Bronx-born and raised, Chazz Palminteri was a natural choice to continue the long line of prominent Italian actors in the film industry.  In the tradition set forth in the 1970s by such icons as director Martin Scorsese and actors Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, Palminteri has brought grit, muscle and an evocative realism to the sidewalks o...

In questo breve segmento di video della Conferenza su Frank Sinatra, organizzata dal professor Stanislao Pugliese della Hofstra University nel 2015, il famoso scrittore e giornalista Gay Talese spiega al pubblico come gli italoamericani agli inizi del XIXmo secolo, non possedessero “la tradizione di scrivere romanzi.”  Con l’arrivo nel nuovo paese,...

There is a fascination in the concept of Little Italy that still exists today, when many of these Italian neighborhoods are no longer there. Outdated, but only in some cities, the principle of physically limiting an area of the city according to Italian criteria, the concept of being together, making communities and proudly celebrating their origin...

Italy’s premiere film festival, Italy on Screen Today, announces it will make New York and Miami its home this coming December. Bringing the best of Italian contemporary cinema to America, the Festival will feature American premieres, great authors, young up and comers of direction, and the most iconic faces of cinema. Starting on December 8th and...

On November 4, this journalist had the chance to dine at Sergio's Italian Restaurant in Massapequa on Long Island. Digital Journal has the scoop. The restaurant itself has a family atmosphere to it, and it is situated in the heart of Massapequa. Sergio's serves Gluten Free and Whole Wheat Pasta, in addition to their elaborate menu of traditional ap...

Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci served spaghetti and meatballs to seniors at the Town of Huntington Senior Center's Italian Festival on October 17. "Celebrating Italian Heritage Month is always fun because of all the great Italian foods we can enjoy," said Supervisor Lupinacci, who supplied the cake for the celebration, adorned with an Italian flag in...

He apparently watched “The Sopranos” too often. A car service exec allegedly lambasted an Italian-American sales rep because of his heritage, likening Italians to gangsters and mobsters and telling the Long Islander to “take the spaghetti out of your ears,” when he complained, according to a lawsuit. Former car service exec Ronald Velocci claims in...

For a taste of tried and true Italian cuisine and hospitality, you don’t need to head across the Atlantic to the shores of Sicily; one needs only to head on over to Il Vizio of Massapequa to experience a real taste of the old country, right in the heart of Long Island. In a day in age when there are almost more restaurant options out there than the...

Puglia’s Italian Steakhouse combines Long Island’s two favorite cuisines and seasons them with history. It’s a big taste of Little Italy. This is the offspring of Puglia in Manhattan. The family-owned-and-operated restaurant travels east on a red sea of sauce, and southern Italian and Italian-American favorites. Some dishes from the Hester Street l...

Puccini’s “La Fanciulla del West” (“The Girl of the West”) is up next in the Met: Live in HD series of simulcasts at Guild Hall on Saturday at 1 p.m. Based on the play “The Girl of the Golden West” by the American writer David Belasco, the opera premiered at the Met in 1910. The production stars the soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as Minnie, the gun-sl...