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The Most Precious Blood Church rectory in Little Italy will return as a new luxury development. The listing for 109 Mulberry Street – the church is located on Baxter Street – first hit the market in February 2018 as a “development site” for $14 million. It took seven months to sell, but finally changed hands last September for $12.8 million. The ne...

Forty-five years later, and St. Anthony’s Italian Festival is still very much so a Wilmington tradition. Thousands of people gather every year at the St. Anthony Roman Catholic church on North Dupont Street to celebrate the rich culture of Italy. Nestled in between five surrounding city blocks, the festival sits directly in the middle of a thriving...

The Italian American Writers Association Presents its 28th Anniversary Reading Series SATURDAY, JUNE 29 @ NYPL Mulberry St.  features  Bordighera Book Boost x2:  Maria Giura and Maria Terrone Maria Giura is the author of What My Father Taught Me, (Bordighera Press), which was recently named a finalist for the Paterson Book Prize. Her second book, a...

In the late 18th century, the neighborhood we now know as Belmont — west of the Bronx Zoo and south of Fordham University — was a portion of the tobacco farm, factory, and estate belonging to the Lorillard family, at a time when the city was covered with tobacco farms, mainly for the manufacture of snuff. A century later, Belmont had been divided i...

Caruso Menswear, an Italian clothier, is opening a new showroom on Madison Avenue in Midtown, Commercial Observer has learned. The 50-year-old menswear company signed a lease for 1,855 square feet on the 27th floor of 501 Madison Avenue, located between East 52nd and East 53rd streets. The full-floor space comes with a terrace, and Caruso will use...

Presso il Javits Center di Manhattan, si è aperta oggi la sessantasettesima edizione del Fancy Food, una delle fiere di cibo più importanti al mondo. Già dalle 9 di domenica mattina le sale erano gremite di gente, l’ aria che si respirava era frizzante, carica di attesa e aspettative. Per l’evento, come ogni anno, era a disposizione l’ enorme edifi...

Hundreds attended the St. Theresa Feast in Pelham Bay Friday night to celebrate their Italian-American heritage. The family-focused event kicked off in front of St. Theresa's Catholic Church on Wednesday and goes through Sunday. The celebration, which is in its 23rd year, is known for Italian food, rides and games. There's also a raffle to raise mo...

Mark Cupolo has been contemplating a follow-up to his beloved restaurant, Rocco, for a more than a decade now. A major reason for the wait: he wanted it to be on the same block of Monroe Avenue near downtown.  Finally, all of the elements have aligned — a cool space, a talented chef and a unique concept. The end result is Rella, housed in a wedge-s...

Opera Italiana is in the Air, the annual free, outdoor concert presenting some of the top stars in Italian opera and bringing the art form to diverse, new and younger audiences, is returning to Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park on Monday, July 1 at 7 pm, the concert’s president and music director, Alvise Casellati, announced today. Thousands are e...

Angelo “Gus” Guastaferro, 87, an aerospace executive, passed Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Williamsburg. He was born June 4, 1932, in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Carlo Guastaferro and Rafaela Gioffi Guastaferro. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor, and is survived by three sons, Carl, Mark, and Brian; eight grandchildren, Justin, Christopher, Jenn...

We are in Puglia, ma a New York. La Puglia conquista il cuore dell'America: fino al 3 luglio una pubblicità che racconterà le meraviglie del territorio sarà trasmessa a Times square, a ripetizione su un grande display. Ogni 10 minuti, fra i tantissimi spot che popolano quella piazza – attraversata ogni giorno da 450mila persone – si potranno vedere...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that Massimo Ferragamo, the Chairman of Ferragamo USA, has been named Grand Marshal of the 75th annual Columbus Day Parade. Mr. Ferragamo is a proud Italian, who divides his time between Italy and the USA, and is deeply involved in the Ferragamo business started by his father in California in the 192...