On September 23, 1894, one of the East Village’s longest-running businesses, Veniero’s Pasticceria, opened its doors. This venerable local institution has been serving confections, cakes, and pastries to New Yorkers and visitors ever since from its home at 342 East 11th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues, in the heart of what was once the East Vil...

New York Times Best-Selling author Adriana Trigiani is a beloved writer by millions of readers all over the world. Reading an Adriana Trigiani book is like hot cocoa on a snowy day: wonderful, heart warming, and cozy. Her characters are charming and hilarious, with rich backgrounds. The author, director, and playwright chatted with me about her new...

If the streets of New York City could speak, they’d have tales of faith unlike any other.  Of course, they’d also have stories of crime, destitution, and mayhem, but that’s another story. If they could speak, they’d regale you with stories of saints like Mother Cabrini, Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Venerable Pierre Toussaint who in serving God served t...

Forte del successo ottenuto nell’edizione di luglio, Urban Vision – media Company leader nel fundraising finalizzato alla tutela del patrimonio culturale e alla riqualificazione di aree urbane – e Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana rinnovano la partnership per promuovere l’appuntamento della Milano Fashion Week in programma dal 22 al 28 settembre...

This week, Executive Chef Michele Casadei Massari, the founder of Lucciola Italian Restaurant and Piccolo Café in Manhattan, became the new US Brand Ambassador of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. For the next year, he will share the benefits of cooking, eating, and above all, enjoying this 1,000-year-old hard cheese made from just three simple ingredien...

When considering the history of pasta, scialatielli could easily be coined as a “new kid on the block,” a shape that was created by a chef in Amalfi in the late 1960s. Derived from the Neapolitan word sciglià meaning, “to ruffle,” these thick, rectangular, unevenly cut strands are essentially tagliatelle’s shorter cugini with a twist. True southern...

Negli ultimi mesi, in Italia e negli Stati Uniti si studiano nuove misure di supporto ai mercati coinvolti nelle relazioni commerciali tra i due paesi come conseguenza degli avvenimenti accaduti nel corso del 2020 per proteggere e rilanciare entrambe le economie. “L’export di prodotti italiani negli USA continua ad essere buono”, racconta Antonino...

In the Neapolitan Quartet, Elena Ferrante sketches a genealogical cycle that extends from the 1950s to the first decade of the new millennium and challenges notions of nationhood, progress, revolution, and even feminism. This conversation between Laura Benedetti (Georgetown University) and Tiziana de Rogatis (Università per Stranieri di Siena) tack...

Even for the layman, names like Jake LaMotta, Muhammed Ali, and Mike Tyson ring a bell when it comes to boxing. All three pugilists spent time training and fighting at Gleason’s Gym at 434 Westchester Avenue in the Bronx. I myself had never heard of the facility until conducting research for this article, and certainly had no idea of its deep link...

  The National Columbus Education Foundation has condemned the alleged theft of a Christopher Columbus statue belonging to an elderly Upper West Side, New York City, resident. According to a recent New York Post article, the purported incident took place in late June at a co-op on Riverside Drive owned by 91-year-old John Cartafalsa, who had placed...