Seven men — three generations of Brooklyn-bred Italian-Americans — climbed up and down a 72- foot tall aluminum spire as they hoisted a statue of San Paolino, an Italian saint, by rope and pulley to the very top."I haven't been this anxious since my wife was in labor", said Mark Mascioli, 43, as he watched from the ground. "She was the one doing al...

A San Francisco-based Italian wine bar that specializes in pinsa, a flatbread with pizza toppings made from a mix of rice, soy and wheat flours, debuted last week in the old DuMont space at 432 Union Avenue in Williamsburg. Shuttered since 2014 following the suicide of founder Colin Devlin in 2013, DuMont was an understated and then out-of-the-way...

Borough Park is not Williamsburg. The corner of 58th St. & 18th Ave is Brooklyn-Brooklyn and the headquarters, the still-beating heart, of the Brooklyn Italians Soccer Club. “It used to be Italian people as far as you could see in this neighborhood,” said Ludo Masucci, current club director, unlocking the front door and nodding to a family of Hasid...

Lungo le strade della Little Italy of the Bronx, cugina della più nota Mulberry Street di Manhattan si susseguono, sartorie, negozi di scarpe e di arredamento, pasticcerie e soprattutto ristoranti. Siamo a 20 minuti a piedi dall’ultima fermata della metro di Fordham Road Station e l’atmosfera che anima il quartiere è diversa da quella respirata dow...

A hit San Francisco wine bar specializing in the Roman flatbread known as pinsa has made its way to New York City this week. Dubbed Montesacro Pinseria Romana, the critically acclaimed California-bred pinsa shop is now open in Williamsburg at 432 Union Ave., where the menu’s star carb is accompanied by traditional Roman cuisine. Pasta, cheese plate...

Angelo “Gus” Guastaferro, 87, an aerospace executive, passed Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Williamsburg. He was born June 4, 1932, in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Carlo Guastaferro and Rafaela Gioffi Guastaferro. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor, and is survived by three sons, Carl, Mark, and Brian; eight grandchildren, Justin, Christopher, Jenn...

Nola, a small town outside of Naples in the Campania region of Southern Italy, and Williamsburg, the premiere trendiest neighborhood in New York, are approximately 4,394 miles apart. Nola with its stone streets and ancient grit, is in the shadow of Vesuvius, while Williamsburg is ultra-gentrified and punctuated by high-rise glass condominiums and t...

Thousands of feast-goers take over Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood every summer to witness the lifting of the Giglio—a 4-ton, 72-foot statue that’s carried through the crowd by roughly 180 men. This year marks the 116th anniversary of the larger-than-life tradition, which honors Italian Saint Paulinas of Nola, who sacrificed himself to save ot...

Dal cuore di Bari vecchia al cuore di New York, esportando la bontà del gelato barese.Da diversi anni la storica gelateria Gentile - con una tradizione di famiglia che parte nel 1880 - ha aperto una succursale americana nella 'Grande Mela'.Una storia che inizia a maggio del 2015, quando viene aperta la prima sede sulla 5th Avenue, nella zona di Wil...

One of the many incredible contacts that I made at the most recent event for the Italian American Baseball Foundation was Sabino Curcio of the social media phenomenon, Growing Up Italian. Sabino invited me to join his podcast as a guest. I graciously accepted. About a month after the IABF event, I met with Sabino at the San Sabino Society Club (206...