Toward the end of 1999, I was living in Atlanta when a friend called with an intriguing offer. He’d finally scraped together enough money for a down payment on a place, and the modest one-bedroom apartment he’d been renting, a fourth-floor walkup in an old tenement building in downtown Manhattan, would be available. What really sold me, before I ev...

If you've got Italian on the mind, a recent opening is need-to-know. The fresh arrival to the West Village, called Solaro, is located at 13 Carmine St. Solaro serves a concise menu of authentic Italian dishes. Check out appetizers like burrata with smoked salmon, octopus with chickpea puree and roasted red beet salad and entrees like straccetti (pa...

In his 35 years at the helm of Gotham Bar & Grill, Alfred Portale was honored with multiple three-star reviews, James Beard awards and Michelin stars for elevating the art of American cooking — sometimes literally; towering presentations became his trademark. But he was ready to shift gears. He recently left the kitchen at Gotham, where he remains...

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...