Italian actress Monica Bellucci will be playing Maria Callas in ‘Maria Callas: Letters and Memoirs’ at the Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, on Friday, January 27. Bellucci channels the Greek opera legend in this one-woman show with text and stage direction by Tom Volf. Accompanied by the Wordless Music Orchestra, Belluc...

Veteran restaurateur and longtime Astoria resident Riccardo Dardha on Nov. 9 opened his first restaurant, Figlia, in the neighborhood. Figlia, which means “daughter” in Italian, is located at 23-02 31 St. and offers a menu of neo-Neapolitan pizzas from a custom-built pizza oven, along with antipasti and homemade pastas.  The restaurant highlights l...

A restaurant on Staten Island has two kitchens – and both are run by grandmothers with cooking skills. Enoteca Maria’s Nonnas of the World program provides customers with a rotating series of international grandmothers who offer their own menu each night based on their homeland’s regional cuisine. The main kitchen is always staffed by an Italian no...

What do you get when you combine a 57-year-old family recipe, the culinary palate of a traditional Italian, and the heart of a New Yorker? Perfection. You also get one of the most underrated local Italian pizza joints in New York. When you ask any of the locals about where to find the best New York pizza Rubirosa tops the list because of their lege...

There’s something about New York. It has been a lively melting pot of cultures over several generations thanks to the migrants who inhabit its boroughs. Those two factors – drawing the most driven migrants and blending of cultures – have created a thriving food culture that is an essential part of the city. Perhaps the best representation of this i...

A crooning, tap-dancing, storytelling Tony Danza will take his traveling show “Tony Danza: Standards & Stories” to the Tilles Center at LIU Post on Dec. 2 and The Suffolk in Riverhead on Dec. 3. The acting star, who grew up in New York City and Malverne, Long Island, is best known for his roles in the television series Taxi and Who’s The Boss. Thou...

It was announced yesterday that the New York Yankees were able to sign Anthony Rizzo to a two-year contract worth $40 million guaranteed with a $6 million buyout on a $17 million club option. General manager Brian Cashman locking down someone as important to the lineup as Rizzo is huge for the team’s next couple seasons. The Yankees without Rizzo w...

Dear friends, so many things happened, both in Italy and in the US, since the last editorial! I finally had the opportunity to be back in the US, this time with my friend Fabrizio Fasani, General Director of We the Italians. We participated at the Italian Embassy in Washington in the presentation of the Transatlantic Investment Committee, a project...

Eric D’Alessandro always knew all roads would lead to comedy. “It’s just kind of an extension of trying to not make my childhood end,” said the 32-year-old former resident of Westerleigh. “My friends and I would mess around all day, all my friends were so funny. We loved making jokes. We loved studying comedians and watching comedy together and alw...

There are few more beloved cuisines in New York City than Italian food, and three West Village restaurants just got named among the best in the five boroughs. Eater NY recently published a list of "New York City's 20 Top Italian Restaurants." Here are the three West Village eateries that earned a spot on the list. Don Angie: 103 Greenwich Ave. It i...