer (maybe a few times, in stupefied silence). But have you seen The Irishman yet? Come on, people. Not only do we recommend it, but we know that three-and-a-half hours isn't a big deal to you, say when it comes to committing to The Crown o...

After speaking to Jim Pasto’s class on the history of the North End at Boston University in October 2009, Jim and I sat down and discussed the amazing absence of a historical society for Boston’s most storied neighborhood. We wanted to promote scholarship on the North End, especially the Italian and Sicilian community. We also wanted to engage resi...