San Diego is revered for its beautiful weather all year round, but springtime is particularly beautiful. It’s the best weather to enjoy San Diego’s Little Italy with all its outdoor public spaces and flower-lined streets. From blooming jacarandas to the curated flower displays on the street corners, Little Italy is the perfect complement to San Die...

When the dream of creating a Little Italy district around Henry’s Hi-Life in San Jose was born more than a decade ago, the western end of downtown was hardly a hotbed of activity. So the cultural district grew slowly, with restaurants and eateries like Paesano’s, Bel Bacio and Enoteca La Storia adding to the atmosphere over the years. But now, with...

The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) will reprise its multimedia event "Paul Robeson and Vito Marcantonio: Victims of McCarthyism," Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Mulberry Street Library. The event, which entails a screening of a Dec. 7 symposium convened by the VMF and held at Penn South, will feature a question and answer section afterward. The symposium i...

New York City is blessed with countless Italian restaurants. They are just about everywhere. Around every corner is a pizza shop, or pasta and wine bar that will give you the carbs you are craving. But if you’re up for something a little more involved, here’s a list of some of the best Italian spots to check out around New York City, one for each b...

Little Italy, a neighbourhood in downtown New York City, was once a sprawling, cacophonous bustle of Italians who had left their homeland to capitalise on the promise of the American Dream. Though they were not the only— or first—nationality to populate lower Manhattan’s tenement buildings, their vivid culture soon left an indelible mark. But as th...

Order Sons of Italy Grand Lodge Foundation Inc. made their first installment of $20,000 on their $100,000 grant to the Italian American Museum for their new permanent exhibition, 'The Italian American Experience' which is scheduled to open in 2021 and will highlight the role of OSIA in the community. Left to right: Philip Foglia, Esq., Executive Vi...

From Bleecker Street in Manhattan to Ditmas Park in Brooklyn, many streets define a borough. In the Bronx, the smell of fresh-out-of-the-oven bread, homemade pasta and sweet cannoli wafts through Arthur Avenue and 187th Street (also known as the Belmont section of the borough). Coined “Little Italy,” the family-friendly area has a ton of delicious...

I grew up in North Beach from 1946 through the late ’50s. I was the oldest of three sons born to an immigrant family from Sicily, a few years before Carol Doda’s breasts became institutionalized at the Condor Club, titillating tourists with silicone implants and watered-down drinks, catty-corner from City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, still gene...

NYC’s Belmont Business Improvement District (BID) has announced the launch of their inaugural Little Italy in the Bronx Winter Restaurant Week, starting Monday, February 3 to Thursday, February 13, 2020. Diners will be able to enjoy a three-course prix-fixe lunch for $20 and a three-course prix-fixe dinner for $30 excluding gratuity, tax, and alcoh...

The Italian Enclaves Historical Society was created in April of 2019. The organization’s motto is: “making Italian American history every day” by documenting the people, places and things that showcase Italian culture in the United States in the twenty-first century. As over six million Italians migrated to the United States between the mid 1800’s...