Anni cinquanta. Il sole estivo batte sul tetto delle auto in fila, da lontano si sente lo schiamazzo dei bambini, l’ottimismo senza complicazioni delle loro voci. Don DeLillo ha vent’anni ed è seduto all’ingresso del parcheggio del luna park del Bronx. Il suo compito è quello di controllare le macchine in fila facendo un fischio in caso di problemi...

As Arthur Avenue settles into Phase 2 of reopening, the Bronx’s historic Little Italy has become something brand new: A piazza, complete with 100 tables set up on the sidewalks and into the street. Peter Madonia, chair of the Belmont Business Improvement District and the owner of Madonia Bakery, said it’s a plan he’s excited about for its own sake,...

The Italian Welfare League, a social service organization, supports the Italian-American community as it defends itself against discrimination in the battle to preserve the Columbus Day holiday. New York State Senator Jessica Ramos has proposed Bill S8553 which eliminates the Columbus Day holiday and replaces it with Indigenous People’s Day.  Pleas...

The Malerba family finally brings sit-down table service to the borough once again at Angelina’s Ristorante. The fine dining eatery in Tottenville celebrated its first night back in business since March 15 after the coronavirus crisis forced it to close. After all, the delivery-only and to-go formats did not translate well to the upscale Italian fo...

Tutti a Casa! dedicates an episode to the legacy of legendary director Federico Fellini (1920-1993), as seen through the eyes of NYU Professor of Film and Artistic Director of the Rome Film Festival Antonio Monda. Tutti a Casa! Live Chats About All Things Italian is the new radio-style, web-based talk show that Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and the...

Ocean Drive, (formerly Ocean Dreams) the latest ‘Miami-inspired’ double tower apartment complex in Coney Island at 3514 Surf Avenue, will have a D’Agostino supermarket on the ground floor. Plans are in place for the store to open by the Fall, developer and CEO of Red Apple Group, John Catsimatidis tells us.  “We are going to have a staff meeting in...

A popular East Rochester restaurant is set to reopen next week, several weeks after a fire damaged the eatery's kitchen. The June 17 fire in the kitchen of Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, 137 W. Commercial St., East Rochester, forced the temporarily closure of the spot. The eatery is set to reopen on Monday, July 6, said Massimo Albano, who ow...

Over the course of his short but unprecedented career, Raphael painted the image of the Virgin and Child many times and in different iterations. In this lecture, Davide Gasparotto illustrates how Raphael was able to infuse new life into a traditional subject, exploring the artist’s creative process and his intense dialogue with contemporary painter...

Claudia Tenney is the Republican and Conservative candidate for New York’s 22nd Congressional district and an attorney representing Oneida tribal leader Melvin Phillips.The iconoclasts are back. Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Francis Scott Key and dozens more must be canceled — centuries after they died. A strange hubris has...

The New York City-based Kairos Italy Theater along with the Italy-based KIT Italia and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU announced today that they will postpone the eighth annual In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, the festival of Italian theater which was originally scheduled to run April 27-May 11, 2020 in all five boroughs of NYC. The festi...