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Two dozen people turned out to offer their feelings about everyone from Christopher Columbus to Boss Tweed Friday, as Mayor de Blasio’s commission to study the city’s monuments for “symbols of hate” held its first public hearing. About half of the crowd was there to call for the removal of statues and other monuments memorializing controversial fig...

Many could not write or read English, but that did not stop them from assimilating in small-town America and applying their skills to help build some of the grand estates in Millbrook. The story of these Italian immigrants is the subject of a new documentary, "Il Villaggio di Millbrook” (“The Village of Millbrook”), which will premiere this weekend...

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6pm. Pizza Shop: An Italian-American Dream (2017), 57 minutes. Antony Osso, dir. - John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. Post-screening discussion with the director led by Rocco Marinaccio, Manhattan College.Pizza Shop features brothers Carmine (Charlie) and...

Bensonhurst has a brand new cultural center, thanks to the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn, Inc., which hosted a dedication ceremony on Monday for Il Centro, its new headquarters. Located at 8711 18th Ave., Il Centro will serve as a community and cultural center in Southwest Brooklyn. The newly opened facility has an indoor...

There are two main entrances to the Redbury Hotel in Manhattan’s Nomad neighborhood. Walk through either of them and you’ll be no more than a few feet from a slice of Rome. On the south side at 29th Street, there’s Marta, Union Square Hospitality Group maestro Danny Meyer’s three-year-old restaurant and pizzeria, which now has an offshoot downtown ...

An Italian Christmas cooking class is just one of  the seasonal events Albany's American Italian Heritage Museum has planned this winter. Instructor Dolores Scalise will show students how to make an Italian Christmas stew and almond paste cookies. The museum, located at 1227 Central Avenue, will host the cooking class on Sunday, December 5 from 11...

Parlare di ospitalità non è semplice. E non da oggi. Le conflittualità relative a questo termine, così accogliente e ostile allo stesso tempo, e a tutto ciò che ne consegue, si trovano fin dall’etimologia stessa della parola. Fin dall’origine. Perché ospitalità deriva dal latino hospes, che a sua volta condivide la radice con hostis. E può essere i...

Il professor Brunangelo Falini, direttore della struttura complessa di ematologia con trapianto di midollo osseo dell'ospedale di Perugia, ha ricevuto a New York il 'Prize for Excellence in Medicine', del valore di 50.000 dollari, dall'Italian-American Cancer Foundation, con la motivazione che "i suoi studi fondamentali di genomica sulla leucemia a...

Support Columbus statue and Columbus Day. We are urging all to come to our rally this Saturday, November 18th at Noon. The rally will take place behind Columbus Circle at the Merchants Gate, Central Park West, and Central Park South. Help us send a strong message to the Mayor and those that want to attack Columbus and our heritage. Now is the time...

In January of 1940, Stephen C. Clark, chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), received an irate letter. “As a visitor of the Museum of Modern Art I object very energetically to seeing this boring old stuff,” it read. “I do not use a buggy either when I can ride with motor cars.” The exhibition that provoked this outcry...

Il segreto dei cannoli siciliani sta tutto nella ricotta. Se è buona, e soprattutto fresca di giornata, il risultato è garantito. Altrimenti nemmeno il più bravo pasticcere del mondo riuscirà a offrire ai suoi clienti un dolce all'altezza della sua fama, quella del secondo dessert italiano al mondo dopo l'irraggiungibile tiramisù. Ecco perché fuori...

I once asked a noted Italian restaurateur why a city like New York couldn’t have at least one restaurant where the seafood is every bit as good as I’d find in Italy. His answer was distressing: “If I were to bring in the best quality seafood from Italy, I’d have to charge so much money no one could afford it, not even in New York.” Sadly, most Ital...