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PS 242 Young Diplomats Magnet Academy in Central Harlem experienced a day unlike any other as they welcomed the colorful spirit of the Italian carnival into their halls. Led by Principal Denise Gomez and Vice Principal Ms. Ellman, the school hosted renowned director and performer Simona Rodano, along with Pasqualino Beltempo, Giorgia Picano, Ariann...

When Maria Teresa Quaranta left her tax accountant ledgers for lesson plans, she wasn’t just changing careers; she was answering a calling. Her heart led her to the vibrant halls of the Robert F. Kennedy School in Manhattan, where she now brings the richness of Italian American culture to life using innovative teaching strategies tailored to studen...

Casa Stellina has opened the pizzeria half of its Farmingdale venture, with an Italian restaurant coming this spring. Casa Stellina Pizza is at 302 Main Street — formerly the Main Street Pizza Company. Chef Fabrizio Facchini moved from Italy with his family and has lived in New York since 2017. Casa Stellina offers traditional American or Neapolita...

Anthony A. Nozzolillo has spent years in school and dedicated a good portion of his life to becoming an Attorney, but it’s his identity as a first-generation Italian American that has prepared him most for his legal journey. Nozzolillo’s parents were both born in Italy, his father coming to the U.S. at the age of 10 and his mother at 16. They both...

On February 28, comedic trio Sooshi Mango performed a headlining show at The Town Hall in New York City. An Australian comedy troupe that was founded in 2015, Sooshi Mango is comprised of brothers Joe and Carlo Salanitri, and their best friend, Andrew Manfre. They played for a sold-out audience in the Big Apple. They were able to bring their YouTub...

The Raging Bull has bolstered its East Coast presence with a newly minted VIP lounge and NYC flagship. Located a stone’s throw from the High Line in the tony neighborhood of Chelsea, the sprawling two-story space offers 5,400 square feet of Lamborghini luxury. Taking cues from the marque’s facilities in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, it will offer gu...

He seemed invincible. And for a while he was. Born in Buffalo, New York, in 1916, John Basilone was the sixth of 10 children brought into the world by Salvatore Basilone, an Italian immigrant, and his first–generation Italian–American wife, Dora. A typical Catholic boy of his age, the future Marine was educated by nuns, good at boxing, and not inte...

Every so often, plans for an important new restaurant somehow remain under the radar almost until opening day. That’s the case with Tucci, a “sister” establishment to FiDi steakhouse phenomenon Delmonico’s and named for partner Max Tucci. The Italian eatery boasting northern and southern dishes will open on March 15 at 643 Broadway on the corner of...

Joe Gatto, known for the hidden camera comedy and reality show Impractical Jokers, has been touring the country and making people laugh with his tour, “Joe Gatto’s Night of Comedy” for almost two years. “Especially the times that we’re in, people need to get out, forget the world that is around them right now… And have a good night surrounded by pe...

C’è un’Italia nella Hall of Fame del basket negli Stati Uniti, tre italiani che rappresentano una storia, sofferenze, successi, sogni. Il più vincente allenatore Sandro Gamba, e poi Cesare Rubini e Dino Meneghin. Una storia tutta italiana che ruota intorno al rapporto tra la guerra e lo sport, tra un coach e i suoi ragazzi. Tutto in un docufilm (53...

The latest episode of  “Nuova York: Hidden in Plain Sight”, which is the sixth in the series, tells the story of Giuseppe Verdi, the great Italian opera composer, and his statue in Piazza Verdi (Verdi Square) in Manhattan. Stefano Albertini from NYU, recounts Verdi’s story and talks about his legacy – not just the musical one – and the beauty of Pi...

Visiting the United States for the third time, the Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Dogliani is preparing to take New York by storm, bringing together 200 wineries for the Barolo & Barbaresco World Opening (BBWO) event on March 19th and 20th, 2024. The unprecedented number of wineries participating makes this event the Consortium...