Having run low on Cambodian snack bars, taco food trucks and vegetarian burger stands in Brooklyn to cover, the New York food media have turned their sights on Queens in search of the same kind of low-rent, small-menu eating places—all of which well deserve coverage—while largely ignoring more traditional, less trendy restaurants. Hard to remember...

Paul Michael’s Brick Oven Pizza & Restaurant is a treasure waiting for you, tucked away in an unassuming shopping center in Kew Gardens with PARKING. Paul Michael’s has fabulous pizza on one side of this eatery, with customers and take out orders constantly moving in and out the door, seven days a week. The adjoining dining room offers casual dinin...

Nearly eight decades have passed since Dante Tini left his beloved home and family in Virginia and joined the Navy. He would die at just 19, killed when Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, and the United States was at war. On Saturday the remains of Dante Sylvester Tini were blessed at a funeral Mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in...

Maria Lisella is the sixth Queens Poet Laureate and the first Italian American to be named so. Her Pushcart Prize-nominated work appears in Thieves in the Family (NYQ Books), Amore on Hope Street (Finishing Line Press) and Two Naked Feet (Poets Wear Prada). Her work has appeared in New Verse News, The New York Quarterly, Ovunque Siamo, Paterson Lit...

Tony Pecora knows Italian cuisine like the back of his hand. Growing up in Sicily, he was always working with food. And when he moved to New York City in 1970, Pecora started out washing dishes and worked his way up in the industry until he owned multiple successful restaurants specializing in his home country’s cuisine. “Hospitality is in my DNA,”...

Wednesday May 8 2019, from 19:00 to 21:00 EDT. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, New York 11373. Free Admission. Donations are accepted and tax-deductible, as Italian Charities of America is a registered section 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our guest speaker Monsignor David L. Cassato, who is the Diocesan Coordinator of th...

The US World Herald’s chief economist Gina Friedman looks at the most recent census data to reveal where most Italian-Americans live today. This is the first part of the report and it will focus on New York City. Astoria, a neighborhood in Queens, is home to the largest Italian-American population in New York City — 15,418 to be specific. Italians...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians, and Happy Easter! We are particularly pleased and proud to announce the first partnership that kicks off a new season for We the Italians. We know that the problem of dual citizenship is very important for several members of the Italian American community, and that is why we are pleased to be ab...

MARLINS at METS. Sunday, May 12th @ 1:10pm EST. Citi Field, 120-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11368. The IABF - Italian American Baseball Foundation is honored to be part of the New York Mets Italian Heritage Day at Citi field. A portion of tickets purchased from the attached link will go to the IABF.  Come out for Italian Heritage Day at Citi Fie...

For this edition of Neighborhood Eats, we're headed to Queens for a taste of Italy. Senso Unico is Italian for "one way," and once you find your way to this spot in Sunnsyide, Laura and Vincenzo Garofalo hope you keep coming back. She's from Astoria, and he's from Italy -- where they met -- and opening their own restaurant in New York City was thei...