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We’re only a month away from the 93rd Annual Feast of San Gennaro, held every year in NYC’s historic Little Italy–the Lower Manhattan neighborhood that served as the first home for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants. The 11-day, 10-block Feast will step off on Sept. 12 along Mulberry Street, and more than 1 million people will descend on t...

Every year since 2015, a procession down Commerce Street has signaled the start of the Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro, a now five-day Italian heritage festival with food, carnival rides, live music and a festive atmosphere. Hundreds participate in this yearly tradition, during which the statue of Saint Gennaro, on loan from New York City’s Most Prec...

A mayor’s wife has rejected Saint Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini as a New York woman worthy of a public statue, choosing two men instead. Chirlane McCray, wife of New York’s Democrat mayor, Bill de Blasio, originally planned to honor women in her “She Built NYC” project, an endeavor meant to balance the male-to-female ratio of the city’s public stat...

The Canastota Italian Heritage Committee invites the public to the Italian-American Festival this Saturday to celebrate and honor Italian American culture. The celebration of Italian American culture will feature live local entertainment, Italian and American cuisine, historical displays and demonstrations, produce sales, local artisan booths offer...

Italian American New Yorkers weighed in Tuesday on Chris Cuomo’s claim that “Fredo” is an ethnic slur — and while they said it’s insulting, the agreement was that anyone who likens it to the N-word is stunad. “If anything, when we call somebody ‘Fredo’ it’s like [to say they’re] stupid,” said a worker at Bensonhurst bakery Villabate Alba, who gave...

Brooklyn Law School lost an icon this month when professor emeritus Joseph Crea died on Friday, Aug. 2 at the age of 104. Crea was well known in the Brooklyn legal community as a professor passionate about his students and an advocate for strong legal education. “News of the death of 104-years-young Joe Crea hit hard because he had lured us into th...

Thomas S. Gulotta, the former Republican Nassau County executive on Long Island whose political career ended with his government verging on bankruptcy and his party’s once impregnable machine poised to lose its grip on one of the nation’s wealthiest strongholds, died on Sunday in Oceanside, N.Y. He was 75. His death was announced by County Executiv...

Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Falvo serves on the USS Gerald R. Ford, the newest aircraft carrier in the United States Navy, a ship longer than three football fields and the first in a new class of carriers. The Ford and other Navy vessels have carried the Utica native and 1991 Utica Senior Academy around the world. “I have been stationed in Virginia, Japan, H...

Every year since she was a kid, Cristina Cappiello, 24, has sat outside the Glen Cove home her great-grandfather built and waited for a statue of St. Rocco to be carried through her neighborhood. The Feast of St. Rocco, a celebration of the patron saint of healing, was an event that her grandmother insisted the entire family attend together. But, t...

Michael Tudino led an adventurous life that took him from the small Italian town of Sant'Ambrogio sul Garigliano to the jungles of Brazil, the textile factories of Industrial New England and the front lines of World War 1. On July 13, during a warm summer weekend in Warwick, roots that the man probably never imagined to have planted culminated in a...

Tom Verri, a Bronx native, put on a uniform to serve his neighborhood, his city and his country. The family man has a skill set that includes law enforcement, teaching, acting and singing. By far, his favorite role is being a husband and father. What can you share about your background? I live in Saint Johns County with my wife, Patty, and three da...

The annual Schuyler County Italian-American Festival is returning to Clute Park in Watkins Glen on Friday through Sunday, Aug. 9-11, with its annual fireworks show over Seneca Lake, drawing spectators from across the region, starting at an earlier time of 9:45 p.m. The show will be dedicated to the memory of Rocco Scaptura, longtime festival leader...