by Michael J. Fressola   Having squeezed Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd" into tiny, 80-seat Sea View Playwright's Theater a few seasons ago, director Tina Barone has assigned herself an equal-or-greater logistical challenge, "Nine," the Arthur Kopit/ Maury Weston musical.   It fits too, she's happy to report. Her production, opening...

Potentially life-saving screenings were offered to women on the Island Thursday free of charge. The American-Italian Cancer Foundation's mobile clinic made a stop in Mariners Harbor to give women mammograms and breast exams. The free breast cancer screenings were organized in part by Councilwoman Debi Rose's office.   Source: http://sta...

David Pasternack, who gained a reputation at Esca for his affinity with sea creatures, has a new showcase for Italian seafood. He is introducing uncommon selections, like fusilli with Atlantic surf clams. "Surf clams are my new favorite," he said.   "They're sweet and briny and not at all tough. But nobody here is using them. They're mainly...

Unlike Mayor deBlasio, perhaps there's no Italian sojourn on your calendar this summer. In which case: Drop by the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum in Rosebank, which is saturated in Italian-ness thanks to its namesakes: inventor Antonio Meucci (1808-1889) and unification activist Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882).   This summer, "The Italian Paintings...

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY TO PRESENT "SIX PASSIONATE WOMEN" BY MARIO FRATTI, DIRECTED BY STEPHAN MORROW.A great film maker has been stealing ideas all his life. Six passionate women decide that to be a muse is to be exploited. They enact a bizarre revenge. This comedy was the prototype for the musical "Nine."   Dennis...

Per questa estate Delta Air Lines e Alitalia hanno annunciato la ripresa del volo stagionale non-stop dall'aeroporto di Pisa all'aeroporto John F. Kennedy di New York a partire dal 16 giugno. Il collegamento sarà operato quattro volte a settimana fino al prossimo 29 giugno, mentre a partire dal 2 luglio, e fino al 6 settembre, sarà operato sei volt...

By Rosemary Feitelberg True to the wayward characters he writes about in his new book "Gangland New York: The Places and Faces of Mob History," Anthony M. DeStefano preferred that a recent interview start with a walk past a few haunts the city's mobsters made notorious.   Readers of his latest nonfiction (Lyons Press) might be tempted to re...

By Emily Siegel   The gist: Little Italy has long been a destination for OG Italian-American joints that are often set their ways, but newcomer Aunt Jake's Italian Specialties lets the diner decide with customizable pastas and more. Following the made-to-order, counter service trend popularized by chains like Chipotle, Aunt Jake's offers cus...

Appuntamento il 15 novembre prossimo all'Italian American Museum di New York per una serata all'insegna della musica napoletana. La cantante partenopea Simona De Rosa presenterà infatti il suo ultimo album "Maschera", un lavoro interamente dedicato alla canzone napoletana. Simona De Rosa, acclamata cantante jazz di origini italiane, si è laureata...

Arrivano direttamente dall'Italia per raccontare storie "criminali" in quella che a tutti gli effetti continua ad essere tra le città più discusse, controverse e affascinanti dell'intero pianeta: New York City. Si chiama Soul Crime New York ed è la prima di quella che potrebbe diventare una lunga serie di pubblicazioni a fumetti basate su stor...