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Longtime East Norwich resident Leonard W. D’Errico, 91, a former Oyster Bay High School football coach and phys. ed. teacher, died on March 29 in the Briny Breezes retirement community in Florida. D’Errico was remembered by many as more than an all-everything football player and coach, named to sports halls of fame in three states. According to fr...

Last week I reported on how New York’s finest French restaurant, Le Bernardin, re-opened and proved the resilience of the city’s fine dining segment. So, this week I am just as happy to report that the city’s finest Italian restaurant, Il Gattopardo, located in a former Nelson Rockefeller townhouse across from the Museum of Modern Art, run by Gianf...

A historic Harlem church will host a no-waste soup kitchen and community center as part of a global project by a prominent Italian chef. Known as Refettorio Harlem, the facility will open this fall at Emanuel AME Church, on West 119th Street near Fifth Avenue, Tasting Table reported this week. It will be part of the worldwide Refetterio campaign...

The late Post photographer Anthony J. Causi will forever be remembered in his old spot at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees on Friday dedicated a plaque to Causi in the first-base photo well at Yankee Stadium, with Causi’s family in attendance for an unveiling ceremony. Causi, who joined The Post in 1994, died on April 12, 2020 from complications related...

Leah Claire Borrie, director, writer, and Long Island-native is revisiting her hometown to tell the story of BABYGIRL, a short film that depicts the true story of Adele Rizoli, an audacious Italian-American girl who, in 1981, escaped her loveless marriage to find her soul mate, only to discover he was the Mob’s most talented young assassin. Filming...

Dolce Italy, a cozy East Avenue bakery that serves traditional Italian pastries, has been open for less than a year, but the family that owns it has already captured the hearts of many Rochesterians. When the DiGrazia family announced on Facebook that 21-year-old Francesca DiGrazia had had heart transplant surgery on March 22, the post received an...

For Bilena Settepani, food and family go hand in hand. The 25-year-old manages her family’s restaurant and bakery, Settepani, which has locations in New York’s Brooklyn and Harlem neighborhoods. “Settepani, which is first and foremost my last name, means ‘seven breads’ in Italian,” Settepani told In The Know. “My dad always jokes that my first job...

When she was 19 years old, Lisa Ponti’s father, the dexterous Italian design visionary Gio Ponti, published a collection of her poems, Gio Ponti Agli Amici (“From Gio Ponti to His Friends”), and gave them out as Christmas gifts. Interspersed with illustrations by Gio’s prominent painter and sculptor pals, including Giorgio de Chirico and Arturo Mar...

To honor the legacy of the late Francesco Durante, an annual prize of $1,000 was created for the best original essay in English or Italian submitted by an emergent scholar of Italian American literature or history, either from Italy or from the United States. Click here to register for the presentation on April 13 at 12:15 pm EST. The award is gene...

Team Italy manager and National Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza spent some quality time with The 7 Line Army founder and Orange And Blue Thing host Darren Meenan along with co-host Julia Quadrino during a special Mets 2021 Opening Day Episode 6 (Season 5). With 139 episodes to date, Orange And Blue Thing airs weekly during the baseball season an...

“Dopo un anno lungo e sfidante in cui ho voluto garantire la mia costante presenza in Senato nei momenti più delicati della pandemia, con grande emozione riprendo finalmente gli incontri nella ripartizione in cui sono stata eletta. Nel pieno rispetto delle normative vigenti, ricomincio dagli Stati Uniti, Paese in cui la nostra comunità è storicamen...

On March 17, the Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America John Michael Marino Lodge No.1389 in Port Washington hosted the Installation Ceremony of its 2021-22 Lodge Council. It was the first time in the 95-year history of the Lodge that the installation ceremony was held utilizing Zoom technology vs. an in-person ceremony. Peter Prudente was inst...