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I am happy to announce that Enrico Giuseppe Mazzon now resides in New York City, right among us.  He has been creating masterful Works of Art since 1996 and it is a privilege both for Gotham’s artistic community and for the breathtaking world of high-class jewelry, of which he is also a master. I was very impressed both by his sculptures and his je...

It’s a shame, but not a surprise, that braised onion pasta has never achieved avocado toast-like fame. Slow cooked onions are a study in slouchiness, an ode to the texture of mush. Yes, two of the most prominent and indulgent riffs come from two of the world’s late, great food writers — Marcella Hazan, who recommends cooking the onions in lard, and...

News of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio's monuments commission's recommendations for what to do with controversial statues and monuments on New York City property is being cautiously celebrated by many Staten Island politicians. On Thursday, De Blasio's commission recommended that most controversial monuments and statues be kept where they are with...

Looking around the room full of their second cousins in Valpergo, Italy, in 2014, sisters Dee Pollinger, Washington, and Jean Woll, Union, could see some family resemblances, striking resemblances in at least two cases. But they hadn’t needed to see any likenesses. The sisters already knew they had found what they were looking for — family. They ha...

He was a dedicated public servant – nearly 40 years as a police officer – and a gifted draftsman and artist — natural abilities that he passed on to his children.  Michael P. Rizzo led a life rich in family, sports and civic duty. The Inwood native and Cedarhurst resident died on Dec. 30. He was 89.

Some may find it ironic that one of Alan Aurelia's personal interests is visual arts, given his celebrated reputation for spreading joy with the sounds of music. Aurelia is music director of the Richmond County Orchestra (RCO), which he founded, and holds other musical posts in an array of different genres, including: founder, artistic director and...

This special event will take place on Friday, January 19th at 11 AM at the American Italian Heritage Museum - 1227 Central Ave - Albany, NY 12205. Daniel P. McCoy, Albany County Executive will present our the museum a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol in honor of Father/Chaplain Anthony Sidoti. Fr, Sidoti receive the Silver Star, the Purple Hear...

The Empire State Building was completed in a bit more than a year. It took three to renovate Matteo’s. The result is unquestionably Long Island’s most opulent destination for Italian-American favorites and family-style dining. Single portions are available. Fair prices for both ensure a mandatory stop.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 15th and the Civil Rights Movement, the Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend a screening of "Linciati: Lynchings of Italians in America" (2004, 51 min.). Friday, January 19th, 6:30 PM - Italian American Museum - 155 Mulberry Street (Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets) - New...

Dee Nerlino has been buying filet mignons from Panico’s Community Market in Smithtown for decades. “When you cook it, you can cut it with a fork,” she said Saturday morning at the market, where she came to buy six of the tender steaks. They would be her last from the small Italian grocery, which is closing Sunday after more than three decades in bu...

The Italian American Museum has struck a deal to sell three buildings it owns on Grand Street to a development group that will build a bigger museum in the base of a residential condo the group plans to erect on the site. The museum, founded by Joseph Scelsa, a retired sociology professor at Queens College who specialized in Italian American histor...

When Brooklyn-born Tony’s Pizzeria opened its doors in 1975, it served a completely different version of Bushwick than it does today. Over the course of the establishment’s storied existence, the demographics of the neighborhood have continually shifted. The company’s staff has also changed, as the Italian couple who opened Tony’s doors eventually...