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There is a place we belong to, beautiful and far away. An ocean we often ignore. A place both remote and intimate. As blue as the depths of the sea in Greece in summer and the sky on certain star-filled nights. That place is ours, and somehow it is part of us.  We find this place in the latest works by the artist Angelica Bergamini, originally from...

The Belmont Business Improvement District (BID) will host a brief press ceremony on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM to celebrate the renaming of Arthur Avenue at Crescent Avenue in honor of “Joe Liberatore Way,” one of the Arthur Avenue Retail Market’s original 117 merchants and beloved member of the community. Born in 1919 to Italian immigran...

Mangia! The Feast of all Feasts is back! The Feast of San Gennaro will once again take over Little Italy in New York City from Thursday, September 16 until Sunday, September 26 on and around Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets. This street fair celebration is New York City’s largest and longest-running Italian festival celebrating Ita...

He serenaded her with the magic of “You Made Me Love You,” the timeless classic he played on horn when he caught the eye of a beautiful young lovely at a social dance in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It was kismet. And two hearts became one. If you believe there’s truth to the old adage that destiny is scripted in the stars and fate and true love go hand in...

"I was going to begin my tales of this city with a statement about how long I've been here, but the phone rang," the Italian-American photographer Patrick D. Pagnano (1947-2018) wrote in a notebook on April 16, 1974 -- just six weeks after he and his new wife, Kari, arrived in New York City for their honeymoon. After spending their first week at th...

Please help us get our Chapel back from the City of Utica's Urban Renewal, so that we can be sure that it remains what it was built to be – a sacred place to honor the patron saint of Palermo, Sicily, St. Rosalia! Let's keep the flame that was started so many years ago by our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents ALIVE!As St. Rosalia interce...

The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc. (IHCC-NY) celebrated the accomplishments of Deputy Consul General of Italy Silvia Limoncini in a ceremony at the Mother Italy Statue on the Hunter College Campus at Pose Park, New York City, in July.  Comm. Joseph Sciame, President/Chair of the IHCC-NY, Inc., expressed congratulatory rema...

Eleanor T. Conforti, a steadfast local leader whose altruistic nature, gracious persona and timeless wisdom were a testament to the exemplary life she led, died Tuesday in her Great Kills home after a short illness. She was 90. A courageous and passionate advocate for Staten Island’s charitable causes, she championed health and education issues, es...

Best known for portraying Bobby “Bacala” Baccalieri on The Sopranos and Detective Anthony Abetemarco on Blue Bloods, Steve Schirripa recently surprised pedestrians in the heart of midtown Manhattan by standing guard at a billboard promoting high-end condiment company Sir Kensington’s. A native Brooklynite, the 63-year-old was perfectly at home play...

Over the last few months in this column, we have been exploring our Italian heritage from the perspective of our ancestors’ life experiences beginning in Italy and culminating with their arrival in America. In June we imagined what our ancestors’ transatlantic journey was like. In this final segment of the series, we will examine the immigrants’ ex...

A U.S. judge has dismissed an art dealer’s lawsuit against Italy over a disputed sculpture of Alexander the Great. New York’s Safani Gallery brought the suit against the Italian government after the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, acting on a lead from the Italian culture ministry, seized the ancient artifact. Safani Gallery’s owner, Alan Saf...

After a 17-month hiatus due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum will reopen its doors to the public Wednesday, where visitors will be able to experience a number of never-before-viewed archived historical artifacts. A tribute to “Women in World History” has been added to the Meucci exhibit room. In anticipation of th...