After logging more than a decade as a facialist for such iconic international skin-care brands as La Prairie, Sisley and La Mer, beauty expert Pietro Simone broke out on his own — and loves waving the flag for his native country. “‘Made in Italy’ always symbolized luxury,” he tells Alexa. “That’s true for fashion, for furniture, for wine. But do yo...

History: At 21 years old, Bottino, if human, would finally be coming of age, but in restaurant years, 21 represents an even more dramatic milestone in NYC's uber-competitive dining scene. Owner Danny Emerman and his partner, Alessandro Prosperi, have been feeding the art world since 1987, when they opened Barocco, a no-nonsense, Tuscan restaurant i...

Nel giorno di Halloween, Il Graduate Center della City University of New York ha offerto alla sua città un evento eccezionale per la serata di apertura della seconda edizione dell’Academic Festival IC-CUNY (Italian Cinema CUNY): l’università ha presentato una master class intitolata The Crafts of Cinema (I mestieri del cinema), portando sul palcosc...

Fox Lane High School Italian teacher Raffaella Pirone recently became the first teacher from New York to receive the national Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). "This annual prestigious recognition of outstanding and creative teaching is funded by Coccia Foundation and the Inserra families under th...

On October 14, during the Columbus Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, Pierette Domenica Simpson, survivor of the fatal Andrea Doria shipwreck, was invited to honor Christopher Columbus as well as the casualties of the Andrea Doria while aboard lifeboat #1 stopped on the red carpet in front of the event reporters. The first ring was for Christ...

Calling all coffee professionals – can you barista like an Italian? Register now to compete in the Caffè Vergnano Best Barista Competition, held this year at Eataly NYC Flatiron on November 11! Caffè Vergnano is known for their focus on quality roasting, fine origins, and perfect coffee preparation. So hosting a barista competition? A natural next...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. In the post-World War I American climate of isolationism, nativism, consumerism, and the democratic expansion of civic rights, Italian-born star Rodolfo Valentino and Italy's dictator Benito Mussolini became surprisin...

What a load of bull. Mayor de Blasio is continuing his effort to wrangle the iconic Charging Bull statue from it’s 30-year place of honor on Broadway to a spot near the stock exchange — and is now using safety concerns as an excuse. A rep for the city recently told the sculpture’s creator, Arturo DiModica, that they want the bronze bovine moved for...

Wednesday, November 13, 6:30PM. NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011. The Art of Reading in Modern Europe. A presentation of "Una meravigliosa solitudine. L'arte di leggere nell'Europa moderna" (Einaudi, 2019) by Lina Bolzoni. The author in conversation with Eugenio Refini (NYU) and Alessandro Giammei (Bryn Mawr...

This November, Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra return to Carnegie Hall for two concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The first evening, on Friday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m., features music inspired by Rome, including Berlioz's La mort de Cléopâtre, written in 1829 as a bid for a Prix de Rome, with Perspective...