Writer-director James DeMonaco looked deep into the eye of the tiger for his new film This Is the Night (out on Digital, Sept. 21) about a family whose members are inspired to change their lives by watching a certain Sylvester Stallone film. "It's 1982, it's Staten Island, New York, it's the day Rocky III opens," the filmmaker tells EW. "It's an in...

The docufilm “Voyage to Procida”, written by director Federico Siniscalco, is a story about sea travel and seafaring, and there is no better way to enjoy it than with a breathtaking view of New York Harbor.  The screening of the movie was hosted by Casa Belvedere, a mansion built in the early 1900s which was donated to the Italian Cultural Foundati...

Join Us for an Evening of Fine Outdoor Dining, Live entertainment by Tony Cipriano, and a video presentation by Lou Barrella. Tuesday, September 14th • 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. • Doors open at 6:00 pm Come savor fine dining on the mansion’s rear patio with scenic views of New York Harbor and the Verrazzano Bridge while embracing your love of Opera! Singin...

His friends call him the “Miracle Man” — and after suffering a heart attack, Anthony Cosentino is counting his blessings since receiving a heart transplant to save his life. But it wasn’t just any heart: he intentionally received one with hepatitis C. It’s been one year since the operation and Cosentino reunited with his doctors at Staten Island Un...

Tuesday, September 7th • 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. • Doors open at 6:00 pm. Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Ave, Staten Island, NY. Join us for an evening of fine outdoor dining, live entertainment by Antonio Guarna, and a video presentation by Lou Barrella. $75.00 – $85.00. Come savor fine dining on the mansion’s rear patio with scenic views of New York Harbor...

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....

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...

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...

When COVID hit the city, Jody Scaravella, the owner of Staten Island’s Enoteca Maria restaurant, decided his chefs — a rotating posse of grandmothers with roots from around the world — were too vulnerable to keep working. He closed up shop. But some of the restaurant’s nonnas –– Italian for “grandmothers” –– couldn’t quite keep away over the past 1...

He serenaded her with the magic of “You Made Me Love You,” the timeless classic he played on horn when he caught the eye of a beautiful young lovely at a social dance in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It was kismet. And two hearts became one. If you believe there’s truth to the old adage that destiny is scripted in the stars and fate and true love go hand in...