New York’s highest court dealt a blow to efforts trying keep the Columbus monument in downtown Syracuse. The Court of Appeals Thursday denied the Columbus Monument Corporation’s appeal of a lower court decision that cleared the way for the city to remove the statue. Mayor Ben Walsh says the ruling is consistent with the city’s firm belief that remo...

Many times we have described the historical and cultural reasons why attacks on Columbus are based on falsehoods, unacceptable and wrong. The Italian American comity is defending itself and the symbol it has chosen, in different ways. One of these ways is the legal way. Those who removed the Columbus statues and cancelled Columbus Day, not only obe...

An appellate division of the New York state Supreme Court has denied a motion to rehear arguments aimed to prevent the city of Syracuse to remove or alter the Christopher Columbus monument located for several decades in downtown Syracuse.  The same court over the summer had reversed an Onondaga County Supreme Court judge's 2022 ruling, stating ther...

When: Friday, December 08, 2023 , 8:00pm-10:00pm - Where: Palace Theatre, 2384 James St, Syracuse, NY Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti - Christmas Comes to Town - Friday, December 8th, 2023 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti, Heidi Klum's unforgettable 2016 Golden Buzzer recipient and finalist of America's Got Talent, is...

As the fight continues over the future of the Christopher Columbus statue in downtown Syracuse, supporters of keeping the statue turned out for a rally in front of the statue at Columbus Circle on Saturday morning, Oct. 7. Multiple people at the rally spoke in favor of the statue. People against the Columbus statue also attended and held a banner r...

The Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) is excited to announce the upcoming staged reading of “Maria Teresa Vaglio: An Italian Mystery” by Donna Inglima. This immigrant story, charged with humor and emotional pain, explores themes of abandonment, family dysfunction, and the resilience of the human spirit. This biographical upstate NY story takes the a...

Downtown filled up by lunchtime Friday and never slowed down until well into the night as thousands celebrated the 25th anniversary of Syracuse Italian Festival. The Festa Italiana is three days of food, music, dancing and history all in front of City Hall. Come with an empty stomach because you’ll find plenty of meatballs, sausage, Italian pastrie...

An Italian restaurant in the city’s Valley neighborhood will shut down after 70 years in the business. Luigi’s Restaurant, known for its oversized plates of pasta and Friday night fish dinners, will permanently close the doors at 1524 Valley Drive on Sunday, Aug. 27. “We would like to thank our loyal customers and family being able to serve you for...

An appellate court judge in Rochester overturned an earlier ruling about Syracuse’s Columbus monument last week, saying a lawsuit that would prevent the city from removing the statue was premature. The judge added the city had not gone through all the administrative steps needed for approval, yet. This decision could pave the way for city officials...

Onondaga County Supreme Court Judge Gerard Neri’s 2022 ruling that found the City of Syracuse did not have the legal authority to remove the controversial Christopher Columbus statue has been overturned. The Monument was given to the City of Syracuse in 1934 and placed in St. Mary’s Circle, where it has remained to date. In October 2020, following...