Upon entering Panino Rustico (the Italian word for bread roll or sandwich), you encounter a cozy, unconventional dining spot that serves up Italian cuisine and seats some 50 diners comfortably in booths, tables and nooks. Situated in an outdoor shopping plaza on Richmond Road in Grant City, the eatery opened its doors to diners in January, 2018 on...

Tuesday May 21 2019, from 19:00 to 21:00 EDT. Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, 79 Howard Ave, Staten Island, New York, NY 10301. Get tickets here. In Sicily, 1935 a four-year child walks away from her loving family, her mother, her sister and an infant brother, with a great-aunt for a vacation. She spends the next eight years of her...

There’s something special about a relationship between dads and daughters.  With a love that's everlasting and unconditional, a dad is a king in his daughter's life.  Deana Martin knows it all to be so true. And her dad, who was dubbed the “King of Cool” because of his stage presence, good lucks and charisma, was certainly no exception. And if you...

MTV may have finally decided to whack its controversial mob-based reality show, “Made in Staten Island.” The reality series only aired three episodes before the cable network mysteriously stopped showing it in February with no explanation. MTV never officially announced the cancellation, and kept the show on its list of series on MTV.com — until...

For her philanthropic and humanitarian efforts, Gina Biancardi, the founder of Casa Belvedere, was invested as Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I, during an Investiture ceremony Friday evening at the Italian Cultural Center on Grymes Hill.  The Royal Order of Francis I is an Order of Chivalry established in the former Kingdom of the T...

Staten Island author Andrew Paul Mele, who recently released a book titled, ‘Ceasars of the Diamond,’ will appear for a book signing Sunday in the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame room at the CYO-MIV Center in Prince’s Bay. Mele, an Annadale resident, penned the book in honor of Italian Americans in Major League Baseball between the years 1897-201...

Deana Martin, the daughter of entertainment legend Dean Martin —  a founding member of the “Rat Pack” whose good looks, charisma and stage presence earned him the nickname “The King of Cool” —  is returning to Lorenzo’s Cabaret at the Hilton Garden Inn. And is Staten Island ever lucky! The multi-talented song-stylist, actress, best-selling author a...

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...