In 2017, Enzo Emini and his partner, Vitto, launched the brand "Vitto Machiavelli" in Naples. The pair created custom suits, dresses and tracksuits. The customer would choose the fabrics and the partners would take measurements and create a custom suit. Ten months ago, Emini brought his creations to the Bronx -- the borough he called home for nearl...

I am writing to request assistance in preserving the North Bronx childhood home of Adelina Patti, the most famous 19th century singer. Modern day diva Patti Lupone is her great-grand niece. Adelina Patti was the first diva, and was able to overcome sexism of the era. Adelina was a progressive Victorian woman who lived with a man before marriage, wh...

Ever since Touch of Italy opened here in the Cape Region, I’ve written about their efforts to provide fresh, handmade mozzarella cheese to those who appreciate that sort of thing. Once mozzarella fans compare that creamy, just hours-old product to those little rubbery softballs available in most grocery stores, they definitely end up appreciating t...

The US World Herald’s chief economist Gina Friedman looks at the most recent census data to reveal where most Italian-Americans live today. This is the first part of the report and it will focus on New York City. Astoria, a neighborhood in Queens, is home to the largest Italian-American population in New York City — 15,418 to be specific. Italians...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians, and Happy Easter! We are particularly pleased and proud to announce the first partnership that kicks off a new season for We the Italians. We know that the problem of dual citizenship is very important for several members of the Italian American community, and that is why we are pleased to be ab...

As a research assistant for Fordham’s oral history initiatives, the Bronx Italian American History Initiative (BIAHI) and The Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP), Alison Rini, FCRH ’21, said she saw shared themes between the two projects. Soon after that, Rini said her research mentor Kathleen LaPenta, along with Co-Director of BIAHI, Ja...

In the weeks before Easter, the Arthur Avenue section of the Bronx is bustling with shoppers who brave long lines and challenging parking to pick up traditional Italian delicacies, the best imported ingredients, and pastries. Danielle Oteri, whose great-grandfather was an early shopkeeper in the neighborhood, is often among the Easter shoppers as t...

The Bronx is remembering the owner of Mike's Deli, the popular shop that is a staple for celebrities, athletes and politicians. Mike Greco passed away Wednesday night. He was 89 years old. His family says he will remembered for his work ethic and as a Bronx legend. Greco's family says he came to the U.S. with his twin brother and just $50 in his po...

In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY announces the readings of Italian plays in translation to be presented as part of In Scena! 2019. In Scena! will partner for the third year with the Italian Playwright Project (IPP) curated by Valeria Orani (Umanism NYC) together with the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY, to present a reading of My Hero b...

In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY announces Tobia Rossi’s play Hide and Seek (Nascondino) as the 2019 Mario Fratti Award winner. The award ceremony will take place on Monday, May 13 at 6pm at the Italian Cultural Institute (686 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021) where the reading of the translation of the play, made by the official translator of the...