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Legendary director, producer writer and sometimes actor Martin Scorsese turns 75 today. He began making films as a 17 year old in 1959 and directed his first feature, Who's That Knocking at My Door, in 1967. Since then he's made over 30 feature films including Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Departed, Gangs of New York and The King of Comedy. It's be...

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...

Street Food Fest sbarca  a Washington, grande successo per l’evento di degustazione che si è tenuto ieri sera presso l’ Ambasciata italiana negli Stati Uniti nell’ambito della settimana della cucina italiana nel mondo. L’ iniziativa è stata promossa dal ministero degli Affari Esteri e dal Mipaaf, ministero delle politiche agricole alimentari e fore...

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...

Nella Sala stampa della Camera dei Deputati si è tenuta la conferenza dal titolo “Italiani nel mondo potenziali turisti. Quali potenzialità nel turismo di ritorno?organizzata dall’Asmef ed introdotta dall’on. Fucsia FitzGerald Nissoli (FI), eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero – Ripartizione Nord e Centro America. Nel suo saluto introduttivo a tale c...

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...

If you were unable to watch the show Community, journalist Stefano Salimbeni's story on the recent commemoration of the Adrian, Michigan 1901 train wreck victims is now available on the website http://www.stefanosalimbeni.com/2017/11/16/adrian-una-tragedia-volutamente-dimenticata-rai-italia/ Per coloro che non sono riusciti a vedere il programma Co...

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...

The chestnut crop out of Italy has been doing very well this season as a cold winter set up good volume and quality, however dry conditions during summer meant sizing has been a bit off. The season began in early October and will imports into the US will continue into the New Year. "We've imported chestnuts from Italy since the first week of Octobe...

Leading Italian fashion, art and design school Istituto Marangoni is expanding in the U.S. with its first school in the region, located in Miami’s Design District. The venue will be unveiled during Art Basel, running Dec. 7 to 10. “Go big or go home,” said entrepreneur Hakan Baykam, president of the new Miami school, showing a photo of the impressi...

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 ...

Positano is imposing a permit fee of €1,000 (£880, $1,160) to people taking photos for commercial purposes. Tourists and journalists are exempt from the fee.  The town’s mayor said: “Not everyone can be allowed to link their brand to Positano.”The idyllic fishing village of Positano, perched on the Amalfi coast, has to be one of the most Instagramm...