The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that 2021 Grand Marshal Michael Pascucci, Chairman of Duck Pond Associates, will lead the 77th Annual Columbus Day Parade up Fifth Avenue. Pascucci owns and operates Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, New York, which opened in 2006. He is also a principal investor in Duck Pond Realty, an owner and op...

The New York State Senate approved the appointment of a restaurateur and staunch defender of Christopher Columbus, Angelo Vivolo, to the CUNY Board of Trustees last week, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo nominated him the preceding weekend. Vivolo was interviewed at the State Senate’s board confirmation hearings on June 7, where he was approved for the six-...

Angelo Vivolo, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and lifelong advocate for educational opportunity, has been appointed trustee of the City University of New York. The New York State Senate confirmed his appointment on June 7, 2021 following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nomination of Mr. Vivolo to a six year term serving the nation’s largest public urban univers...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated one of New York City’s staunchest defenders of Christopher Columbus to serve as a trustee on CUNY’s governing board — and a battle is already brewing over the move. Cuomo’s pick — Angelo Vivolo, 74, a retired restaurateur and prominent local Italian-American leader — will be interviewed during scheduled board confirm...

Italian-American activists held a rally Wednesday in Columbus Circle urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to restore Columbus Day to the school calendar. "Christopher Columbus is here, he's here to stay," attorney Arthur Idola said. "And on behalf of the lawyers, we are going to do everything that the legal system has to offer to make sure Columbus is not f...

Mayor de Blasio's education department today violated the civil rights of the tens of thousands of Italian American students in New York City. By canceling the celebration of one culture and substituting another, themayor's appointees have pitted group against group. They seek to spread the virus of hatred to destroy understanding and unity. These...

An obscene message was spray-painted on the base of the Christopher Columbus monument in Columbus Circle over the weekend. Authorities discovered the vandalization Saturday evening, less than three weeks after police took down the protective barricade that had surrounded the statue since last summer. A spokesperson for the Knights of Columbus’ nati...

They want Columbus out of America’s Downtown! A local civic group’s meeting over the fate of a Christopher Columbus statue in Downtown Brooklyn turned into a ruckus back-and-forth, with attendees on both sides slinging charges of racism and discrimination — before the panel ultimately decided to reaffirm their demands to remove the explorer’s effig...

Pioneering 19th-century gay sculptor Emma Stebbins may well be the latest victim of the irrational frenzy that seeks to wipe away all memory of Christopher Columbus. Stebbins, described as ‘‘a rising star” by the New York Times, was the first woman to create public artworks for New York City. Now a small group has set their sights on ridding Brookl...

Angelo Vivolo, president of the Christopher Heritage Coalition, hailed the voters of Waterbury, Conn., who voted overwhelmingly on Election Day to keep the statue of Christopher Columbus on the front lawn of Waterbury's City Hall. The referendum results showed that nearly 60% of 27,957 votes favored keeping the statue in place. "We know that Columb...