The 9-11 Solidarity Creche is now on display this holiday season at Casa Belvedere through January 7th. Il Presepio Della Solidarietà is a gift of friendship and solidarity from the Naples, Italy Chamber of Commerce to The New York City Fire Department in honor of the victims of 9/11 and the brave Firefighters, Police and EMS workers that made...

By Maurita Cardone   Colpo di scena nelle primarie democratiche per decidere il candidato a sindaco di New York. Bill Thompson, il secondo classificato secondo i risultati non ufficiali del voto del 10 settembre, ha dichiarato di aver deciso di ritirarsi dalla corsa e di appoggiare Bill de Blasio.   L'annuncio arriva prima della pubbl...

By Gina Biancardi   Are you one of the 175,000 Italian-Americans living on Staten Island? Whether you consider yourself "Italian-American" or "American-Italian" or simply American with some traces of Italian ancestors, I wonder what significance being "Italian" has to you and to your family.   For me, as a first-generation Italia...

By Carol Ann Benanti   Women's History Month, celebrated annually each March, acknowledges myriad contributions females have made in America. Interestingly, from its beginnings as International Women's Day on March 8, it's been expanded twice by the United States Congress — first as a week long celebration in 1981 and to its current mon...

Monday, October 7, 2013 @ 7 PM Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere79 Howard Avenue Staten Island, NY 10301 - (718) 273-7600   Guernica Editions and the Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere invite you to attend the book launch of Trinàcria: A Tale of Bourbon Sicily by Anthony Di Renzo Please join us for a r...

What?! Four-and-a-half stars for Pasticceria Bruno in Dongan Hills, an Italian bakery that serves breakfast, brunch and dinner every day but Monday?   Oh, yes — indeed, the honor seems more than appropriate for a business that doles out excellent service alongside equally impressive food.   Read more   Source: http://www.s...

by Anthony DePrimo There is something about Tottenville that is particularly charming in the fall. Perhaps its the quiet pace and "old" Staten Island feel of Main Street, or the idea of taking in the colorful foliage set against a seaside backdrop at The Conference House. But at this time of year it is an enjoyable place to spend a day, especially...

by Pamela Silvestri   Before "Food Network Star," Elltinville's Dominick Tesoriero worked his Mac Truck at spots as far away as Saratoga, N.Y. But it was in Midtown Manhattan that the 31-year old macaroni and cheese chef caught the attention of the Food Network execs — and now the nervous-but-charming S.I. native is rocking his spot on...

di Eugenio Furia   Il teatro "off" invade New York nell'anno della cultura italiana. E parla soprattutto calabrese il festival "In scena!": è il titolo scelto per la prima rassegna a tema ospitata nei 5 distretti della Grande Mela (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx e Staten Island).   L'evento dedicato al teatro italiano – organizzat...

By Kathryn Carse   If "The Godfather" is at the top of your favorite movie list, HBO has an offer you can't refuse. "The Godfather Epic" is a seven-and-a-half version of Francis Ford Coppola's films about the Italian-American Corleone family's rise in organized crime based on Mario Puzo's best seller. It cuts together "The Godfather" an...