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When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Boston’s St. John’s Seminary to send students home in early March, James Muscatella had to say an early goodbye to the place he’d called home for almost two years. “There was a bit of sadness, even before the coronavirus came to head, of the notion that I would be leaving my classmates, the men that I’d spent a yea...

In Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the street names flow like the alphabet, starting with Ash, Box, then Clay and carrying on until Oak. On Huron Street, I came across Archestratus Books & Food, one of New York City’s coziest spots for daydreaming about food. I find large bookstores with general cookbook sections overwhelming. Vintage cookbook stores can fee...

We are excited to announce the following upcoming events! Sept 12 - Bravo to Go. The tradition lives on but in a “to go” fashion. Come get your Bravo Festival fix! Sept 19 & 20 - Bocce tournament, top prize $1,000. Sept 26 - Chicken BBQ. $10 gets you a half chicken, baked beans, salt potatoes and a roll and butter. Please come support our Club! **...

Andy Warhol. Robert Rauschenberg. Jasper Johns. William S. Burroughs. John Giorno, the poet and performance artist, slept with them all. These romantic connections were sometimes ‘transcendent’ (Giorno’s words), of a piece with his lifelong commitment to Buddhism; sometimes, he found himself awed by the personality of the great artist. But it was a...

Located in the heart of the South Village and the South Village Historic District is the oldest continuing South Village Italian organization, Tiro a Segno, today located at 77 MacDougal Street. It has been at this location since 1924 and has served the Italian American community since its founding on August 14, 1888. Tiro a Segno calls itself “the...

Parishioners at St. Pancras Church are getting a new pastor following the arrest of the parish’s former rector who is accused of sharing explicit texts with a minor. Msgr. Steven Aguggia, chancellor of the diocese, will also serve as the church’s new pastor, Adriana Rodriguez, press secretary for the diocese confirmed on Aug. 17. “I’m ready to serv...

Rich, poor or middle class, if you live in Manhattan, you depend on public parks for recreation. One sign that Gotham is failing at yet another task of keeping people with resources in the city: Columbus Circle Park has been barricaded to visitors for three hot months, and city officials can’t agree on who’s to blame. For New Yorkers who stuck it o...

A native of central Italy (about 50 miles east of Rome), Fiaschetti arrived in the U.S. about 1895. The son of a bandleader, Fiaschetti was raised in a musical home in North Adams, Massachusetts. As a child, he saw music as his destiny. But, as a 14-year-old in 1900, he was intrigued by a poster promising a $500 reward for information on an Italian...

The city Department of Parks and Recreation says that “staff error” led to the repeated padlocking of a green space in the Little Italy section of The Bronx where petition-signers are demanding the city remove a statue of Christopher Columbus. That statue has been assigned a police guard, the Norwood News reported earlier this month, with a two-per...

During the COVID Crisis, The American Foundation of Savoy Orders (Savoy Foundation), in keeping with its “Chivalry for Children’s Causes™” mission, granted $130,000, raised through its 2019 “Ballo di Savoia” Gala in New York for The New York Foundling’s Summer Camp Program for foster care children. The Savoy Foundation contribution will fund $50,00...

Former Buffalo Mayor Anthony Masiello, who sits on the the board of North Buffalo’s (coming soon) Centro Culturale Italiano (CCI), has compiled an update on a number of recent advancements pertaining to the project. Not only have there been a number of significant donations to the cause, but work has been steadily progressing at the culturally sign...

He had to wait more than 80 years for it, but proud World War II veteran Isidore (Teddy) Bertone -- just weeks shy of his 95th birthday -- got the gift of his lifetime Tuesday: He was officially sworn in as a citizen of the United States. The brief formal ceremony, which took place in the backyard of his daughter’s home in Richmond, moved Bertone -...