WTI Magazine #51    2015 January, 9Author : Giovanni Verde      Translation by:   He is the man who discovered America without realizing it. The navigator for excellence. A symbol of the Italian sense of adventure and a pride for both sides of the Atlantic. Cristoforo Colombo was born in Genoa, at the end of the August of 1451. Growing as a me...

After Friday's rain, the Columbus Italian Festival was in a party mood yesterday with food, as always, one of the star attractions.   The smells of pizza, pasta, sausage sandwiches, soup, gelato and pizzelles wafted in the air around St. John Italian Catholic Church, 720 Hamlet St., the center of the festival and Columbus' Italian community....

On Monday, October 13, 2014, Fifth Avenue will come alive with more than 40,000 participants and over one million spectators for New York City's 70th Annual Columbus Day Celebration and Parade, which runs north on Fifth Avenue, from 47th to 72nd Street from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and led by Grand Marshal Frank Bisignano. It is also broadcast live on W...

Leo Feldman takes the cigar out of his mouth, sips from his vodka-and-orange juice and explains why he enjoys a seat of honor in the Italian American Citizens Club. "I'll be 91 in a few days and I've been sitting in the same seat for 65 years," he said.The Harbor Street club with its small patio and bocce courts is a shrine to Italian-American his...

Ristorante italiano, pizza, mozzarella, provola, addirittura il culatello: sapori e termini che stanno quasi scomparendo in alcune parti d'Italia, ma che restano impressi nelle insegne della "piccola Italia", Little Italy di New York. La Grande Mela degli italiani, oggi si è ridotta a una strada, nel cuore di Chinatown. Nonostante il numero e l'in...

By Brian Handwerk   America's love affair with Christopher Columbus has been a rocky one. Some savor his day to celebrate Italian-American heritage, while others chafe at the impropriety of honoring a man who enslaved and killed thousands of native peoples.   But our ubiquitous statues and "Columbias" testify to how passionately most...

By Daniel Bethencourt   In what could be dubbed an act of criminal irony, a statue of Christopher Columbus in downtown Detroit was vandalized just in time for this year's Columbus Day. The statue, located at Jefferson and Randolph right next to city hall, was splashed with fake blood, and a hatchet was taped to his forehead as if it had...

Quest'anno la parata del Colmbus Day a Chicago tornerà a sfilare sulla State Street, come richiesto dalla comunità italiana. In vista del 13 ottobre – quando la parata si terrà in tutte le città americane dove più numerosa e radicata è la comunità italiana – il Console generale a Chicago Adriano Monti ha scritto al sindaco Rahn Emmanuel per ringraz...

By Jennifer Dericks   In honor and celebration of Columbus Day, Sparta UNICO will be dedicating a monument to Christopher Columbus. The ceremony will be on Monday at 9:30 a.m. and will feature guest speaker Judge Nepolitano from Fox News.   The monument, along with two flag poles and lighting will be on ground donated by the Township...

The student's last name captured my attention. "Colon," I said. "Wonderful name!" The hesitant student stared at the floor.   As an Italian-American, I proudly celebrate Columbus Day. This Italian dared to sail a voracious ocean that feasted on mariners. At a time when thoughts of sailing off the edge of the earth made the bravest quiver, Co...