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...

Brookline just dropped Columbus Day. After hearing arguments from both sides, including a Brookline High School student for the name change and a group of Italian-Americans from outside the town against the proposal, the legislative board of Brookline's Town government voted. The proposal to sub out Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day passed...

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...

Residents may be voting on whether to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 2018. Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday being recognized by municipalities across the country, celebrates Native Americans and challenges the idea that Christopher Columbus “discovered” the United States. During a Board of Selectmen meeting in October, member R...

A radical Brooklyn lawmaker on Monday introduced a new state bill to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day, and slammed the famed explorer as a “murderer.” “This land that all of us inhabit is stolen land — stolen from the indigenous people who were slaughtered and forced onto reservations,” Assemblyman Charles Barron told The Post, adding...

The city is holding public hearings in all five boroughs to let New Yorkers give their two cents on whether potentially-offensive statues should stay or go. The commission created by Mayor de Blasio is reviewing “symbols of hate” on city property, and is expected to give recommendations on monuments to scrap or keep by the end of the year. “Our pub...

When: Thursday, November 30, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York - Organized by : ICI - Entrance : Free This is the first of two talks -the second will take place in December and will be dedicated to "Memory, Monuments and Community"- on the political use of history. The animated discussion that in recent ti...

Corona D’Italia Lodge 807 held its Columbus Day dinner at 2 p.m. Oc. 7 at the Wolverine Restaurant. Arriving guests were registered by Treasurer Louise Vitullo and her member, daughter Patty Kuhn. Trustee Pudue LaCava directed seating at the sit-down dinner. Orator Valerie Valentino, assisted by historian Mary Jane Folino, presented each person in...

October is Italian Heritage Month and Nutley and Belleville celebrated with the 35th annual Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade along Franklin Avenue on Sunday, Oct. 8. This year’s dignitaries reflected on their heritage, why they celebrate Christopher Columbus and showed gratitude for their honors. Nutleyite Henry Meola is the lighting designer...

Red splotches on the city’s Christopher Columbus statue — from vandalism in the week of Columbus Day — vanished Friday as two professionals blasted the bronzed explorer with dry ice. The ice turned to gas, taking the red stuff with it. The city hired the South Bend firm Polar Clean to clean the statue along Mishawaka Avenue that looks over Central...