They might be tall and Italian like Bill de Blasio, but Big Apple monuments honoring Christopher Columbus are no longer getting round-the-clock police protection like the former mayor. The NYPD has quietly stopped its years-long practice of providing 24/7 bodyguard service for bronze sculptures in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle and Central Park honori...

Monday, June 06 2022. 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. 25 W 43rd St Suite 1700, New York, NY. Alyssa J. Maldonado-Estrada (Kalamazoo College). Every Saturday, a group of men can be found in the basement of the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, busily measuring, hammering, and paintin...

Monday, May 23 2022 8PM. Carnegie Hall - Weill Recital Hall. 881 7th Ave, New York, NY. Amarcord: Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone tribute. Luca Seccafieno, Trumpet; Fabrizio Viti, Piano. Buy Tickets here.Luca Seccafieno and Fabrizio Viti pay tribute to composers Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone, timed near the centenary of Federico Fellini and the ninet...

In support of academic excellence and the University’s expansion as a global institution, Life Trustee Daniel D’Aniello ’68, H’20 and his wife, Gayle, are gifting $10 million toward significantly enhancing the Syracuse Abroad Florence program. The transformational nature of this gift will expand opportunities for students, attract exceptional facul...

The 10th GFNY World Championship NYC remains world’s most international cycling race and the largest cycling race west of Europe. The anniversary edition had 6500 riders from over 90 countries registered for the race. And after 103 miles with 8500 feet of climbing were battled out on the roads of New York and New Jersey, the crown went to two rider...

If you love to pump your fists in the air to techno, get ready. Musica nightclub, which was originally scheduled to launch pre-pandemic, will finally open its doors this weekend. The 25,000-square-foot Hell’s Kitchen space will be the largest club in Manhattan, and is the brainchild of hospitality guru Giuseppe Cipirani and Italian nightlife entrep...

Commendatore Aldo Mancusi was the founder, curator and President of the Enrico Caruso Museum of America. He dedicated much of his life to enlightening us to the wonder of Enrico Caruso and in doing has kept alive the voice and life of the greatest tenor in the world. Aldo’s ability and desire to share his passion for Caruso came from the love he ex...

Founded in 1904, Ferdinando’s Focacceria is the city’s oldest Sicilian restaurant and also one of the longest running Italian restaurants in NYC — outdone only by Rao’s (1896) and Bamonte’s (1900). It began as a lunch counter selling small round sandwiches to longshoremen who worked on the nearby Columbia Waterfront docks on the western edge of Cob...

The founder of Rochester's Little Italy Neighborhood in the Lyell Avenue corridor was recently contacted by an Italian American design engineer named Gabrio Marchetti. Mr. Marchetti is currently working on a project in Russia for a Dubai entrepreneur, and requested permission to reproduce Rochester Little Italy's famous wall mural of Italian Americ...

For authentic, to the letter Italian cuisine, Trattoria Aroma Restaurant and Wine Bar is one of the absolute best in Western New York. The iconic Buffalo, New York restaurant has always been known for attention to detail, as well as the most flavorful of dinners. The menu is succinct and wholly genuine to Italian cuisine down to the fine details. E...