Nick Manfredi, whose father, Joe, once owned the lion’s share of auto dealerships on Staten Island, recently made a tough decision to sell off his last franchise, Manfredi Chevrolet. “This is an end of a legacy for us. It took me a long time to really process it. There are a lot of emotions attached to it,” said Nick Manfredi, an Annadale resident....

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is pleased to announce that it has recently signed a partnership agreement with Confindustria FEDERORAFI, Italy’s national federation of goldsmiths, silversmiths and jewelry manufacturers, to support FEDERORAFI and its more than 500 member companies in their commercial expansion and promotion on the Nort...

After years of bankruptcy, the Italian government is finally replacing Alitalia with a new national airline, Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA). It remains to be seen how different the new airline will be from Alitalia, given that ITA intends to purchase some of Alitalia’s assets, potentially including the branding and planes. As of now the plan is for I...

Rochester soccer history buffs certainly will appreciate one entry in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualifying round – the Italian American Sport Club Boom. The IASC captured the 1963 U.S. Amateur Cup title and that team’s success led to the formation of the Rochester Lancers. The Lancers competed in the American Soccer League from 1967-69 and then...

A time-honored family tradition for generations that originated in the old country, canning or jarring tomatoes is a much anticipated custom that many of Italian descent have enjoyed since childhood. Considered a labor of love, the two-day process is usually reserved for a weekend when it’s easier for family members of all ages to gather to partake...

BLACKBIRD, a play by David Harrower will run at the New Ohio Theatre, (154 Christopher Street #1E) September 14th through October 3rd. Directed by Kim T. Sharp, the production stars Francesca Ravera and Lenny Grossman. Fifteen years ago, twelve-year-old Una and forty-year-old Ray's sexual relationship ended abruptly. Now Una finds him again. BLACKB...

After a year off, organizers tell 12 News they're excited to celebrate the Northside of Endicott once more. Little Italy Endicott's Annual Gusto! Italian Fest makes its return to the village Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., the event will be held along Witherill Street between Oak Hill Avenue and Hill Avenue. Organizers said Thursday there will be between...

One of Brooklyn’s most iconic events returned last week after a year off due to COVID-19. The annual Feast of Santa Rosalia began Aug. 19 on 18th Avenue – a/k/a Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard – from 67th Street to Bay Ridge Parkway. The 10-day event features rides, music, games for the kids, drinks and food. Bensonhurst resident Paul Gordon said the...

Parts of Western New York have transformed into movie sets as crews filming "Cabrini" take up residence at almost three dozen locations. Tuesday they were at the American Red Cross on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. "37 locations in about 45 days," said Justin Hank, locations manager for the film. "Shooting in and around Buffalo and in and around the c...

A memorial mass honoring the Rev. Vincent R. Capodanno will be offered by the Rev. Louis Jerome, pastor of St. Peter’s R.C. Church, on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. at Fort Wadsworth, one of the oldest U.S. military installations in the country.  The outdoor celebration, which is weather permitting, will take place near the chapel that bears Father...