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If an eatery could be a haircut, Frank’s Ice Cream and Restaurant would be a mullet with ice cream in the front and dine-in Italian in the back. It’s the most unassuming and unlikely spot, tucked along the Albany Shaker Road, and you will likely know it’s there only if you frequent that part of Colonie or Loudonville. I had asked readers of my Food...

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is happy that he was able to provide a $250,000 Assembly Legislative Grant to the Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn (FIAO). “The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn, Inc. (FIAO) is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization wh...

THESE tasty Italian treats at New York City's San Gennaro festival have exceeded expectations with one dessert tasting as close to home-cooked as you can get. The Feast of San Gennaro, known as "the feast of all feasts," has been around since 1926. At the turn of the 20th century, Italians immigrated to the lower east side of New York City. In 1926...

On Sunday, Sept. 18, Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies hosted the Robert D. Cess Concorso d’Eleganza XVI, an Italian car show, on the Physics Building’s lawn area. The exhibit was free and open to the public, and featured examples of of Italian vehicles as a representation of Italian culture. The show drew a crowd of approximately...

“Barolo en Primeur” is the International solidarity auction promoted by Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo Foundation and CRC Donare Foundation, together with the Protection Consortium Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe Dogliani, to be held this year on October 28th, in the setting of Grinzane Cavour Castle. Christie's, simultaneously with New York, will aucti...

Though its demographics have shifted over the years, the borough remains a hotbed of Italian food. Arthur Avenue—known to many as the “real” Little Italy—is home to many specialty stores and restaurants, as well as Arthur Avenue Market, an enclosed culinary oasis featuring fresh pasta, homemade sausages and cuts of meat of all kinds, extra-virgin o...

In recognition of Italian Heritage Month, Joann Cavo Campbell, president of the Italian Heritage Club of the Mohawk Valley in Utica, is planning a wreath-laying ceremony at the Italian Community Oven on October 8th at 11:00 am. It is to identify and honor Italian immigrants who helped build the Mohawk Valley. The brick oven may have fed not only th...

Gilardi Study Day - Curated by Elena Re. Saturday October 8, 2022, 11 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Magazzino Italian Art (2700 Route 9, Cold Spring, NY 10516). At the core of Magazzino's mission is deepening the appreciation and understanding of postwar and contemporary Italian Art, and we continue to foster this relationship by providing a space where conversat...

A proposal to yank the Columbus Day state holiday from the calendar and recast it as “Indigenous People’s Day” is gaining traction at the statehouse after getting Democratic sponsors in both the Assembly and Senate. “Indigenous People’s Day reimagines Columbus Day and changes a celebration of colonialism into an opportunity to reveal historical tru...

Italian culture, deeply rooted in history and rich in artistic design and time-honored customs, continues to be preserved throughout the world and shared in countless ways. It’s always gratifying to shine the spotlight on significant contributions made by immigrants and their descendants and celebrate Italy’s rich legacy, as well as recognize the p...

A perfect Saturday morning with clear, sunny skies was the backdrop for St. Roch Church’s centennial. The jubilee marking the 100th anniversary of the beloved Port Richmond parish began with a solemn procession at 11 a.m., led by an Italian marching band from St. Adalbert School to St. Roch Church, attended by dozens of parishioners, neighbors, and...

This crypto trader is bullish on her career in comedy. Brooklyn-born, Staten Island-bred Elyse DeLucci is a digital marketing officer by day and a standup comedian at night, and will be headlining at Caroline’s on Broadway on Sept. 29. “I don’t go on and talk about bosses. I do talk about how at my last job, I was going for drinks, and next thing I...