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Anni cinquanta. Il sole estivo batte sul tetto delle auto in fila, da lontano si sente lo schiamazzo dei bambini, l’ottimismo senza complicazioni delle loro voci. Don DeLillo ha vent’anni ed è seduto all’ingresso del parcheggio del luna park del Bronx. Il suo compito è quello di controllare le macchine in fila facendo un fischio in caso di problemi...

As Arthur Avenue settles into Phase 2 of reopening, the Bronx’s historic Little Italy has become something brand new: A piazza, complete with 100 tables set up on the sidewalks and into the street. Peter Madonia, chair of the Belmont Business Improvement District and the owner of Madonia Bakery, said it’s a plan he’s excited about for its own sake,...

The Italian Welfare League, a social service organization, supports the Italian-American community as it defends itself against discrimination in the battle to preserve the Columbus Day holiday. New York State Senator Jessica Ramos has proposed Bill S8553 which eliminates the Columbus Day holiday and replaces it with Indigenous People’s Day.  Pleas...

The Malerba family finally brings sit-down table service to the borough once again at Angelina’s Ristorante. The fine dining eatery in Tottenville celebrated its first night back in business since March 15 after the coronavirus crisis forced it to close. After all, the delivery-only and to-go formats did not translate well to the upscale Italian fo...

Tutti a Casa! dedicates an episode to the legacy of legendary director Federico Fellini (1920-1993), as seen through the eyes of NYU Professor of Film and Artistic Director of the Rome Film Festival Antonio Monda. Tutti a Casa! Live Chats About All Things Italian is the new radio-style, web-based talk show that Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and the...

Over the course of his short but unprecedented career, Raphael painted the image of the Virgin and Child many times and in different iterations. In this lecture, Davide Gasparotto illustrates how Raphael was able to infuse new life into a traditional subject, exploring the artist’s creative process and his intense dialogue with contemporary painter...

Claudia Tenney is the Republican and Conservative candidate for New York’s 22nd Congressional district and an attorney representing Oneida tribal leader Melvin Phillips.The iconoclasts are back. Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Francis Scott Key and dozens more must be canceled — centuries after they died. A strange hubris has...

Joseph Vincent Belisi, a "Daler Hero" from Farmingdale, died on June 16 at the age of 73 due to Parkinson's Disease, according to the Village of Farmingdale. Belisi is a two-time Purple Heart recipient from the Vietnam War, retired Nassau County police sergeant, former Superior Officers Association vice president, and Nassau County Legislator for t...

The controversy surrounding statues in this country has intensified and Christopher Columbus statues have been damaged, defaced or removed. Our statue on the Memorial Parkway is now a target of that same controversy. A petition to remove the statue has been started online by an individual who may have been from this area but who now lives out of st...

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced he will form a Columbus Circle Action Group to advise the City of Syracuse on the creation of an all-season, education and learning site at the downtown park space that has been home to a statue of Christopher Columbus since 1934. Walsh said the group’s charge will include recommendations on the presence of the mo...

An online petition has been circulating, with more than 650 signatures, calling for the Mount Kisco Board of Trustees to remove the Columbus statue located outside the public library. “Mount Kisco is a diverse town, populated with about 10,710 people. It is appalling to see a Christopher Columbus Statue in this town,” organizers stated. “Christophe...

A webinar with Susan Levenstein, author of "Dottoressa: An American Doctor in Rome", in conversation with Alexander Stille. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Part memoir—starting with her epic quest for an Italian medical license—and part portrait of Italy from a unique point of view, "Dottoressa" is packed with vignettes that illuminate the national differen...