The founder and president of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism, Louis D’Amore has been a travel and tourism celebrity for decades. He has been instrumental in making the world understand the important synergy between tourism and peace. This is even more important today than ever. Louis has been seen as a man with a vision and id...

We have always seen our grandmothers cook special delicacies for us when we visit them. The stereotypical society has bound grandmothers to home but these inspiring grandmothers from around the world are sharing the happiness of good food in New York City as they run a multi-cuisine restaurant. Every family has a special dish that is the recipe of...

When Joe Mooney, Jr., a lifelong Lee resident, and his son, Joey III, an aspiring teacher studying at SUNY Oswego, opened the doors to Joey’s Pizzeria on Dec. 2, the community overwhelmed them with business. “Things are going unbelievably well so far,” said Joe, Jr. “The few hiccups we’ve had were caused by having so many more customers than we exp...

One could argue there's something in the building's bones at 16 E. Parkway in Scarsdale. What had long been one family-owned business — Zachys Wine & Liquor, Inc. was there 78 years before moving to Port Chester last year — is now another. One Rare Italian Steakhouse, an upscale 120-plus-seat space with white tablecloths, gold lights on each table,...

Francesco Bonvini is taking the next step in his baseball career by playing at the College of Staten Island on a scholarship. A previous recipient of an Italian American Baseball Foundation scholarship, Bonvini, an Italian native from Parma, is living out his dream of playing baseball in America. He played last season at Kingsborough Community Coll...

MoMA (11 West 53 Street, Manhattan, NY) Floor T2/T1. The Debra and Leon Black Family Film Center. Through Feb 21. In collaboration with Cinecittà, Rome, MoMA celebrates the Tunisian-born Italian actress and women’s rights activist Claudia Cardinale with a retrospective that spans her nearly 70-year career, featuring 23 films, including 17 restorati...

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has returned 14 looted artefacts to Italy, marking its fourth repatriation of antiquities to the country since July 2022. The objects, collectively worth nearly $2.5m, were recovered during multiple criminal investigations, which authorities say are ongoing. They were presented on February 2 in a ceremony at...

Joe Aiello’s workday begins long before the sparrows sing on Dongan Avenue in the city’s South End. Each morning before sunrise, Aiello unloads pallets of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, bananas, pears, oranges, apples and herbs from trucks arriving from New York City’s sprawling produce markets. On Monday, when winter’s first major...

In an iconic painting by the great fantasy artist Frank Frazetta (1928-2010), a stoic barbarian, whose chiseled face resembles the artist himself, leans on his sword atop a mound of vanquished enemies, taking grim satisfaction in his bloody work. This piece, as well as any, represents the stature that the Brooklyn-born artist continues to enjoy mor...

"An idea of Dante" by Gianfranco Contini. Book Presentation. Teodolinda Barolini, Lorenzo Da Ponte Professor of Italian at Columbia University, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Editor-in-chief of Digital Dante in conversation with Fabio Finotti, IIC-NY Director, and Luigi Ballerini, Founder and Editor of Agincourt Press. Feb...