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...

Si è acceso l’albero di Natale più famoso del mondo, quello del Rockefeller Center di New York. Ma in pochi conoscono la sua storia. La tradizione di questo albero inizia negli anni della grande depressione dall’idea di un italiano: Cesidio Perruzza. Lui nasce negli anni ottanta dell’Ottocento a San Donato Val di Comino, un piccolo paese in provinc...

It isn’t entirely unheard of for siblings to find success separately in the spotlight; look at Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, or even Beyoncé and Solange Knowles. When it comes to talent making their way from overseas to find acclaim in the crowded U.S. film market, however, it’s a much smaller club. So, when the It...

The cinema chain has agreed that Lavazza will be the supplier of coffee in all new and refurbished Cineworld cinemas. In a Dec 3 trading statement, the company said: “An agreement has been entered into with Lavazza, the Italian coffee chain, to incorporate coffee bars in new and refurbished sites, the first of which will open this month in Union Sq...

Italian couple Alessandra and Mario De Benedetti long dreamed of two things: New York City and nature. First, they moved here. Then, this fall the pair opened Il Fiorista on West 26th Street to celebrate flowers in food. "In Italy, we have this joy of life around nature and good food," said Alessandra De Benedetti. "We want to pay more attention to...

Join us for an evening celebrating the publication of the second edition of the Segal Center’s IPP Italian Playwrights Project with a reading of Event Horizon by Elisa Casseri. The Segal Center collaborated again with Valeria Orani and Umanism NY (https://www.umanism.com/) to publish a volume with some of the innovative and engaging playwrights fro...

Angela Palmera fu, per 40 anni, stimatissima professoressa di matematica. Attivista nei movimenti femminili e membro della “National Education Association” . La “Dante Alighieri Society” la premiò come miglior studente italo-americano dell’anno. Il padre era nato a Petrella Tifernina. Angela Palmera nacque a Jersey City, Contea di Hudson, nel New J...

A little more than a year ago the Department of Education of New York started diversifying the multilingual offering in NYC Public Schools. Thanks for InItaliano's activism, Italian language was added to the DL choices of Manhattan public schools. This expansion continues and this year a second Italian teacher has been added to the pool of teachers...

Rachael Ray is taping her talk show at her studio in Manhattan and someone has just gotten a makeover. The woman is overwhelmed by her transformation, and Ray is encouraging her not to cry: "Turn back around, stop crying! You look so beautiful. Do you like what you see? Don't cry!" She gathers the woman in for "huggums" as the audience cheers. And...

Monday 12/16/2019 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. Titian's Touch: Art, Magic and Philosophy (2019, Reaktion Books) by Maria H. Loh (CUNY). The author in conversation with Ara H. Merjian (NYU) and Jane Tylus (Yale). At the end of his long, prolific life, Titian was rumored to paint directly on the canvas wit...