When I think of Terra Rustica – and I often do when I’m particularly hungry – the first two words that come to mind are abundance and family. And both were evident when we went there for dinner on a recent Sunday. Four of us showed up hungry and ready to do some damage to their extensive menu of Italian favorites. We were warmly greeted by the staf...

If you noticed a long winding line down 30th Avenue and Steinway Street last weekend, that was due to Comfortland kicking off their second annual San Gennaro Festival on Friday, Sept. 3, featuring their usual tasty fare, including deep-fried rainbow cake, boozy tiramisu shakes, deep-fried lasagna and more delicious Italian food for the two-weekend-...

E’ scomparso Eugenio Magnani che per anni, a cavallo tra il XX e XXI secolo, era stato il direttore a New York e per tutti gli USA dell’ENIT, l’Ente Nazionale del Turismo. Sconfitto da una lunga malattia, negli ultimi mesi era tornato in Liguria. Negli ultimi anni aveva continuato ad operare nella promozione del turismo con un’azienda privata, e in...

For almost a year, supporters of the Columbus statue in Syracuse have been at war with Ben Walsh. This is becoming more and more political as the mayoral elections approach. The Columbus Monument set the goal of his decision to remove and replace the tribute to an Italian-born explorer last October. They filled the neighborhood with lawn signs and...

On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, I wish first and foremost to express the closeness of the Italian people to the families of the victims of that heinous attack and to all the people of the United States, in keeping with the deep and long-standing friendship that binds our two countries. A s...

This is a very special interview for me, and of course, not just for me. Even though I wasn't in New York, my life changed forever on September 11, 2001. It changed forever but of course, not like what happened to the relatives of the victims of that horrendous day. For all these years I have spent every September 11 limiting my work as much as pos...

UNICO National made the second installment of $10,000 on their $50,000 pledge to the Italian American Museum during their annual convention which was held on July 27th in Parsippany, New Jersey. UNICO chapters and individual members pledged an additional $50,000 from the convention floor for a total of $100,000 towards the construction of the "New"...

Fifty years ago this fall, the Milanese Restaurant opened its doors at 115 Main Street.  On Saturday, September 11, and Sunday, September 12, the Milanese family is holding an outdoor Italian Fest at the Poughkeepsie mainstay. Fifty years ago Santino and Rita Milanese took over a vacant building at 115 Main Street and began their journey of the Ame...

Titled "Due to the Image", the exhibition consists of the first series of paintings made by Alessandro Giannì in collaboration with his custom-made artificial intelligence program named Vasari (after Giorgio Vasari, 1511-1574); opening: Friday, September 10  5-8pm, at Postmasters Gallery  (New York).  The exhibition will be accompanied by a limited...

For more than 38 years, the iconic Vincent’s Clam Bar in Carle Place has been preserving the Italian American experience for scores of diners across Long Island, New York City, and beyond. The original Vincent’s began life as a popular clam pushcart in Manhattan’s Little Italy neighborhood and later evolved into Vincent’s Clam Bar restaurant on Mot...