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When the city of Hartford demolished a 12-acre Front Street neighborhood in the late 1950s to pave the way for urban renewal and the building of Constitution Plaza, it tore the heart out of the Italian community that had lived and worked and worshiped there. Italians had been immigrating to Hartford, a booming economic center, since the mid-19th...

In 1880 Count Giuseppe Telfener and several European, New York and Texas financiers developed a grand plan to link New York and Mexico by rail. The New York, Texas and Mexican Railroad Company was chartered in Paris in October 1880, and construction began about a year later. Count Telfener was no amateur in the field; he had just completed a 350-mi...

For his airy Neapolitan trattoria in Columbia Heights, Napoli Pasta Bar owner Antonio Ferraro was on the search for a new chef who could recreate authentic Italian flavors from his native Naples. He ended up going with Andy Clark, a local chef and Maryland native without an Italian bone in his body. The fit may seem surprising from Clark’s side as...

Friday 3/13/20. 6:30PM-8:00PM. $100/person. Eataly NYC Flatiron, 200 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Lecture & Dinner: “Brunelleschi and the Dome of Florence Cathedral”. The Dome of Florence Cathedral, which was designed and constructed by Filippo Brunelleschi between 1420 and 1436, spans an octagonal space of 143ft. 6in., and is still the larges...

The Italian Festival Foundation of Stark County will award $8,000 in college scholarship for the 2020 academic year. Applicants must be of Italian-American heritage and be 2020 May or June graduates from a Stark County high school. Scholarships are awarded based on need, scholastic ability, extracurricular involvement and character. Application req...

The last two days of events at the Venice Carnival were canceled on Sunday due to the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, the President of the Veneto Region Luca Zaia announced. The news came as a third person died from the virus on the peninsula as the government struggled to contain an outbreak of the illness in the north of the country, with...

Tuesday March 10th • 7:00 pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Register Today!! Presented by: Lou Barrella. DONATION: $15 Member • $20 Non-Member. Although St. Joseph’s Day is celebrated as a sacred and secular holiday (“Father’s Day”) throughout Italy, it has special significance in Sic...

Since traveling to Italy, the Skeptical Cardiologist has been in contact with Nicola Triglione, a native of southern Italy who completed his cardiology fellowship in Milan. As he has spent some time training in Seattle, and recently set up his practice in Milan, I asked him to compare and contrast the Italian health care system to our American syst...

Chef Lidia Bastianich is a living symbol of the American dream. A refugee from Isitria, this self-taught chef made a name of herself by introducing the country to the regional flavors of her homeland of Italy. Before Chef Lidia opened her first Manhattan in 1981 — and it's still going strong — risotto was not on the map. Julia Child and James Beard...

Charlie Romo, the award winning contemporary crooner who was recently named “Best Musician on Staten Island” by the Staten Island Advance/SiLive.com, will perform live in concert Thursday, March 5 at Lorenzo’s Cabaret at the Hilton Garden Inn — during a gala event to benefit the Seamen’s Society for Children and Families. Romo said he’s thankful fo...

Among the appealing lineup of films set to screen at 13th Annual NM Italian Film and Culture Festival, a full-length documentary stands out as the Special Feature Film for its historical, socio-political and cultural significance. The Innocents of Florence: the quest to save 600,000 children will be introduced by its maker, David Battistella, who w...

The excellence is menswear has become harder to discern. These days, branding has become all-powerful. In fact, men, ever more than women, have adopted brands seeking quality and style. Faced with an indigestible number of choices, the American male consumer often retreats to the safety net of a familiar brand name. Henceforth, the message must be...