Non uno ma due viaggi l'hanno portata prima nella Sicilia delle miniere di zolfo e poi nella New York in espansione. Oggi in quella Sicilia torna ancora e a New York ha portato l'arte della sua Isola. Siculo-americana o globetrotter poco importa, Maria Rand Catalano è, senza dubbio, l'ambasciatrice della cultura siciliana in America. Come Andrea C...

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494) is widely known to have been a partner in philosophy with Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) the leading figure of the Renaissance revival of Platonism. Pico is also popular as the author of a speech On the Dignity of Man, which has become a signature text of humanist and Renaissance appreciation of the peculiar r...

by Emily Frost   The West Village-based Italian restaurant and bakery Risotteria, which describes itself as a "gluten-free heaven," is opening a new outpost on Amsterdam Avenue this spring, the owner said.   The new restaurant is under construction on Amsterdam Avenue at West 78th Street, taking the space of Westway Food Market, the c...

by Christina Izzo   The adage "Rome wasn't built in a day" has soothed the worried brows of empire builders for centuries—but not the crew behind Major Food Group. Patience might've worked for those Romans, but in its breathless, rapid-fire expansion—eight restaurants in six years—the Italian-American food juggernaut has tapped more readily...

By Giovanni di Napoli While waiting to meet a friend the other day I had the good fortune to stumble across an amazing work of art by the great Sicilian-American sculptor Anthony (Antonio) de Francisci. At the intersection of Broadway and Fourth Avenue lies Union Square Park, a cozy little oasis in the heart of bustling Manhattan.   A pop...

Gianvito Rossi has a brand new zip code.On Monday, the Italian luxury shoe brand opened the doors to its new Upper East Side boutique here, marking Rossi's first stand-alone store in the U.S.   "New York is the city where I spend most of my time in the States — I've been coming here since I was a kid," Rossi said. "It's an important step for...

Annuntio Vobis Guadium Magnum, We Announce to You a Great Joy! The Crowned Statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Crowned by order of Popes Leo XIII and St. Pius X in 1904) has been fully artistically  estored, with a new garment.   Our Lady will return to the Pontifical Shrine on Saturday, October 17 at 1PM. The S...

By Lauren Steussy New Dorp Lane was a little more Italian on Monday during the second annual Columbus Day Festival. As singer Joe DiGennaro crooned Italian songs into a vintage microphone, an older couple slow danced on the sidewalk.   From his seat outside John's Deli on New Dorp Lane, Carmelo Ruggiero sang along, in Italian of course...

The Second Annual, La Primavera Vinni, a party of folk song and dance to celebrate the arrival of Spring! Join us again as we welcome Spring with a night of folk music and dance of Sicily and Southern Italy.   Once a year the theater below Our Lady of Pompeii Church turns into an Italian Piazza with a music and dance concert when we cel...

Immediate Employment Opportunity - The Italian Hospital Society Administrative Assistant (Manhattan-Yonkers) The Italian Hospital Society is seeking an individual with excellent computer and organizational skills to perform, among other responsibilities, the following tasks:-Act as liaison between the Society President, members of the society and...